Good News, the Trans Papua Road Project for the Jayapura-Wamena Section will be Auctioned – A Director General of Infrastructure Financing of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Herry Trisaputra Zuna said the auction of the non-toll road for the Trans Papua road project for the Jayapura-Wamena section will soon be carried out.

It is planned that the auction for the road project will be held in the third week of November 2022. “God willing, in the third week of November the auction will be announced starting with pre-qualification,” said Herry in Jakarta, Friday, October 21, 2022.

The financing scheme used for the building of the road will implement a Business Entity Government Cooperation (PPP) with a return on investment in the form of an availability payment (AP).

A Director of PUPR Road and Bridge Infrastructure Financing, Reni Ahiantini, said the use of the Jayapura-Wamena segment of the PPP scheme is only for the Memberamo-Elelim segment. The road section stretches for 50.14 kilometers.

“The Jayapura-Wamena section consists of various funding mechanisms. So there is the APBN, State Sharia Securities (SBSN) and PPP,” said Reni. Especially for the auction in November, only for the Memberamo-Elelim segment that uses the PPP scheme.

Regarding the issue of land acquisition, Reni ensured that it had been resolved. The project is an existing road in the form of a road on the pavement

The construction of the Trans Papua Jayapura-Wamena section of the Memberamo-Elelim segment requires an investment of at least Rp. 3.52 trillion with a construction cost of Rp. 2.61 trillion.

From the project feasibility study, the Mamberamo-Elelim Road is said to have an economic internal rate of return (EIRR) of 24.32 percent with a 15-year concession period consisting of 2 years of construction and 13 years of service.

Reni explained that the planned construction of the Trans Papua Mamberamo-Elelim Road is the main project in the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN).

This road is the main access that connects Jayapura City with 8 regencies in the Central Mountains area of ​​Papua. The road section is also an important part of the connection of the two National Activity Centers (PKN), namely the Timika PKN and the Jayapura National Strategic Activity Center (PKSN), as well as encouraging economic revival in the Central Mountains of Papua Province.

From the results of the PUPR Ministry’s study, it was stated that the Trans Papua segment was designed for a maximum speed of 40 kilometers per hour with a minimum road width of 11 meters with 2×3.5 meters lanes. The road will also have 17 bridges.

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