Liputan6.com, Jakarta – The Director of Land Transportation Facilities at the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation, Risal Wasal, explained the important issue of increasing exports in the Tanjung Priok area. One of them from the aspect of traffic.
“If we look at the Greater Jakarta area, especially in Tanjung Priok, in terms of traffic, it turns out that 80 percent of logistics transportation activities use land modes,” said Risal, in the webinar “Building Sustainable Urban Logistics in Jabodetabek” organized by BPTJ, Tuesday ( 28/9/2021).
Risal’s presentation also said that in areas ranging from Bekasi, Cikarang, Karawang and Cikampek, there are approximately 22 industrial areas.
Of the 22 industrial areas, 8 of them are close to each other and side by side, so that vendors who supply goods in these industrial areas do not need to go through toll roads.
“This is one of the positive impacts in industrial areas when they need them, they only move within the industrial area,” he added.
The main obstacle related to export logistics from industrial areas to Tanjung Priok Port that needs to be resolved immediately, according to Risal.
The obstacles are connectivity between industrial areas (connecting roads), port area management, and traffic regulation.
“Later on, when this industry develops, to start trying to divert its export transportation not only to Tanjung Priok but also to Patimban Port,” Risal explained.
Container loading and unloading activities at the export-import dock at Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta, Wednesday (5/8/2020). According to BPS, the COVID-19 pandemic caused imports of goods and services to contract -16.96 percent, down from the second quarter of 2019 which contracted -6.84 percent yoy. (merdeka.com/Iqbal S. Nugroho)
Then regarding the follow-up to connectivity issues between industrial estates, Risal said that the Directorate General of Land Transportation prepared an action plan.
The first follow-up, Risal’s explanation, said that “the Ministry of Transportation will form a Steering Team and a Technical Team involving the Government (Coordinating Ministry of Communications, Ministry of PUPR, West Java Transportation Service) and Business Actors (ALFI, ORGANDA, and the Association of Industrial Estates).
There is a small team whose task is to prepare a long-term action plan, and assist the appointed consultant to prepare a long-term Master Plan, according to Risal.
“It was agreed that the Directorate General of Land Transportation would be appointed as the leader for compiling this,” said Risal.
“The Directorate General of Land Transportation also conducts monitoring in the field to find out the development of the situation on a regular basis,” he added.
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