Indonesian President Joko Widodo inaugurated the Balikpapan - Samarinda Toll Road Sections I and V, Tuesday (24/8). This inauguration marks the full operation of the Balikpapan Samarinda (Balsam) Toll Road after the operation of sections II, III and IV which was carried out in December 2019.
At this event, President Jokowi was accompanied by PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, TNI Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, National Police Chief General Pol. Listyo Sigit Prabowo and the Governor of Kalimantan Isran Noor, as well as the President Director of PT Jasamarga (Persero) Tbk. Subakti Syukur, as well as the President Director of PT WIJAYA KARYA (Persero) Tbk. Agung Budi Waskito.
President Joko Widodo said that this inauguration was a historic moment because the Balsam toll road is the first toll road in Kalimantan. This also reflects the Government's desire to carry out infrastructure development that is not only centered on the island of Java but evenly distributed to other islands.