Key sections of Indonesia’s important trans-Sumatra highway project are nearly ready for traffic. A 350km stretch that will connect with the city of Palembang should be open shortly. Meanwhile construction of the 141km Bakauheni to Terbanggi Bedar stretch is now starting, with this work being carried out by contractor Hutama Karya.
The plans for the 2,765km trans-Sumatra toll road project call for the route to be complete by 2024. This will connect Aceh at the northern end of Sumatra with Lampung on the south east coast.