Jakarta Government benefits fast track concrete solution to repair roads in just one night

14 August 2015
 

Jakarta (4/8) - The rapidly increasing number of vehicles hitting the city streets of Jakarta and daily transportation needs, has been challenging the Jakarta Government to provide sufficient infrastructures in form of new roads or reparation on roads in poor condition. Currently, road reparation projects including some of TransJakarta busway lanes are now taking place with fast track concrete solution namely SpeedCrete™ provided by Holcim Indonesia. The first contract signed by the provincial highway agency in second quarter this year, worth USD$ 5.5 million covering a complete excavation and build of 12 km of total 200 km plan, from subbase to surface course. Second contract has just recently signed on Monday, 3 August 2015 for the reparation of Marunda access road, Kebon Nanas - Ahmad Yani intersection, and Pramuka - Matraman intersection with total work volume of 1,550 m3.

At present, Jakarta citizens still have to struggle on the roads and increasing number of vehicles that goes imbalanced with the growth of road availability and results nasty traffic jams and economic loss in terms of time and fuel wasted. Unlike the conventional road reparation work that usually takes weeks, SpeedCrete™ presents as a fast track concrete solution for road repair in only seven hours working time at night. “We appreciate such value added solutions that support the development in urban cities and answer the challenges on field. In a fast growing country like Indonesia, SpeedCrete™ can also be applicable in other big cities within the nation with heavy traffic in order to avoid traffic jams during the process”, said Ir. H. Yusmada Faizal, Head of Highway Agency of DKI Jakarta Province.

Jakarta’s megacity inhabitants in the next 5 years are likely to reach 30 million, posing extraordinary infrastructure challenges in the capital in addition to the inadequacy of current highways and local provincial roads, but Holcim has already carved out a reputation for innovative ideas, as a sustainable solutions provider who delivers on a promise for the society’s future. “SpeedCrete™ has gone a comprehensive technology development. All inputs and customers’ requirements are taken to help us in developing more solutions for distinctive needs”, said Derek Williamson, Head of Aggregate and Construction Materials, Holcim Indonesia.

 

About  PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk

PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk  (Holcim Indonesia) is a publicly listed company which its majority stake  (86.35%), is owned and managed by Swiss-based Holcim Group, one of the world’s largest cement companies with more than 65,000 employees and production capacity of more than 170 million tons of cement.

As one of the largest cement companies in Indonesia, PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk maintains integrated businesses of cement, ready-mix concrete, and aggregates production. The company operates three cement plants in Narogong-West Java,  Cilacap-Central Java, Tuban 1-East Java and a grinding facility in Ciwandan-Banten with total capacity of 11 million tons of cement and employs more than 2,500 employees. 

PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk operates a domestic building material supply network, which covers special distributors, retailers, masons, and Solusi Rumah outlets – the outlet provides housing design service, building materials, building consultation, and financing access. All under one roof.

 

Further information please contact:

Diah Sasanawati (Anna) Ian Rolando Ferdinandus
Corporate Communications Manager Media Relations & Digital Communications Specialist
PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk
Phone Number: +62 21 29861000 ext 8361 Phone Number: +62 823 1260 ext 5700
Mobile: 0813 81818554 Mobile: 0818 103 196
e-mail: diah.sasanawati@holcim.com e-mail: ian.ferdinandus@holcim.com
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