JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) has completed the construction of a road and bridge network to improve the connectivity of Lake Toba Super Priority Tourism Destinations (DPSP) in North Sumatra.
In 2020, roads and bridges have been planned for construction by the North Sumatra National Road Implementation Center (BBPJN) through 32 work packages worth Rp. 888 billion spread across Toba Samosir, Humbang Hasundutan, Dairi, Samosir, Simalungun, Deli Serdang, and North Tapanuli regencies.
The infrastructure connectivity of the Lake Toba DPSP will be improved with new roads, road widening, road reconstruction, routine maintenance, rehabilitation of sidewalks and drainage as well as bridge construction.
One of the completed works is the construction of a road to the Huta Ginjang Geopark tourist area in the Humbang Hasundutan Regency.
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Construction of the 3.2 km Huta Ginjang Road began on May 11, 2020, by contractor PT Dinamala Mitra Lestari worth Rp15 billion.
"The Huta Ginjang road is a district road, but because it connects to the tourism area, Minister Basuki has given a directive task to the Directorate General of Highways to complete the section," said Brawijaya, Head of National Road Implementation Center (BBPJN) North Sumatra, Directorate General of Highways.
The final handover (FHO) was carried out on November 6, 2020.
It is hoped that adequate access support can encourage the Huta Ginjang Geopark to become one of the leading tourist locations in the Lake Toba DPSP in order to increase local economic growth, bring in foreign exchange, and create jobs.
Huta Ginjang Geopark is part of the Lake Toba Caldera Geosite area which has a beautiful panorama. Currently, the Huta Ginjang Geopark area is included as a member of the UNESCO Global Geopark (UGG).
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