PT DAHANA (Persero)
Sumedang, September 16, 2021. The fifth generation of explosives with the brand name DABEX was again used to speed up the National Development Project (PSN) for the construction of the Cisumdawu toll road. The blasting process is one of the solutions to accelerate the completion of projects with difficult terrain issues. The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing expects the Cileunyi - Sumedang - Dawuan Toll Road or Cisumdawu Toll Road in West Java to be finalized by the end of 2021.
Director of Operations of PT DAHANA (Persero) Bambang visited the blasting project site and inspected the Cisumdawu Toll Road construction on Thursday (16/09). Bambang Agung, was accompanied by the General Manager of DAHANA's Quarry & Construction Division, Setio Budhianto. Bambang said he was satisfied with the progress of the team's work in the field using DABEX explosives.
"The application of DABEX explosives for blasting in the toll road construction sector is a solution to make sure that toll road construction runs effectively and efficiently," said Bambang Agung.
Agung also explained that the fifth generation of bulk explosives and the fourth generation of explosives initiation systems are utilized as a solution to the impact of blasting and have the ability to ensure project completion more quickly, especially PSN which is mostly managed by Karya SOEs.
“There are 4 things which serve as key to management of the impact of blasting on construction projects. The first is explosive technology; the second is the ability to supply and operate blasting support equipment; the third is the competence of the team that carries out the blasting work, and the fourth is a measurable management system to keep blasting activities in compliance with the international standards,” explained Bambang Agung.
The explosives engineered by DAHANA's Energetic Material Center (EMC) are used for reduction of toll road elevation and the shaping of toll benches. For this project, DAHANA collaborates with BUMN Wijaya Karya with a contract period of three months.
The construction of the Cisumdawu toll road, which will give the community the access to the West Java International Airport (BIJB), is also predicted to accelerate economic growth in West Java. With the Cisumdawu toll road, the people of Bandung – Majalengka can cut their travel time to one hour or less, from the previous three hours of travel.
The Cisumdawu toll road has a total length of 60.10 km and is divided into six work sections consisting of: section I Cileunyi - Rancakalong of 11.4 km; section 2 Rancakalong - Sumedang of 17.05 km; section 3 Sumedang – Cimalaka of 4.05 km, section 4 Cimalaka – Legok of 8.20 km; section 5 Legok – Ujungjaya of 14.9 km, and section 6 Ujungjaya – Dawuan of 6.06 km.
The Cisumdawu Toll Road investment amounts to Rp. 14.7 trillion allocated from the national budget, Chinese government loans as part of the Viability Gap Fund (VGF), as well as investment from the Toll Road Business Entity (BUJT) PT Citra Karya Jabar Tol.
In addition, the presence of the Cisumdawu Toll Road can support the development of the Cirebon-Subang-Majalengka (Rebana) “golden triangle” area as a new economic growth center, as well as being one of the toll roads with enchanting views.
"It is our hope that the construction process can go according to plan, which in the end can be immediately utilized by the community," concluded Bambang Agung.
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