IN ORDER to intensify the development of rest areas, PT Jasamarga Related Business (JMRB) cooperates with Omega Hotel Management (OHM), as part of the Alfaland Group. The cooperation agreement between the two was stated in a memorandum of understanding signed on Monday (1/10).

According to the President Director of PT JMRB, Cahyo Satrio Prakoso, said the cooperation in developing this rest area follows the issuance of Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (ministerial regulation or Permen PUPR) No. 28 of 2021 concerning Rest and Service Areas (TIP) on Toll Roads.

“With the PUPR Ministerial Regulation, the quality of service for toll road users can be further improved, because rest areas can be developed by adding supporting facilities in the form of local or regional business centers, logistics areas, industrial areas, to tourist support destinations, including lodging facilities,” said Cahyo.

Cahyo added, the potential development of lodging facilities in rest areas is currently still being studied further by PT JMRB and Omega Hotel Management (OHM) under the auspices of the Alfaland Group, with the initial identification of toll road sections that are suitable for this inpatient facility, namely the Trans Toll Road network. Java.

“Our main target is, of course, road users who travel continuously or long distances, for the safety and security of their travels. Those who so far require lodging facilities for traveling from Jakarta or even Merak to Semarang or Surabaya and vice versa, must exit the toll road first before finding them. the closest hotel,” Cahyo remarked.

He explained,  that in addition to the long and busy condition of the Trans Java Toll Road, 85% of the toll road rest areas managed by PT JMRB are also located on the Trans Java Toll Road network so that the potential for the development of this inpatient facility is also increasingly open.

As a subsidiary of PT Jasa Marga Tbk. which is engaged in area development, including rest areas on sections belonging to the Jasa Marga Group, PT JMRB continues to study the potential income from the rest areas it manages. Until now, PT JMRB has managed 27 rest areas spread throughout Indonesia.

Meanwhile OHM Director of Operations, Aswin Drajat said OHM continues to work, innovate and collaborate with partners in this case JMRB to develop a hotel business that further advances the Indonesian tourism industry, namely by presenting the best accommodation facilities for people who approach all rest areas. developed by JMRB.

“We agree with PT JMRB, currently the rest area that has the potential to provide lodging or hotel facilities is a rest area on the Trans Java Toll Road, but it is possible if later needed on the Outer Java Toll Road,” he noted.

Aswin also expressed his gratitude for the achievement of this collaboration. The presence of lodging facilities in the rest area can further add to the attractiveness, comfort, and security for bleisure (business & leisure) travelers who travel by land. []