The Effectiveness of Sea Toll Concept Implementation to Develop The Economic Growth in Remote Area

Rahmat Saputra, Muhammad Ridwan, Capt. Sjahrial Nasution, Sutanti Ekawardani, Lut Mafrudoh


This study aims to analyze the benefits of the sea toll program which is a priority program (NawaCita) of Indonesia's elected president in 2014-2019. This research used descriptive-qualitative methods. The results show, first, the important role of the sea toll to help the mobility of goods, people and information. Sea toll has a very large fleet of vessel because of its biggest capacity compared to other modes and the charge tends relatively low , sea toll is the government's tool to reach remote area, increase regional revenues and distribute essential goods equally; Second, the benefits of sea toll for the economic growth to the community in destination area. The sea toll is  the solution for the government to distribute sustainable, stable and low-cost goods because sea toll might reduce the price disparity occurring in the regional, remote, outermost and border areas; Third, the effectiveness of the sea toll to connect islands in Indonesia.  The islands are areas which are difficult to reach in the eastern region of Indonesia.


sea toll, economic growth, remote area, mobility, and effectiveness

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