ASIATODAY.ID, LONDON – Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia, Budi Karya Sumadi discussed the continuation of a number of transportation infrastructure investment collaborations with the State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, Kokuba Konosuke during his working visit to London, England.
During the meeting, Minister Budi discussed the transportation infrastructure development being carried out with Japan, including the MRT Phase 2A project in Jakarta so that it could be completed according to the set time target. “Building urban mass transportation in Jakarta-Bogor-Depok-Tangerang-Bekasi (Jabodetabek) is a necessity.
“By continuing the construction of the MRT in various corridors, it is hoped that it will make people’s mobility easier, and can reduce congestion and air pollution,” said Budi Karya in his statement Monday, November 27 2023.
Minister Budi revealed that currently the Indonesian Government is pushing for the completion of one of the contract packages for the MRT Phase 2A project, namely Contract Package 205 which includes the construction of signaling systems, telecommunications systems, operational systems, power and track work.
He hopes for support from the Japanese Government to encourage the participation of Japanese companies in participating in the CP205 tender.
“We are targeting the contract signing to be completed in December 2023,” he said.
MRT Phase 2 construction is a National Strategic Project, which consists of two phases, namely Phase 2A and 2B. Phase 2A connects the Hotel Indonesia – Jakarta Kota roundabout for 5.8 km, which passes seven underground stations, namely Thamrin, Monas, Harmoni, Sawah Besar, Mangga Besar, Glodok and Kota.
Meanwhile, Phase 2B connects West Ancol City which is still under feasibility study. PT MRT Jakarta is targeting phase 2A work, which has several contract packages, to be completed in 2028 to 2029.
Apart from discussing the MRT project, Minister Budi also discussed the continuation of the Patimban Port development project which is currently still in the process of working on packages 5 and 6, which are expected to be completed according to the agreed time target.
The government continues to accelerate the completion of the development of Patimban Port, where the construction of phase 1 in the form of a vehicle terminal with a capacity of 218,000 CBU and a container terminal with a capacity of 250,000 TEU has been completed.
“Currently the capacity is approaching optimal. Currently, the phase 2 construction phase is underway, which will increase the capacity of the vehicle terminal to 600,000 CBU and the container terminal to reach 3.75 million TEU,” he explained. (AT Network)
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