Palembang LRT project to be completed on time: Minister Jonan

Palembang LRT project to be completed on time: Minister Jonan

Workers of Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in the Sultan Mahmud Airport Badaruddin (SMB) II, Palembang, South Sumatra, on December 20, 2015. (ANTARA/Nova Wahyudi)

Palembang (ANTARA News) - Transport minister Ignasius Jonan assured here Saturday that the Palembang Light Railway Transit (LRT) development project now in progress would be completed on time as no obstacles have been found.

So, before the Asian Games 2018, the LRT will be open for use, he said after meeting with South Sumatra Governor Alex Noerdin at the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II airport here.

Based on the report, construction of the light railway lines has progressed as expected, and this showed that the program would be finished as planned, he said.

He emphasized the importance of coordination because development projects are very much connected with public facilities.

Many public facilities could be affected due to the project such as gas pipes, the electricity network as well as clean water supply lines, and so coordination must be prioritized, he said.

After the meeting, the minister and entourage inspected the development of LRT project site in front of the airport. On the occasion the minister held a dialog with Waskita the contractor, regarding the progress of the project before heading to Kertapati railway station to continue his journey to Prabumulih.

South Sumatra and Jakarta will co-host the Asian Games in 2018.

(Reporting by Ujang Idrus/Uu.H-YH/INE/KR-BSR/A014)

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