Indonesia optimistic of exporting passenger coaches to Sri Lanka

"We have taken part in a bid in Sri Lanka," President Jokowi remarked.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) expressed hope that the passenger coaches produced by Indonesian state-owned train manufacturer PT Inka (Persero) will be exported to Sri Lanka.

"We have taken part in a bid in Sri Lanka," President Jokowi remarked after receiving Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe at the Merdeka Palace, here, Wednesday.

Jokowi hoped that the company would win the bid, so Indonesia can export passenger trains to Sri Lanka, after the company is now producing broad-gauge (BG) passenger coaches for the Bangladesh Railway Company.

Jokowi informed the Sri Lankan prime minister about the bid.

Persero has won the tender to export 100 units of meter-gauge passenger coaches and 50 units of BG passenger coaches to Bangladesh. This project is financed by the Asian Development Bank.

The Indonesian train manufacturer has also exported passenger trains to Malaysia, locomotives to the Philippines, and cargo coaches to Australia.(*)

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