LRT, high-speed train project completion by 2021: President

LRT, high-speed train project completion by 2021: President

A carriage of Light Rail Transit (ANTARA/ADITYA PRADANA PUTRA)

The high-speed train, with an investment value of US$6 million, God willing (Insha Allah), will be completed by the end of 2021
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The construction of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train and Light Rapid Transit will be completed by the end of 2021, President Joko Widodo has affirmed. After visiting the LRT project in the district of Bekasi, Thursday, the President said that the high-speed train connecting Jakarta and Bandung, as well as the LRT project will be completed by the end of 2021, and fully integrated with other mass transportation modes.

"The high-speed train, with an investment value of US$6 million, God willing (Insha Allah), will be completed by the end of 2021," he said.

They would be integrated with other modes of mass transportation. For example, the high-speed train station and LRT stations will be connected to Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.

"I have also asked the DKI Jakarta Governor to have them linked to the Trans Jakarta buses so that everything is integrated," he said.

There were no significant hurdles in the way of the project, including land availability, the President underlined. The only thing left is to complete them.

"Some 99.9 percent of the land has been completed. There is no problem. We just need to work in the field because we all know how complex it is," he said.

President Jokowi visited the Jakarta-Cikampek elevated Toll Road while also visiting the development of the LRT project.

He also inspected the project board that contained the details of the Jakarta-Bandung fast train project and its progress so far.

Several officials assisted the President during the visit, including Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Wishnutama, President's Spokesman Fadjroel Rachman, as well as two Special Staff of the President of the Young Cluster Angkie Yudistia and Aminuddin Ma'ruf. 

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