Jakarta (ANTARA) - PT Adhi Karya (Persero) Tbk has continued construction of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Bekasi (Jabodebek), while following the COVID-19 preventive health protocol.

"In a COVID-19 pandemic situation, we always coordinate with the management team at the Ministry of Transportation, where from their direction we still have to carry out work in the field, while following the COVID-19 prevention rules," General Manager of the Railroad Department Adhi Karya Isman Widodo said in a statement received in Jakarta on Thursday.

According to Isman, Adhi Karya abides by the protocols provided by the central government, the Ministry of Transportation, the regional governments and ministries, including the Manpower Office.

"We follow the regulations of COVID-19 prevention as much as possible in the implementation of construction work," he said.

He noted that much work is being carried out at home, as staff remain quarantined.

"We maintain physical distance between one worker and another, then we also prioritize jobs, such as mechanical equipment, stakes, tools and cranes," said Isman.

For jobs that are directly handled by people, staff keeps a distance from one worker to another.

Regarding the progress of the LRT work, as of April 17, 2020, it had reached 72 percent, including at the intersections of Cross of Service I Cawang-Cibubur, Cross of Service II Cawang-Dukuh Atas and Cross of Service III Cawang-Bekasi Timur.

"The progress at the Cross of Service I reached 88 percent, Cross of Service II reached 67 percent and Cross of Service III reached 64 percent," Isman said.

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