"This offer is still in the proposal evaluation process based on revisions by the offering contractor," president director of MRT Jakarta, William P Sabandar, said here on Thursday.
PT MRT Jakarta is a regional-owned Enterprise (BUMD) of the Jakarta administration and manages the operation of Jakarta's MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) on Corridor I, which comprises the Bundaran HI - Lebak Bulus route, since 2019.
Sabandar said that he could not reveal the price offered by the prospective contractors because it was still in the finalization process.
However, he promised to announce it to the public next week. "We will make an announcement once there is a result," he stated.
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The new price offer was proposed after Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi made a working visit to Japan, where one of his tasks included conducting intergovernmental diplomacy, Sabandar said.
"Intergovernmental diplomacy has been made during the working visit. Thus, the government of Japan has encouraged the offering contractors to reconsider the price," he explained.
According to Sabandar, if PT MRT reaches a price agreement with the contractor, in October 2021, his team will sign a work contract for the CP 202 and 205A construction package.
Earlier, he said, the tender process for the package had failed twice because the price offered by the Japanese contractor candidates was higher than the price set by the committee (MRT Jakarta).
CP 202 and 205A are part of MRT Jakarta's Phase II, with an investment value estimated at Rp22.5 trillion, he pointed out.
The development project of Jakarta MRT's Phase II will cover an about 11.8-kilometer stretch from Bundaran HI to Ancol Barat, he informed.
This phase will extend the North-South corridor or Phase I (Bundaran HI - Lebak Bulus), which has been operating since 2019, with an investment value of Rp16 trillion, he added. (
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