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Special report: The missing BRIC in Indonesia’s wall

  • Janeman Latul and Neil Chatterjee

    The Jakarta Post

TANJUNG RAJA GIHAM, Lampung | Sat, January 21 2012 | 12:41 pm

PREMIUM The Dutch were the last to build a railway in Indonesia and that was before World War II. Their soldiers marched people off their land at gunpoint. The question of compensation did not arise.

Now, it’s the Chinese that are coming to build a new railway in Indonesia. China Railway Group has been awarded a US$4.8 billion contract to build and maintain the new line in southern Sumatra, which...