Rapid Transit (MRT) Jakarta general shareholders meeting (RUPS)
appointed new directors to lead the consortium on Friday, according to
Jakarta Investment and Promotion Agency (BPMP) head Catur Laswanto said
on Friday that the meeting had agreed to replace the whole board of
directors because most of them had finished their tenures last month.
"The meeting appointed Dono Boestami as the new president director," Catur said.Dono, who replaced Tribudi Raharjo, was previously the CFO of Indonesia Infrastructure Finance.
The meeting, which lasted for about 30 minutes in the Sari Pan Pacific
Hotel in Central Jakarta, also saw Muhammad Nasir appointed the new
construction director, replacing Wahyu Subagyo Yusuf; Albert Tara
appointed the operational director replacing Rachmadi; and Tuhiyat
appointed the finance director, replacing Erlan Hidayat who served as PT
MRT Jakarta finance director for only 10 months.
Both Nasir and Albert were high-ranking officials with state-owned
railway operator PT KAI, while Tuhiyat was the treasury head of
state-owned mining company PT Antam.
"We replaced all the directors to refresh PT MRT. The new directors have
to implement all of the [MRT's] development stages. The city
administration is giving the new directors a chance to work on the
existing agenda," Catur said.
All of the outgoing directors, except Rachmadi who was currently
performing a minor haj in Saudi Arabia, attended the meeting. The city
administration as the majority shareholder was represented by Hasan
Basri, the Jakarta administration's secretary's assistant for the
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo had earlier said that the Jakarta
administration would immediately start the construction of the MRT as
part of its grand plan to beat the capital's frustrating gridlock.
The first MRT track, set to connect Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta and the
Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta, will have six
underground stations, seven elevated stations and is planned to serve
around 173,420 passengers per day.
The cost for the first phase of the 15.7-kilometer-long MRT will be
partially funded by a ¥ 120 billion soft loan from the Japan
International Cooperation Agency (JICA). (dic)