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Ahok confirms cancellation of monorail project

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, September 10, 2015 | 07:46 pm
Ahok confirms cancellation of monorail project Joko “Jokowi” Widodo operates heavy machinery back in October 2013 when he was Jakarta’s governor. At that time, he pushed through a plan to restart the construction of the monorail project. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira) (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)
Joko '€œJokowi'€ Widodo operates heavy machinery back in October 2013 when he was Jakarta'€™s governor. At that time, he pushed through a plan to restart the construction of the monorail project. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)
Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama confirmed on Thursday that there would be no more negotiations with monorail project operator PT Jakarta Monorail (JM), which meant that the infrastructure project would not be continued.

The numerous monorail support poles will be used by state-owned construction company PT Adhi Karya to develop Jakarta's Light Rail Transit (LRT).

Ahok said that he had sent a letter to JM regarding the decision. One of the reasons for the cancellation is the company's inability to fulfill the city's proposed requirements.

"There is no more negotiation; [I] have sent a letter," said Ahok at city hall on Thursday as quoted by beritajakarta.com.

According to Ahok, there were at least 15 requirements proposed by the city that were left unfulfilled by the company, included a business plan, a bank guarantee of 5 percent from the project's total investment and the relocation of the depot constructions in Setiabudi dam in South Jakarta and Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta.

"There is no more bargaining. We said long ago that the project was over," said Ahok.

The problematic monorail project began in 2004 under then governor Sutiyoso.The construction resumed in October 2013, with JM as contractor. However, its construction has not progressed following disagreements between the city and the company. (kes)

 

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