West Java pledges to clear land for LRT project within two weeks
The Jakarta Post
The West Java administration has vowed to complete the land acquisition process for the light rail transit (LRT) project within two weeks after the project location approval was finished.
West Java Deputy Governor Deddy Mizwar said some 600 hectares of land across the LRT project sites in West Java, including the Cawang to East Bekasi track, West Bekasi tracks as well as the Cibubur to Bogor track, were still privately owned.
“After the paperwork is complete and the location is clear, our administration will form a team for every district to disseminate the information to the people and assist the contractors,” he said on Tuesday in Jakarta.Read also: Private lenders invited to finance transit projects
He added that for the land clearing process of plots of land exceeding five hectares, the government would prepare the necessary project location approval document, but that those with a size less than five hectares would be directly cleared through a business to business scheme.
In Bekasi, the government requires 10-hectares of land for the LRT train depot, 5 hectares of which are still privately owned, while the other 5 hectares are owned by the LRT contractor, namely the state construction firm Adhi Karya.
Adhi Karya has said the construction of the LRT would be completed in 2018 and was set to begin operations in 2019. The entire project is estimated to cost around Rp 27 trillion, consisting of Rp 23.3 trillion for railway infrastructure and the remaining Rp 3.7 trillion for the rolling stocks. (dis/ags)
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