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Jakarta Post

IRN to build Rp3t Sumatra railway, roads

  • Khairul Saleh

    The Jakarta Post

Baturaja, South Sumatra   /   Mon, October 27 2008   /  11:30 am

PT Inti Rajawali Nusantara (IRN) plans to build roads and railways in Bengkulu and South Sumatra provinces at a cost of around Rp 3 trillion (US$300 million). The projects will connect Muaraenim in South Sumatra and Linau Bintuhan in Bengkulu. The roads and the railway will pass through Ogan Komering Ulu and Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan in South Sumatra, IRN president director Hakman Novi said recently. The company is developing transportation infrastructure to facilitate the conveyance of its mining and plantation products such as coal and crude palm oil. Currently, IRN depends on the railway from Tanjung Enim, Muaraenim regency, for transporting the company's products to Palembang or Lampung. The new roads and railway will shorten the distance for transporting coal from the South Sumatran cities to the three major seaports, Tanjung Enim and Tanjung Api-Api in...