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Consortium to start feasibility study for hi-speed rail project

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 9 2010   /  11:33 am

A consortium comprising almost 20 companies for the Hydrogen Hi-Speed Rail Super Highway (H2RSH) project is scheduled to start its feasibility study on Jan. 11, 2010, involving transportation experts from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). West Java Regional Investment Coordinating Agency (BKPMD) chief Iwa Karniwa said the feasibility study was needed to finalize the plan for the US$3 billion project scheduled for realization in two years time. "We have to vigorously move forward because the investors' are enthusiastic to realize the project and consider the positive impact of the project on economic development," Iwa told The Jakarta Post on Friday in Bandung. The H2RSH project, he said, would cover a corridor of 357 kilometers from Cirebon, West Java, to Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Tangerang, Banten. He added that a breakthrough was needed to speed up a number...