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Cirebon-Surabaya railway project ready for auction

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 23 2011   /  10:29 am

As part of its Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia’s Economic Development (MP3EI) and to facilitate the flow of people and goods, the government says it will open bidding to finish the remaining sections of the Trans-Java Railway next month.

Tundjung Inderawan, the Transportation Ministry’s railway chief, told The Jakarta Post that Rp 9.5 trillion (US$ 1.045 billion) in investment was needed to finish the railway’s remaining sections between Cirebon and Brebes, Brebes and Semarang, Semarang and Bojonegoro, and Bojonegoro and Pasar Turi in Surabaya.

“The sections are expected to complete by 2013,” Tundjung said.

When complete, the two tracks of the Trans–Java Railway will span 727 kilometers between Jakarta and Surabaya, East Java. Two sections comprising about 300 kilometers of track between Jakarta and Cirebon and Brebes and Pekal...