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Jakarta Post

Jokowi tells bidders to work together on monorail project

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 8 2012   /  12:23 pm

Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is asking two consortiums — one of mostly private institutions and the other of all state-owned companies — to combine their bids to revive the city’s monorail project.

The governor invited representatives of both consortiums in a meeting at City Hall on Friday morning. “Both are asked to join in a single consortium, so the monorail construction can be continued immediately,” he said.

“A single consortium would make it easier for the project to be continued. It’s better than having multiple consortiums, because the project is going nowhere,” the governor said.

One of the consortiums is PT Jakarta Monorail (JM), which was responsible for the failed monorail construction project that was started in 2005. Work was halted in March 2008 due to legal and financial problems.

The private consortium is made up ...