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Jakarta Post

China Railway interested in building monorail in Bali

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Fri, March 22 2013   /  11:12 am

China Railway Corporation, the national railway operator in China, has conveyed its excitement to invest in the construction of a monorail connecting all regencies in Bali, officials have said.

“China Railway came to me several months ago, requesting information related to the plan to build a monorail,” Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika said recently.

Pastika added that officials from China Railway said they needed time to calculate its feasibility. They have not come to a conclusion,” he added.

The Bali administration would encourage China Railway to invest in the construction of the monorail. “I will try to ask them. We hope that they will invest in the project,” Pastika said.

The idea to construct a railway system in Bali first emerged in 2009 based on the premise that Bali had no integrated public transportation system to enable tourists to reach...