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Jakarta Post

MRT board given month to begin

  • Sita W. Dewi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 25 2013   /  10:24 am

Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has given the newly appointed board of directors of consortium PT Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Jakarta a one-month window to start the construction of the MRT.

“We want the physical construction to begin within a month. I’ve told the newly appointed directors to expedite the process,” Jokowi told reporters at the Velodrome sports center in Pulogadung, East Jakarta, on Saturday, adding that no fundamental changes had been made to the project’s preparations.

A general shareholders’ meeting (RUPS) of the consortium appointed new directors on Friday.

Jakarta Investment and Promotion Agency (BPMP) head Catur Laswanto said the meeting had agreed to replace the entire board of directors as most of their tenures had expired last month. He said Dono Boestami, previously the chief financial officer of PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance,...