The Jakarta Post
Central Kalimantan governor Teras Narang and president director of PT Perkeretaapian Tambun Bungai Mulyadi Sendjaya signed a joint agreement in Palangkaraya on the construction of a 425-kilometer railway track from Pucuk Cahu to Batanjung on Wednesday.
Mulyadi was representing the China Railway Consortium Group Limited, which won the US$5,476 billion project tender.
According to the joint agreement, the consortium has been given four years to construct the railway and 50 years to operate it, before it is handed over to the provincial administration.
'Third-party commodities will use this transportation regime. So, after 50 years of commercial operation, the railway will be handed over to the provincial administration,' Antara news agency quoted Teras as saying after the signing ceremony.
He said with its commercial operation, the train infrastructure would be built and the system would function as public transportation for passengers and goods.
He also said that according to the agreement, the consortium would build a train network and system, seaports and other supporting facilities.
The train system includes the control system, traffic lights and signals, communications system, trains, wagons, workshop facility, terminals, loading and unloading facilities. (***)(+++)