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Jakarta Post

Jambi railway project gathers pace

Jambi railway project gathers pace Workers check on a railway project in Buaran, East Jakarta, on Aug. 22. (JP/P.J.LEO)
Jon Afrizal
Jambi   ●   Thu, October 5, 2017 2017-10-05 18:51 1296 1f87594453bb792833e1ece3a2360b5e 1 National Jambi,railway,rail-project,Transportation Free

The development of a planned railway project in Jambi is set to begin soon as the planning process has been finalized.

"The railway in Jambi will span 140 kilometers. Land procurement is also ongoing," Jambi Transportation Agency head Varial Adhi Putra said on Thursday.

The previous meeting at the Transportation Ministry revealed that the route of the track would reach 124 kilometers.

As the route has now been set, the physical construction can soon begin, he said.

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The project will connect Palembang in South Sumatra with Pekanbaru in Riau.

It is divided into three segments, namely Palembang-Betung, Betung-Jambi and Jambi–Pekanbaru.

Varial said there had been protracted discussions to determine the route.

"Each region insisted on its own planned route because they had their own interests. But everything has been settled now,” he said. (bbs)