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Jakarta Post

MRT teams up with ITB in research and education

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 16, 2017   /   04:00 pm
MRT teams up with ITB in research and education MRT president director William Sabandar (center) shakes the hand of Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) rector Kadarsah Suryadi during the signing ceremony of the agreement between the institutions in Bandung on Nov. 15, while Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi looks on. (Courtesy of/PT MRT Jakarta)

Management of the MRT project in Jakarta has teamed up with the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in research and human resources development through training and other events.

Both parties also agreed to exchange relevant data and other documents.

“It is a collaboration involving the campus, the industry and the government to develop human resources,” said MRT president director William Sabandar during the signing ceremony as stated in a press statement received on Thursday.

“The ITB has a train development program through its National Center for Sustainable Transportation Technology. This synergy will have a positive impact for both MRT development and national public transportation in general," he added.

The agreement, which was signed by William and ITB rector Kadarsah Suryadi in Bandung on Wednesday, would be evaluated every five years.

As an initial program, both parties organized a workshop on train signaling, control and automation technology, communication-based train control (CBTC) design and implementation held on the ITB campus on Thursday.

As of Oct. 31, the construction of the MRT from Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta to the Hotel Indonesia (HI) traffic circle in Central Jakarta had reached 83.07 percent for train depot construction and 91.57 percent for underground structures.

The MRT is expected to begin operation on March 1, 2019. (bbn)

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