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Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway township to become economic hub

  • Riza Roidila Mufti¬†

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta      /   Sat, May 4, 2019   /  06:18 am
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Workers carry out activities at the construction site of a tunnel in Walini, West Java, in March 2018. (Antara/Agung Rajasa)

The high-speed railway project connecting Jakarta and Bandung in West Java that will be integrated with four transit-oriented developments (TODs) along the rail line is expected to create a new economic center. State-owned construction firm Wijaya Karya (Wika) said economic potential would not only come from train ticket sales but also economic activities at the TODs, which will consist of urban settlements with business centers and tourist areas.  Wika has projected the TODs located at four major stops along the high-speed railway could potentially generate an accumulative revenue of Rp 266.1 trillion (US$18.6 billion) by 2070.  Wika president director Tumiyana said TODs will be constructed at four designated stop stations; Halim in East Jakarta, Karawang and Walini in West Bandung regency and Tegalluar in Bandung. The TOD development will occupy a tota...