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Southeast Asia’s first high-speed train ready for operation by 2021

  • Made Anthony Iswara

    The Jakarta Post

Walini, West Java   /   Thu, May 16 2019   /  02:38 am
Breakthrough: A construction worker walks near the Walini tunnel, which was officially inaugurated on Tuesday. The 608-meter tunnel in Bandung, West Java, is the first tunnel out of 13 others to be completed along the 142-kilometer railway route.(Antara/M. Agung Rajasa)(Antara/M. Agung Rajasa)

Breakthrough: A construction worker walks near the Walini tunnel, which was officially inaugurated on Tuesday. The 608-meter tunnel in Bandung, West Java, is the first tunnel out of 13 others to be completed along the 142-kilometer railway route.(Antara/M. Agung Rajasa)State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Minister Rini Soemarno has seen the light at the end of the tunnel for the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project after witnessing the completion of one of the project’s most arduous tasks: the Walini Tunnel.Following the completion of the tunnel, the minister was upbeat the China-funded project could be completed by 2021.Rini expressed optimism during the inauguration of the 608-meter tunnel in Bandung, West Java, making it the first tunnel out of 13 others to be completed along the 142-kilometer railway route.“We will finish it by 2021. By then, we will be the first to have a high-sp...