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Jakarta Post

New chapter of ERP: City to retender procurement

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 13, 2019   /  01:21 pm
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Vehicles use Jl. Salemba Raya in Central Jakarta on Aug. 7. The road is one of the new routes added to the odd-even traffic policy expansion aimed at lowering air pollution and mitigating traffic congestion. (Antara/Indrianto Eko Suwarso)

Touted as an answer to Jakarta's traffic woes, the development of the long-delayed electronic road pricing (ERP) scheme hit a setback after the Jakarta administration announced plans to reopen tenders for procurement. The plan was made because of a legal opinion from the Attorney General's Office (AGO) that reportedly suggested the administration to do so. “We will do the tender process again in the near future,” Jakarta Transportation Agency head Syafrin Liputo told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday. He said the AGO's recommendation stated that the “mechanism in the [previous] tender process is not in accord with requirements". The AGO also recommended the administration review the documents for the tender, which is to be conducted by the agency next year, thus the ERP was expected to be implemented in 2021, he said. Due to the halted p...