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First girder erected, marking another milestone in high-speed train project

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, October 1, 2019   /  03:50 pm
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State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Sumarno (seventh left) and executives of PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC) pose for a picture following the erection of the first box girder to support an elevated section of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project. (Handout/PT KCIC)

The development of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project has reached another important milestone following the installation of the first box girder which will support an elevated section in West Cikarang, West Java on Monday. Chandra Dwiputra, the president director of PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC) - the Indonesia-China consortium responsible for the project - said the construction of the elevated section marked another important phase in the railway's construction after the completion of the 608-meter tunnel in Walini, West Bandung regency. The high-speed railway project connecting Jakarta and Bandung in West Java will serve four main stations, namely Halim in Jakarta, Karawang in West Java, as well as Walini and Tegaluar in Bandung regency. Of the 142.3-kilometer track, as much as 80 km will be elevated, 16.9 km will pass through tunnels and the remaining tr...