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High-speed railway construction causes environmetal problem in West Java

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

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Bandung, West Java   /   Mon, October 28, 2019   /  11:22 am
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Firefighters tackle a blaze at a pipeline belonging to state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina in South Cimahi, West Java, on Tuesday.(JP/Arya Dipa)

West Java Governor Ridwal Kamil will summon representatives from PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC) and other related parties in charge of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project following a construction mishap that led to a fatal explosion from an underground oil pipe belonging to state-owned energy company Pertamina near a toll road in Bandung, West Java, last week. The governor will also discuss other cases of environmental risks and hazards in several regions that were allegedly caused by the high-speed railway project, including noticeable cracks within the walls of a local residence near the construction site in Laksana Mekar village, Padalarang district, West Bandung. “I demand professionalism and strict adherence to the standard operating procedures. I’m aware it’s a highly anticipated project, but please complete it in an orderly and safe fashi...