Indonesian city to tender two transport PPP projects

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Indonesian city to tender two transport PPP projects

The regional government of Surabaya (Indonesia), is planning to tender two separate infrastructure projects at the start of December 2013.

According to the information from Surabaya Planning and Development Agency, the bidding process will be held in 2014. The project will be implemented between 2014 and 2015 and will begin operations by around 2015 to 2016.

The two projects involve:

The mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini, said that the government will finance 42.7 % of the monorail project (IDR 2.74 trillion/US$238.3 million) and 31.5 % of the tram project (IDR 766 billion/US$66.6 million).

It is estimated that the passengers will be charged a fare of between IDRp6,000 and Rp10,000.

The mass rapid public transports for Surabaya will be named as follows: the tram will be called Surotram and the monorail, Boyorail.

Both projects fall under the government's public-private partnership (PPP) scheme. Through the Masterplan for Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia's Economic Development (MP3EI), the government promotes PPP projects in order to tackle the country's grave infrastructure problems.

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