Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta train to be delayed

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The government of Indonesia, through the Transportation Ministry, will not issue the tender process for the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Railway PPP project in the next months.

The tender process has been postponed due to the fact that a new design is to be completed. Indonesia's railway transportation director general Hermanto Dwiatmoko stated:

"The redesigning process will take up to one year, so it is impossible to begin the tender process in the second semester of this year."

The previous plans were to develop a express train to link Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta. The line would travel through five stations: Halim Station, Manggarai Station, Dukuh Atas Station, Tanah abang Station, and Pluit Station.

The total project investment was estimated at IDR24 trillion (US$1,797 million).

Under the new design the express train PPP project would be developed in phases. For the first phase the railway would connect the Soekarno-Hatta international airport and either Manggarai or Gambir train station.

Hermanto Dwiatmoko added:

"After the first stage of construction is completed, we will examine the public demand, and will later decide whether we should continue the track to Halim or not."

"In addition to the commuter line, the city administration is also planning to construct light rail transit (LRT). We may have to reconsider the plan to extend the track to Halim if the LRT development plan continues."

Plans to launch the tender process for the project were announced in March this year. At that time, the tender proces for the project was announced along with three other projects:

  • Balikpapan-Samarinda Toll Road. This 94 kilometers-long toll road consists of five sections. The total project investment is estimated at IDR 11.4 trillion (US$854 million).
  • Manado-Bitung Toll Road. The new road will be divided into Section I of Manado-Airmadidi route (12.5 km) and Section II of Airmadidi-Bitung route (25.5 km). The total project investment is estimated at IDR4.3 trillion (US$322 million).
  • West Semarang water supply PPP. It will have production capacity of up to 1,050 litres per second. The total project investment is estimated at IDR 765 billion (US$57 million).

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