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« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2020, 07:12:34 AM »
Construction of China-funded railway in Indonesia seen completed in 2023 amid delays
By Reuters Staff
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-economy-idUSKBN2671WY

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia expects its $6 billion high-speed railway project connecting its capital Jakarta to the city of Bandung to be completed about two years later than initially scheduled, a deputy minister said on Wednesday.

The project, part of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that is being built by a consortium of Chinese and Indonesian state companies, has faced labour challenges due to travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

The new timeline by Deputy State-Owned Enterprises Minister Kartika Wirjoatmodjo presented an even longer delay than previously anticipated. Officials previously expected a year delay from the 2021 target for operational debut due to the pandemic.

“The development has reached 56%,” Kartika told a virtual seminar.

“It is hoped to be completed at the end of 2022 or at the beginning of 2023,” the deputy minister said in an online seminar.

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Re: Jakarta - Bandung High Speed Railway
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2020, 03:22:30 AM »
Chinese company finishes longest tunnel for Indonesia's Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway
Caroline Kwok
November 15, 2020

https://www.scmp.com/video/asia/3109982/chinese-company-finishes-longest-tunnel-indonesias-jakarta-bandung-high-speed

Drilling work has been completed for the longest tunnel for Indonesia’s Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway. The China Railway Engineering Group Ltd finished the 1,285-metre (4,215ft) long tunnel on November 15, 2020. The project to build Southeast Asia’s first high-speed railway is part of the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s plan for expanding global trade. Trains are expected to be running on the line by 2021.

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Re: Jakarta - Bandung High Speed Railway
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2020, 03:55:35 PM »
China’s BRI and its High-Speed Railways to Nowhere
By James Guild
November 10, 2020

https://thediplomat.com/2020/11/chinas-bri-and-its-high-speed-railways-to-nowhere/

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In 2015, Indonesia dramatically chose China over Japan for the construction a $5.5 billion, 150 kilometer high-speed rail line connecting Jakarta to Bandung, the provincial capital of West Java. It was expected the project would be finished within three years, and the deal was sweetened when China did not ask for any explicit guarantees from the Indonesian state.

The project has been plagued with land acquisition delays and, as of early 2020, was less than 50 percent complete, while the West Bandung Regent blamed construction for causing severe flooding earlier this year. One day trains will run on this line, cutting travel time between the two cities to about an hour. But when traffic is light you can already drive from Jakarta to Bandung in a little over two hours, which begs the question of whether all of this was worth it in the first place.

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Re: Jakarta - Bandung High Speed Railway
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2020, 02:47:46 PM »
Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway progresses by 64%, completes drilling of fifth tunnel
Riska Rahman
The Jakarta Post Jakarta   /   Thu, December 17, 2020   /   02:44 pm

https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/12/17/jakarta-bandung-high-speed-railway-progresses-by-64-completes-drilling-of-fifth-tunnel.html

Railway developer PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC), a joint venture between Indonesian and Chinese companies,  has announced that the construction of the widely anticipated Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway has reached 63.9 percent, amid delays due to the pandemic.  The company wrapped up the drilling of a tunnel, called Tunnel 1, which spans 1.8 kilometers and is located under the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road that connects Jakarta with Bekasi, West Java.

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State-owned construction firm PT Wijaya Karya, which owns the majority of stake in Indonesian consortium PT Pilar Sinergi BUMN Indonesia, also stated that the project had fallen short of its 70 percent completion target for this year.

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Re: Jakarta - Bandung High Speed Railway
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2021, 02:10:20 PM »
China-made steel rails go on voyage for Jakarta-Bandung high speed railway
Source: Global Times Published: 2020/11/29 12:43:40

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1208353.shtml

China's high-speed railway exports ushered in a new business in addition to technical standards and contracted construction - as steel rails export heading for Indonesia's Jakarta-Bandung high speed railway (HSR) was on sea voyage, making the nation as one of the few countries in the world that can export long steel rails.

The first batch of steel rails, produced by Pangang Group Co based in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, were loaded on to a cruise tanker in Fangchenggang port, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and departed for Indonesia on Saturday, the People's Daily reported.

According to negotiations between China's railway authority and several companies including Pangang Group, the steel rail's transport plan was made as follows: the 100-meter long steel rails were first shipped to Fangchenggang port by rail, and then cut into 50 meter sections for shipment to Indonesia.

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