Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway outstanding example of Indonesia-China cooperation

According to the executive of the railway operator, the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR) project serves as a noteworthy illustration of bilateral collaboration between Indonesia and China.

In an interview with Xinhua, Dwiyana Slamet Riyadi, the President Director of PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia-China (KCIC), a consortium formed by state-owned companies from Indonesia and China responsible for the construction and operation of the High-Speed Rail (HSR), stated that the project has been advancing seamlessly throughout the stages of planning, implementation, finalization, and joint commissioning.

Riyadi expressed gratitude towards the Chinese builders for their valuable contribution to the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway project.

According to the source, Wijaya Karya (WIKA), a construction contractor in Indonesia, engaged in the building of a high-speed railway project for the first time. Throughout the project’s execution, WIKA got assistance and support from Chinese firms.

According to the CEO, the contractors from both nations collaborated closely to address the challenges and hurdles encountered throughout the construction phase. They worked in tandem to facilitate the progress of the project.

According to his statement, the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Rail (HSR) is a novel transportation system that offers a potential remedy for the public transportation challenges faced by Indonesia, while also holding the promise of rejuvenating the regional economy.

According to the speaker, the implementation of the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Rail (HSR) project has positioned Indonesia in an advantageous position in terms of acquiring expertise in high-speed railway technology. This development has also contributed to a heightened sense of national pride among the Indonesian population.

According to Riyadi, the High-Speed Rail (HSR) project in Indonesia not only enhances the country’s infrastructure, but also fosters the advancement of its railroad and industrial sectors.

According to his statement, the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Rail (HSR) project is anticipated to facilitate the expansion of high-speed rail networks to Semarang, Yogyakarta, and other urban centers situated in the central region of Java island. Furthermore, there are prospects of extending these rail lines up to Surabaya, the capital city of East Java Province. According to the speaker, the implementation of a high-speed railway network across Java is expected to generate scale effects and significantly contribute to the economic development of Indonesia.

Riyadi expresses a high level of optimism over the prospects of the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway.

The speaker expressed that due to the collective efforts of various Indonesian governmental bodies, KCIC, and other stakeholders, the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Rail (HSR) project will continue to advance in terms of enhanced accessibility, integrated intermodal transportation, and other related aspects. The speaker holds the belief that an increasing number of Indonesian citizens will opt for high-speed rail as their preferred mode of travel.

According to Riyadi, the Indonesian government is actively seeking to enhance bilateral collaboration between Indonesia and China by attracting increased Chinese investment, with the aim of fostering further development.

The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Rail (HSR) is a significant endeavor within the Belt and Road Initiative and represents a pragmatic collaboration between Indonesia and China. Spanning a distance of 142 kilometers, this railway system links the capital city of Jakarta in Indonesia with Bandung, the capital of West Java Province. Notably, the HSR boasts a maximum design speed of 350 kilometers per hour.

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