THE Indonesian government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed minutes of discussion of the assessment (Minutes of Discussion/MoD of Appraisal Mission) for the East-West Corridor (East-West) MRT phase 1 project.
The signing was carried out on Saturday (11/11) at the Ministry of Transportation office, Jakarta. “I really hope that the East-West corridor MRT project can run well and can be completed on time, so that it can be immediately enjoyed by the public,” said Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi in an official statement, Sunday (12/11). The construction of MRT mass transportation is in accordance with the National Railway Master Plan to increase the mass transportation network and the number of users.
“We must consistently implement various rail-based urban mass transportation developments such as MRT, LRT and KRL,” said Budi. He welcomed the active participation of Japan in building mass transportation infrastructure in Indonesia.
“Apart from soft loans, other creative funding schemes are needed to meet needs that cannot yet be met. I hope that in the future there will be more cooperation between the Indonesian government and the Japanese government in the railway sector,” he said.
On the same occasion, Director General of Railways Risal Wasal said that after signing this MoD, the Ministry of Transportation through the Directorate General of Railways (DJKA) would immediately complete the administrative details of this project. “We are targeting this administrative matter to be completed immediately so that the East-West MRT development process can begin immediately in 2024,” said Risal.
The MRT Jakarta East-West corridor will stretch 84.1 km from Balaraja, Tangerang, to Cikarang, Bekasi. In its construction, this corridor will be divided into four stages of work, namely Phase 1 Phase 1 (Tomang-Medan Satria along 30.1 km), Phase 1 Phase 2 (Kembangan-Tomang along 9.2 km), Phase 2 East (Medan Satria -Cikarang, 20.5 km long), and West Phase 2 (Kembangan-Balaraja, 29.9 km long).
“The MRT Jakarta East-West corridor will be integrated with the North-South corridor with a meeting point at Thamrin Station which is currently being built,” said Risal. In the initial stage of development, Phase 1 of the MRT Jakarta East-West corridor will have 21 stations consisting of 8 underground stations and 13 elevated stations. Apart from that, at this stage a train depot will also be built in the Rorotan area with a 5.9 km access route. (Z-2)
Source: Media indonesia