The Indonesian high-speed rail project received all permits. Seven months after ground was broken for Indonesia’s first high-speed railway, which is being developed by a China-Indonesia joint venture, the project received a construction permit for its entire length. The developer of the Jakarta – Bandung high-speed rail project, PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC), recently received a construction permit that covers the entire 142 kilometers line.
Experts believe the project could be competed within three years. The Jakarta – Bandung high-speed railway, with a maximum designed speed of 350 kilometers per hour, will reduce travel time between the two cities to 40 minutes from more than three hours at present and is planned to be completed in three years, according to the CRC.
The construction of the railway is expected to create 40,000 jobs a year in Indonesia, according to media reports.
The project is estimated at a cost of USD 5.13 billion.