The Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on August 14 that a Korean consortium landed and finally signed a project to build a railroad system for the first section (Line 1) of the Jakarta Light Rail (LRT) in Indonesia. The Korean consortium consisted of the Korea Rail Network Authority (business management), Daea TI (signals), Samjin (electric power), Woojin Industrial Systems (inspection) and LG CNS (screen doors).
The project is the first phase of a light railroad project at the center of Jakarta being pushed forward with by the Jakarta Provincial Government. The first phase (5.8km) of 110km will be completed in August of next year.
The first phase of the project involves the construction of a roadbed by local state run construction company PT.WIKA and the creation of systems by the Korean consortium.
The consortium successfully signed the final contract amounting to about 100 billion won through deliberations about detailed conditions after being selected as the preferred bidder in November of last year.
The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs emphasized that this light railroad project was quite meaningful in that it is the first case in which the consortium led by the Korea Rail Network Authority won the project management and the system part (signals, telecommunications and electric power) in a package by way of public-private cooperation.
The Jakarta state government in Indonesia is planning to gradually build a 110km light railway of seven lines to address severe traffic problems. The second phase project (8.9km), which will follow the first phase project, is being checked through a feasibility study through finance by the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. Based on the results, the consortium will make a business proposal to the Jakarta state government by the end of this year.
"An order for a light rail train (16 cars) to be used in the first section of the route was received by Korean companies, Rotem and Woojin Industrial Systems. Thus, we will spare no support so that Korean companies will land an order for the second phase (8.9 km) by utilizing a characteristic of railroad projects where connections between light rail trains and systems really matter," said the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.