04 Sep '15, 3am

#Indonesia scraps high-speed bullet train; seeks new bids from #China, #Japan

JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - Indonesia is scrapping a US$6 billion (S$8.5 billion) plan for a high-speed train because it is not commercially viable and is asking bidders China and Japan to submit new proposals. The government now wants a slower train capable of travelling at 200 km per hour between the capital Jakarta and the third-biggest city Bandung, the minister coordinating policy for transport, Rizal Ramli, told Bloomberg News on Thursday. The need for new proposals, which could be 30 per cent to 40 per cent cheaper, will delay the decision by several weeks, he said in his first interview with international media since taking office last month. China and Japan have been lobbying Indonesia's government for the contract for a high-speed train, which would be the biggest infrastructure project started by President Joko Widodo. The president, who took office last year vowing t...

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