26 May '16, 6am

Japan, Indonesia could work on port, rail projects: Official - Channel News Asia

JAKARTA: Japan and Indonesia could be working together on two infrastructure projects in the country, said Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung. Speaking to reporters at Halim Perdanakusuma airport on Thursday (May 26) morning, Mr Pramono said Japan had expressed interest in, a port in Patimban, Subang Regency, West Java, and a medium-speed rail project for the Jakarta-Surabaya route. “There have already been talks between the Transport Ministry and the government of Japan concerning time periods, the shaping of a business entity for the port and so on, but talks for the Jakarta-Surabaya train are still ongoing,” explained Mr Pramono. He added that Indonesia was hoping to speed up talks for the rail project. “Firstly, the train tracks are all over the ground and they get in the way of cars who have to stop before passing. Secondly, the railway quality is quite good but it uses ...

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