High speed rail project enlarge horizons in Indonesia

Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway, or HSR, project expected to be completed by mid-2021 in Indonesia , using Chinese standards.

High speed rail project enlarge horizons  in IndonesiaUsing GPS survey equipment to conduct rail track measurements is one thing Vernando Tinambunan finds fascinating about his job. Such GPS survey equipment “is new to me”. 

Carried out by Kereta Cepat Indonesia-China, a joint venture formed by Chinese and Indonesian state-owned enterprises, the 142-kilometer railway will connect the Indonesian capital with its third-largest city.

Since the memorandum of understanding was signed between the two countries in March 2015, the high-speed link has been regarded as a flagship project under the Belt and Road Initiative that has synergy with Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum vision.

Launched by Indonesian President Joko Widodo in 2014, the Global Maritime Fulcrum aims to capitalize on the country’s geographic location in the region to promote its strategic and economic development.

Under a build, operate and transfer model, many high-end techniques and machines have been adopted in the construction process.