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The Government Inaugurates the MakassarParepare Railway LineThe Government Inaugurates the Makassar-Parepare Railway Line
Makassar, sulselprov.go.id — Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated the operation of the Makassar-Parepare Inter-Maros-Barru train line, Wednesday, March 29 2023. The inauguration took place at the Maros Railway Depot, Maros Regency.

The President hopes that this railroad line will not only be a transportation option for the community but can also reduce logistics costs while at the same time increasing the competitiveness of South Sulawesi and Indonesia as well.

"If later there are really a lot of trains, there are for passengers, there are for tourism, there are for goods, this will give competitiveness, our country's competitiveness will be even better because goods are transported by cheap means of transportation," said President Jokowi.

Accompanying the President, among others, Coordinating Minister (Menko) Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of Transportation (Menhub) Budi Karya Sumadi, Cabinet Secretary (Seskab) Pramono Anung, Minister of Investment/Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Bahlil Lahadalia , as well as the Governor of South Sulawesi Andi Sudirman Sulaiman.

Meanwhile, the Governor of South Sulawesi, that the presence of this train is very welcome. Because it will facilitate people's mobility and logistics transportation.

“And of course this is very welcome. Because previously you had to bring your own vehicle to the airport, now there is a shuttle bus that connects to the train and goes straight to the airport," said Andi Sudirman.

One of the highlights is that the railway line in South Sulawesi passes through many tourist attractions. Among them, the Kars Rammang-Rammang Geopark which last year was nominated for the UNESCO Global Geopark (World Earth Park).

“Lots of tourists come. Incidentally, this terminal is connected to Rammang-Rammang," he explained.(*)

Source: https://sulselprov.go.id/welcome/post/resmikan-jalur-kereta-api-makassar-parepare-presiden-sebut-tingkatkan-daya-saing-sulsel
Chairman of the Peoples Consultative Assembly Urges Government to Find Solutions for Jakarta Monorail ProjectChairman of the People's Consultative Assembly Urges Government to Find Solutions for Jakarta Monorail Project

JAKARTA - Chairman of the MPR RI Bambang Soesatyo invites PT Jakarta Monorail, the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta, as well as the central government through the Ministry of SOEs and the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, to immediately sit down together to find the best solution in completing the Jakarta Monorail development project. Considering the construction project has been planned for a long time. It started during the reign of President Megawati Soekarnoputri, who inaugurated the construction of the Jakarta Monorail with the Governor of DKI Jakarta Sutiyoso on June 14, 2004.

In 2008, DKI Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo stopped the project. In June 2013, when DKI Jakarta was led by Governor Joko Widodo, work on the Jakarta Monorail project was resumed. Even on October 3, 2013, PT Jakarta Monorail agreed to cooperate with a Chinese SOE, China Communication Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) to develop the Jakarta Monorail project. The signing of the cooperation agreement was witnessed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Shangrila Hotel, Jakarta. Unfortunately, the construction project was then stopped again in 2014 when DKI Jakarta was led by Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. Until the change of leadership to Governor Anies Baswedan, the fate of the construction of the Jakarta Monorail project has not yet come to light.

"Before the project stalled, the consortium had built 90 units of Jakarta Monorail poles. They were spread out along Jalan Rasuna Said and Jalan Asia Afrika. The investment spent has reached Rp 300-400 billion. The total investment required is USD 1.5 billion or approx. Rp 15-16 trillion, without APBN/APBD, purely Business to Business. China Communication Construction Company Indonesia (CCCI) as an extension of China Communication Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) has prepared the Investment and only need too sort things out in Indonesia, then construction of the Jakarta Monorail can be completed immediately. It is even targeted to be completed before 2024," said Bamsoet after receiving the CCCI board of directors, in the Work Room of the Chairperson of the Indonesian People's Consultative Assembly, Jakarta, Monday (29/11/21).

The CCCI Directors who attended included President Director Wang Wei, Business Development Director Titien S. Syukur, Marketing Director Fan Wenhua, and Marketing Specialist Larisa Isara.

The chairman of the 20th DPR RI explained that the Jakarta Monorail is planned to have 28 stations with 2 depots. The track length reaches 28 Km. Along 14.3 km, it is on the Green Line which has 15 stations with 1 depot. The routes taken include Madya Stadium - Palmerah - Pejompongan - Karet Interchange - Sudirman Dukuh Atas - North Setiabudi - Kuningan Sentral - Casablanca Interchange - Patra Kuningan - Gatot Subroto - Satria Mandala - Komdak - SCBD - Gelora Bung Karno - Asia Africa - and ends at the North Setiabudi Depot.

"Along the other 13.7 Km Jakarta Monorail is located on Blue Lines which has 13 stations with 1 depot. The routes taken include Kampung Melayu - Tebet - Menteng Dalam - Casablanca Interchange - Prof. Dr. Satrio - Sudirman Sampoerna - Menara Batavia - Karet Interchange - Tanah Abang - Cideng - Kyai Caringin - Tomang - Orchid Garden - and ends at the West Flood Canal depot," explained Bamsoet.

The Head of the Law Enforcement, Security and Defense Relations Agency of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) explained that the MRT and Transjakarta also cross the various routes traversed by the Jakarta Monorail. So it really helps the mobility of residents, encouraging residents to no longer use private vehicles. It also shows the world that the development of mass transportation in Indonesia is not inferior to other developed countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, and Japan.

"Completion of the Jakarta Monorail project can also help tidy up PT Adhi Karya's finances. It also shows the world that the state-owned construction company has successfully become part of the development of mass transportation. So that in the future there will be no more investors who are worried about investing in Indonesia, especially in collaborating with SOEs as an investment partner," explained Bamsoet.

The Deputy Chairperson of the Golkar Party emphasized that the completion of the Jakarta Monorail project also shows the world that the central government, regional governments, and state-owned enterprises can always synergize and cooperate with each other. Support each other.

"It strengthens Indonesia's position in the eyes of world investors. It shows the world that Indonesia is very serious in working on various development projects. So that not a single development project is stalled," concluded Bamsoet.
China Communications Construction unit to invest 165 billion in Indonesian toll roadChina Communications Construction unit to invest .65 billion in Indonesian toll road
JAKARTA (Reuters) - China Communications Construction Co’s (601800.SS) Indonesian subsidiary will buy a stake in a company which won a contract to build a 170-km (106 miles) toll road in the southeast Asian country.

PT China Communications Construction Indonesia (CCCI) will pay 23.3 trillion rupiah (.65 billion) for a stake in PT Jasamarga Probolinggo Banyuwangi, a unit of Indonesian state-owned toll road operator Jasa Marga (JSMR.JK), Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesia’s planning minister said.

The Jasa Marga unit will build a toll road connecting the city of Probolinggo to Banyuwangi in the eastern side of the main Java island, Brodjonegoro’s presentation showed.

Jasa Marga, which currently controls 94% of the subsidiary, will aim to maintain at least a 51% stake in its unit, its director Adrian Priohutomo said, though he did not disclose how much capital the state firm would have to provide to maintain that level.

“When CCCI enters, we will maintain our majority, to what percent will depend on the result of the due diligence,” he said.

Priohutomo said the company is currently holding a tender for the construction of the first 30 km, aiming to break ground next year.

Minister Brodjonegoro also witnessed customised supply chain financing agreements between ICDX Logistik Berikat, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s commodity exchange, with state construction firm Wijaya Karya and Jasa Sarana, a construction company owned by the West Java government, worth a total of 6 trillion rupiah.

The planning ministry has been arranging infrastructure financing deals to reduce the state’s funding burden.

Source: Reporting by Tabita Diela, editing by Louise Heavens; Writing by Gayatri Suroyo
Joint Project MakassarParepare Railway Guarantor Signed SoonJoint Project: Makassar-Parepare Railway Guarantor Signed Soon
JAKARTA - PT Penjaminan Infrastruktur Indonesia has scheduled the signing of the Makassar-Parepare railroad cooperation project guarantee in the third week of December 2018. The project is said to be going to create a number of new records in cooperation projects with business entities (PPP). PII President Director Armand Hermawan said that the stages of the Makassar-Parepare railroad project from exploring market interest to signing the PPP agreement were completed within 9 months. He added that the relatively fast process for a collaborative project dismissed the notion that preparation of the process requires a long time.

"So, if you say that PPP is long, it's just an illusion. Besides being the fastest, this project is also the first PPP project in the Ministry of Transportation. Another record, Sulawesi can [train] infrastructure," Armand told Bisnis last week.

The Makassar-Parepare railroad stretches 144 kilometers. In the cooperation project, the business entity is offered to build a line in segment F along 13.90 kilometers. In addition, the scope of cooperation also covers the operation and maintenance of three segments along 107.10 kilometers. The value of the Makassar-Parepare railroad contract is estimated to reach Rp1.50 trillion. This 20-year collaboration will use an investment return scheme in the form of service availability or availability payment (AP).

Armand said that PII would guarantee if the government was late paying its obligations to business entities. Project termination is also an aspect of the risk borne by PII. To date, as many as six consortia have been declared to have passed the prequalification stage. Merwka is PT Len Industri; Kyeryong Construction-Korea Railroad Corporation-KRNA; PTPP-BK-CCCEI-IM; China Harbor Indonesia; PT Waskita-PT Waskita Toll Road; and PT Wijaya Karya Tbk.-IMS. The number of participants who passed the prequalification in the Business record is less than the number of interested people in assessing market interest in March 2018. At that time, as many as 24 companies expressed their interest in participating in the Makasssar-Parepare railroad cooperation project. (Rivki Maulana)

Source : Rivki Maulana (2018), https://sumatra.bisnis.com/read/20181127/437/863383/proyek-kerja-sama-penjaminan-ka-makassar-parepare-segera-diteken
Pelindo III Cooperates with Chinese Investors to Work on the Reclamation Project in Lamong BayPelindo III Cooperates with Chinese Investors to Work on the Reclamation Project in Lamong Bay
JAKARTA - PT Pelindo III (Persero) cooperates with PT China Communications Construction Indonesia (CCCI) to improve port services in Indonesia. This collaboration is in the form of reclamation development in the Teluk Lamong Terminal Area, Surabaya. Pelindo III President Director Ari Askhara said that PT CCCI would later become an investor in a project that would reclaim approximately 50 hectares. On 50 hectares of land will be built for port industries such as warehouses, clean packing factories and industrial clusters in China.

"In Teluk Lamong we have a plan at the main port, which must build an area or depot. There are three parties, one of them is PT CCCI," Ari said after signing the cooperation in the new office of Pelindo III representative, Jakarta, Tuesday (19/12 / 2017).

Meanwhile on the same occasion, Pelindo III Corporate Secretary Faruq Hidayat said there would be tenants of around 230 built on the Lamong Bay reclamation land. "The plan is that they will bring their tenants. They have multinational groups, some from Indonesia and abroad," he explained. For its own reclamation development target, Faruq said, it could not be confirmed yet. But the plan will run 8 months to 12 months. "As soon as possible because the needs are very high. The availability of land is already very much needed," he said.

He mentioned that until now, the activity of goods in and out of Lamong Bay has been running with 500,000 TEUs. This figure is up from last year's 140,000 TEUs. As for the investment value of this project, Faruq cannot mention. He admitted that it was all on the part of PT CCCI. "Funding from themselves. My estimate is around Rp. 4 million to Rp. 5 million per square meter," he concluded. (Yohana Artha Uly)

Source: Yohana Artha Uly (2017)
Photo by: Eric Ireng