Indonesia asks Japan to work on Jakarta-Surabaya train project



Indonesia has invited Japan to submit proposals to work on a railway line connecting Jakarta to its second-biggest city Surabaya, the transport minister told Reuters on Saturday.
The project aims to slash journey times by more than half to around five hours on the roughly 600-km (400-mile) route, Budi Karya Sumadi said in his first interview with foreign media since taking office in late July.
Japan could provide a loan for the project, said Sumadi. Construction could be carried out through a partnership between Japanese and Indonesian companies.
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8 October 2016 in Business, Views: 46
Source: Reuters
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