High Speed Train Trials Soon The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, said the Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Rail (KCJB) project will run a dynamic test next month. The dynamic test was carri out in preparation for the project review by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Chinese President Xi Jinping. I should have gone today to review the dynamic test preparation. Because the dynamic test must take place on November 16,” said Luhut to the media crew at the Mandarin Hotel, Jakarta.
1. Luhut is sure that he can test dynamically to welcome Jokowi and Xi Jinping’s visit
Luhut believes that the dynamic test process can be carri out properly. To welcome the visit of Jokowi and Xi Jinping.
2. The KCIC project has not used the state budget. It is still being fund by a consortium and Chinese companies
Regarding project financing. Luhut said that until now it was still being carri out by the Indonesian consortium with China, aka using a business-to-business (b2b) scheme. Thus. The state budget has not been us to finance the project. “No (it is borne by the state budget), we are making our cooperation with China, everything is still b2b,” said Luhut. The government itself is still looking at the need for project costs in terms of discourse on the use of the state budget. “Well. we’ll see later. Because the state budget also gets almost Rp12 trillion in taxes if I’m not mistaken. So even if the state budget subsidizes KAI, I think it will still come in,” said Luhut.
3. Only 17 km of KCJB rail installed
Meanwhile. In welcoming the KCJB dynamic test. The rail in stallation process was carri out. Currently. The rail that has been installed is 17 kilometers (km) long. The rail installation was carried out from the Tegalluar Depot to Jakarta. KCIC’s Corporate Secretary.Rahadian Ratry. Said that the 17 km track installation work on the left and right sides was successfully completed and is currently entering the fine adjustment stage.
In addition, the Overhead Catenary System (OCS) pole or overhead electricity for KCJB’s electricity needs in the dynamic test has also been complet. Similar to the rail installation, the installation of OCS poles also continues along the KCJB route. In this way. The construction of the KCJB project runs simultaneously so that efforts to accelerate development continue to be carried out.
“Besides the rail and OCS, we are also making other preparations, such as the preparation of the Comprehensive Inspection Train (CIT) or the inspection train as well as the preparation of the depot and station areas. Hopefully with good cooperation, the preparations for G20 activities will gradually mature.