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The signing of Cooperation Contract of High-Speed Railway Between KCIC and HSRCC

by Sebastianus Epifany Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 16:12

JAKARTA - Indonesian-Chinese joint venture PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC) and High-Speed Railway Contractor Consortium (HSRCC) signed on cooperation in the office of PT Wijaya Karya on Tuesday (4/4). The signing took place in a closed situation and attended by the President Director of PT KCIC Hanggoro Budi Wiryawan, Chief of the Presidential Staff Office Teten Masduki and the Ambassador of People's Republic of China's to Indonesia Xie Feng.

The signing is a follow-up of the President Joko Widodo agreement about the construction of a high-speed railway a few times ago. This cooperation has started since January 2016 and marked with the groundbreaking activities which conducted in Bandung, West Java. The groundbreaking process was inaugurated by President Jokowi and some relevant ministers and regional heads.

"This is a follow-up act of the heads of state agreement and follow-up of the high-speed railway program. Our struggle to build a high-speed train starts from cooperation with a consortium of Indonesia and China," said President Director of PT KCIC Hanggoro Budi Wiryawan as reported from sindonews.com (5/4/2017).

Hanggoro grateful because it has completed most of the licensing and establishment of the following entities and also the Environmental Impact Analysis has also been completed.

"Alhamdulillah we've completed partially. Especially for the design, we were assisted by a completion team of high-speed railways design so the completion is according to the contract plan which signed today," he added.

Hanggoro explained that his side must be very carefully in the discussion of technical terms and prices. This is due to the construction of this project is really the first time for Indonesia.

"Today is a milestone in the Indonesian history and hopefully this can be a good starting point, can be completed on time, on quality and in accordance with what is President and the people of Indonesia expected," he concluded.

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