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Bandung monorail`s construction to be synchronized with high-speed train: Official

Bandung (ANTARA News) – The West Java provincial government has planned to synchronize the construction of the greater Bandung monorail and Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train projects to support the mass rapid transit system, a local government official stated here, Monday.

The representatives of Chinas Chongqing Consortium have been informed about the plan to synchronize the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train and greater Bandung monorail projects, Secretary of the West Java provincial government Iwa Karniwa noted.

Speaking to journalists after the meeting with Chinas Chongqing Consortium here, he said a need to synchronize the construction of the monorail and high-speed train projects would be further discussed by the representatives of the West Java Transportation Office.

During the meeting, both parties also shared their views on the need to accelerate the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the West Java and Chongqing sister province cooperation.

“In March, the MoU will be signed, and it is expected to ease the funding, and we can gain greater funding,” he affirmed.

Meanwhile, Head of the West Java Transportation Office Dedy Taufik remarked that the aspect to be synchronized was related to the programs and not the investors.

The development of the high-speed train serving the Bandung-Jakarta route should be connected with the monorail and light rail transit construction projects, he added.

Source : www.antaranews.com, Monday, 14 December 2015