The construction of the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) phase 3 and phase 4 will soon be implemented by the government in collaboration with Japanese, British, and South Korean investors. Later, MRT phase 3 will be the longest route with a span of 87 KM.
Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi said Japanese and British investors would work on the Phase 3 MRT project, which is the East-West corridor.
This line will divide the Jakarta area from Balaraja (Banten) to Cikarang (West Java/Jabar) with a length of 87 kilometers and 40 stations.
This is the longest corridor for MRT Jakarta, where Phase 1 of Lebak Bulus-HI is 16 km long and Phase 2 of the HI-Kota Tua Roundabout is 11.8 kilometers.
Meanwhile, investors from South Korea are more interested in the Phase 4 project, which is a continuation of the corridor from Fatmawati to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, which is 10.9 kilometers long.
“East-West (East-West) is Japan and UK (UK). They have agreed, while Fatmawati-TMII is in South Korea. We are also still making an offer to the UK (Fatmawati-TMII),” Budi said as quoted on Tuesday (25/03). 10/2022).
The plan is that a commitment will be made at the upcoming November G20 Summit in Bali.
“For the next phase, the Indonesian government will open cooperation with the Japanese, South Korean, and British, which will begin with the MoU for the event at the G20,” said Budi.
Currently, a feasibility study for the Phase 3 and 4 MRT projects is being carried out. Especially for phase 3 or the East-West corridor route, is targeted to complete in 2023 and start construction in 2024.
Therefore, the estimated construction costs are still waiting for the study’s results to be completed.
Budi explained that a large number of investors in this phase created an opportunity to openly determine contractors so that they could get a cheaper price offer.
“So far, from Japan, we have to go to Japanese contractors. With the competition, we have coordinated with the parties and they agreed to build jointly,” he said.
As previously reported, the East-West Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) construction Phase 3 connecting Balaraja-Cikarang will begin in 2024.
“So, East-West is currently conducting a feasibility study. The MRT is from Cibitung to Balaraja. We hope it can be completed by 2023, and we have started in 2024,” explained Budi Karya, quoted from a video press statement, Monday. (24/10/2022).