DKI Jakarta continues to develop infrastructure even though the country’s capital will be moved to East Kalimantan. The newest, stage 4 subway construction will begin in 2023.
This was conveyed by PT MRT Jakarta (Perseroda). they are targeting the construction of a phase 4 subway project next year. Currently still in the process of being studied.
The MRT project in this phase connects the South Jakarta area to the East. Where the route is in a straight line passing Fatmawati-Antasari, Ampera, Warung Jati, Tanjung Barat, Rancho, Jl Raya Bogor, Tanah Merdeka, Kampung Rambutan to Taman Mini, along 10.9 kilometers.
“For subway construction phase 4, we are currently working on Basic Engineering Design (BED), and if we get funding, next year (2023) construction,” said MRT Jakarta President Director William Sabandar, a journalist at the Journalists Forum, Thursday (30/6/2022).
A feasibility study for this project has been carried out by the South Korean parties, namely KIND and the Korea National Railway (KNR). Where from the results of the feasibility of funding recommendations for government and private cooperation. In this case, PT MRT Jakarta will cooperate with the private sector, namely KIND, KNR, and Samsung CT&T.
As for the investment costs needed to build this project, it reaches Rp. 20 to Rp. 28 trillion. Where the financing scheme is expected to come from the private sector 40%.
“60% of the government, 40% of the private sector, which I can describe from Fatmawati – TMII,” he said.
Although it is not possible to predict when this project will be completed, according to William, this project could be faster than the construction of MRT Jakarta phase 3 or East-West, due to the shorter route. However, from his presentation in 2030, it is projected that the number of ridership on this route will reach 97,340 passengers.
Furthermore, MRT Jakarta President Director William Sabandar flew to England to France to offer investment in the development of the Jakarta MRT.
The capital city’s integrated highway project is currently in the process of developing several phases. The additional phases are phases 2 to 4. The MRT will be connected to the Jakarta Kota area, then to Taman Mini, until later it is connected to Banten.
“We are getting a lot of interest in participating in building the MRT, both in terms of the route and in the development of the city,” William said at a press conference at the MRT Jakarta office, Thursday (30/6).
Throughout the period from May to June 2022, William toured the country. Both accompany the Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, to the Governor of DKI Jakarta Anies Baswedan.
According to him, the construction of the entire Jakarta MRT project will cost up to Rp 200 trillion. He explained that the total budget was funding for MRT construction from phases 1 to 4.
Later this integrated highway will be connected to Ancol, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, West Java, and Banten. So far, MRT Jakarta has only operated in phase 1, namely from Lebak Bulus Station to HI Roundabout Station.
“So roughly the need to complete phases 1, 2, 3, and 4 is Rp 200 trillion,” William said at the MRT Jakarta office, Thursday (30/6).
William detailed that the construction of phase 3, namely the 85-kilometer East and West MRT lines, would cost Rp 160 trillion. Funding for the project stretching into West Java and Banten is currently being explored.