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Govt to Build Railway Tracks to Tanjung Priok Port February 15, 2006

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Govt to Build Railway Tracks to Tanjung Priok Port
ANTARA News – 2006-02-15 10:56:58

February 15, 2006

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The government plans to build railway tracks from industrial centres to Tanjung Priok in Jakarta to speed up cargo transportation between these centres in West Java and the port, Transportation Minister Hatta Radjasa said here on Tuesday.

“I have proposed one more project to the Committee to Expedite Infrastructure Development namely the building of railway tracks between the production centers or industrial areas and Tanjung Priok port as an alternative of expediting cargo transportation now still not smooth,” he said after meeting coordinating minister for the economy, Boediono.

Cargo transportation from the industrial areas in West Java (Bekasi, Cikarang, Karawang and others) has so far been carried out through the crowded Jakarta-Cikampek toll road, so that it has not been smooth.

“Although more toll roads will be built, it would be better if more railway tracks would also be built,” he said, adding that private businesses would be involved in the project.

He said the project would cover a section from Pasoso to Tanjung Priok, a road from Bekasi to various indusrial areas in Cikarang and Karawang and a dry port as well as an access from the industrial areas to the railway line.

“I hope in 2007 Pasoso is already connected with Tanjung Priok including the JICT and Koja,” he said.

He said he predicted it would cost around Rp35 billion to connect Pasoso and Tanjung Priok. (*)

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