Cleaning up the Fast-Train Project Mess
The government prepares a state budget to rescue the Jakarta-Bandung fast-train project, which is in danger of stalling. There are allegations of poor project planning and inflated construction costs.
UNDER a pouring November rain, Tonot Partadisastra tried to show an intersection between the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail and the end of a road in Deltamas City, Bekasi Regency, West Java. The two areas are separated by a portal made of bamboo.
That Thursday afternoon, November 4, heavy rain prevented the minibus Tonot’s group were riding from crossing to the edge of the rail with poles already erected. “That’s our rail. Tho...
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