Halted by Domestic Component Rules
Monday, 20 March 2023
KCI’s procurement of electric trains is hampered by the local content requirement. Creating a dilemma whether to import used trains, or buy new carriages.
THROUGHOUT last week, officials at Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) were in Japan. They accompanied representatives from the Finance and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP) who were there to examine the plan to import used electric railway carriages (KRL) from Japan. KCI needed an audit result from the BPKP as it is a requirement for obtaining the license to import the used trains, a process that has been going on for months.
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