President Discusses C, Kalimantan Railway Project With Minister, Governor

19 December, 2011 | Source: ANTARA News

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi and Central Kalimantan Governor Teras Narang on Friday discussed the planned construction of a railway system in Central Kalimantan.

Following the meeting at the presidential office, Gamawan Fauzi said the discussion among other things touched on the question in which direction the railway system should be built, whether it was toward the east or toward the south.

The president asked that the railway construction concept be finalized.

"Next month, we will present the concept in greater detail including a concrete plan, the financing source and timing," the minister said.

For his part, Governor Teras Narang said he had given the president relevant information on the railway system construction plan, "I explained there are now four lead participants in the auction we have initiated on the project. They will submit their proposals in May and the winners will be decided later," he said.

Teras said he did not remember the names of the bidders but added that they came from China, Japan and a number of European countries.

"The value of the project is about Rp26 trillion," he said.


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