Indonesia Signs Cooperation With China On High Speed Train Operation

JAKARTA, Oct 12 (NNN-ANTARA) – Indonesian Transportation Ministry, signed a cooperation document on human resources research and development with KCIC, the China-Indonesia joint firm, to operate Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway (HSR), related to operation of HSR train in the country.

Signing of the cooperation was ultimately intended to prepare Indonesian workers in the operation and maintenance of Jakarta-Bandung HSR train.

“We want to assure that level of service and level of safety provided by the HSR train are excellent. We will learn a lot,” Indonesia Transportation Minister, Budi Karya Sumadi said, in a statement, released on Friday.

The signing of the cooperation was witnessed by the minister, conducted by the ministry’s secretary general, Djoko Sasono, and KCIC Managing Director, Chandra Dwiputra, at the ministry.

To follow suit the cooperation, the minister said, teams from the ministry’s institution to supervise train transport would be sent to China and several other countries, to learn operation of HSR train in those respective countries.

The Jakarta-Bandung HSR train is a flagship project under the Belt and Road Initiatives, and is highly promoted by Chinese and Indonesian leaders.– NNN-ANTARA