INKA to Manufacture Trains for Export to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - State-owned train manufacturer PT Industri Kereta Api (INKA) is preparing to manufacture 340 trains to be exported to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka this year.

    "We are processing the manufacturing process. All the requirements have been completed. We’re going to import 250 trains to Bangladesh and 90 trains to Sri Lanka," said INKA President Director Agus Purnomo to reporters on Saturday.

    According Agus, the contract worth of the manufacturing reaches US$200 million. It is estimated that certainty of import to Bangladesh will be decided around March or April, while certainty for imports to Sri Lanka is expected to be determined by the end of this month.

    Last year, PT INKA imported 150 trains worth US$72 million to Bangladesh.

    "Besides, PT INKA has also imported trains to Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Filipina, Thailand, Singapore, or even Australia,” he said.

    LOUIS RIKA STEVANI | ANTARA