TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Korea Rail Network Authority (KRNA) stated their interest to invest in mass transportation sector in North Sumatra. KRNA believed the province has potential economic resources to be developed further.
"Our management is ready to conduct cooperation with the North Sumatra provincial administration in building the mass transportation," the General Manager of Overseas Cooperation of Korea Rail Network Authority, Dae-Geun Park, said on Wednesday.
He has met the executive of N Sumatra Regional Secretary, Ibnu Hutomo.
The KRNA is a Korean company that construct Light Rapid Transportation and Bus Rapid Transportation.
The Korean company interest is inline with the Indonesian government's plan that invites the private sector to invest in the transportation facility.
Hutomo said the N Sumatra Administration also interested to the proposal of KRNA, particularly the construction of railway.
"The provincial administration wants to have a railway that connect Medan or several regions such as Pematangsiantar-Parapat, Toba Lake-Pematang Siantar-Parapat-Silangit Airport of North Tapanuli," Hutomo added.
The adequate transportation facility can support to increase tourist visits to Lake Toba, he said.
The provincial administration also wants to connect several cities such as Medan-Binjai-Deli Serdang-Karo.