World Bank to Support Bus Rapid Transit Projects in Medan, Bandung

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Ririe Ranggasari

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Laila Afifa

6 October 2021 20:05 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The World Bank is committed to supporting the mass transit program in Indonesia's metropolitan cities. In the first phase, the World Bank will support bus rapid transit or BRT projects in Bandung and Medan.

"In developing urban transportation, the World Bank's role together with other donor agencies is to assist the Indonesian government in preparing a national mass transportation program," World Bank's transport engineer Amilia Aldian said in a web seminar, 'Better Business Case Virtual Award Ceremony', held Wednesday, October 6.

In addition to the two cities, the World Bank will support Indonesia's efforts to develop public transportation in six metropolitan cities.

"We are committed with other donor agencies to support the implementation of national mass transportation," Aldian said.

The World Bank, Aldian said, hopes that a mechanism will be created between the central and regional governments to carry out the financing for mass and urban transportation.

Meanwhile, National Development Planning Minister/Bappenas chief Suharso Monoarfa Suharso said that the government continues to pursue economic transformation to achieve Indonesia's target of becoming a country with high income per capita by 2045.

One of these efforts is carried out through the development of infrastructure, including transportation. However, he acknowledged that the infrastructure development agenda has been hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The pandemic has also forced the government to refocus the state budget and delay various projects that were supposed to take place in 2021.

Read: World Bank Optimistic Towards Indonesia's Economic Growth

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