KAI Urged to Finish Port Railway Project

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  • Pekerja menurunkan gerbong kereta rel listrik (KRL) yang baru tiba di Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Minggu (3/11). PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek memesan sebanyak 30 unit dari total pengadaan keseluruhan berjumlah 180 unit KRL bekas dari Jepang. TEMPO/Eko Siswono Toyudho

    Pekerja menurunkan gerbong kereta rel listrik (KRL) yang baru tiba di Pelabuhan Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Minggu (3/11). PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek memesan sebanyak 30 unit dari total pengadaan keseluruhan berjumlah 180 unit KRL bekas dari Jepang. TEMPO/Eko Siswono Toyudho

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - State-Owned Enterprise Minister Rini Mariani Soemarno has asked PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) and Transportation Ministry to finish the port railway project. She said that there is yet any further clarification upon the project.

    Rini has previously asked officials in charge of the project to deliver a report. Given the not-yet-clear exposition, Rini paid a visit to Tanjungh Priok, only to find that one track is yet completed.

    Former Minister Dahlan Iskan had authorized PT KAI as an administrator of Tanjung Priok Port railroad. The construction stands as a response to Ahok’s request for a railway in the port to help disperse traffic.

    PT KAI Director Edi Sukmoro said that the construction has been planned for a while. "It will soon be completed. Hopefully, next year it can operate," he said.

    FAIZ NASHRILLAH