MRT Jakarta has awarded a Rupiah 4.6 trillion ($US 317.4m) contract to a joint venture of Sumitomo Mitsui Construction, Japan, and Hutama Karya, Indonesia, to construct part of phase 2A of Jakarta’s first metro line.

The joint venture will undertake section CP203 of phase 2A, which includes construction of a 1.4km tunnel between Mangga Besar and Kota as well Glodok and Kota stations at the northern end of the line.

Construction, which is scheduled to start in September and should be completed in August 2027, will have to take account of several buildings of cultural value, notably in the old town. 

Sumitomo Mitsui Construction and Hutama Karya were also involved in constructing the 15.7km first phase of the Jakarta MRT project, which opened in 2019 between Lebak Bulus and HI Roundabout.  

The contract to build the first section of phase 2A was awarded to Shimizu, Japan, and Adhi Karya, Indonesia in February 2020. MRT Jakarta hopes to sign civil engineering and railway works contracts for the remaining sections of phase 2 by July.

Phase 2 will be 11.8km long with nine stations.

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