The CP201 ​​package 2A contract, signed by Jakarta MRT construction director, Mr Silvia Halim, and SAJV representative, Mr Yutaka Okumura, includes the construction of two tunnels totalling 2.8km connecting Bundaran HI station to Harmoni station, with two intermediate underground stations at Thamrin and Monas.

The signing was witnessed by the governor of Jakarta Province, Mr Anies Baswedan, Japanese ambassador to Indonesia, Mr Masafumi Ishii, and Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) chief representative for Indonesia, Mr Yamanaka Shinichi.

The Rupiah 4.5 trillion ($US 324.2m) contract will run from March until December 2024.

The first phase of the MRT network, the 15.7km north-south Line 1 between Hotel Indonesia traffic island and Lebak Bulus, was inaugurated in March 2019.

Phase 2 of the MRT is divided into two sections: phase 2A and 2B. Phase 2A consists of a 6km line with seven stations. Construction is divided into civil contract packages, including CP 200 (D-Wall Substation/Monas Substation), CP201 ​​(HI-Harmony Circle Roundabout), CP202 (Harmony-Large Mango) and CP203 (Mangga Besar-Kota).

CP205 will cover railway and track work systems, including rolling stock.

Phase 2A is expected to be completed in December 2024.

Phase 2B, known as the North-South line, will stretch 5.8km from Kota station to Ancol with three stations. Construction is due to begin in 2022 with completion targeted for 2027.

“This is all part of building integrated mass public transport in Jakarta,” Baswedan says. “In this phase 2, all stations will be integrated with other modes of public transport. There will be no more problems such as the unintegrated Asean station and Transjakarta corridor 13. This will be done for all public transport development on both the Jakarta MRT, Transjakarta and Jakarta LRT so that citizens can easily reach anywhere.”

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