Jakarta-bandung high-speed rail builds strong foundation

Added On October 2, 2019

The first girder has been lifted in the casting yard in Bekasi, West Java.
The site produced most of the girders for the China-Indonesia cooperation project. 
During the installation ceremony, Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Xiao Qian said it marked an important step for the mega project.
Soundbite (Chinese) XIAO QIAN, Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia
"The construction process had made many visually apparent achievements. delete:In March, we completed the TBM assembling, and in May, we made a breakthrough in the Walini Tunnel. Last week, we finished the first continuous beam in DK 131. This installation marks an important step to build a strong foundation for the next phase of development." 
Soundbite (Bahasa Indonesia) RINI SOEMARNO, Indonesian State-owned Enterprises Minister
"It is a very good partnership. Indonesia made the substructure and China the superstructure. We should seize all opportunities presented by this partnership. Indonesia can learn so much from China."
The Jakarta-Bandung High speed-rail was developed by a Chinese-Indonesian consortium. 
The 142.3 km-long project will connect Indonesia's capital Jakarta and West Java's capital Bandung. With a maximum speed of 350 km per hour, Chinese technology will cut the journey from more than three hours to 40 minutes.