PT MRT Jakarta with PT Adhi Karya Tbk and Shimizu Corporation Indonesia as the consortium of tender winners signed a Phase 2A MRT project development contract from the HI to Harmoni (CP 201) roundabout valued at IDR4.5 trillion at the Bundaran HI MRT Station, Jakarta.

The signing was carried out by the Director of Construction Silvia Halim and Shimizu-Adhi Karya Joint Venture represented by Yutaka Okumura regarding the Contract Package between PT MRT Jakarta and Shimizu-Adhi Karya JV (SAJV) related to the Design and Build Underground Section of the Jakarta Project Phase 2 Contract Package 201.

The signing was witnessed by the Governor of DKI Jakarta Province Anies Baswedan, Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia Masafumi Ishii, President Director of PT MRT Jakarta William Sabandar, JICA Chief Representative for the Republic of Indonesia Yamanaka Shinichi and Managing Director of PT Adhi Karya Tbk Budi Harto.

Phase 2A starts from HI Roundabout Station to Kota Station with a total length of six kilometers and consists of seven underground stations namely Thamrin Station, Monas Station, Harmoni Station, Sawah Besar Station, Mangga Besar Station, Glodok Station, and Kota Station.

The signing of the CP 201 contract of work between PT MRT Jakarta and Shimizu – Adhi Karya JV (SAJV) marked the start of Phase 2A construction project work. In the contract there are two underground station works namely Thamrin Station and Monas Station. The CP 201 work package will build a tunnel and station that has a 2.8 Km line to connect the HI Roundabout Station and Harmoni Station.

MRT President Director William P Sabandar said the Phase 2 construction process was more complicated than Phase 1 because all underground construction and at some point would be under the Ciliwung River and soft soil structures in North Jakarta.

“Considering the location of the project which is in the Ring 1 area, PT MRT Jakarta always puts safety for the community, especially the citizens of Jakarta. In connection with this matter PT MRT Jakarta will use a development planning system with a high security system, especially when working on the construction of Thamrin Station and Monas Station,” he said. [antaranews]