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Still no permit for high speed rail a week from Jokowi inauguration

Jakarta Post - September 4, 2023

Ruth Dea Juwita, Jakarta – The operator of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway (HSR) said it has yet to acquire an operating permit from the government despite President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's intention of inaugurating the flagship project in less than a week.

Eva Chairunisa, spokesperson of PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC), the Sino-Indonesian consortium responsible for the project, told The Jakarta Post on Friday that the company is still in the process of acquiring the license, saying that it would not rush and would maintain the "comfort and feasibility" of the project.

She also guaranteed that everything remained in compliance with regulations, noting that the project is part of the national strategic projects (PSN) and the company would address any concerns before the railway opens to the public.

Source: https://asianews.network/still-no-permit-for-high-speed-rail-a-week-from-jokowi-inauguration