Thomas told the participants of Indonesia’s plans to improve its investment climate, underlining on the serious efforts by government to reform systems.
“We have already discussed this matter with our colleagues at the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry so construction can commence while land is being acquired.”
Rizal deemed the G Island project a serious violation because it would endanger the environment, vital and strategic projects, and fishermen"s routes.
The government also plans to up the status of some roads near Danau Toba to national roads, one of which is the 360 km Danau Toba outer ring road.
"I want all land acquisition for the Trans Java Toll completed by December 2016. At the very least it shouldn"t get in the way of the physical work, provided that the backup funds are available."
This common vision will strengthen the historic business relations between the two countries that have existed since the times of the Silk Road.
The new permit will allow KCIC to start development of the railway on land owned by state-owned enterprises (SOE) that are members of the high-speed railway consortium.