The Transport Ministry has asked state construction company Adhi Karya to sign additional contracts for the light rail transit (LRT) project by the end of August. The request is related to the revision of Presidential Regulation (PR) No. 65/2016, which replace PR No. 98/2015 on the Acceleration of Light Rail Transit Development in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, and Bekasi.
The ministry's Railway Director Prasetyo Boeditjahjono said the revision should prompt Adhi Karya to fast-track the construction of the LRT, because the rule legitimises the project's development in its entirety. (Read: All Problems Solved, Jakarta LRT Project Begins This Month).
PR 98 was issued to hasten the project's ground-breaking last year. The new presidential regulation will bind the project legally, as there are contract clauses to comply with. "The work that Adhi Karya's already done will be included in the contract," Prasetyo said.
Prasetyo confirmed that last year's ground-breaking and progress will be recognised in the new regulation. "To my knowledge, three percent of the LRT construction is complete," he said in Jakarta Thursday (18/8). (Read: Minister Jonan Agrees to Ahok's Plan, LRT Train will Run on Standard Rails).
According to the Cabinet Secretariat website, Adhi Karya was asked to sign an agreement with the Transport Ministry within 30 working days of the approval of the budget and technical documents, regulated in Article 3,clause 4 of PR 65.
The regulation requires Adhi Karya to submit the technical and budget documents by the given deadline. The Transport Ministry will carry out the technical evaluation and check that the price is equitable.
After approving the documents, the ministry and Adhi Karya must sign the contract within 30 working days. (Read: Adhi Karya Wants to Co-manage LRT with PT KAI).