The central government of Indonesia joins South Korea to develop a Light Rapid Transit (LRT) in Bali, CNN Indonesia reports. Authorities ensure that this new transportation system will operate in 1.5 or 2 years from now.
For this project, Indonesia joins the Korea Rail Network Authority (KRNA) and the Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation (KIND), both are private institutions from South Korea. The MoU between both parties has been signed on Tuesday, (21/1).
The project costs US$ 400 million or around IDR 5 trillion. The new LRT will connect certain roads in Kuta to Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport with 4.75 km long.
“We will build an underground LRT, Angkasa Pura (the owned-state company ) aksed this to be centered, to cater all passengers (to and out of Ngurah Rai Airport) to reduce the overcrowded road,” state Haedar A Karim, the President Director of PT Nindya Karya (Persero) on Tuesday (21/1) in Jakarta.
The LRT is hoped to become the main transportation system to cater all passengers to and out of Ngurah Rai International Airport. In the future, there are two stations to be built.