BANDUNG, thepresidentpost.com – Bandung Municipality continues work on the realization of Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Cable Car projects to solve the congestion problems in the city of Bandung.
Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil wrote on the Facebook page that he would soon start the construction of Cable Car and LRT. He also said that there would be a building for the parking lot with a capacity of 500 units of cars and 1000 units of motorcycles.
“The licensing is final. For the congestion reduction program, in the near future Insha Allah (God’s will) we will start with the ground breaking of the Cable Car as a public transportation between hills in Bandung,” he said.
“This work will take time about 9 months,” said the man who is familiarly called Kang Emil.
Ridwan Kamil also explained that based on Presidential Regulation (Perpres), the Cable Car project can be carried out with direct appointment for the contractor as long as it is full investment funding.
“This project will be done by PT Aditya, connecting Gelap Nyawang and Cihampelas,” he said.
For the early stage, 800 meters of a total of 42 kilometers will be built. “The system is prototyping, stretching from Gelap Nyawang to Cihampelas, the length is about 800 meters,” he said.
The investment fund needed to build the Cable Car, according to Ridwan Kamil, will be fully covered by PT Aditya, but he declined to say the exact amount of the fund needed to develop the modern public transportation.
“The funding is from them, I think they have counted in how many years they will get breakeven point. For the prototype, the Government Procurement of Goods and Services Agency (LKPP) allows the direct appointment. But for the next routes, there will be a tender so they have to bid,” he concluded. (SIN/TPP)