INDONESIA, like Malaysia, is currently embarking on its own MRT Project, consisting of two lines in its capital, Jakarta. They are the South-North Line from Lebak Bulus to Kampung Bandan, which runs for a distance of about 23km, and the East-West Corridor which has a length of 87km.
On 24 October 2013, PT Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta visited the Klang Valley MRT Project. The delegation of 25 which was led by their Director of Construction, Mr M. Nasyir included engineers and contractors of the MRT Jakarta Project.
They were given a briefing by Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) Director of Underground Tunnels, Mr Blaise Mark Pearce at the TTDI Information Centre.
They were also taken to several MRT construction sites such as Section 16, KL Sentral and Cochrane.
The delegation expressed a lot of interest in the set-up of MRT Corp as well as the project management aspects of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. They were also interested in underground tunnelling, traffic management and public engagement.
Both parties expressed the hope that a good relationship can be maintained as the Southeast Asian region continues to develop its public transport infrastructure.