China Fast Train construction launched in Bandung
President Jokowi launched the construction phase of the China-funded Jakarta-Bandung fast train, marking the country’s first such endeavor and opening up a host of investment opportunities in the sector . The project was launched in West Bandung and set to be completed in 2018 and will start operations in 2019. The project will employ as many as 20,000 local workers and boost investment in various railway-related sectors. The $5.5bn project will also contribute more than $450m in state revenue through the procurement of goods and services alone over the next 3 years.