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Mitsui, Toyo and KOBELCO enter into Contract for Integrated Railway Systems and Trackwork for North-South Line of Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit System in Indonesia

The consortium formed by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo, President & CEO: Tatsuo Yasunaga), Toyo Engineering Corporation ("Toyo", Head Office: Chiba, President & CEO: Kiyoshi Nakao), Kobe Steel, Ltd. ("KOBELCO", Head Office: Kobe, President, CEO and Representative Director: Hiroya Kawasaki), and PT. Inti Karya Persada Tehnik ("IKPT", Head Office: Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia, President Director – CEO: Eiji Hosoi) has been awarded a 25 billion yen contract by PT Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta ("MRTJ") for the integrated railway systems and trackwork for the North-South Line of the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit system (15.7 km). MRTJ is under the umbrella of the Special Capital Territory of Jakarta. The railway will be Indonesia's first subway line.

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Mitsui assumes its role as the consortium leader, and Toyo is responsible for project management and designing and supplying the substation system, power distribution system, overhead contact system, trackwork, escalators and elevators. KOBELCO is responsible for system integration and designing and supplying the signaling system, telecommunication system, automatic fare collection system, platform screen doors system, and IKPT is responsible for the installation of all the systems and the supply of local products.

The Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit system, supported by the Japanese government with an ODA loan under the Special Terms for Economic Partnership (STEP) with MRTJ, is a project that has been strongly promoted by Indonesian president Joko Widodo since he was the governor of Jakarta, and is aimed to mitigate the traffic congestion, which has resulted from the recent rapid economic growth of the country. The project is also targeted to enhance the basic infrastructure development to improve the environment for further investment in the country. An extension of the route and construction of a new line between east and west are also planned as future expansion projects.

Each of the consortium member companies is determined to contribute to the further economic growth of Indonesia through the introduction of advanced Japanese railway technology.

Source: Kobelco