Indonesia looks to export LRT trains hinh anh 1Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Photo: AFP/VNA)
Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo is optimistic that the light rail transit (LRT) trains produced by state-owned PT INKA (Persero) can be exported to other countries.

He made the statement while inspecting the LRT station projects connecting four cities in the Greater Jakarta, including the capital city of Jakarta, Bogor, Depok and Bekasi, on June 9.

Indonesia has exported trains to Bangladesh and the Philippines, he said, adding that he is optimistic that the LRT will also be like that.

Indonesia plans to put the Jabodebek LRT into operation by mid-2022. The LRT train was produced by PT INKA while PT Adhi Karya was tasked with the LRT construction work.

The President emphasised that Indonesia’s industry direly required to gain experience in building LRT trains. This would come in handy when the LRT manufactured by Indonesia is exported to other countries.

To date, the Jabodebek LRT construction has reached 84.7 percent completion. It will be tested in April 2022 and officially become operational two month later.

According to PT. KAI, the operator of the Jabodebek LRT, there are six trains in each LRT series. Each series is capable of serving 740 passengers normally and up to 1,308 passengers in peak hours.

It is designed to have a speed of 90km per hour, while the maximum operating speed reaches 80km per hour./.
VNA