GLOBALink | Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway project promotes Chinese, Indonesian synergy

Source: Xinhua News Agency     Updated: 2022-11-15 16:04:30

With the connectivity between China and ASEAN further enhanced, high-quality cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative has witnessed landmark achievements.

The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway, which links China's Belt and Road Initiative and Indonesia's Global Maritime Fulcrum strategy, will start operation in June 2023.

With a design speed of 350 km per hour, the railway built with Chinese technology will cut the journey between Jakarta and Bandung, capital of West Java province, from more than three hours to around 40 minutes.

It is expected to boost economic growth and regional connectivity to achieve common development and prosperity.

The overall construction of the project has now entered the track-laying stage.

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