AMDAL Needed in Recommendation Issuance for MRT Phase II Construction

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 1 Februari 2019
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Peta-MRTMinistry of State Secretariat affirms its full commitment for the second phase of construction for the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit (MRT).

The construction of the second phase of the MRT is part of the National Strategic Project to promote mass transportation modes in Greater Jakarta.

“Ministry of State Secretariat from October 2018 to 16 January 2019 hold a coordination meeting involving several stakeholders among others, the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government, PT. MRT Jakarta, and Member of the Medan Merdeka Region Development Steering Commission to obtain a comprehensive review from various stakeholders,” said the Ministry’s Assistant Deputy for Public Relations Eddy Cahyono Sugiarto in a press release, Friday (1/2).

Eddy’s statement is in response to DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan’s statement stating that the groundbreaking of the second phase of construction for MRT groundbreaking was initially slated to be done in January this year. However, the groundbreaking was hampered because the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government had not yet received approval from Ministry of State Secretariat.

“This is because the pathway of the second phase of MRT construction passes through the Merdeka Medan Area. Under Presidential Decree Number 25 of 1995 on the Development of the Medan Merdeka Area, the development in the said area must first obtain approval from Ministry of State Secretariat,” Anies told reporters in Jakarta on Thursday (1/2).

In order to have the recommendation issued, Eddy went on to explain that the Ministry still needs a thorough study from PT. Jakarta MRT, as well as opinions from relevant ministries/institutions, such as the addendum of the Environmental Impact Assessment (AMDAL) made in 2011, analysis of traffic, as well as security assessment of national vital objects.

However, Eddy surmised that delay in issuing the recommendation regarding the Station and Substation in the Monas area and the end point of the second phase of MRT Project Development should not hamper the groundbreaking of the project.

For the record, the second phase of the construction of MRT is expected to connect Hotel Indonesia roundabout to Kampung Bandan, with the first phase from the Hotel Indonesia roundabout to Jakarta Kota Station in West Jakarta.

The total cost to build the second phase of MRT construction is estimated to reach Rp25 trillion. (EN/ES)

Translated by: Muhardi

Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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