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Ambassador Xiao Qian Meets with Chinese and Indonesian Teams of Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway

On February 22nd, the first working day after Chinese New Year Holiday, Ambassador Xiao Qian invited representatives of the Indonesian and Chinese teams of Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway to a group discussion in the Chinese Embassy. The discussion was attended by 12 representatives of relevant agencies, including Mr. Sahala, Special Assistant to Indonesian Minister of State-owned Enterprises and Commissioner of KCIC, Mr. Hanggoro, former President Director of KCIC, Mr. Xiao Songxin, Project Director of HSRCC and Mr. Tamjanto, Deputy Project Director of HSRCC. Also attending the discussion were Mr. Wang Liping, Minister Counselor for Economic and Commercial Affairs and Mr. Xu Hangtian, Counselor for Political Affairs of the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia.

The Ambassador first extended holiday greetings and wishes to the business representatives and staff working on the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway project. As a landmark project initiated and witnessed by the presidents of both countries, the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway bears great significance in the alignment of development strategies, and serves the development demand of Indonesia, as remarked by Ambassador Xiao. Under joint efforts, the project has made continuous progress. The two teams are hoped to step up cooperation and make persistent efforts so as to speed up the construction process and make greater contribution to Indonesia’s development.

As remarked by Mr. Sahala, the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway project has made positive progress recently and is expected to be on schedule to begin full construction. He believes the project would greatly boost economic integration in Jakarta, Bandung and adjacent regions, where large population and economic activities are centered. With great excitement and anticipation, the Indonesian government and various sectors believe the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway will make great contribution to the development of Indonesia.

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