JAKARTA, March 25 (Xinhua) — China’s Sinohydro Bureau 7 Co., Ltd. on Wednesday completed the precasting work of 15,390 reinforced concrete rail track slabs for the Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway (HSR), the railway’s operator said.
A statement released by KCIC, a joint venture consortium between Chinese and Indonesian state-owned firms that runs the 142.3-km HSR, said the completion of the precasting work created a solid foundation for the laying of track slabs on the entire line of the railway.
KCIC said the precasting of rail track slabs undertaken by Sinohydro Bureau 7 Co., Ltd., accounting for 51 percent of the total slab precasting works, will be handed over to Indonesian state-owned company PT Wijaya Karya, a member of the venture consortium.
KCIC said that the first track slab was produced in January last year in Sinohydro’s slab yard before the launching of mass production, adding that all the slab transported out reached a qualified rate of 100 percent.
With a speed of 350 km per hour, the high-speed railway built with the Chinese technology will cut the journey between Jakarta and Bandung, the capital of West Java province, from more than three hours to around 40 minutes.■