For the construction of about 190 km road from West Kuhtai from the port in Balikpapan have already purchased 105 acres of land.
BALI (Indonesia), 17 Oct. Mikhail Tsyganov. Indonesian subsidiary of Russian Railways — company PT Kereta Api Borneo will start the construction of the railway on the Kalimantan island (Borneo) 17 November 2015, said the head of the Department of regional corporate Affairs Sibianor Yadi (Yadi M. Sabianoor).
“We decided to hold the ceremony of laying the first stone,” he was quoted by the newspaper Jakarta Globe.
According to Sayanora, for the construction of about 190 km road from West Kuhtai from the port in Balikpapan have already purchased 105 acres of land, and concerning the remaining 184 acres are being required documents. He added that the Vice President of Indonesia Jusuf Kalla urged Kereta Api Borneo to start the project as soon as possible.
“The government of East Kalimantan province said earlier that Russian investors will participate in the construction of bridges, ports and industrial parks in the province, and there is even the possibility of NPP construction”, — notes the Jakarta Globe.
The head of Kereta Api Borneo Andrey Shigaev said earlier that the cost of the first phase of construction could reach $ 1.7 billion. The total coal reserves in Kalimantan are estimated to range from 8 to 50 billion tons, but at the initial stage RZD focuses only on the existing in Katajskom energy pool company, capable of providing a draft load for a period of not less than 15 years, he said.
Shigaev stressed that Russian Railways have no intention to build this road at their own expense and only at the expense of their resources — on the contrary, providing anchor funding and with the strategic goal to obtain contracts for construction and maintenance of Railways, the Russian company intends “only to push the project in order to further it rolled on the rails already private”.