BANDUNG - West Java Provincial Government signed a joint agreement with Bandung City Government, Cimahi City Government, Bandung Regency, West Bandung Regency and Sumedang Regency about Light Rapid Transit (LRT) development plan in Bandung Raya metropolitan area.
The signing was done directly by West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) with five related regional heads, in East Hall Gedung Sate Bandung, Monday (04/06/2018).
The agreement is based on the construction of the LRT line across five areas in Bandung Raya. For that West Java provincial government should be the coordinator in LRT development planning.
"Why do we build this cooperation so that later when there is talks with the center who became the spokesman among the entire City District is the province because it is related to the development between the City District so that the province needs to equate the vision, intention and equate the planning that we do through this cooperation agreement, explained Governor Aher.
So the LRT project is not only the Bandung City Government plan but the entire local government in Bandung Raya.
"Later the LRT project is no longer the plan of Bandung but Bandung Raya plans because it is impossible in Bandung City," said Aher.
Moreover, continued Aher, LRT development will be integrated with fast train project Jakarta-Bandung where the end point is in Tegal Out of Bandung regency.
"Thus he called LRT Bandung Raya," he said.
Regarding the start of construction of LRT Bandung Raya, Aher said at this time has not been determined because it must be coordinated with the central government first. This involves financing from the center and awaiting the decision of the Jakarta-Bandung rapid train project. But the determination of the LRT line has been determined at 8 points.
"The track has been completely integrated, it has not been decided yet because it must be coordinated with the center, it is related to the cost of the center and the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung high speed train," Aher said.
Besides the signing of the cooperation, the cooperation agreement between West Java Provincial Government and Bogor Regency, Bogor City, Depok City and South Tangerang City on integration of Nambo regional waste management was also carried out.
"The regional garbage for Nambo was the cooperation between Bogor Regency, Depok City and Tangsel City, and later in South Jakarta will be followed to dispose of garbage," Aher concluded.