China-led Jakarta-Bandung Rail Project Stumbles
Far behind schedule, with costs climbing, a Belt and Road project is a headache
By: Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Yeta Purnama
The 150-km Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Train project was envisioned as China’s most important Belt and Road Initiative venture in Indonesia, if not Southeast Asia, a propaganda coup in which it pushed Japan aside after years of Nippon dawdling over details.
But it now is also at least three years behind sche…