Anies Baswedan Opts French Firms to Develop Jakarta MRT

PT MRT Jakarta established partnerships with two French railway companies, Alston and Thales, to develop the MRT network. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that the collaboration was carried out on the basis that the Jakarta MRT will serve as the backbone of the city’s changes in mobility.

PT MRT Jakarta president director William Sabandar and Alstom’s pre-tender support and marketing director Didier Valiere signed an agreement that covers rail system solutions, which include the procurement of trains, signals, infrastructure, and MRT Jakarta services. William Sabandar also signed an agreement with Thales’s VP of managing director for ground transportation revenue collection systems, Jean-Marc Reynaud. The partnership covers ticket system integration technology solutions.