Trans Sulawesi Railway to start operations in 2018

To support economic growth in Sulawesi, a lesser developed Indonesian island which possesses rich mineral resources, the first railway on the island is currently being constructed. The 1,600 km standard gauge route will connect Makassar in South Sulawesi to Manado in North Sulawesi. The Trans Sulawesi railway is planned to serve both passenger and freight service, providing a modern rail service on the underdeveloped island.

The project is said to utilise almost 100 percent local materials manufactured by state-owned companies such as train manufacturer PT INKA, construction firm PT Wijaya Karya and land-system and weapons maker PT Pindad.

Hermanto Dwiatmoko, Commissioner of PT Kereta Api Indonesia, will be at Asia Pacific Rail 2017 to share more about development plans and potential business opportunities. Hermanto was formerly the Director General of Railways at Indonesia’s Transport Ministry. With more than 35 years of experience in the railway industry, you do not want to miss Hermanto’s presentation at Asia Pacific Rail 2017.

Now in its 19th edition, Asia Pacific Rail is the largest gathering of senior rail leaders in Asia. With a 4 track premium conference agenda covering key issues across metro, mainline, freight, rolling stock, power, signalling & communications, finance & funding and more, 3 technical seminar theatres in the exhibition hall, over 80 exhibition stands and an Underground/Overground University, our 2017 edition will be our biggest ever. Book your ticket here.

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