Sunday, 10 May 2009

Government may end KAI monopoly in railway operations

The government will soon introduce a regulation paving the way for the liberalization of the railway sector, Asia Pulse reported on Thursday.
The Ministry of Transport has submitted a draft regulation on the railways to the State Secretary for presidential approval, The Jakarta Post reported
Director General of Railways Tunjung Inderawan said the draft regulation calls for an end to the monopoly of PT Kereta Api Indonesia in railway operation n the country.
A railway analyst from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Taufik Hidayat, said the regulation should also address matters such as safety in railway transport and equal treatment of all players in the business.

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