Indonesia to decide on Jakarta monorail to ease rising traffic jams
Indonesia is set to decide on whether to approve a plan to let state-owned companies build a monorail linking Jakarta and surrounding areas.
The scheme is expected to help the country cope with an expanding economy and rising vehicle sales which threaten the capital city of 9.6 million people with traffic gridlock.
The line will stretch 54 kilometres (33.6 miles) and link Jakarta, Cibubur and Bekasi.
The project is expected to be completed in two years after the licence is approved.The 9 trillion-rupiah ($927 million) project will involve companies including PT Adhi Karya, PT Jasa Marga and PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia.