Workers are seen working on light-rail transit (LRT) project at Jalan Rasuna Said, Kuningan, Jakarta, Monday (6/11). The project is targeted to be finished in December 2018. (ANTARA)
JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – Light Rail Transit (LRT) project that's handled by PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro) is considered questionable. Jakarta Research and Public Policy (JRCC) urges the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) to audit PT Jakpro.
"Based on our study result, the procurement handled by PT Jakpro in LRT project is questionable. The procurement doesn’t follow the existing procedures. We urge BPK to audit PT Jakpro immediately," said the researcher of JRPP, Edwar Darwis, in a press release received by gres.news, Friday (10/11).
Edwar stated that PT Jakpro board of directors selected a company directly to handle the goods procurement. "The procurement of tetra radio and rolling stock signaling was directly selected without a bidding process. It violates the law," Edwar said.
Edwar mentioned that the Jakarta Regional Budget (APBD) that are allocated for LRT project reaches Rp1.19 trillion. "The project has spent a lot of money, and it progresses too slow (2%)," Edwar asserted.
Edwar suspects that PT Jakpro has spent too much money in handling LRT project. "The construction of one LRT station is too expensive. Three LRT stations should be enough but they’ve decided to build six. The production expenses skyrocket. We urge the Jakarta Governor to stop wasting too much money by starting an audit," Edwar said.
Previously, the news told that LRT project acceleration has ignored the regional government authority. LRT project acceleration is organized through the Presidential Regulation No.49/2017 and violates Article 18 Paragraph (5) and (6) of the 1945 Constitution, and the law that regulates the regional administration. (mag)