Xinhua News Agency, Bali, Indonesia, November 17th, "Reporting to President Xi Jinping and President Widodo, the comprehensive inspection vehicle for the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail has been prepared and will be launched for inspection soon. Please give instructions."
On the evening of November 16, a special video connection was held between the two places in Indonesia.
On the evening of November 16 local time, President Xi Jinping held talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali. This is Xi Jinping and Joko Widodo watching the trial operation of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway together via video. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Xueren
At the main venue in Bali, President Xi Jinping and President Widodo jointly issued an order to announce the launch of the high-speed rail trial operation.
At the Bandung branch venue, with a clear whistle, a brand new and beautiful comprehensive inspection vehicle turned on its headlights, slowly drove out of Dekarur Station and gradually accelerated. There was warm applause from the audience.
On the evening of November 16 local time, President Xi Jinping held talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali. This is Xi Jinping and Joko Widodo watching the trial operation of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway together via video. Xinhua News Agency (video screenshot)
The two heads of state jointly observed the trial operation of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway via video. Through the live webcast, this important achievement of China-Indonesia practical cooperation was shown to the world.
Across the mountains and seas at full speed
Under the guidance of the head of state's diplomacy, the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway has advanced rapidly.
The Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail has a total length of 142 kilometers and a design top speed of 350 kilometers per hour. It connects the capital Jakarta and Bandung. It is the first high-speed rail in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, and it is also the first overseas construction project of China's high-speed rail with all systems, all elements, and the entire industry chain. The two heads of state attach great importance to this flagship project of China-Indonesia pragmatic cooperation and personally promote it.
During President Joko Widodo's visit to China in July this year, the two heads of state agreed that the joint construction of the "Belt and Road" should be deepened, the flagship project should be built well, and the "last mile" of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway construction should be ensured. During the talks, President Xi Jinping said that the two sides should promote the deepening of high-quality cooperation in the joint construction of the "Belt and Road" and achieve more fruitful results. President Widodo said that the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway is a symbol of Indonesia's rapid development, and Indonesia is willing to work together with China to ensure that the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway is completed and put into operation on time, "making it another monument of friendship between the two countries."
In Bandung City, West Java Province, Indonesia, a high-speed rail EMU is undergoing a hot sliding test on the test section of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail (taken on November 9, 2022, UAV photo). Published by Xinhua News Agency (photo by Li Wenhua)
On June 21 this year, all 13 tunnels on the high-speed rail line were fully connected; on October 16, the task of erecting box girders on the entire line was successfully completed, and the track-laying channel was fully opened; At present, the tunnels and bridges of the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway have all been completed, and more than 90% of the roadbed and station civil works have been completed, and they have fully shifted to the online construction stage. On Java Island, beside the Solo River, a winding steel dragon is about to take off.
Overcoming many difficulties such as complex geology and epidemic interference, Chinese and Indonesian builders have joined hands to create this landmark project of China-Indonesia joint construction of the "Belt and Road".
As one of the earliest Chinese personnel who came to Indonesia to participate in the construction, Zhang Chao, the financial director of Indonesia China High Speed Railway Co., Ltd., witnessed the milestones of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway construction one after another. What moved him most was that since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic, the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway has been working hard.
"The railway builders of China and Indonesia help each other and overcome difficulties together." Alan Tandiono, director of the Indonesian China High Speed Railway Co., Ltd., expressed the same emotion, and sincerely praised the strength and speed of China's infrastructure.
Sincere cooperation, mutual benefit and win-win
At Bandung Dekarur Station, workers wearing yellow hard hats and orange overalls are busy at their respective posts. Fader Yasrawi, a station worker, said that with the income from this job, he can provide for his younger siblings to study at home. "Everyone is proud to be able to participate in the construction of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail, because this project has created many firsts in Indonesia."
With high-standard anti-corrosion design, it adapts to the perennial high-temperature and humid climate conditions on Java Island; with stronger traction, it adapts to long and steep slopes; with Chinese technologies such as simplified catenary and intelligent information systems. local blank…
Workers work at the track-laying construction site of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway in Bandung, Indonesia (photographed on April 20, 2022). Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Xu Qin
Guo Lei, director of the design department of the consortium of China Railway International Corporation, said that according to the local climate and conditions in Indonesia, and fully respecting and taking into account the customs and habits of the people along the line, the builders have made many improvements and technological innovations to the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway.
Tunnel No. 2 is the most difficult tunnel to construct on the entire Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway line. The tunnel body is mainly made of expansive mudstone, which can easily lead to collapse during excavation. In this regard, the project department adopted special methods such as surface grouting plus steel pipe piles, and double side wall construction in the cave to ensure safety.
In order to overcome the technical difficulties of tunnel construction, a technical director from China walks "in water, mud, gravel roads, and potholes every day, and can wear out a pair of safety shoes in three months."
"Chinese friends are very good at high-speed rail technology, and I have learned a lot about high-speed rail," said Indra Putra, an employee of Indonesia-China High-Speed Railway Co., Ltd.
On November 13, in Bandung, Indonesia, Wang Hao (first from the right) from the China Railway Electrification Bureau explained the "simplified" catenary assembly process of the Chinese standard to Indonesian employees. Published by Xinhua News Agency (photo by Jiao Hongtao)
China attaches great importance to the training of Indonesian employees, and has trained 45,000 person-times in total, helping Indonesia to cultivate a growing team of local high-speed rail technical personnel. Along the high-speed railway construction, many builders like Fadell and Indra are working hard and improving their skills, while imagining the future and taking their families on the high-speed railway they participated in the construction of. What is especially valuable is that they have gained a sense of accomplishment and pride in contributing to the development of their own country.
Destiny and dreams
"Hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder, as long as we are united, nothing is impossible." A Chinese-Indonesian bilingual song with the theme of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway, "Go Forward and Realize Dreams", sang the aspirations of the local people.
As a major landmark project connecting the "Belt and Road" initiative and the "Global Ocean Fulcrum" concept, the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway has set up a "bridge of happiness" for local people to a better life, and opened up the "heart-to-heart road" between the people of China and Indonesia . After the high-speed rail is completed and opened to traffic, it will facilitate people's travel, improve the efficiency of logistics and transportation, promote regional interconnection, drive economic and social development along the line, create employment opportunities, and add new economic growth points to Indonesia.
On November 15, Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia, accepted an exclusive interview with a reporter from Xinhua News Agency in Bali. Published by Xinhua News Agency (photographed by Zukanan)
"I look forward to being the first batch of passengers on the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail." Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno told Xinhua. According to him, Bandung and its West Java province are one of the largest tourist markets in Indonesia, with nearly 120 million passenger trips every year. develop".
Today, from the mountains to the hills, from the ocean to the sky, the upsurge of China and Indonesia to jointly build the "Belt and Road" is surging everywhere. From joint anti-epidemic to joint recovery, from "two countries, two parks" to the construction of "regional comprehensive economic corridor", from green development to digital economy, the pragmatic cooperation between China and Indonesia has yielded fruitful results, benefiting the people's livelihood, promoting development and prosperity, and contributing to the construction of The China-Indonesia community with a shared future injects surging momentum.
"China-Indonesia cooperation has made tangible achievements, which not only benefited the people of the two countries, but also had positive impacts at the regional and global levels." During the talks with President Joko Widodo on the evening of the 16th, President Xi Jinping said that China is willing to cooperate with Indonesia Help each other and go hand in hand.
On the evening of November 16 local time, President Xi Jinping held talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Xueren
The two heads of state reached an important consensus on jointly building a China-Indonesia community with a shared future, and agreed to take the 10th anniversary of the establishment of China-Indonesia comprehensive strategic partnership next year as an opportunity to create a new pattern of high-level cooperation.
On the evening of November 16 local time, President Xi Jinping held talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhang Ling
Pursue the dream of win-win and move towards a prosperous tomorrow. Under the leadership of the heads of state's diplomatic strategy, China-Indonesia relations will continue to stride forward along the path of jointly building a community of shared future, and contribute to improving the well-being of the two peoples, promoting stability and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific, and promoting world peace and development.
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