The Ministry of Transportation (MOT) and the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) have approved the development of the Bali Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Indonesia. The LRT line will span 9.46 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport to Seminyak, on a partly underground and partly elevated track and have four stations.
The project will be developed at an estimated investment of IDR10 trillion. It is expected to be completed by 2027. The LRT project will be developed by the Provincial Government of Bali in collaboration with the Government of South Korea, which will provide technical assistance and funding through a soft loan scheme.
Further, construction works on the Batam LRT are expected to commence in mid-2024. The LRT line will span 11 km from Batam Airport to Batam City Centre and will cover 16 stations. A fleet of five capsule-shaped LRT cars will be deployed and suspended at a height of 9 metres. One LRT car can carry 20 passengers. The LRT line will be developed at an estimated investment of USD110 million. It is expected to be completed by 2025.