Two consortiums of Japanese and Indonesian firms have won tenders for three underground constructions of the first phase of Jakarta’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). A consortium of Shimizu–Obayashi–Wijaya Karya, and Jaya Konstruksi will carry out two underground constructions, while the third underground construction will be executed by the consortium of Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Company (SMCC) and Hutama Karya. The first phase of the MRT will connect Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta to the traffic circle. The three underground constructions, involving an investment of Rp 3.6 trillion, are scheduled for completion in 2017. Reportedly, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has agreed to provide a soft loan for the first stage of the project. Meanwhile, tenders for five other construction packages of the project are under way.