The mass rapid transit (MRT) project in Jakarta is set to take off by end-October 2013 as the project tenders for elevated civil works have been completed. Project operator PT MRT Jakarta has announced that consortiums of Japanese and Indonesian companies – Tokyu–WIKA and Obayashi–Shimizu–Jaya Konstruksi – have bagged the contracts for three elevated civil works packages worth a total of ¥35 billion. The Tokyu–WIKA consortium has won two construction packages, worth ¥15 billion and ¥10 billion, respectively, while Obayashi–Shimizu–Jaya Konstruksi has won one package that amounts to ¥10 billion. The contracts will expire within 243 weeks. The MRT construction project is divided into eight packages: three underground civil works, three elevated civil works, the MRT system, and the MRT rolling stock. PT MRT Jakarta is currently evaluating the pre-qualification documents submitted by the tender participants that are bidding for the remaining MRT system and MRT rolling stock packages. The construction of the first phase of the MRT track will be funded by a soft loan of ¥125 billion from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The track that will have six underground stations and seven elevated stations will have capacity for up to 173,000 passengers per day.