INKA Kicks off Factory Construction in Banyuwangi


State-owned train manufacturing company PT Industri Kereta Api Indonesia (INKA) has kicked off the construction of Indonesia’s largest train factory in Banyuwangi, East Java, whose products are to be exported to a number of countries.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the factory that is to be built on 83 hectares of land at a cost of Rp 1.6 trillion (US$112.41 million) was led by Banyuwangi Regent Abdullah Azwar Anas and the secretary to the State-Owned Enterprises Ministry, Imam Apriyanto Putro, on Sunday.

Imam said the factory would produce trains with the latest technology as a result of collaboration between INKA and the Stadler Rail Group, a world-renowned Swiss company that makes railway rolling stock.