UK railway suppliers are invited to join a Department for International Trade (DIT) trade mission to Indonesia and Thailand in March to meet key players and find out about opportunities in the railway sector.
Indonesia’s government is currently focusing on infrastructure development across the nation. In the railway sector, within the next five years, the government has allocated £5.8 billion (source: Bank Indonesia) funds for the building of new railway lines; increasing the number of trains and construction of new stations by 2019 (including Trans Sulawesi, Trans Sumatera, Trans Papua, and Trans Kalimantan).
The capital city of Jakarta itself currently has massive railway infrastructure development. Jakarta’s MRT project is estimated to cost at least £1.4 billion (source: Jakarta MRT) with the timeline of the project estimated to be fully completed by 2027. Besides the MRT project in Jakarta, there are currently two ongoing projects; Jakarta LRT by Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro) and Greater Jakarta LRT projects by Adhi Karya. Other big cities in Indonesia such as Medan, Batam, Bandung, Surabaya, Palembang, Makassar and Yogyakarta are also planning to build their integrated railway system.
Thailand is embarking on a major infrastructure upgrade over the next 5-10 years investing around GBP 40 billion. Around 80% of the total investment will be in the development of the railway infrastructure. Thailand currently has around 4400km of rail network but around 80% of that is single track. In order to improve rail transport efficiency, Thailand plans to invest around GBP 5 billion in a number of double tracking projects from 2015—2022. In addition to the double tracking projects, the Thai government also plans to invest around GBP 22.8 billion in four high speed train routes in standard gauge. Thailand is also investing GBP 12 billion in mass transit systems in Bangkok to expand the network from 83 to 464km.
Subject to final confirmation, the mission programme will include:
Monday 26 March 2018
1) Round-table meeting with the main stakeholders of Indonesian railway; PT KAI, PT INKA, and PT LEN to hear about the current opportunities in the Indonesian railway sector and the current on-going projects.
2) Meeting between Mission delegates and local companies about future collaboration.
3) Evening Networking Reception hosted by British Ambassador to Indonesia, with Indonesian Ministry of Transport officials, local companies, and Jakarta municipal government.
Tuesday 27 March 2018
1) Separate group meeting with key decision makers from two rail companies in Jakarta; PT MRT Jakarta and PT Adhi Karya Persero (Construction/LRT/TOD) to hear about their railway projects, potential collaboration and procurement.
2) 16.30 direct flight to Bangkok, Thailand.
The Mission delegates will be based on a open plan UK Pavilion at Rail Asia Expo and RISE Symposium and delegates can display brochures and subject to prior agreement with DIT display actual products depending on size. In addition, there may be opportunities to speak on selected panellist slots of the conference (subject to topic and speaker selection) ,
Whilst based at the Rail Expo, a full programme of meetings will be provided in separate meeting rooms, likely to be:-
Wednesday 28 March 2018
1) Group roundtable meeting with Thai Railway Engineering Association (TREA) to hear about upcoming projects and discuss potential procurement and collaboration opportunities.
2) Pre-arranged Business-to-Business meeting sessions with potential local and international buyers sourced by the British Embassy.
3) Networking Evening Reception at Rail Asia Expo co-hosted by the British Embassy, includes buyers, local and international companies operating in Thailand and Asia region.
Thursday 29 March 2018
1) Separate group and roundtable meetings with key local decision makers and buyers from the Office of Transport Planning and Policy (OTP) under the Ministry of Transport, State Railway of Thailand (SRT), 2) 2)Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA), Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS), Bangkok Expressway and Metro (BEM) to hear about upcoming projects and procurement.
18.00 Mission closes.
There will be a cost of £400 plus VAT per company for a DIT OMIS charge.
Limit 2 delegates per company, per market.
Delegates will be responsible for their own flight bookings and hotel costs; a detailed programme and schedule will be provided.
This event is open to all UK companies, including those with local officers in the region: advance booking required, registration open until 1 March 2018 or until the mission is full.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Exports Director Neil Walker.
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