Asean HSR rolls on, pandemic or not

Timely development: Indonesia will be the first South-East Asian country to operate the HSR, even if it is already well connected with conventional rail as pictured here. – AFP

THIS November’s 17th G20 Summit in Bali will naturally be somewhat distracted by the potential presence of Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, both of whom have been invited by host country, Indonesia, the current G20 president.

However, those who are into sustainable transport will keep their eyes on a very important development that is happening at the same time: the test run of Indonesia’s inaugural high speed trains from Jakarta to Bandung.

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