Indonesia to open railway link to Indonesia’s Aceh region

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Indonesia will begin building a new rail link between its remote Aceh province and the Indonesian island of Java next month, according to news reports citing government officials.

The government announced the opening of the railway link at the end of July.

It is expected to link Aceh to Java, which borders the restive northern Java region.

It will also provide access to Jakarta, Jakarta’s capital, and other Indonesian cities, including Jakarta and the capital city of Surabaya, according the Agence France-Presse news agency.

The rail link is expected be completed by the end or early August, the Agencies report said.

It said Indonesia will also build a new railway link between Aceh and Jakarta, in the northeast of Indonesia, and a new one to the island of Sumatra.

In May, Indonesia also announced it was to open the second section of the Aceh-Bambara railway linking the remote and densely populated north of Aceh, which was scheduled to open by the start of 2019.

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