Jakarta Formula E Track 80% Done, Developer Targets Early April Completion

Diana Mariska
The construction of Formula E circuit in Ancol. (Photo: Winanto)
The construction of Formula E circuit in Ancol. (Photo: Winanto) - Jakarta government says the construction of Formula E track in Ancol is 80 percent done and will be finished by the end of March or early April.

Deputy governor of Jakarta Ahmad Riza Patria said the track is nearly completed after the paving process of the circuit.

“Asphalt paving process has been done on the 2.4-kilometer circuit. The next step will be to plant grass along the track,” Patria said on Monday, March 21, as reported by Antara.

Developer PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro), owned by Jakarta provincial government, said the completion target for the project is end of March or early April, and it’s optimistic to meet the target,

Patria said in order to speed up the construction, contractor is deploying more than 400 workers that work night and day.

Previously, the person in charge for the Formula E circuit construction Ari Wibowo said the completion is expected to not exceed the agreed working contract, which is 54 days, with Rp60 billion (US$4.28 million) budget.

The Jakarta International E-Prix Circuit (JIEC) is 2.4 kilometer long and 12 meter wide. It will have 18 turns, with the Jakarta International Stadium (JIS) as its main view.

JIS is also currently under construction, and it’s also estimated to be fully completed by early April.

Jakarta government announced Ancol to host the Formula E race in December.

Chairperson of the organizing committee Ahmad Sahroni said the decision was made after discussions with International Automobile Federation (FIA) and Formula E Operation (FEO).

“The approval from the two organizations was given this morning to appoint Ancol as circuit for Formula E in Jakarta,” Sahroni told the press on December 22.

Prior to the official announcement, at least four other locations were considered as candidates to host the event: JIExpo Kemayoran, Jalan Sudirman, Jakarta International Stadium (JIS), and Pantai Indah Kapuk.

Jakarta Formula E race is scheduled to take place on June 4.

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