Jakarta. The Lippo Group, an Indonesian diversified conglomerate, held a topping off ceremony for the first two towers on its Meikarta township project in Cikarang, Bekasi, on Sunday (29/10) to show its commitment to customers.
"This topping off is our commitment to the buyers that we will go full speed ahead to finish Meikarta. After topping off these two towers, we will continue straight away building the next towers," Ketut Budi Wijaya, Meikarta president, said during the ceremony.
According to Ketut, as many as 50 towers will be ready for occupation by December 2018.
Meikarta's central business district will have the highest apartment building in Jakarta's eastern corridor. It is located right between Lippo Cikarang, industrial area Delta Mas and Jababeka.
Together they will form a "golden triangle" in the eastern part of the capital. The Cibatu Toll Road exit, located on the Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road, will provide easy access for Meikarta residents.
Meikarta will also become a new center of economy in the Jakarta-Bandung corridor, which currently makes up around 60 percent of the national economy. Around 70 percent of that is centered around Bekasi and Cikarang.
In the next 20 years, 15 million people will live in this economic corridor.
"Meikarta has also signed a letter of intent with Langham Hospitality Group to build two world-class hotels," Ketut said.
Meikarta's 100-hectare green open air development, the Central Park, has already been completed. The park will be an icon of the new development and a hangout place for its residents.
Jakarta's eastern corridor is becoming a center of attention for the central government since it is located near many other mega projects, including the Rp 65 trillion ($4.8 billion) Jakarta-Bandung fast train — that crosses Cikarang, the Rp 40 trillion Patimban Deep Seaport, the Rp 23 trillion Kertajati International Airport, a monorail connecting seven areas around Meikarta and the Rp 16 trillion Jakarta-Cikampek elevated toll road.
"We express our gratitude for the trust the public has given to us to create a new city according to schedule," Ketut said.
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