The development plan was initiated by signing a MoU between UI and PT. SkyWay Technologies Indonesia. It took place at the University of Indonesia campus in Depok, West Java. Muhammad Anis, UI Rector said at the MoU event, – “We are glad and believe to be a partner of SkyWay Indonesia, because this is a new technology that Indonesia needs as a transportation solution. SkyWay has a technology that aligns with UI’s vision of green transportation, without using fossil fuels, its development without cutting trees and using renewable energy generation. We hope the master plan form is completed by the end of this year,” he added. SkyWay elevated train construction is to reduce the number of vehicles that enter the campus site. Previously UI planned to build a monorail but it was considered inefficient because of high costs. Madinatul Fadhilah, country’s Director of PT. SkyWay Technologies Indonesia, comments, – “Today, it is the first step of our history in Indonesia. Our collaboration with UI will be the benchmark for all the projects that we are going to implement in Indonesia. The Rector was very grateful that we could start collaboration to implement this technology at the University and hoped these technologies would be implemented all over Indonesia.
For the first stage, we are preparing a 4.75 km double-track route for unibus at the University of Indonesia. It will have about 6,000-passenger ridership in peak hours. UI hopes that we can implement the SkyWay as the main transportation in campus, so it will be able to reduce air pollution and rise up UI green metric (international rating). They want to arrange coverage of 26 faculties (5 of them are public and connected to the UI Hospital, neighboring Depok City & Jakarta City). This implementation is also supported by all the alumni of the University of Indonesia. They are ready to support us as our strategic partners in the government (permit & certification), Educational Programs Committee and in financing. This week we will prepare our working group and next Monday will start to work on preparing the preliminary data, feasibility study, society awareness (we will create the SkyWay Station Design Competition) and a fundraising program. On November 15, 2017, we will arrange the Seminar “Transport of the Future”, determine the Award to the Winner of the Station Design Competition, and launch the fundraising program. In this Seminar, Prof. Anatoly Yunitskiy as the SkyWay Technologies General Designer, Prof. Muhammad Anis as the UI Rector, officials from the Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of National Development Planning, Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises and some other related Ministries will be our keynote speakers”.