TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Member of Commission B of the DKI Jakarta DPRD, Gilbert Simanjuntak, said that the victory of PT Jaya Konstruksi Manggala in the Formula E circuit tender was quite confusing. According to Gilbert, it was the people of DKI Jakarta who financed Formula E, but the executive committee boasted without spending anything.
“Jakarta’s shares are also in Pembangunan Jaya, and the location or venue in Ancol is owned by DKI, and Jakpro has issued Rp70 billion, the APBD has issued more than Rp560 billion,” Gilbert said when contacted on Sunday, February 6, 2022.
“From Jaya Konstruksi the winning bidder is also strange, they finance it themselves or the provincial government through CSR or a combination of BUMD profits is secretly allocated to Formula E? There are so many questions because this is clearly irrational if it seems that Jaya constructs as Santa Claus,” he explained.
DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan accompanied by racer Sean Gelael in a BMW i8 Roadster when following a convoy of electric cars passing at the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout, Jakarta, Friday 20 September 2019. Anies said that Formula E would be used for the Jakarta campaign as an emission-free city. TEMPO/Genta Shadra Ayubi
Previously, PT Jakarta Propertindo or Jakpro announced PT Jaya Konstruksi Manggala Pratama Tbk as the winner of the tender for the Formula E circuit construction project in Ancol, North Jakarta. According to the plan, the construction of the electric car racing track will begin this February.
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