Roland Berger and Asian consulting firm Tusk Advisory have won a €300,000 contract to provide financial planning to the construction of Jakarta’s main central railway along the MRT route. The six month contract will see the management consultancies provide services such as financial analysis, business case simulation and support to the project office.
Jakarta is Indonesia’s most populated city at more than 10 million people. The city is facing the prospects of almost complete gridlock as population density and vehicle ownership increases. In a bid to ease traffic congestion, pollution and travel time, the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit system (MRT) was signed into existence in 2010. The programme involves two lines and 13 stations. The first phase of the project connects the subdistrict Lebak Bulus to the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout, a central point in the city.
The contract for the development of Jakarta’s main central railway along the MRT route has gone to Roland Berger Tusk – JO, a joint venture between Roland Berger and Tusk Advisory, a regional strategic advisory firm with offices in Singapore and Indonesia. Over a period of six months the partners will oversee the financial side of the construction process.
Roland Berger has been tasked with assessing an internal study into the project, the development of a simulation and the running of financial projections, communicating between stakeholders and delivering benchmarking and analysis services. The value of the deal for the consulting firms is estimated to be around €300,000.
Last year Roland Berger, together with local consultancy Capital Consulting, won a competitive tender to design a performance improvement plan for ONEE, Morocco’s national utility company for electricity and water. Earlier this year, the consultancy was also contracted to deliver an analysis of the size of the Moroccan informal economy.