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Indonesia's high-speed rail getting back on track

Jakarta seizes land to meet China's conditions for funding stalled project

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, attends a groundbreaking ceremony for a rail project in West Java in January 2016. Construction has progressed little since.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Construction is ready to roll on Indonesia's high-speed railway project as soon as this month, as President Joko Widodo's administration has started seizing land for the efforts to meet China's conditions for funding.

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