Indonesia launches high-speed railway connecting Jakarta and Bandung.

Reduces travel time from 3 hours to 40 minutes.

Named "Whoosh" and built by PT KCIC, a joint venture with China.

Funded largely by China at $7.3 billion.

Delays due to land disputes, environmental concerns, and the COVID pandemic.

President Joko Widodo inaugurates the 142.3-km railway.

Hailed as Southeast Asia's fastest train with speeds up to 350 kmph.

Part of China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative.

Doubts raised about its commercial benefit.

A significant infrastructure milestone for Indonesia.