Source: Berita Jakarta
JAKARTA (16/11) - After agreeing on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan and Britain in the series of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Bali on Monday (11/14), the Indonesian Government and South Korea Government, signed a MoU on the MRT Jakarta Phase 4 construction for Fatmawati-Kampung Rambutan route on the same day.
The signing was attended by Indonesian Transportation Minister, Budi Karya Sumadi; South Korean Land, Infrastructure, and Transport Minister, Won Hee-Ryong; Jakarta Acting Governor, Heru Budi Hartono; and Indonesian Ambassador to South Korea, Gandi Sulistiyanto.
"The construction of MRT Jakarta Phase 4 is one of our efforts to create a transit-oriented public transportation mode that is increasingly widespread and developing. Hopefully, it could prompt changes in people's behavior and lifestyle in terms of environmentally friendly and sustainable transportation, hence be a solution to breaking down traffic jams," Jakarta Acting Governor expressed.
Previously, the Indonesian Transportation Minister, Budi Karya Sumadi made a working visit to South Korea in June 2022 to open opportunities for cooperation with the South Korean Government. He hopes that the MoU with South Korea will be an initial step in accelerating the development of the MRT in Jakarta.
"These two countries will continue to increase cooperation not only in the railway sector but also in the land, sea, and air sectors," he expressed.
This MoU signing with South Korea was also a follow-up to the talks at the 28th ASEAN Transport Minister Meeting which was held on October 16th-17th, 2022 in Bali. In a bilateral meeting, South Korea expressed its interest in participating in the construction of MRT Jakarta Phase 4 with the Fatmawati-Kampung Rambutan route.
Japan, the United Kingdom and South Korea are Indonesia's strategic partners who have carried out mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields, including the transportation sector.
The Indonesian Presidency at this year's G20 Leaders' Summit momentum was optimized to build cooperation opportunities in transportation infrastructure development with several countries through non-APBN creative funding. It is expected that the development of transportation infrastructure will continue to be conducted in order to increase the country's connectivity and competitiveness.
Source: Berita Jakarta
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