Governor of Jakarta receives Lord Mayor of London to explore green investment

JAKARTA (27/6) - Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan received a visit from Lord Mayor of the City of London Vincent Keaveny to explore potential for green or environmentally-friendly investment cooperation in the transportation sector. 

“(For) this visit, he (Vincent Keaveny) came with a delegation of investors, who will later partner with us in Jakarta,” he remarked at the Jakarta city hall on Monday. 

Keaveny’s trip was a “payback visit” after Anies Baswedan visited him in London, England, a month ago. 

During his visit to London, he witnessed the signing of four memoranda of understanding (MoUs), all of which pertained to the construction of mass transportation. 

Meanwhile, at the meeting at the Jakarta City Hall, Governor Anies Baswedan invited several Jakarta-owned enterprises (ROEs) with potential to cooperate with the City of London: JakPro (property company), MRT (mass rapid transit), TransJakarta (bus rapid transit), and Bank DKI. 

The Jakarta Governor remarked that both delegations discussed the initial joint work in the field of environment-friendly transportation and investment in Jakarta. 

“The City of London is ready to help Indonesia achieve the capital needed for the green transition and infrastructure worth USD500 billion expected by Indonesia,” Keaveny stated. 

According to the governor, Jakarta has a target to become a city that produces zero emissions due to which the plan should be accelerated. 

“We hope that with this partnership, Jakarta’s development in the sustainable transportation system would occur faster,” he stated. 

Meanwhile, Lord Keaveny expressed optimism that potential cooperation between the two cities will provide benefits socially, economically, and environmentally. 

He and Governor Anies Baseedan discussed several investment opportunities for cooperation and partnerships, where the UK can share expertise with professionals in Jakarta, he remarked. 

Meanwhile, in a press statement, the British Embassy in Jakarta noted that Indonesia is one of the investment magnets, the largest economy in Southeast Asia, and one of the Islamic-based financial centers. 


Source: Antara News

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