Indonesia, Japan Explore Ways to Solidify Transport Cooperation

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi met with the Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia, Masaki Yasushi, on Friday to discuss workable measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the transportation sector.

“I hope that Indonesia and Japan will find ways to further strengthen and broaden bilateral cooperation in various sectors, especially transportation,” Sumadi said in a statement received from his office in Jakarta.

On Friday, he apprised Yasushi about his meeting with a vice minister from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT) in January this year, during which Indonesia and Japan signed a memorandum of cooperation reaffirming their commitment to stepping up transportation cooperation.

The minister then drew attention to priority Indonesia-Japan projects, namely the East-West Line of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) in Jakarta, the Patimban Port in West Java’s Subang, and the Proving Ground in West Java’s Bekasi.

He said that President Joko Widodo is giving special attention to the development of MRT’s East-West Line. According to Sumadi, a loan agreement for the project will be signed in March 2024.

Antara News

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