Sweden is looking forward to getting involved in Indonesia’s new capital project
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Sweden looks forward to further involvement in Indonesia’s ambitious new capital project as it will adopt the concept for the development of smart cities learned from Swedish experience.
“We look forward to being further involved when the new capital project moves on to the implementation phase,” emphasized the Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia Marina Berg during a webinar for Sweden-Indonesia Sustainability Partnership Week which was broadcast here on Monday.
The country has learned about the plan to build a new capital for Indonesia, she noted, adding that it has become the first project on the list of cooperation projects in the future.
“Since then, we have had close contact with Bappenas (National Development Planning Board). We are working on the master plan planned for the new capital, ”she stated.
Berg revealed that during the visit to Sweden with the Minister for National Development Planning (PPN) and the head of the National Development Planning Committee (Bappenas), Suharso Monoarfa, they had extensively explored the topic of Indonesia’s new capital project and had examined what knowledge and information can be gleaned from Swedish experience. of smart city development.
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In addition to Indonesia’s new capital project, Sweden’s second focus is Indonesia’s 5G development, she added.
“The key point is how to use technology in Indonesia’s cities as part of sustainable development. The discussions are ongoing, she says.
Furthermore, the Ambassador is optimistic that Indonesia’s G20 presidency in 2022 would create new opportunities between the two countries.
“We see great opportunities for cooperation to advance the sustainability agenda during Indonesia’s G20 presidency and also during the 2023 agenda when Sweden holds the EU (European Union) presidency and Indonesia is president of ASEAN,” she explained.
Sweden has formulated 10 points for future cooperation with Indonesia, which includes electrification of Jakarta’s bus system; railway development of MRI and LRT; Ministry of Transport’s program for the purchase of the service (BTS); implementation of sustainable development; new capital; projects on smart grids and energy efficiency; waste to energy in Medan, Cirebon and Probolinggo; Citarum river clean-up program, annual Indonesia-Sweden health forum; and innovation and digitalisation of hospitals.
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