Jakarta, Finland to explore cooperation in electric bus technology

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Jakarta Provincial Government is exploring opportunities to cooperate with Finlands government in the field of electric bus technology and waste water management.

The statement was delivered by Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama after receiving the President of Finland, Sauli Niinisto, here on Wednesday.

"We discussed the electric bus issue. Finland already has the electric bus technology," Basuki Tjahaja Purnama said.

If the electric bus technology can be implemented in Jakarta, it can be used for Transjakarta buses or other buses operating in the capital city.

"By operating an electric bus, we can save energy," he said.

"Finland has set a target to phase out vehicles using fuel by 2050. Therefore, we want to try this technology," he said.

In addition, he stated, the two sides discussed in their meeting the issue of waste water management technology, which is applied in Finland.

"Finland is one of the countries that has best management of waste water. We can learn from them," he remarked.

As a follow up to the meeting, he instructed PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro) to carry out the project as a business-to-business scheme.

"We will appoint Jakpro to follow up the issue of cooperation with the Finnish in terms of waste water management. The cooperation is expected to be realized in 2016," he said.(*)