Jakarta governor becomes keynote speaker at World City Summit

Jakarta governor becomes keynote speaker at World City Summit

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, during a working visit to Colombia, became a keynote speaker at the World City Summit in Medellin. (Anies Baswedan's facebook document/bp)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, during a working visit to Colombia, served as a keynote speaker at the World City Summit in Medellin.

Baswedan conveyed this through his Facebook account by saying that the World City Summit in Medellin, Colombia, is a global meeting to exchange experiences and an arena to give contributions to development of the world.

"It is an honor that the mayor of Seoul and governor of Jakarta delivered keynote addresses at this global meeting," Baswedan stated on Facebook, Wednesday.

On this occasion, Baswedan elaborated on the city's transformation and development of its community in Jakarta, including in the field of mass public transportation.

The progress achieved in the field of transportation in Jakarta has attracted significant attention, as the Jak-Lingko program received a positive response from Jakartans, he noted, adding that the number of public transport users in Jakarta was recorded at 123 million passengers in 2016, rising to 189 million in 2018, and was projected to reach 255 million in 2019.

"This shows we are on the right track in reducing the number of private cars plying on the road, and this means it can reduce air pollution, thereby ultimately improving the air quality in Jakarta, God willing," Baswedan noted.

"Sharing ideas and experiences such as this is part of our contributions to the world. As confirmed in the opening of the 1945 Constitution, one of the aims of the establishment of the state and government is participating in shaping the world order," he remarked.

Indonesia is the fourth-largest country, and Jakarta is the largest megapolitan city in the southern part of the world, he pointed out, affirming that the country should not be viewed as a nation that turns a blind eye to common problems faced by the global community.

"The breakthroughs that we share can serve as useful materials for all," the Jakarta governor further stated.

"This also demonstrates that we are citizens of a city, country, and the world. We care of everything," the governor reiterated.

Jakarta is expected to continue to become more advanced, and its citizens to be happier, he noted.

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