The meeting served as a momentum for Kenji to introduce himself as a new ambassador to Indonesia in place of Ishii Masafumi since February 4, 2021, the Transportation Ministry noted in a statement released on Thursday.
At the meeting, Sumadi and Kenji discussed several cooperation projects between the two countries, including the Patimban Port, the second phase of the mass rapid transit (MRT) system in Jakarta, and the plan for development of the Jakarta-Surabaya semi-high speed railway.
The duo also discussed cooperation for development of several transportation infrastructure projects in Indonesia under a government-to-business corporation (KPBU) financing scheme.
Sumadi also expressed the ministry's support to the Japanese company's participation to become part of the consortium of port corporate bodies (BJP) to serve as provider of suprastructure and operator of Patimban Port.
They also discussed the possibility of cooperation in developing human resources.
"I hope the Japanese government would support further cooperation in the capacity building program for human resources to operate the Patimban Port," he stated.
At the meeting, the discussions also covered the plan to complete development of the second phase of the MRT system in Jakarta comprising segment 1 (HI Roundabout-Harmoni) currently under construction and scheduled for completion by 2025 and Segment 2 (Harmoni-Kota) expected to be completed by 2027.
Sumadi spoke of the ministry having coordinated with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in conducting a preparatory survey for the Java Northern Line Upgrading Project as part of the Jakarta-Surabaya semi-high speed railway development plan.
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