Baswedan, British Minister discuss MRT construction cooperation

Baswedan, British Minister discuss MRT construction cooperation

Screenshot—Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan met with British Minister of International Trade, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, on Friday (May 13, 2022). (ANTARA/Anies Baswedan Instagram Account @aniesbaswedan/Dewa Ketut/rst)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Governor Anies Baswedan met the British Minister of International Trade, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, in London to explore the potential for cooperation in building the next phase of the Jakarta Integrated Mode (MRT).

"We are exploring a partnership with the British government for the MRT's construction in the next phase," Baswedan wrote on his Instagram account @aniesbaswedan on Friday.

In addition to collaborating on the construction of the Jakarta MRT, the second meeting also discussed cooperation to help Jakarta achieve the zero-emissions target by 2050, he said.

"This is a productive meeting. We discuss the cooperative relationship to support Jakarta achieving the net-zero emissions target by 2050," he added.

The governor's meeting with the British Minister was a follow-up visit. Trevelyan had come to Jakarta in February 2022.

During his visit, Baswedan was accompanied by assistant for economics and finance to the Jakarta provincial secretary, Sri Haryati; president director of PT MRT, Jakarta William Sabandar; and Thomas Trikasih Lembong as Committee of Jakarta Investment.

On the sidelines of his visit to London, Baswedan held a discussion regarding the environment at the office of research provider Bloomberg New Energy Finance (NEF), which was uploaded on his Instagram account.

According to its official website, Bloomberg NEF is a research institution that covers global commodity markets and technologies that are driving the transition to a low-carbon economy.

As part of his visit, Baswedan also witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between region-owned enterprise (Jakarta BUMD), namely TransJakarta, with Bloomberg NEF and participated in discussions on sustainable transportation in Jakarta and the U20 forum at Bloomberg NEF, London.

Baswedan was in London as part of a three-city visit to Europe. Besides London, he is also scheduled to visit Berlin and Paris.

The minister, who left Jakarta on May 10, 2022, will be in Europe for eight days. 

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