We (PAN-RB Ministry) have initiated the establishment of integrated and simple transportation services, in coordination with Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi.Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform (PAN-RB) Ministry is developing a facial recognition system for identifying passengers using public transportation, PAN-RB Minister Abdullah Azwar Anas informed here on Tuesday.
“We (PAN-RB Ministry) have initiated the establishment of integrated and simple transportation services, in coordination with Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi,” he said at the soft launch of the National Digital Public Service Mall (MPP) at the Vice Presidential Palace.
He informed that currently, his ministry is piloting the facial recognition system with state-run airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II and state-owned train service provider PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI).
The PAN-RB Minister assured that his ministry and other stakeholders will continue to develop the project.
He said that the attempt is in line with the directives of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin for realizing impactful digital public service reforms.
The PAN-RB Ministry has strived to achieve the directives by establishing conventional MPPs — one-stop public service offices — and developing the Digital MPP, Anas added.
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From 2017 until now, the government has built 120 conventional MPPs in several regions throughout Indonesia, he noted.
Meanwhile, the first phase implementation of the newly launched Digital MPP will be carried out at 21 regencies/cities.
The Digital MPP was developed in collaboration with the Home Affairs Ministry. Through this application, people will only need to make one account to access various public services.
According to the PAN-RB Minister, the Digital MPP is ready to become an all-in-one application, which integrates various digital public services, in line with the Electronic-Based Government System (SPBE) policy.
Earlier, head of the public relations division of PT KAI Operation Area (Daop) 1 Jakarta, Eva Chairunisa, said that Gambir Station has implemented facial recognition technology at four boarding gates since May 17, 2023.
Passengers boarding trains through one of the four gates are not required to show their identity cards or tickets, she added.
As of June 5, 2023, seven train stations have utilized the technology: Gambir Station, Bandung Station, Yogyakarta Station, Surabaya Gubeng Station, Malang Station, Cirebon Station, and Semarang Tawang Station.
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