Japan-Indonesia Continue Infrastructure Cooperation

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe(right) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) (photo: special)

Bangkok, MINA – The Japanese and Indonesian governments agreed to continue cooperation in infrastructure and human resource (HR) development following a meeting between leaders of the two countries.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is on a visit to Thailand to attend the 35th ASEAN Summit and related meetings, held a bilateral meeting with President Joko Widodo on Monday, November 4.

In a statement delivered by the Japanese Embassy in Jakarta on Tuesday, it was conveyed that from the four priorities of his administration in volume II, Indonesia wanted to continue cooperation with Japan in the field of infrastructure development and HR development.

“Responding to it, Prime Minister Abe said that Japan would also continue to actively cooperate in these fields,” the statement said.

Regarding infrastructure development, President Jokowi said Indonesia would like to continue cooperation with Japan in the construction of the MRT, the northern crossroad of Java, and the construction of Patimban port.

In response, Abe also welcomed the operation of Jakarta MRT which can be optimally utilized by the citizens of Jakarta and expressed his hope that the cooperation can continue also for the East-West route.

In addition, Abe also said the Japanese government will start a capacity building program with Bakamla next year and plans to provide a number of loans in the form of Yen to support improved disaster management policies and systems as well as flood mitigation.

Abe also welcomed the acceptance of the Masela Block Abadi Field development project which is projected by INPEX Corporation.

Then, regarding HR development, Jokowi said Japan is Indonesia’s partner to continue the development of HR, therefore Indonesia wants to continue cooperation in various related fields. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)