36 Clean Water Supply Projects Completed Last Year: Minister Says

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 23 Januari 2020
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President Jokowi and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban after a bilateral meeting at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (23/1). (Photo by: Oji/PR)

As many as 36 clean water projects in twelve provinces under the cooperation between Indonesia and Hungary were completed last year, Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi said.

“As of December last year, we had completed 36 projects on clean water supply in twelve provinces. We aim to expand the projects. The details will be further discussed,” Retno told reporters after a bilateral meeting between President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (23/1).

The bilateral meeting, Retno said, also discussed people to people contact cooperation, economic cooperation as well as other cooperations, including Hungary’s plan to cooperate with Indonesia on the field of e-toll payments.

“Hungary also offers cooperation to build a cancer treatment center and a military hospital. The details will be further discussed,” Retno said, adding that there is also a possibility of making a joint investment for infrastructure.

As for Indonesia’s outbound investment in Hungary, state-owned communications company PT Telkom Indonesia, Retno said, has also announced plan to invest in Hungarian mobile payment company Cellum Global.

In the meantime, President also expressed hope that cooperation between the two countries will not only be limited to investment, but also in other concrete cooperation, Retno added.

“Hungarian Prime Minister has also invited President Jokowi to visit Hungary. This year marks the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries,” Retno said. (TGH/EN)

Translated by: Muhardi

Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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