President Jokowi Launches Green Transportation Project in Nusantara Capital
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo praised publicly listed taxi operator Blue Bird Group for developing an environmentally friendly transportation in the Nusantara Capital (IKN).
“The launching of this environmentally friendly transportation will accelerate the development of electricity-based public transportation system in the Nusantara Capital,” President Jokowi said in his remarks at the launching of the Blue Bird Group environmentally friendly transportation project, Thursday (12/21) in Nusantara Capital, North Penajam Paser regency, East Kalimantan province.
The President said that the development of the IKN, with the concept of Forest City, will prioritize environmentally friendly technology, including green buildings, green energy, and green transportation.
“The investment from Blue Bird Group will be allocated for the development of environmentally friendly transportation system, the procurement of electric Bus Rapid Transit to support urban services, electricity taxis, electricity rental cars, and buses from Balikpapan to IKN,” the President said.
The President further said that the Blue Bird Group will also develop integrated supporting facilities, including bus stops, Park and Ride, Transfer Point Depo, and Charging Point.
“I applaud the commitment of the Blue Bird Group to support environmentally friendly transportation initiatives in the Nusantara Capital to create a sustainable future for mobility and create a cleaner and healthier environment,” the President remarked. (DND/SM) (RI/MUR)