Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia after Inspection of Pasar Senen Station, Central Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, April 8, 2024

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 8 April 2024
Category: Press Statement @en
Read: 26 Views

Journalists

How was your inspection today, Sir? We are asking about your inspection today.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

I saw everything was neat and well managed. When I got into the train, I saw it was also neat, good, and no one was jostling. Everything is good at Pasar Senen Station. I see that in general we need to focus more on improving some items, namely in Merak, especially those related to people using motorbikes in Ciwandan, but I asked the Minister of Transportation for an explanation, and I got the answer that the solutions to such problems have been sought for, that’s it.

Journalists

Sir, the accident rate on homecoming traffic is still relatively high, Sir. Will the government issue any advisories or take any steps?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

If compared with previous years, I think this year is much better. I didn’t see too long queues at the airports or at the stations or at the terminals that were very busy and crowded. I saw none.

Journalists

But how does the government anticipate issues related to traffic, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Well, we must maintain this good management and we must immediately seek solutions to any small problems. I think thoughtful planning will lead to good implementation. I think everything here is all very well organized and involves everyone concerned.

Journalists

What about our food stock, Sir? And about preparations needed to ensure our food supply?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Well, we have communicated such issues before Eid al-Fitr, we have.

Journalists

Where will you celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Sir? Because this year’s Eid al-Fitr is the last one in your tenure as president.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

In Jakarta.

Journalists

Will you perform the Eid al-Fitr prayer at Istiqlal Mosque?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

I think so.

Journalists

Who do you plan to meet in silaturahmi (cordial meeting), Sir? Will you hold an open house event? Do you have any plans to meet some figures in silaturahmi?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Hm?

Journalists

Do you have any plans to meet some figures in silaturahmi?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

I have no plans, I just want to spend my time as usual.

Journalists

Will you hold an open house event, Sir? Because this year’s Eid al-Fitr is the last one in your tenure as president, will you hold an open house event?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

I already have the plan.

Journalists

Thank you, Sir.

Latest Press Statement @en