Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia H.E. Joko Widodo on The Inauguration of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Train, on 2 January 2018, at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Banten
Unofficial English Translation
Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, Good morning,
Peace and prosperity be upon us all,
Ministers of Working Cabinet, the Governor of Banten Province,
Mr. Muhaimin Iskandar and all Directors of State-owned Enterprises who are present this morning.
Alhamdulillah, having worked hard to finish the Soekarno-Hatta airport train for three years, finally this morning we can officially inaugurate the operation. As you may be aware, this airport train is one of the available transportation modes in Jakarta to ease traffic congestion.
In the future, if the Mass Rapid Transit, Light Rail Transit, busway, airport train, and fast train are all integrated, we hope people are not much more using private cars and willing to move to safe, convenient mass transportation modes, which we can use together, both in the Greater Jakarta areas and to this Airport.
Therefore, by saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, I inaugurate the operation of Soekarno-Hatta Airport Train this morning.
Wassalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. (PR, Cabinet Secretariat) (MUR/YM/Naster)