Swedish Embassy hosted “Smart Mobility Workshop” in Jakarta

Ambassador of Indonesia to Sweden Bagas Hapsoro (far left) and Ambassador of Sweden to Indonesia Marina Berg (far right) (Photo: Embassy of Indonesia in Stockholm)

On July 7, Embassy of Sweden in Jakarta organized “Smart Mobility Workshop” at the Swedish Residence in Jakarta.

The guests attending included Ambassador of Sweden to Indonesia Marina Berg and Ambassador of Indonesia to Sweden Bagas Hapsoro.

Both of them gave their opening speeches to inaugurate the event and welcome all participants from Indonesian government institutions, city government, and Swedish companies.

As a part of the Smart City, Smart Mobility Workshop was arranged to highlight the traffic congestion and transportation issues.

During the workshop, there were presentations and discussions addressing Indonesia’s next five- year master plan of urban transportation and smart mobility development.

Swedish companies working on Smart Mobility globally also took this opportunity to share their experience and knowledge with the attendants.

(Photo: Embassy of Indonesia in Stockholm)

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Bagas Hapsoro gave an example of the public transport facility in Stockholm that helps society to improve public transportation in order to encourage people to stop being dependency on using private transport.

“As a biker, I am of the view that Stockholm works with both supply and demand of mobility to mitigate congestion”, said Ambassador Hapsoro.

Ambassador Marina Berg referred about the importance of triple helix model, a set of interactions between academia, industry and governments.

She mentioned that Swedish government has already put the process of fostering sustainable growth, an academia and industry into action and to make improvements happen to the society people need to prepare for the change and adaptation.

“Are Indonesia’s Fast-Growing Cities Ready to Take on the Challenge?” asked Ambassador Berg.

Source: Embassy of Indonesia in Stockholm

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