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Hostility Indonesia Host Ahead of the 43rd ASEAN Summit


Jakarta – Indonesia is now filled with excitement in welcoming the big event, the 43rd ASEAN Summit, which will take place in Jakarta on 5-7 September 2023. Enthusiasm and readiness emanate from the various agility that has been taken to make this Summit an important momentum in promoting regional cooperation.

Minister of Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono ensured that the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) would be one of the main highlights of this summit. The rehabilitation project that has been carried out is concrete proof of Indonesia’s seriousness in holding international scale events.

“The PUPR Ministry is ready to provide full support in organizing the 42nd ASEAN Summit through the provision of infrastructure,” he said.

Director General of Human Settlements of the Ministry of PUPR Diana Kusumastuti said, JCC has a main design concept by adopting elements of Indonesian culture which can reflect the character and identity of the Indonesian nation.

“We added instruments that depict Indonesia’s diversity, for example adding synthetic rattan dressing, padded walls and carpets,” said Diana Kusumastuti.

The JCC is the main stage where leaders and delegates from ASEAN member countries as well as various international guests will meet.

Not only in terms of infrastructure, the Government through the Ministry of State Secretariat (Kemensetneg) ensures that Indonesia also shows its commitment to presenting an environmentally friendly summit.

Secretary of the Ministry of State Secretariat, Setya Utama, said that the use of 346 Hyundai electric cars as operational vehicles for the Summit illustrated a concrete effort to reduce environmental impact. This step sends a strong message about the importance of sustainability in every aspect of organizing world-class events.

“This car will be used for the spouses of the leaders of the countries that are present. Second, for the foreign ministers of ASEAN countries. Then for the security forces (security) such as Paspampres,” said Setya.

The government and the national committee have certain specifications needed for official vehicles to be used at the Summit, such as exterior and interior design as well as comfort. Likewise with the quality of the battery that is adjusted to the durability and mileage.

Setya also explained that the national committee was also preparing shuttle buses and integrated motorways (MRT) as transportation facilities that connect accommodation places with event locations, the majority of which are in the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) area.

Meanwhile, President Director of PT Hyundai Motors Indonesia (HMID), Woojune Cha, feels proud to be able to contribute to the 43rd ASEAN Summit and the 2023 AIS Summit.

“We are also pleased to be able to continue the trend of synergy with the government after we previously provided a fleet of vehicles for the G20 and ASEAN Summit 2023 in Labuan Bajo. Not only IONIQ 5, we also provide a fleet of Hyundai’s newest electric vehicles, IONIQ 6 as vehicles for VVIP delegation partners,” said Woojune Cha.

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