Mr. Anies Baswedan, Govennor, Province of Special Capital Region of Jakarta, visited my office. The Governor was accompanied by Madame Baswedan. Jakarta, a big capital city with a population of more than 10 million, is facing environmental issues and in particular waste disposal problems like any other big cities. The Governor asked me to cooperate with him in this matter. Regardless of whether the country is developed or developing, any city is suffering from waste disposal problems. I believe that Japan’s highly-advanced technologies can be applied to the situation in Jakarta.
The Governor is a young and brilliant politician in Indonesia, and has already performed as a Cabinet member in the past. He is said to be one of the promising candidates for the future President of Indonesia.