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Defense becomes main sector of bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and South Korea

VOI NEWS 09.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 11-08-2017

Bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and South Korea keeps on increasing significantly. The two countries have concrete cooperation in economy, tourism, culture and defense. It was said by South Korean ambassador to Indonesia, Cho Tae Young at a special interview with Voice of Indonesia at the embassy of South Korea in Jakarta recently. He said the defense cooperation of the two countries is experiencing fast progress and brings mutual benefit for both countries.

“Defense is in this area Korea and Indonesia have shown excellent cooperation. For us Indonesia is the biggest market and also we bought a lot from Indonesia, that means we bought military transportation, aircraft from Indonesia we are still using this. You bought from us jet fighters, maybe for training of pilots and you bought from us submarine,” said Cho Tae Young.

Furthermore, Cho Tae Young also said Indonesia and South Korea have planned defense cooperation by building jet fighters KFX and IFX. The modern jet fighters will be built jointly by the two countries to support the main weaponry system. (AF/edit r)

Jakarta to increase park and ride areas 

The Special Capital Region (DKI) of Jakarta provincial government has planned to increase the number of parking areas integrated with public transport, better known as park and ride areas. DKI Regional Secretary Saefullah remarked that on Thursday (10/8) they will continue to increase the number of park and ride areas in order to help citizens who wish to make use of public transportation. Park and ride facilities are parking lots with public transport connections that allow commuters and other people heading to the city center to leave their vehicles and transfer to a bus, rapid transit, light rail, or commuter rail for the remainder of the journey. These facilities help commuters who live beyond practical walking distance from the railway station or bus stop. They may also be helpful for commuters with alternative fuel vehicles, which often have reduced range, since the facility is probably closer to home than the ultimate destination. Saefullah explained that park and ride facilities have been available in the bus terminals of Kampung Rambutan, Kalideres, Pulogebang, Ragunan, Pinang Ranti, and the area of MH Thamrin Street in Central Jakarta. (antara)

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