Wednesday, 24 April 2019 | 10:50 WIB

President Jokowi: MRT Can Help Develop Positive Culture

President Jokowi: MRT Can Help Develop Positive Culture (setkab)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS - Indonesia President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo, along with a number of Ministers of the Working Cabinet, conducted a trial ride on the Mass Rapit Transit train from the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout Station (HI) to Lebak Buluk Station, Jakarta, Tuesday (03/19/2019).

Arriving at Bundaran HI Station around 11:15 WIB, President Jokowi rode on a 5 MRT Jakarta carriage to Lebak Bulus Station. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Chairperson of Jakarta Regional Representatives Prasetio Edi Marsudi continued to accompany President Jokowi along the 30-minute journey.

The arrival of President Jokowi and his entourage attracted people who also intended to try the MRT. They try to get close and try to shake hands or take a selfie with the President.

According to Jokowi, the MRT provides a civilization by building a positive culture in the community.

"Most importantly this is a new civilization, building a new culture, how to queue, how to get into the MRT and not be late so you don't clamp on the door. It's a new culture, new civilization. This is what we introduce so that people really know how the MRT moves from one station to another station, from one point to another, "he said.

When going down at Lebak Bulus Station, the community was also enthusiastic about welcoming President Jokowi's arrival. They filled the stairs to the platform while shouting Jokowi's name.

"Wow, it really is shocking. I was shocked frankly, so very enthusiastic, all of them wanted to try. We are glad that the MRT is welcomed by the community so very enthusiastically and we hope that in the future all of the use will come here," he explained.