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Jakarta governor-to-be expects more cooperation with Taiwan
Central News Agency
2014-08-16 10:16 PM
Jakarta, Aug. 16 (CNA) Chinese-Indonesian Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who will soon be sworn in as the governor of Jakarta, said recently that he expects more cooperation between Taiwan and Indonesia. The current lieutenant governor will succeed Joko Widodo, who was elected as the country's president in late July with more than 53 percent of the vote, as the head of special capital region. The 48-year-old Basuki is known for his boldness and decisiveness and has been praised by the public for successfully mediating a minimum wage increase and launching surprise inspections of government offices. When he accepted two garbage trucks and two sprinkler trucks from Taiwan on behalf of Jakarta in April, Basuki expressed his gratitude, saying that the four trucks would be of great benefit and help the government deal with flooding and garbage. He also expressed the hope that Taiwan and Indonesia could further cooperate in the fields of garbage treatment and agriculture. (By Jay Chou and James Lee)
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