Indonesia Signs Transportation Agreement with East Timor

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Timor Leste's Minister of Transportation and Communication Jose Agustinho Da Silva. The deal aims at improving Indonesian and Timor Leste airlines.

    Budi Karya believes the cooperation can encourage economic, trade and tourism growth between the two countries.

    "This meeting is expected to further encourage economic growth and the quality of human resources both in Indonesia and Timor Leste," Budi said in a written statement Monday, January 21.

    Budi said that if there is a future growth in the market demand, the transportation capacity of the two countries, the governments will consider further improvement efforts. 

    The two countries also signed a MoU in the field of education and training for the transportation sector. This is to increase the knowledge and capacity of human resources in East Timor, especially in the transportation sector.

    The Indonesian Transportation Ministry will provide education and skills training programs, infrastructure facilities and infrastructure in accordance with the agreement. Meanwhile, the East Timor's Transportation and Communication Ministry provide participants.

    To maintain and expand relations between countries, the two countries agreed to meet again in the future to review the flight implementation according to developments in each country.

    MUHAMMAD HENDARTYO