IPB Bans Oil-fueled Vehicles

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) will ban all oil-fueled vehicles from entering the IPB Dramaga area. The ban is part of an attempt to make the IPB a Green Campus.

    All oil-fueled vehicles operating in the institution will be replaced with environmentally friendly vehicles starting September 1, 2015.  The launching of the ban will be held simultaneously with the 52th Anniversary of IPB, said Head of the Anniversary Committee Meika Syahbana Rusli.

    Meika, who is also the Director of PT Life Science and Technology, said that trial period for the ban will carried out for one month, on September 1 to September 30, 2015. Meanwhile, According to Meika, the ban will be officially applied on October 1, 2015.

    To travel around the campus area, the IPB has provided 1,500 bicycles, 44 electric cars, and 20 gas-fueled buses. All students can rent a bike to travel within the campus area, and ride buses or electric cars provided, by paying the fare electronically.

    As a means of payment, IPB will cooperate with state-owned bank BNI (Bank Negara Indonesia) in providing the electronic card as a method of payment.