Sandiaga Uno aims to electrify transport in tourist sites

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno, in his weekly memoir on Monday, announced plans to replace current conventional modes of transport at tourist sites with electric vehicles. He said this is in line with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s instructions regarding green tourism.

“This is of course consistent with Presidential Instruction Number 7 of 2022,” Sandiaga said Monday, September 19.

The presidential instruction stipulates the use of battery motor vehicles (battery electric vehicles) as operational service vehicles.

With the use of electric vehicles, Sandiaga hopes that tourism in Indonesia in the future can be more environmentally friendly so that it is of higher quality. “At the G20, we encouraged the use of electric vehicles and we are targeting Bali by 2030 to use electric vehicles,” he said.

Sandiaga Uno noted that this has been implemented in the city of Pagar Alam, South Sumatra, which has used new and renewable energy (EBT) and is one of the first to refine the status of a zero-emission city. .

The city of Pagar Alam has three EBT power stations, namely Green Lahat Mini Hydro Power Station (PLTM) with a capacity of 9.99 megawatts, Lumut Balai Geothermal Power Station (PLTP) with a capacity of 55 megawatts and Rantau Dedap’s PLTP with a capacity of 9.99 megawatts. capacity of 91.2 megawatts.

NADIA RAICHAN FITRIANUR

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