In support of G20 presidency, Gernas BBI campaigns electric vehicles

Jakarta, 19 January 2022

– Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan launched the Gernas BBI (Proudly Made in Indonesia National Movement) in Jambi on Wednesday (19/1/2022). This time, Gernas BBI highlighted domestically produced electric vehicles as an example of environmental concern emphasized during Indonesia’s G20 presidency, notably the energy transition.

Locally produced motorcycles and cars were on display during the Gernas BBI, which took place at Sultan Thaha Airport in Jambi. In his remarks, Luhut stated, “This is in the framework of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency and to welcome the G20 Summit in Bali.”

Many foreign foundations, including the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill Gates Foundation, addressed letters to President Jokowi requesting to attend the G20 Summit, according to Luhut. “They are really enthusiastic about assisting Indonesia in the areas of climate change and dealing with marine plastic trash, as well as assisting MSMEs,” Luhut said.

On the same occasion, the Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi stated that the Gernas BBI this time also features an electric vehicle promotion. “There is an electric car touring from Jakarta to Lampung, then to Palembang, and finally to Jambi, involving national racer Rifat Sungkar,” said Minister of Transportation.

Jambi Governor Al Haris stated that the Gernas BBI in his region is carried out under the go green theme. Green hues from numerous plants that grow in Jambi abound in the launch place. He remarked, “The area where we are present is full of plants, especially ferns, which thrive abundantly in Jambi’s forests.” ***

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