Surakarta Administration is exploring potential sister city partnership with Kyoto, Japan. Both cities are considered having many similarities in culture and historical buildings. The Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Team has done a presentation in front of City Mayor Acting Official and all of local government agencies at Mayor’s Meeting Room, Friday (28/8).

Head of Commercial and Financial Partnership Division, Coordinating Ministry in Economic Sector, Yuana Rochma Astuti said, the partnership between Surakarta and Kyoto is not limited to culture.  There are several projects which both parties will implement such as waste management, emission test, and transportation. The partnership aims to bring Surakarta toward cleaner and better maintained city.

Adding to Yuana, The Head of Environment Office of Surakarta, Widdhi Srihanto said that Surakarta Administration will look further before committing to partner with Kyoto. They will explore more on legal aspect and its usefulness to citizen and Administration of Surakarta.