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Indonesia states its commitment towards ASEAN Secretariat strengthening

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Indonesia as host country is committed to strengthening the capacity of ASEAN namely the ASEAN Secretariat. This was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno LP Marsudi at the Ground Breaking of the New ASEAN Secretariat Building in Jakarta on Friday. In her remarks, Minister Retno said that the development of the new ASEAN Secretariat Building is expected be completed in 2019. It is also expected to get supports from all ASEAN member states so that the ASEAN Secretariat will be able to work more effectively and efficiently. Minister Retno Marsudi further said that the new building of ASEAN Secretariat will be constructed in 16 stories and two towers and it will also be decorated with Betawi ornament as representative of Jakarta.

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"Indonesia as the host of ASEAN Secretariat remains strongly committed to strengthening the capacity of ASEAN Secretariat, including the infrastructure and facility of the Secretariat. The new building of ASEAN Secretariat will be started very soon and the development itself hopefully takes place less than two years. The iconic platinum level green building is hoped to be completed in 2019 and the building will consist of 16 stories and two towers with the touch of Betawi culture for its interior. The support from all ASEAN member countries is needed for new work of ASEAN Secretariat. Again so that ASEAN Secretariat will be able to adapt, expand, work more effectively, efficiently and innovatively,” she said.  


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The new ASEAN Secretariat building is built on an area of 11,390 square meters. With a building area of approximately 44 thousand square meters, this building takes the theme of Green building platinum level. The ground breaking was conducted by Minister Retno Marsudi and witnessed by the new ASEAN Secretary General, Dato Lim Jock Hoi and Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan. The ground breaking ceremony was also attended by several ambassadors of friendly countries and foreign representatives in Indonesia. (Ndy)

 

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