Supporting the progressive use of electric vehicles, the Regent of Jember also invites people to get used to cycling. – According to the Presidential Directive (Inpress) No. 7/2022 on the Use of Electric Vehicles as Official Vehicles for Central and Local Government Agencies, the Regent of Jember Hendi Siswanto supports the gradual use of electric vehicles as official vehicles.

“Alhamdulillah, the presidential directive on the use of electric vehicles has been signed, but for the Jemba Regency government, it must be done in stages because it involves budget issues,” he said when contacted from Jemba Regency, East Java, on Thursday.

President Joko Widodo has signed Presidential Directive No. 7 of 2022 on the use of electric vehicles as official vehicles for central and regional government agencies.

On September 13, 2022, President Jokowi signed a presidential directive on the use of battery-based electric vehicles (battery electric vehicles) and/or personal vehicles for central government and regional government agencies.

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The presidential directive is addressed to all ministers of the advanced Indonesian cabinet, cabinet secretaries, chief of staff of the president, attorney general, commander of the TNI, chief of the Indonesian National Police, heads of non-ministerial government institutions, secretarial leaders of state institutions. , Governor, and Regents/Mayors. the city

“Besides the budgetary issues, we need to prepare more carefully about other devices that support the use of electric vehicles, so it needs to be discussed with the members of the DPRD in Jember,” he said.

According to him, the Jember Regency Budget Team did not include the collection of electric vehicles in the draft regional regulations of the Jember APBD for fiscal year 2023, so it needs to be discussed together with the DPRD members.

“It is possible to try 1 or 2 electric cars first with the approval of council members, but what is certain is that the Jemba Regency government will review it first,” he said.

He explained that the Jemba Regency government is trying to create policies to save energy by issuing circular wind cycling to all ASNs from their homes to their offices.

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“I also invite other government agencies, as well as the private sector and the general public to adopt the habit of cycling to offices to save energy and make Jember’s sky blue,” he said.

In Presidential Instruction No. 7 of 2022, Jokowi directed that each minister to regional heads compile and specify regulations to support the acceleration of the implementation of the use of electric vehicles. The President also ordered the creation of budget allocations to support the program. [ANTARA]

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