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ASEAN to have common driving license

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, August 26, 2015 | 08:58 pm

The ASEAN regional forum mulls over issuing international driving licenses that will be valid in each of the 10 member countries, an official stated on Wednesday.

The Transportation Ministry's director general for land transportation, Santosa Eddy Wibowo, said the common driving license was aimed at facilitating cross border transport between ASEAN member countries.

"[The license] will be for all citizens of ASEAN countries. It will be an international standard license at the ASEAN level," Santosa said as quoted by tempo.co.

He further said that in Indonesia, the document will be bilingual, in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

"It is our obligation now to translate [the existing Indonesian driving license forms] into English," he said, adding that the same would go for the KIR (vehicle road worthiness test) certificate. "But we should first consult the police."

The ASEAN forum held its meeting on Aug. 24-28 in Yogyakarta.

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