The world approves.Tunggul Kumoro 04 July 2017 10:00
Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini has been invited to be a guest speaker during the commemoration of United Nations anniversary at the UN headquarters, New York, this October.
"Insha Allah this October, [I] will be a speaker at the UN [headquarters] during its anniversary. I intend to invite my friends there since it's my once-in-a-lifetime moment," said Risma in Surabaya City Hall after attending a 'halal bihalal' gathering on Monday.
"This is Surabaya's and my momentum. In the UN, I will address the city management. I was asked to be one of the speakers in New York at the UN headquarters," she said.
In addition, Risma said that the city she leads has also been nominated as the world's best city management.
The Surabaya's first female mayor also shared to reporters her experience when conducting international visits to promote Surabaya in "Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy" in Belgium and "World Materials Forum" in France, last June.
"They're surprised [with Surabaya] and the city received a standing applause," she continued.
Furthermore, a major company in Nancy, France also committed to assist information technology-based city program in providing services.
"They will support programs in Surabaya [and] I conveyed the budget limitations the city has for accommodating services. What makes them surprised was that we have been all out for applying information technology," she concluded.