The Danish Ambassador to Indonesia highlighted the role of the shipping industry in supporting global trade and driving economic growth in the region and globally.
Indonesia has a strategic role given its location on one of the most important international sea routes linking Asian countries to major regions of the world, a transport ministry official said.
“Indonesia, together with the riparian states (Malaysia and Singapore), maintains safety, security and the maritime environment along the Strait of Malacca and the Strait of Singapore,” said Djoko Sasono, head of the Agency of development of the ministry’s transport human resources. to a press release published here on Thursday.
He made the statement during a lecture at the ministry’s School of Shipping Jakarta (STIP) on “Challenge and Opportunity in the Shipping Industry”, which also included Danish Ambassador to Indonesia Lars Bo Larsen, and Maersk Indonesia Director Ery Hardianto as speakers.
The ministry official pointed out that the preparation of competent and quality human resources is very important to achieve the government’s vision of make Indonesia the maritime axis of the world.
This is a strategic policy, given that Indonesia is one of the largest maritime countries in the world, comprising more than 17,000 islands and a maritime area equal to two-thirds of the country’s total territory.
“Competitive and quality human resources cannot be produced without higher education and training institutions,” Sasono remarked.
The head of STIP, Captain Sudiono, said the conference was the Department of Transport’s attempt to improve the knowledge of the school’s undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as participants in the dual degree scholarship program. of the Ministry regarding the marine and shipping industry in developed countries.
The scholarship program was offered in collaboration with the Indonesian Institute of Technology Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) and the Netherlands University of Rotterdam.
During the conference, the Danish Ambassador to Indonesia highlighted the role of the shipping industry in supporting global trade and driving economic growth.
He said that like Indonesia, Denmark, as a maritime country, has set itself a green transition goal to combat climate change.
“Indonesia can play a role in the global energy transition through Indonesia’s G20 Presidency in 2022, including encouraging global (green transition) mechanisms, providing decarbonization (mechanism), (creating) green maritime centers, producing future (ecological) fuels, as well as nature conservation,” he added.
Source: Antara News