Ministry of Industry, UNIDO sign cooperation on industrial development worth $40m
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The Ministry of Industry and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is committed to enhance cooperation in the industrial sector. This cooperation includes 13 projects with a value of US$40 million or equivalent to Rp 528 billion (US$40 million) – with reference of rupiah against the US dollar at Rp 13,200.
The commitment was marked by the signing of the UNIDO-Indonesia Country Program 2016-2020 by the Minister of Industry Saleh Husin with UNIDO Director General Li Yong of the Ministry of Industry, Jakarta, Monday (16/5).
“Currently, five projects are underway and already cost about Rp 230 billion or US$17.48 million. Meanwhile, eight other projects will be developed,” said Minister of Industry. Five projects include capacity building programs in the fishing industry, the efficiency of energy use in the industrial sector, the introduction of industrial waste management, resource efficiency and cleaner production, and utilization of renewable energy.
Looking ahead, the eight projects that will be developed are on increasing the value-added production of seaweed in Sumenep, East Java; increase production of soybean industry to meet the nutritional needs of the people of Indonesia; promote energy efficiency in small and medium industries in Indonesia; the introduction of Best Available Techniques (BAT) and Best Environmental Practices (BEP) in the thermal heating process in the metal industry in Eurocopter South East Asia (ESEA).
Furthermore, the acceleration program to reduce the use of mercury in mining area of Bald Mountain, Maluku; improving the implementation of Environmental Performance in the Extruded and Expanded foam industry; provide training for the treatment of heavy equipment and commercial vehicles; as well as the promotion of cooperation between the industrial zone.
The signing agreement was also attended by Director General of Security and Access Development Industry (KPAII) Achmad Sigit Dwiwahjono Ministry of Industry and UNIDO Representative in Jakarta Shadia Yousif Hajarabi.
According to the Minister of Industry, projects in the UNIDO Country Programme is in line with the Long Term Development Plan 2005-2025 and the National Industrial Development Policy 2015-2019 year. “It is expected that donor country commitments to such projects need to be supported with intensive communication across stakeholders,” he said.
UNIDO Director General Li Yong said Indonesia has been able to maintain positive growth, even during the years of the global financial crisis that is when the economy most developed countries has decreased. “Based on the report of UNIDO, Indonesia managed to reach the top 10 countries in the world manufacturing industry or the top ten manufacturers of the world,” he said.
Based on the statistical report titled “International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2016”, the manufacturing industry in Indonesia is reported to have contributed nearly a quarter of the national GDP. Indonesia has become the member of UNIDO since the date of January 21, 1980 and officially became a member state after its ratification UNIDO cooperation agreement on 10 November 1980.
UNIDO Country Office Indonesia has the mandate to provide guidance to developing countries to organize the process of industrialization that are environmentally friendly, efficient, and effective. UNIDO Representative for Indonesia has four priority thematic areas: Poverty Reduction (Including Trade Capacity); Energy for All; Environment and Clean Production; as well as the Partnership and Sustainable Development.
The fourth thematic area is in line with the various projects that have been identified in the UNIDO – Indonesia Country Programme as well as in accordance with the Long Term Development Plan (RPJP) 2005-2025 and the National Industrial Development Policy (NIPC) 2015-2019.
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