Jakarta (ANTARA News) - A Russian investor, Blackspace, will invest in the construction of cold storage facilities, ice factories and fishery product processing plants in Indonesia, company owner Alexander Isaev has said.

These remarks were made at a meeting with a delegation from the Indonesian House of Representatives Commission IV in Moscow, Russia, recently.

According to a press release from Blackspace Indonesia, received by ANTARA News, the Indonesian delegation visited the companys office in Usovo, Moskovskaya Oblast, to study the countrys experiences in drafting and adopting regulations on agriculture, the environment, the marine sector and fisheries, as well as food.

The meeting was also used by both sides to collect information on the activities of Russian companies in Indonesia.

Commission IV Chairman Edhy Prabowo said the House of Representatives supports Blackspaces development projects in Indonesia.

According to Prabowo, the Indonesian government appreciates the efforts made by the company in building fish processing facilities in the country.

The need for fish storage and processing plants is on the rise because fish production volumes are also rising steadily with the success of the policy introduced by Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti to combat illegal fishing.

A working group has determined the first 10 locations where Blackspace will begin the construction of infrastructure for the fishing industry in the near future.

To realize the project, the company has also established PerindoSpace, which is a joint venture between Blackspace and Perum Perindo.

Construction of the initial phase is planned to begin on Natuna Island.

Another Blackspace project is the development of a situation room in Blackspaces office in Jakarta.

The situation room is intended not only for internal monitoring and field data analysis but can also be used by Indonesian government agencies and institutions.

The situation room can facilitate the early identification of hotspots to prevent forest and peat land fires and eradicate unreported, unregulated, illegal fishing.

Isaev added that Blackspace plans to begin working on several projects in the field of agriculture in Indonesia, including the production of a number of leading commodities, such as palm oil and rubber.

Reporter: Libertina Widyamurti Ambari
Editor: Priyambodo RH
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