Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia's Agency for Technology Assessment and Application (BPPT) and Seoul-based Green Technology Center-Korea were on the same page over cooperation in green technology through the launch of the Green Technology Partnership Initiative (GTPI).

"The GTPI will bring about an improvement in research and development pertaining to green technology under the partnership scheme of Indonesia and Korea," Head of BPPT Hammam Riza remarked at the launch of GTPI here on Thursday.

The Green Technology Center-Korea (GTC-K) is a government-funded think tank that coordinates and supports national green technology research and development policies in collaboration with Korea’s ministries and agencies.

Riza noted that the two institutions will work jointly in research and projects to develop renewable energy, pure water, fishery, and smart agriculture.

"The BPPT will support GTPI activities in Indonesia to develop environment-friendly technology," Riza remarked.

Present at the launch were Secretary of the Research, Technology, and Higher Education Ministry Ainun Naim, Head of the Industry Research and Development of the Industry Ministry Ngakan Timur Antara, Korean Ambassador Kim Chang-beom, Secretary General of ASEAN Dato Lim Jock Hoi, and President of GTC-Korea yung-ki Cheong.

GTPI will enhance its multilateral partnership, research and development on green technology-based project and policy under the multilateral cooperation and development scheme.

It will also build strategic partnership with the government, government institutions, universities, industry, international organization, and civil society. Related news: Indonesia, Poland explore cooperation in green technology

Translator: Martha Herlinawati S, Sri Hary
Editor: Suharto
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