BRIN, BPDPKS partake in Expo 2020 Dubai through Indonesia Pavilion

BRIN, BPDPKS partake in Expo 2020 Dubai through Indonesia Pavilion

One of the aircraft replicas displayed at the Indonesian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. (ANTARA/HO-Indonesia Pavilion/uyu)

The satellites demonstrate the government's commitment to prioritizing various researches and innovations to improve the quality of the people's lives
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) and the Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (BPDPKS) have been promoting their innovations and programs at the Indonesia Pavilion during the Expo 2020 Dubai on October 15-21, 2021.

The BRIN introduces their mini satellites of the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Lapan) A4 and Lapan A5 that are targeted to orbit in 2023.

"The satellites demonstrate the government's commitment to prioritizing various researches and innovations to improve the quality of the people's lives," Head of BRIN Laksana Tri Handoko said in a statement here on Wednesday.

The Lapan A4 satellite will be used to boost marine security and ship tracking system to avoid cruise accidents.

Meanwhile, the Lapan A5 satellite will be launched to mitigate disasters in vulnerable areas, especially to detect potential tsunamis.

Handoko noted that as the ocean covers almost 71 percent of Indonesia’s area, the government can maintain marine security and protect people from disasters by making appropriate mitigation attempts via satellites.

At the pavilion, the visitors can see the replica of the satellite in its original size as its length is less than a meter. In addition, there are several replicas of unmanned aircraft (PUNA).

PUNA Alap-alap (means ‘Falcon’) and PUNA Elang Hitam (means ‘Black Eagle’) are the two types of aircraft on display.

PUNA Alap-alap can fly up to 100 kilometers (km) for area mapping and monitoring.

PUNA Elang Hitam is able to fly as far as 250 km to conduct reconnaissance and intelligence activities, so it can also be armed.

Meanwhile, the Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (BPDPKS) held several business forums, made investment offers, and conducted interactive activities at the Indonesia Pavilion during the Expo 2020 Dubai.

"The Indonesian government has set palm oil plantations as an important part of Indonesia's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It is in line with our own spirit in creating a better future for Indonesia and the world," BPDPKS Director Eddy Abdurrahman remarked.

Through the international event, the agency is promoting the export of Indonesian palm oil products and their derivatives to other countries, especially the Gulf countries.

In encouraging exports, the BPDKS has facilitated the establishment of a partnership agreement between PT Danu Arundaya Rajaswa Ulung and the House of Indonesia in Dubai to help market the products.

The agreement was the agency’s concrete attempt to respond to the Indonesia-United Arab Emirates Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IUAE-CEPA) that was established at the start of September 2021 in Bogor, West Java.

Meanwhile, Commissioner General of the Indonesian Pavilion Didi Sumedi informed that in addition to the BRIN and BPDKS, various ministries, institutions, and local governments had also hold various business forums every week at the Indonesia Pavilion.

"Through the event, we are able to introduce our tourism potential, build international trade cooperation, and attract investment from all over the world,” he affirmed.

Indonesia’s participation in the Expo 2020 Dubai until March 31, 2022, is one of the government's attempts to collaborate with various institutions and industry actors to showcase the nation’s advantages and potential to the world.

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