TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia and China have agreed to develop a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR). The agreement was signed by the Indonesian Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Mohamad Nasir, and China's Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang in Beijing, Thursday, April 12.
The signing was done on the sidelines of the declaration of 2018 Asean-China Innovation Year and the China-Asean Innovation Forum.
Besides Indonesia, China also agreed to develop a railway system research center with Thailand, the development of a new and renewable energy laboratory with Laos, and the development of radar and communications satellites with Myanmar.
China has collaborated on science and technology projects with 158 countries and regions and is involved in 200 international scientific and technological organizations, according to local media.
"We continue to support the openness and cooperation of science and technology and technology innovation more broadly and deeply," said Wang.
Minister Nasir is conducting a working visit to China on April 12-15. He had the opportunity to hold a bilateral meeting with Wang Zhigang at the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology office in Beijing.