Indonesia, Finland to Cooperate in Air Navigation Sector

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  • National Development Planning Agency Head Bambang Brodjonegoro. Tempo/Ghoida Rahmah

    National Development Planning Agency Head Bambang Brodjonegoro. Tempo/Ghoida Rahmah

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia and Finland plan to open an inter-company partnership in the sector of air navigation. 

    “We’re exploring the option of an air navigation partnership with our state-owned enterprises operating in the navigation field,” National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) head Bambang Brodjonegoro after attending a meeting with delegations from Finland today.

    The air navigation technology will be able to assist airplanes in landing. “It’s something like weather radar to assist planes in landing,” Bambang explained.

    The Finnish government offered a soft loan for Indonesia through their commercial bank. “It will be guaranteed by Finland’s export agency,” Bambang added

    Both countries will also explore the possibility of a partnership in building a waste-powered electricity generator outside Jakarta. As it is known, Finland and the Jakarta administration have engaged in cooperation.

    “I think major cities in Indonesia urgently need to process waste into electricity or energy,” Bambang said.

    The Indonesian and Finland Government are tied in a number of bilateral agreements since 2008. Such as in the field of climate change and sustainable forest management, energy and environment, education, and technology.

    Based on the data provided by the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), the two countries have an increased investment rate throughout 2013-2016, particularly in the sectors of trade, hotel, and restaurant services.