Student team of Diponegoro University succeeded to bring home gold medal from 21st Moscow International Inventions and Innovative Technology Salon "Archimedes". The event was held in Moscow, Russia starting from April 5 until 8, 2018. They introduced a work of artificial tree which was named ‘ATOMP or Artificial Transparent Tree of Membrane Photo-catalyst’. Besides “Archimedes” gold medal, the team also obtained special award of Gold Medal from Association of Thai Innovation and Invention Promotion. One of the team’s members, Christian Sinaga said that the Artificial Tree works by absorbing air from atmosphere and filters it out with membrane which is installed in the air hose. The membrane of the carbon dioxide gas will be converted by plasma technology into oxygen gas (O2) which will be released out of the system and the carbon monoxide (CO) gas to be stored for further conversion to alternative fuels. Moscow International Inventions and Innovative Technology Salon “Archimedes” is an annual international event which is competition and research and technology exhibition. The exhibition is participated in by delegations from 26 countries.
East Java Business Forum Meeting was recently held in New Delhi, in the work visit to India, starting from April 9 and 10, 2018. Chairman of Chamber and Commerce of Surabaya held “East Java Business Forum Meeting" with 19 Indian entrepreneurs. Governor of East Java, Dr. H. Soekarwo stated that provincial government of East java will facilitate candidates of foreign investors with the acceleration of licensing, the availability of employment, the ease of land procurement in industrial areas, and the smoothness of the electricity supply. India is the seventh biggest trade partnership of East Java after Japan, the United States of America, China, Singapore, Swiss, and Malaysia. After from New Delhi, the East Java governor’s entourage met Indian entrepreneurs in Maharashtra, Mumbai. This visit to India was part of the work visit to Georgia, Asia, Azerbaijan and India in promoting trade, investment and tourism.
Indonesia is committed to supporting agricultural modernization and development of developing countries in Pacific regions, especially Small Island Developing States through South-South Cooperation program and technical assistance. This was stated by Dr. Mat Syukur, expert staff of Indonesian Agriculture Ministry in a bilateral meeting with Fiji Agriculture’s Minister, Inia Seruiratu on the sidelines of the 34th Regional FAO conference to Asia Pacific region in Nadi, Fiji on Thursday (11/4). The participants of the meeting agreed to follow-up Memorandum of Understanding -MoU which was signed by the two ministers on August 2017. The government of Fiji hoped that the follow-up of the MoU can be conducted in form of Joint Working Group which discusses various technical cooperation programs related to adaption and mitigation of climate change, intensification, and modernization of agriculture and development of agricultural experts. Besides, Fiji hoped to be able to learn from efforts to develop farmer cooperatives in Indonesia, aquaculture and small and medium enterprises. Fiji’s Minister, Inia Seruiratu did appreciate the grant plan of a number of hand tractors to Fiji which are in line with the modernization program of Fiji agricultural sector as one of countries of Small Island Developing States in Pacific region.