The inauguration of the first Oil and Gas Corner at Indonesian embassy in Kuwait City signifies a major role of Indonesian representative to attract investors in oil and gas sectors in Indonesia. This was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno Marsudi on the sidelines of the inauguration of Oil and Gas Corner in Kuwait on Sunday (1/9). The inauguration of the Oil and Gas Corner, which coincided with Islamic New Year 1 Muharram 1441 H, is a form of collaboration and new initiative which was initiated by the Indonesian embassy in Kuwait and Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities. In a press release on Monday (2/9), Minister Retno said that Oil and Gas Corner is completed with collection of literature and the newest information on Upstream Oil and Gas in Indonesia; resources potential which and profile of relevant business actors. The existence of the Oil and Gas Corner will give information in detail to the stakeholders of oil and gas business in Kuwait on various development of Upstream Oil and Gas industry in Indonesia.
This year, Ministry of Education and Culture conducts again Darmasiswa scholarship program. For academic year of 2019/2020, the Indonesian government invites 579 participants from 104 countries to learn Indonesian language and culture for one year at 64 colleges or agencies of partnership of the ministry throughout Indonesia. Sectary General of the Ministry, Didik Suhardi said that Darmasiswa program aims to introduce Indonesia to the world through educational and cultural sectors. He also said that after they return to their countries, the scholarship recipients still become parts of Indonesia. Even, there is participant who returns to serve Indonesia. They become Indonesian ambassadors who also can contribute on development, peace, and order of the world in their countries.
To develop vocational education of maritime affairs in Indonesia, Sepuluh November Technology Institute through Department of Sea Transportation Technique cooperates with the government of the Netherlands as one of partnerships of educational institution. This was affirmed by being conducted entourage visit from the Netherlands embassy in Indonesia along with some industrial and educational partnerships from the Netherlands to Rector of Sepuluh November Technology Institute on Friday (23/8). Head of Sea Transportation Technique Department of the Institute, Tri Achmadi PhD explained that the department will collaborate with the Netherlands in developing curriculum. The curriculum will be implemented by Surabaya Shipping Polytechnic and State Shipping as vocational educational institute of Maritime Affairs.