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Indonesia Strengthens Global Water Transport Infrastructure Network in South Africa

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The Republic of Indonesia delegation from the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Kemenko Marves) participated in the 2024 Annual General Assembly (AGA) and the 35th PIANC World Congress, in Cape Town, South Africa.(Photo : Public Relations of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) - 

 

 

VOInews, Jakarta : The Republic of Indonesia delegation from the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Kemenko Marves) participated in the 2024 Annual General Assembly (AGA) and 35th PIANC World Congress, at the Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC) Cape Town, South Africa, from 26 April to 3 May 2024.

In a written statement on Tuesday (7/5/2024), the Indonesian delegation was led by the Assistant Deputy for Connectivity Infrastructure, Rahman Hidayat (President of PIANC Indonesia); Assistant Deputy for Basic Infrastructure, Urban Affairs and Water Resources, Lukijanto; Middle Expert Policy Analyst/ Shipping Infrastructure Coordinator, Velly Asvaliantina (Secretary of PIANC Indonesia).

Deputy Rahman said that Indonesia's participation in the Annual General Assembly meeting and World Congress was very important to strengthen the global network of water transportation infrastructure, there was a lot of progress and learning that could be gained.

PIANC President, Francisco Esteban Lefler, called on all stakeholders to join hands in advancing Smart Port Technology for the common good, taking advantage of this moment to chart a course towards a more sustainable and prosperous maritime future.

PIANC, as a professional organization in the field of Water Transport Infrastructure founded in 1885, and based in Brussels-Belgium, reaffirms its commitment to promoting Smart Port Technology at the forefront of maritime development.

With a focus on cutting-edge advances such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital twins and other emerging technologies, PIANC aims to catalyze the transformation of ports into smart and environmentally friendly ecosystems.

According to a release received by Voice of Indonesia on Wednesday (08/05/24), the Congress, which raised the theme "Future Ready Water Transport - Unlocking Africa" ​​("Future Ready Waterborne Transport - Unlocking Africa") aims to address the efforts needed to create a sustainable maritime sector.

The congress included 295 paper presentations divided into dozens of theme groups, including: Inland Navigation and Waterways, Ports and Planning Development, Ports Structure, Port Dredging and Reclamation, Environment and Climate Change, Ports-Green Energy and Related issues.

Lukijanto stated that the sustainability issue raised by PIANC is in line with Indonesia's commitment to sustainable development, apart from that, this is in line with Indonesia's commitment to sustainable infrastructure and transportation development.

"This is very good as a lesson in organizing the 2024 Indonesia International Sustainability Forum (ISF), which will be held on 4-6 September 2024 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC)," said Luki.

Apart from that, the 2024 AGA resolution and the PIANC Congress Results also emphasize the importance of working with nature. "This material is one of the things that will be discussed at the 10th World Water Forum (WWF), in Bali, 18-25 May 2024," added Suraji//VOI

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