Indonesia Calls on Antwerp’s Expertise
In a bid to achieve its plans for major infrastructure projects, which aim to provide a significant boost to the country’s economy, the Indonesian government is targeting the expertise of the Port of Antwerp.
Marc Van Peel, Chairman of the Antwerp Port Authority recently signed two framework agreements with Indonesia Ports Corporation (IPC’s) Corporate University, a subsidiary of the IPC, one of the country’s four national port authorities.
The agreement was signed during a maritime seminar in the presence of attendees which include Princess Astrid, Flemish minister Philippe Muyters, Pieter De Crem, Secretary of State for Belgium and Rizal Ramli, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia.
APEC, the maritime training centre for the Port of Antwerp, has welcomed 340 Indonesian trainees for its standard programmes over the past three years.
Under the terms of the framework agreement, APEC will conduct seminars on the IPC Corporate University campus in Jakarta.
The Port of Antwerp International (PAI) will also be more active in Indonesia and together with IPC Corporate University, PAI will carry out consultancy work for the Indonesian port authorities.