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Merdeka.com – Chairman of the Steering Committee of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) Megawati Soekarnoputri witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Jeju National University (JNU) and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), regarding capacity building for human resources in the marine and fisheries sector. Located in Jeju, South Korea, on Wednesday (14/9).

Megawati said President Joko Widodo saw various possibilities for failed countries, including in the food industry. So, as Chair of the BRIN Steering Committee, Megawati has been assigned by President Joko Widodo, one of which is to realize food sovereignty as part of BRIN’s vision.

“One of the missions is that if we succeed in food sovereignty, then we can help countries in need. And today, in building BRIN, among others, we are opening ourselves to cooperation with many universities, private sector and others,” Megawati said before signing of the memorandum of agreement.

The MoU was signed by the Head of the BRIN Earth Science Research Organization Ocky Karna Radjasa and the Head of the Research and Human Resources Agency of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (BRSDM KPP) I Nyoman Radiart, who on this occasion was represented by the Secretary of BRSDM KKP Kusdiantoro with JNU President Kim Elem Hwan .

This agreement connects the Marine and Fisheries Research and Human Resources Agency of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (BRSDM KKP) with Jeju National University in an effort to develop the potential of human resources and utilize marine and fishery research results for the community.

The parties who attended and witnessed the event were the Head of BRIN Laksana Tri Handoko, the Indonesian Ambassador to South Korea Gandi Sulistiyanto, General Treasurer PDIP Olly Dondokambey and PDIP DPP Chairman Rokhmin Dahuri.

Megawati admitted that she also brought the Governor of North Sulawesi Olly Dondokambey. Because North Sulawesi, geographically and with fishery potential, development in the food sector is very possible. “I hope that the current cooperation can be carried out more actively,” added Megawati.

Indonesian Ambassador to South Korea Gandi Sulistiyanto said that research is needed to accelerate cooperation between countries, especially between Indonesia and South Korea.

In the near future there will be flights Jeju-Manado, Jeju-Bali, and Jeju-Batam. For Batam, this airport is managed by Incheon Airport. Now, trade between Indonesia and Korea has been signed and approved by the Indonesian House of Representatives, namely the Indonesia-Korea Comprehensive Agreement. Also regional cooperation in various East Asian countries, China, Japan and Korea.

“With all the infrastructure, the role of research is urgently needed to accelerate relations between the two countries, especially in terms of trade and tourism,” said Gandi.

In addition, the Secretary of BRSDM KKP Kusdiantoro, this cooperation is an umbrella for the implementation of cooperation in the two fields in the future.

“First, increasing the capacity of human resources through educational scholarship opportunities at Jeju National University, exchange of experts/students, and marine and fisheries training. Second, the development of community involvement-based cultivation for important fishery commodities using innovative aquaculture technology,” said Kusdiantoro.

Kusdiantoro added, BRSDM KKP has 20 Polytechnics / Community Academy / Fisheries Business Schools spread across most parts of Indonesia, conducting teaching factory education, 70 percent of practice and 30 percent of theory, and nearly 60 percent of students are children of the main marine and fisheries actors. (fishermen, fish cultivators, processors, salters and marketers of fishery products).

“This affirmative policy provides a great opportunity for the children of the main actors to receive free education. This means that the state is here to provide protection and a great opportunity for the children of the main actors after graduation to be able to transform their business so that they are more income and more prosperous. Education is a long-term investment by the state for people’s lives. better in the future,” added Kusdiantoro.

Then, Kusdiantoro said this collaboration was part of an effort to support 5 priority programs of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, especially in terms of increasing the development of marine, coastal and freshwater aquaculture.

“Implementing this collaboration in the near future, BRSDM will invite the Jeju National University to develop SMART Fisheries Village (SFV) in Gondol, Bali with grouper commodities,” he continued.

Intern Reporter: Syifa Annisa Yaniar

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