In­done­sian Con­sul on tour for in­no­va­tion

Pilbara News - - News - Alicia Per­era

A del­e­ga­tion from the In­done­sian Con­sulate Gen­eral in Perth toured the Pil­bara last week to gain a closer in­sight into the re­gion’s key emerg­ing in­dus­tries such as agriculture, tourism and re­new­able en­ergy.

The group of five Con­sulate del­e­gates ar­rived in Port Hed­land on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 6, and left Kar­ratha on Thurs­day for a re­gional tour that cov­ered Par­doo Sta­tion, Port Hed­land In­ter­na­tional Air­port, the Pil­bara Ports Author­ity, LandCorp and Mu­ru­juga Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion.

The group also met with res­i­dents.

Vice Con­sul Rina Ko­maria said the tour, hosted by the Pil­bara De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion, had been prompted af­ter del­e­gates heard about the “mind-blow­ing” di­verse in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in the re­gion at the re­cent New Pil­bara con­fer­ence, es­pe­cially for re­new­able en­ergy which is an emerg­ing sec­tor in In­done­sia.

“We’re try­ing to source and learn about in­no­va­tions and we want to col­lab­o­rate more with Kar­ratha on some sec­tors in­clud­ing trade and in­vest­ment,” she said.

Pil­bara De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion chief ex­ec­u­tive Terry Hill said the del­e­gates’ tour was a pos­i­tive early out­come from the re­cent con­fer­ence.

“Main­tain­ing strong work­ing re­la­tion­ships with our key trade part­ners is es­sen­tial to our cur­rent and fu­ture eco­nomic pros­per­ity of the Pil­bara,” he said.

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