Source from: Australia Business Financing Centre
The government of Australia has provided $20 million in research funding to Indonesia. The country will use the funds over six years to improve research on cattle.
The provided research funding of $20 million is part of the IndoBeef project which itself is part of the ongoing aid provided for Indonesia. Australian researchers have already provided support to Indonesia's cattle industry in the past three years. The research has helped Indonesian cattle farmers to reduce the dying rate of calves from 30% to 10 per cent.
Source from: The Jakarta Post, Makassar | Sci-Tech
Research and Technology Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta says Indonesia needs more researchers to innovate and develop state-of-the-art technology as the current number of scholars only covers one-third of the minimum requirement.
“We only have 132 researchers for our 497 regencies. We need to have at least one researcher in each regency,” Hatta said in Makassar, Thursday.
“Researchers are needed to generate innovations, especially technology for local development, to add to the value of national resources,” Hatta said.
Currently, there are only 18 research centers in 33 provinces. Furthermore, there are only 23 research and development agencies (BPPD) at the provincial level. At the regional level the figure is even worse, with only 48 agencies out of 497 regencies and municipalities.
Lab Indonesia 2012 continues to receive visit from more than 2000 visitors on the second day of exhibition, achieving the record of exceeding 4000 quality visitors in total only on the 2nd day of exhibition.
Active participation by visitors at various country pavilions such as the German, Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore and UK Pavilions. The 2nd edition of Lab Indonesia is grateful with the satisfactory feedback both from exhibitors and visitors.
Lab Indonesia 2012 officially opened yesterday at Jakarta Convention Centre (JCC) here in Indonesia. Lab Indonesia 2012 has successfully gathered a total participation of 128 exhibitors and more than 2000 quality visitors from different countries, only on the first day of exhibition.
A welcome dance kick started the ceremony which greeted our honourable guests such as Mr. Muhamad A. Martoprawiro, PhD, the President of Indonesian Chemicals Society (Himpunan Kimia Indonesia), Datuk Dr. Soon Ting Kueh, the President of Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (Institut Kimia Malaysia), Prof. Freddy Permana Zen, DSc., the Honorable Deputy Minister for Science and Technology Resource, Ministry of Research and Technology.