Selasa , 18 July 2017, 01:11 WIB

DPD speaker invites Russia to invest in Kalimantan

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Regional Representative Council (DPD) Speaker Oesman Sapta Odang
Regional Representative Council (DPD) Speaker Oesman Sapta Odang

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Regional Representative Council (DPD) Speaker Oesman Sapta Odang has invited Russia to invest in the aluminum industry in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

"Kalimantan has abundant natural resources. Russia has good technology in the field of aluminum industry," Oesman Sapta said during a meeting with Council of the Federation of Federal Assembly's deputy head Ilyas Magomed-Salamovich Umakhanov here, Monday.

During the occasion, Sapta was accompanied by Vice Chairman of the House of Representatives Nono Sampono and Senator of DPD Harifinto Tanuwijaya and Muhammad Idris.

Meanwhile, Umakhanov was accompanied by Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Mikhail Yurievich Galuzin, Vice President of the Committee on Solidarity and Cooperation of Asia-Africa-Russia DA Vazianov and a member of Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on investment DA Davydov.

He pointed out that Russia had built a railway network in East Kalimantan.

"The construction of the railway network is still small, and Russia can still find many investment opportunities in Kalimantan," he noted.

He remarked that the diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Russia have progressed well, and it would continue to increase.

The increase in diplomatic relations should be accompanied by other investments, such as the construction of aluminum industry.

"The raw materials of aluminum can be processed into aluminum and other derivative products," he stated.

He revealed that several countries had expressed interest in investing in the aluminum industry in Kalimantan, including China and the United Kingdom.

With regard to the aluminum industry, he stated that China had started to produce aluminum.

He expected that Russia would also invest in the aluminum industry.

On the occasion, Oesman also invited Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Galuzin to meet with Indonesian entrepreneurs.

Currently, Indonesia and Russia actively cooperate in the fields of civil aviation, mining, mechanical engineering, metallurgy, development of transport infrastructure, industrial chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.

Several new areas of cooperation have become priorities in the bilateral relations between the two countries and are expected to boost the trade volume between the two countries.

Among the cooperation fields are oil and gas, aviation, aerospace, maritime and shipping, agriculture, satellite technology and communications systems, high-technology and banking.

Sumber : Antara