Dompak – The potential for maritime resources in Indonesia is very large and this is an advantage that has not been optimally tapped. The opportunity to develop the potential of maritime resources is very large, it needs to be balanced by qualified and competent human resources
Deputy for Maritime Resources Coordination of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Kemenko Marves), Dr. Ir Safri Burhanuddin DEA explained this when filling a public lecture held by FIKP UMRAH in Hybrid online and offline at the UMRAH Dompak campus Auditorium, Monday (08/3/2021 )
“The development of the potential for maritime resources has been stated in the 2020-2024 RPJMN, President Joko Widodo has given us through Presidential Decree No. 18 of 2020,” said Dr. Safri in a public lecture session hosted by the Dean of FIKP UMRAH, Dr. Ir T Ersti. Yulika Sari.
The development of the potential of Indonesia’s maritime resources is built through the downstreaming of maritime resources. Later this downstreaming will be able to provide big added value to each raw material produced and be able to strengthen the national economic structure.
“The downstreaming of our maritime resources begins with the downstreaming of industries in the marine and fisheries sector, one of which is through a large project to create a National Fish Barn in Maluku and North Maluku. This development will later be used to strengthen the connectivity of the logistics system and fisheries industry infrastructure, so that it can streamline production costs and increase commodity prices, as well as support equitable development, “said Dr. Safri.
Through the downstream industry in the maritime and fisheries sector, a trend that is guided by the blue economy will simultaneously grow, namely the utilization of sustainable maritime potential.
“The blue economy is what we aspire to in the economic sector in the maritime and fisheries sector. The economic process involves all parties who focus not only on development in the commodity sector, but on human resources who work and produce commodities for the fisheries and marine sectors, “said Dr. Safri.
The blue economy prioritizes various advances and innovations in the field of technology, in this case an economy that focuses on developing maritime potential in the marine and fisheries sector will begin to use a lot of renewable technology. On the other hand, the use of this technology needs to be accompanied by an increase in human resources.
In his presentation, Dr Safri also explained how the potential of the anchorage maritime industry that is being worked on by the Riau Islands Provincial Government can contribute to regional income.
“The Riau Islands Provincial Government has calculated that anchor anchoring services can contribute around 180 billion per year to regional revenues, even more so, if it is growing, we are sure it can reach 7 trillion,” said Dr. Safri.
The figure of 7 Trillion is not impossible because Riau Islands is the third-most densely populated area of sea traffic in the world. So far, according to Dr. Safri, Kepri has only received its density, its waste, its pollution.
“Now is the time to receive the results from ship parking or anchor dock services. Because the great potential for anchoring is on the ships that are parked on their way to Singapore, “said Dr. Safri in his presentation.
On the same occasion, Dr. Safri also motivated the students to be proud of being UMRAH students.
“Why do I say that you can be proud because the university that is the most strategic in the sense that it is close to several countries is UMRAH. You have to take advantage of it really, because there are many things that can be built here. UMRAH image needs to be developed from various aspects, “said Dr. Safri.
This Public Lecture was attended by around 150 participants online through zoom, and offline attended by Deputy Deputy of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment, UMRAH Rector, Deans, heads of the Riau Islands education office, principals of all Riau Islands schools, as well as a limited number of students in an effort to prevention of COVID-19. (Adi Pranadipa / Kemekomarves Communication Bureau)
Editor: Adi Pranadipa