Awareness Raising in Batam

  • BP Batam as local partner and stakeholder in Batam Island gave opening remarks at RECP Workshop held in December 2015. Seen in the picture are (left to right) Chief Technical Advisor Rene Van Berkel, Ph.D., Head of Programme Development BP Batam Binsar Tambunan, Head of CRECPI ITB Prof. Tjandra Setiadi, and Deputy Head of CRECPI ITB Puji Lestari, Ph.D.
  • Rene Van Berkel, Ph.D. delivered an introduction into RECP in front of local government, stakeholders, business association, industries, and candidate of (trainee) National Experts.
  • Representative from one of the industrial estate in Batam raised a question for the panelist during Q&A session.

For the last mission of this year, CRECPI team went to Batam as the second target for industrial zones to be implemented RECP after Makassar. A workshop was held in Batam on December 21st to refresh RECP knowledge within Batam stakeholders as similar event has been held before in 2013. Beside the Head of CRECPI ITB, Prof. Tjandra Setiadi, this workshop was also attended by Dr. Puji Lestari as the Deputy Head, Dr. Rene Van Berkel CTA from UNIDO, and Head of Indonesia Industrial Chamber for Riau Archipelago Jadi Rajagukguk. The Head of Development Programme BP Batam Binsar Tambunan opened the workshop and welcomed the positive aims of RECP Programme in Batam. Almost 50 participants came from local governments, authorities, industrial parks managements, companies, and local expert candidates.

High interest from participants was reflected from questions asked to the three resource persons and the fruitful discussion at the last session. Batam authorities also expressed commitment to support this programme in Batam. Majority of the companies which attended the workshop stated their interest to join as pilot company. In the end, coordination, contribution, and commitment from stakeholders including companies, authorities, and industrial park is needed to successfully implement RECP Programme in Batam.

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