January 22, 2019
On January 22, 2019, the Seminar on the Project on Port Elektronic Data Interchange (EDI) Enhancement Strategy in the Republic of Indonesia was held at Sasono Mulyo Ballroom, Le Meridien Jakarta Hotel with the presence of Ir. R. Agus H. Purnomo, Director General of Sea Transportation and Mr. Tomoyuki Kawabata, Senior Representative of JICA Indonesia Office. The Project has been conducted since April 2017 for two (2) years through JICA Technical Cooperation Scheme by the mutual collaboration between the Indonesian and Japanese side and will be completed by May 2019.
The purpose of the Project is to speed up and simplify the port-related procedures in Indonesia with the utilization of INAPORTNET, which was established by Directorate General of Sea Transportation, Ministry of Transportation (hereinafter referred to as "DGST") by solving operational issues of the Port EDI System and by enhancing management and operation structure.
Since the beginning of the Project, the JICA Project Team assigned by JICA has been working together with the Counterpart of DGST as well as the other related institutions. The Project focused on two (2) pilot ports, which were selected by jointly DGST and the JICA Project Team, such as Tanjung Priok Port and Makassar Port, and the surveys and discussions were conducted at these two (2) ports and the workshops were held at both pilot ports several times. In addition, ten (10) officials were dispatched for the technical training (Knowledge Co-Creation Program) conducted in Japan in December 2017 and they visited the regional port in Hokkaido in order to learn Japanese Single Windows System and EDI System at the site. Moreover, in July 2018 fourteen (14) officials were dispatched for the technical visit to ASEAN member countries such as Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in order to exchange views and ideas with the officials in these countries as well as learn their current situations of introduction of Port EDI System including their laws and regulations.
"JICA wish INAPORTNET will be fully utilized and enhanced at these two (2) pilot ports and expanded to other major fourteen (14) ports eventually so that Port EDI system can be enhanced for smooth procedures of all port activities in Indonesia." said Tomoyuki Kawabata in his remarks.
For further information:
Japan International Cooperation Agency Indonesia Office
Address: Gedung Sentral Senayan II, Lt. 14 Jl. Asia Afrika No.8, Jakarta
PIC: Putri Dinanti