Trade volume between Indonesia, Slovakia grew in 2009: Ambassador
Indonesia’s ambassador to Slovakia Harsha E Joesoef said that the trade volume between Indonesia and Slovakia had grown significantly in 2009, at a 60 percent increase, or US$64.3 million in exports.
“The trade balance is in the surplus position for Indonesia. We see a great potential for cooperation, especially in the field of energy and infrastructure,” he said Thursday during the event titled “The 4th Slovakia - Indonesia Business Forum” in Jakarta as quoted by tribunnews.com.
Slovakia’s Ambassador to Indonesia Stefan Rozkopal said that Indonesia had the largest potential for geothermal energy production, yet only 5 percent of the 40 percent of the world’s geothermal potential located in Indonesia, had been utilized.
Indonesia also has great potential to develop water-powered electricity generators due to the country’s archipelagic nature.
Rozkopal said that Slovakia’s expertise in energy and infrastructure held great potential in helping Indonesia harness its natural resources, while Indonesia could also be a potential consumer for Slovakia’s products, such as military vehicles, arms and food products.