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Jakarta Post

Sentul security center to have greater roles

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, February 3 2012   /  08:48 am

Jakarta: The government plans to equip the Indonesian Peace and Security Center (IPSC) in Sentul, West Java, with a language center, a sports complex and a disaster management training center.

IPSC is commonly known for being Southeast Asia’s largest training facility for UN peace-keeping forces.

“Our military officers have numerous international achievements in military sports competitions, such as kayaking and shooting. We need to support them,” Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro told reporters after a Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Office on Thursday.

“In addition, the Indonesia Defense University campus will also be moved there from Salemba in Central Jakarta,” he added.

Due to the expansion, the Defense Ministry would no longer be the sole state body organizing the IPSC, Purnomo said.

He said that the Education and Culture Ministry...