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Indonesia to develop submarine industry

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 15, 2013   /  03:29 pm

The Defense Ministry says it will cooperate with the South Korean government to develop a submarine-construction industry here as a follow up to earlier knowledge transfers between the two countries.

'€œWe are now preparing the human resources and facilities,'€ Head of the defense facilities agency at the Defense Ministry Rear. Adm. Rachmad Lubis said as quoted by tempo.co.id on Saturday.

He said the Ministry of Research and Technology was currently recruiting Indonesian participants who would participate in a technology-transfer program at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in South Korea.

'€œIn terms of preparations for the facility, the State-Owned Enterprises Ministry is currently drawing up a design of the construction of shipyard facilities,'€ he added.

Analysts have called for enhanced defense cooperation between South Korea and Indonesia beyond military procurement to closer industrial cooperation. (hrl/dic)