Indonesian Consul on tour for innovation

Alicia PereraPilbara News

A delegation from the Indonesian Consulate General in Perth toured the Pilbara last week to gain a closer insight into the region’s key emerging industries such as agriculture, tourism and renewable energy.

The group of five Consulate delegates arrived in Port Hedland on Tuesday, December 6, and left Karratha on Thursday for a regional tour that covered Pardoo Station, Port Hedland International Airport, the Pilbara Ports Authority, LandCorp and Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation.

The group also met with residents.

Vice Consul Rina Komaria said the tour, hosted by the Pilbara Development Commission, had been prompted after delegates heard about the “mind-blowing” diverse inves-tment opportunities in the region at the recent New Pilbara conference, especially for renewable energy which is an emerging sector in Indonesia.

“We’re trying to source and learn about innovations and we want to collaborate more with Karratha on some sectors including trade and investment,” she said.

Pilbara Development Commission chief executive Terry Hill said the delegates’ tour was a positive early outcome from the recent conference.

“Maintaining strong working relationships with our key trade partners is essential to our current and future economic prosperity of the Pilbara,” he said.

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