-2013 Feb., Indonesia

Name/Title Japan-Indonesia Joint Sabo Workshop
Venue: Country,City Jakarta, Indonesia
Date Feb. 25, 2013

The Sabo (Erosion and Sediment Control) Department of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Public Works Research Institute (PWRI) and International SABO Association held the "Japan-Indonesia Joint Sabo Workshop," jointly with the Ministry of Public Works, Republic of Indonesia, on Monday, February 25, 2013, at Jakarta, Indonesia. At the Workshop, the PWRI and Research Center for Water Resources, Ministry of Public Works, Indonesia also concluded a joint research agreement on a landslide dam that formed last July in the Waiera River, Ambon Island, Maluku Province, Indonesia.

The workshop was held for the first time, based on the technological exchange memorandum agreed last February between the Directorate General of Water Resources, Ministry of Public Works, Indonesia and Sabo Department, Water and Disaster Management Bureau, MLIT.
The workshop was held at the Ministry of Public Works in Jakarta, and there were a total of 19 participants from Japanese institutions including MLIT, PWRI, JICA, International SABO Association, and private companies, as well as 110 participants from inside and outside of Indonesia.

After the keynote lectures from both Japan and Indonesia, there were discussions on administrative and technological policies. The audience members also asked questions about a method of creating a hazard map and gave their opinions on making a landslide dam permanent.
Both countries confirmed they would continue cooperating in the technological exchange with administrative offices and researchers and in the technological transfer to Indonesia related to large-scale sediment disasters.

Photo 1. At the workshop

Photo 2. Representatives of MLIT and Ministry of Public Works of Indonesia, signing the workshop minutes