UNAIR NEWS – Indonesian National Economics and Industrial Committee (KEIN) is designing national industrial roadmap 2016 – 2045 as instructed by President Joko Widodo. In the roadmap development, Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) academician was one of eight universities which gave contribution for the roadmap. On Tuesday, July 26 in Kahuripan Hall 301, the officials and members of KEIN visited UNAIR for the discussion.
Arif Budimanta as the Vice Chairman of KEIN said that UNAIR was the fifth universities invited to discuss this national industrial roadmap 2016 – 2045. Beside UNAIR, there were Universitas Indonesia, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Universitas Hasanuddin, and Universitas Cenderawasih.
“UNAIR is one of the reputable centers of excellence in Indonesia and it has specialty on tropic medicine and pharmaceuticals. It is one differentiation UNAIR possesses. Medicine and pharmaceuticals field are greatly needed in Indonesia, especially tropical based,” said Arif.
In the occasion, the academician from various faculties and institutes of UNAIR elaborated each unit potentials. They provided inputs and suggestions on national industrial roadmap 2016 – 2045.
In the future, the roadmap will be considered as works of KEIN, academicians of universities and practitioners in the industry and business.
With the discussion, Arif hoped that the cooperation will not stop at this occasion. “Not only to design a roadmap, but we will continue to review or develop fellowships in the industry,” he said.
Arif also said that after the discussion there will be further discussion with KEIN academician. “Next, UNAIR Rector will determine who is assigned in this roadmap design process,” he said.
The Head of KEIN Food work group (Pokja) Benny Pasaribu said that even though it discussed national economics, the industrial roadmap still leans to village economics. “Referred to Nawacita, we should support village economics. We must also focused on what industry aspect we work on,” he said.
In his opinion, Indonesia must determine first hand which industry to focused on so the policy can be implemented soon.
Similar to Benny, Prof. Djoko Mursinto, the Professor of Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) said that if the Law Number 6 in 2014 on Village implemented as it is supposed to be, then village economics will be more resourceful. “Our law is right but the implementation is zero,” he said. (*)
Author : Binti Q. Masruroh
Editor: Defrina Sukma S.