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Indonesia to adopt Slovak technology of renewable energy, food production

10-11-2011 14:54 BJT

JAKARTA, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia intends to adopt Slovak technology of renewable energy and agriculture, an official said here on Tuesday.

Head of Indonesia's Investment Coordinating Board Gita Wirjawan told reporters on the sidelines of the 5th Indonesia-Slovakia Business Meeting that Slovak technology in the two sectors are important as Indonesia intend to boost power and food production to cope with increasing population in need of more power.

"They have the technology and we have to command such technology. In the near term, we could use their technology in renewable energy and agriculture. In the agriculture sector, we hope to increase our food productivity," he said, adding that the technology could be applied next year at the fastest.

According to Indonesian Ambassador for Slovakia Harsha M Joesoef, Slovakia has the technology to grow wheat in tropical climate.

"One hundred percent of our wheat is imported. With the technology, hopefully, we could grow the commodity in our land," said Joesoef.

One of the memorandums of understanding (MoUs) signed on Tuesday between both countries is in the agriculture sector in which the University of Andalas in Indonesia will cooperate with Slovak Agricultural University of Nitra to grow wheat in tropical region.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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