Dr Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP Technical Secretariat, together with Dr Dhiti Tulyatid, Regional Expert, had a courtesy visit to Mr Rudy Suhendar, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to CCOP, Head of the Geological Agency, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), at his office in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dr Rudy Suhendar and his staff, including:Dr Eko Budi Lelono (Head of Center for Geoligical Survey);Andiani (Head of Groundwater and Environmental Geology); Kasbani (Head of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation); Iman Sinulingga (Head of Mineral Resources, Coal and Geothermal); Ratdomo Purbo (Secretary of Geological Agency); Dadan Kusnida (Head of R&D Agency); and Setyorini (Head of LEMIGAS); Moehamad Awaludin(Head of Mineral Exploration); and Dr. S.S Rita Susilawati (Head of Coal Division); welcomed Dr Young Joo Lee and Dr Dhiti Tulyatid.
Dr Rudy would like to have more support and activity on Geohazard maps and Information; related capacity building programme (with KIGAM), mineral and coal database, coal mining and environmental challenge, sustainable management of coal and biogenic gas. It is also encouraged that Indonesia submit its proposal to CCOP TS for the consideration of the Steering Committee. Dr Dhiti also stressed that CCOP supports the use and application of the UNFC (United Nation Framework for Resource Classification) in E and SE Asia thus would like to have Indonesia participate and support the activity. Dr Dhiti also continues to avail himself to work as a member of the IJOG’s Editorial Board.
The visit has brought better understanding for the upcoming cooperation with Indonesia through GA.