PIANC is the global organization providing guidance for sustainable waterborne transport infrastructure for ports and waterways and Indonesia has recently became one of its qualifying member candidates. Royal HaskoningDHV together with BPPT, PIANC, and Research & Development Agency of Indonesian Minister of Transportation, have organized the first PIANC Indonesia Seminar to spread the benefit and added value of PIANC and start creating professional ‘waterborne transport infrastructure network’ in Indonesia on 28 – 29 October 2015 at Auditorium BPPT.
Royal HaskoningDHV Indonesia was represented by Ade Darmawan, and by bringing 3 international speakers who presented three different topics i.e. IWT Opportunities and Challenges in Indonesia by Theun Elzinga; Towards flood resilient cities in Asia by Mathijs van Ledden, and New Guidelines for Marine Oil and Petrochemical Terminal Design (PIANC WG153) by Herman Pals. The seminar was welcomed enthusiastically by over 200 participants who consisted of practitioners and academics in Indonesian maritime sector.
Following this seminar, Indonesia will be officially become a qualifying member of PIANC as per 1st January 2016, and a National Section of PIANC in Indonesia will be organized in the coming years.