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METI and Indonesian Government Sign Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Smart Industrial Safety

- Continuous cooperation aimed at enhancing the safety of Indonesian chemical plants -

January 26, 2022

On January 25, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Industry (MOI) of the Republic of Indonesia signed a document (hereinafter referred to as the "MOC") titled "Memorandum of Cooperation on Strengthening the Smart Industrial Safety System in Indonesia's Chemical Industry between the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and the Ministry of Industry of Indonesia."
The cooperation based on this MOC is expected to contribute to continually enhancing the safety and efficiency of chemical plants and other facilities in Indonesia by taking advantage of AI, IoT, and other technologies.

1. Background

Indonesia has positioned chemistry as one of its priority areas in its road map toward implementing Industry 4.0, titled "Making Indonesia 4.0." In addition, it recognizes the challenges related to aging plant equipment that Japan has experienced.

Against this background, the two ministries started cooperating in the field of smart industrial safety* in FY2020 and have held seminars on smart industrial safety and other activities. On January 25, the two ministries signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Smart Industrial Safety in order to implement these measures in a concrete and continuous manner.
* Efforts for continuously enhancing safety and efficiency by taking advantage of AI, IoT, and other technologies

2. Details of the cooperation under the MOC

Highlights of the cooperation include convening Japan-Indonesia policy dialogs on smart industrial safety and capability building through human resource development programs (e.g., education, training, seminars, and workshops).

The cooperation based on this MOC is expected to contribute to continually enhancing the safety and efficiency of chemical plants and other facilities in Indonesia by taking advantage of AI, IoT, and other technologies.

Appendix

Division in Charge

Industrial Safety Division, Industrial and Product Safety Policy Group