Minister of National Development Planning/Bappenas Suharso Monoarfa conveyed a number of policy recommendations after receiving a visit from the Commander of the Indonesian Navy’s Hydro-Oceanography Center, Tuesday (06/02/2024).
The recommendations submitted by the Minister relate to issues related to sea depth data. According to him, the bathymetry (sea depth) data currently used still comes from data created by the Dutch colonialists in 1879.
With the current availability of fleet, human resources and budget allocation, it would take more than 100 years to survey and update the Bathymetric Data of Indonesian waters and jurisdiction covering an area of 6.4 million km.
Apart from that, the distribution of hydrographic map results by Pushidrosal is also not optimal. There are still many shipping stakeholders who have not used hydrographic products from Pushidrosal.
In connection with the above, the Minister conveyed the following recommendations. First, determining priority areas for surveys and updating hydrographic data, such as the ALKI area and high potential blue economy areas.
Second, the establishment of a legal basis such as a Presidential Decree to improve the governance of cooperation with other Ministries/Institutions that carry out hydrographic surveys.
Third, revise the provisions of the Ministry of Finance regarding the maximum limit for the use of Pushidrosal PNBP, which was originally 76% to 100%. Fourth, improving satellite-based hydrographic survey technology.
Fifth, increasing the distribution of hydrographic product publications domestically and abroad.
Source : Bappenas