SDG 9 - Team Discussion

Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9

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Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Brant Knützen - Sunday, 10 June 2018, 5:01 PM

Topic questions

  1. Share your local stories/programmes of sustainable industrialization and infrastructures.
    Try to conduct a comprehensive evaluation on their actual economic performance and direct/indirect influences towards the environment, people and community?
  2. What kind of role and actions that business sector perform in the process of sustainable industrialization and innovation?
    Are they playing the key or minor role under what business/financial model?
  3. Facing up with great technological threshold/barriers of digital-informatic and big-data industries, how can SA and SEA cities take advantages of this transformation power?
    Will this be an Zero-Sum game, or can the typical “winner-takes-all” dynamic be changed in the future?

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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Brant Knützen - Sunday, 10 June 2018, 5:05 PM

Hello Diffusion Innovation team,

Today I saw in a local Hong Kong newspaper ( that Indonesia had been re-elected to the UN Security Council.

I attach my picture of the article (can't find it online yet), and note that the Indonesian representative was quoted as saying they would use the position to promote the UN development and environmental protection goals for 2030!

What is the feeling for you and your team about this?    Do most Indonesians take pride in this sort of thing?

Do you think it will increase support inside Indonesia for projects such as yours?


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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Amit Dahit - Monday, 11 June 2018, 2:52 AM

Hello Dr. Brant,

Very glad to know  that Indonesia had been re-elected to the UN Security Council.

In my view SDG 9,

Goal 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure.

Inclusive and sustainable industrial development is the primary source of income generation, allows for rapid and sustained increases in living standards for all people, and provides the technological solutions to environmentally sound industrialization.

Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.


Some Targets of SDG 9 are also pointed below:

  • Basic infrastructure like roads, information and communication technologies, sanitation, electrical power and water remains scarce in many developing countries.
  • About 2.6 billion people in the developing world are facing difficulties in accessing electricity full time.
  • 2.5 billion people worldwide lack access to basic sanitation and almost 800 million people lack access to water, many hundreds of millions of them in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia.
  • 1-1.5 billion people do not have access to reliable phone services.
  • Quality infrastructure is positively related to the achievement of social, economic and political goals.
  • Inadequate infrastructure leads to a lack of access to markets, jobs, information and training, creating a major barrier to doing business.
  • Undeveloped infrastructures limits access to health care and education.
  • For many African countries, particularly the lower-income countries, the existent constraints regarding infrastructure affect firm productivity by around 40 per cent.
  • Manufacturing is an important employer, accounting for around 470 million jobs worldwide in 2009 – or around 16 per cent of the world’s workforce of 2.9 billion. In 2013, it is estimated that there were more than half a billion jobs in manufacturing.
  • Industrialization’s job multiplication effect has a positive impact on society. Every one job in manufacturing creates 2.2 jobs in other sectors.
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises that engage in industrial processing and manufacturing are the most critical for the early stages of industrialization and are typically the largest job creators. They make up over 90 per cent of business worldwide and account for between 50-60 per cent of employment.
  • In countries where data are available, the number of people employed in renewable energy sectors is presently around 2.3 million. Given the present gaps in information, this is no doubt a very conservative figure. Because of strong rising interest in energy alternatives, the possible total employment for renewable by 2030 is 20 million jobs.
  • Least developed countries have immense potential for industrialization in food and beverages (agro-industry), and textiles and garments, with good prospects for sustained employment generation and higher productivity.
  • Middle-income countries can benefit from entering the basic and fabricated metals industries, which offer a range of products facing rapidly growing international demand.
  • In developing countries, barely 30 per cent of agricultural production undergoes industrial processing. In high-income countries, 98 per cent is processed. This suggests that there are great opportunities for developing countries in agribusiness.

Best Regards !

Mr. Amit Dahit

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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Samreen Khan Ghauri - Monday, 11 June 2018, 4:26 AM


Dear Amit!

Its indeed a  great  to know about  our brother country Indonesia has been re-elected to UN- Security council, I hope it brings up some good and progressive decision with world community.  

 I am wondering about the current status of Indonesian government to address theses targets as you mentioned in detail,  to achieve these targets , what kind of planning and strategy taken and also let me know the local body governing system of Indonesia as almost 60-70% SDGs developments agendas will be accomplished with the support and back line with local body system. In Pakistan, system exist in all 5 provinces with alongside  municipal  /city  governments but it is politicized and remain in struggling to  take power and resources from provincial and federal government.


Samreen Khan Ghauri

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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Amit Dahit - Monday, 11 June 2018, 1:02 PM

Hi  Samreen Khan Ghauri ,

Nice to know the progress of Indonesia.

Biodiversity and healthy ecosystems can provide reliable and cost-effective natural infrastructure. For example, coral reefs and mangrove forests protect coasts against flooding that are expected to increase with climate change. Natural infrastructure such as vegetation in cities can reduce the run-off of pollution into water bodies. Such green infrastructure can offer multiple benefits and are often more effective than built infrastructure in terms of cost, longevity and effectiveness


UNDP partners with the Government of India on energy-smart railways. Photo: Dhiraj Singh/UNDP India

Infrastructure is the foundation of modern-day civilization. We ultimately rely upon infrastructure to provide us with access to the resources needed to exist at this scale and density on our planet. Yet there exists a stark funding gap — there is currently a $1 trillion global shortfall on basic infrastructure investment worldwide as compared to what’s needed.

This seriously threatens our future prosperity and development. Sustainable Development Goal No. 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation, can help to overcome this.

Infrastructure has two dimensions — the physical asset, as well as the solution it provides us with to gain access to key services. Without adequate infrastructure, aspirations to achieve energy, water and food security are all meaningless. Once again, there is the need for systems thinking (a focus on interdependencies in a wider context, over time) when it comes to attainment of the individual Sustainable Development Goals.

Three key trends mean our existing and future infrastructure, and the industrial model dependent on it, is at risk:

  • An increasingly volatile climate as a result of climate change;
  • A resource crunch — the global population is predicted to reach 9 billion by 2030, placing considerable pressure on the earth’s finite resources; and
  • Government austerity.

Infrastructure traditionally has been seen as the domain of the public sector but there is increasingly a business case for intervention from corporates. As the above trends play out, the resources and expertise from business will be essential to shoring up future growth that is dependent on a robust infrastructure base.

Providing finance and technical expertise for solutions to infrastructure problems could prove to be big business in the future. Companies, especially technology-led firms, have a wealth of resources available that can improve the operation of infrastructure assets by local governments.

Infrastructure also can make a sound long-term investment with stable and predictable cash flows that suit the horizons of pension funds and insurers. Increasingly, businesses and investors are growing wise to this potential and seizing opportunities. Without them, there would be no way of bridging the gap.


Goal 9 acknowledges that industrialization is one of the main drivers of sustained economic growth and sustainable development. This is based on the recognition that modern livelihoods have generally been built on and further developed by the industrialization process. While a large number of developing countries at their earlier stages of development are yet to make full use of the capacity of complex manufacturing industries and industry-related services, advanced countries are shaping their development policies in line with the opportunities and challenges posed by the third and fourth industrial revolution. Industry is also the most dynamic driver of prosperity and collective well being. Industrial development is therefore a global objective that touches upon the economic, social and environmental aspirations of all, and as such is intrinsically woven into the architecture of the 2030 Agenda.

The link to innovation and infrastructure further strengthens inclusive and sustainable industrialization as the locomotive of sustainable development, a dynamic process that entails entrepreneurship, continued diversification and industrial upgrading, technological innovation and growing trade relations. Ensuring that quality infrastructure such as roads, ICTs, transport and electricity is widely accessible and reliable is fundamental for boosting the kind of industrial activity that ultimately leads to higher employment, economic growth and enhanced living standards. Moreover, an effective economic infrastructure facilitates the development of enhanced linkages and partnerships between industries and the local economy, including the establishment of specific industrial zones that include modern transportation, energy infrastructure and innovation systems. Strengthened capacity building, investment and knowledge sharing are essential inputs in this process. The concept of green industry, with the focus on the elimination or significant reduction of the dependence on hydrocarbon fuels, toxins, and equipment and processes that generate greenhouse gases, is one of the crucial responses to the prerequisite of sustainable development that UNIDO has developed, and continues to promote in its activities at all levels. Relying on its technical expertise.

Best Regards !

Amit Dahit

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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Gokul Kandel - Monday, 11 June 2018, 7:52 PM

Hello amit bro,

Thanks for all the information. Yeah, industrialization is basic requirement for sustainable development. But what type of industrialization is needed? It is one of the basic question, the question had been answered theoritically but in practical case it hasnot been adopted. The replacement of non-renewable source of energy by renewable can also develop stable model of city and community. Similarly, the concept of clean and green industry is also promoting and should be empowered.

Thank you

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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Amit Dahit - Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 1:50 AM

Dear Gokul Bhai,

I highly appreciate your queries regarding the industrialization for sustainable development. Regarding the type of the industrialization, We don t have clear strategy and budget is also not properly allocated for developmental works.We are lacking means of the implementation, Finance, Technology/Transfer, Capacity Building  & Education, Policy and Institution. 

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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Kresno Widyatmoko - Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 1:03 AM
Hey Brant, Yes, we as Indonesias very proud because Indonesia can become a member of the United Nations Security Council. For infrastructure development, maybe this period is Indonesia which do massive development because our president, Mr. Joko Widodo began to focus on infrastructure development evenly, even Mr. Jokowi has many backwards during the 2014 presidential election campaign first, such as the construction of toll road along 1000 km, built the first toll road in the Papua region, making the inclusion of fuel oil in eastern Indonesia the initial Rp. 56,000 to Rp. 7,300. Thus within 3 years is a great thing for the citizens of Indonesia, our leniency will remain UN Security Council again indicating that Indonesia is ready to undergo development goals and UN efforts for the upcoming 2030

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by Anish Shrestha - Saturday, 16 June 2018, 4:00 AM

Hi Kresno,

It was great to know that Indonesia was again elected to UN Security Council this year.

I personally think Human resources are the most important capital for the development of any country. Until we build big industries and create enough job opportunities for all Nepalis, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to retain even unskilled and semi-skilled human resources in Nepal. The same is true for educated, qualified and talented human resources, a majority of whom are all leaving for developed countries. We need to start building innovation centres in Nepal in order to develop a better environment for retaining our talented people and nurturing their talents for the economic development of Nepal. 

That is why I have been lobbying with the government of Nepal for establishing an autonomous innovation centre. Such a centre will help nurture the talents of Nepalis and use these talents for Nepal’s economic development. If something like this happens, I am confident that Nepal will become a developed country in about 40 years.

Digital connectivity makes the lives of rural people much easier through services such as education, health, communication, e-commerce and so on. In the near future, digital connectivity for every citizen will be a must even in rural areas. Without it, the government will be unable to delivers basic services to people. In my opinion, digital connectivity should be a right. It can also support people in accessing other services they are entitled to. Simply connecting people to the internet is not enough. There should be all kinds of content and services available for rural populations in the languages they understand. I believe that such access would expedite development, particularly in rural areas. 

I believe that a major reason why Nepal and other least developed countries have not been able improve their economies is because few of them are according priority to innovation and research. They are also not investing in talented and innovative human capital. If a country like Nepal focuses only on providing basic services and building basic infrastructure but does not make any investments in nurturing the talents of its people, it will always remain a least developed country. Therefore, least developed countries like Nepal must start giving priority to research and innovation just as they prioritise basic services and infrastructure building.

Your's Sincerely,


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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Kresno Widyatmoko - Friday, 22 June 2018, 6:12 PM

Yes in my opinion agree about human resources. in indonesia, more precisely in papua there is an area named district nduga. it is a district that can open 11 isolated districts in Papua. Papua is a very slow province in Indonesia in infrastructure development, because there are only a few meters of road (Not an asphalt / concrete road) traveling between regencies with each other can reach 2-7 days including from the Capital of Wamena Province to Nduga district which can only traveled by foot, because the road has not been built. and there are still very vulnerable to armed groups. No Indonesian president has visited Papua yet. And after President Joko Widodo was elected as the new President of Indonesia, only one and a half months was inaugurated, Mr. Jokowi dared to visit the papua region, and became the first president to set foot in Papua, although at that time the police chief of the Indonesian republic and TNI commander did not allow the president to came to Nduga District due to security concerns. But Mr. Jokowi insisted to go there in the next two days. And finally the president knew firsthand the problems that were there, and started ordering to build a way to open an isolated area in papua. And finally in 2 years managed to connect the road along 278 KM in Papua. 

I think it will be the beginning of infrastructure development in the area of Papua.

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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Abraham Wahyu Nugroho - Saturday, 16 June 2018, 1:39 PM

Hei Brant,

As personal, I'm very happy. Of course we wil support our government program to promote UN development and environmental protection goals. But, in my opinion, I'm not sure most of Indonesians know about it. Maybe only the people who have concern about peace-building, development and environment have known about the news. We hope it will increase support projects related. 



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by maria igrecia - Friday, 22 June 2018, 5:57 PM

Hallo brant thanks for the news about Indonesia, my feelings and my team reading the news are very proud, because Indonesia can promote on sustainable development
It could increase support, as more and more Indonesians are aware of sustainable development. Especially the project about us.

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by Theresia Anindita - Saturday, 23 June 2018, 1:15 PM

Hello, Brant

Thank your for the information. I'm very happy and also proud as a indonesian people because Indonesia had been re-elected to the UN Security Council by Retno Marsudi as Indonesia's Foreign Minister. I think most people in Indonesia also proud of this if they know about this. Hopelly, it will increase support a projects.



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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Abraham Wahyu Nugroho - Saturday, 16 June 2018, 2:44 PM
Semarang City is member of 100 Resilient Cities. It was initiated by Rockefeller Foundation. In 2016, municipal government issued document Semarang City Reselient Strategy. In this document, there are six strategies:

1. Renewable energy

2. New economic opportunity

3. Readiness for disaster and disease epidemic

4. Integrated Mobility

5. Public information transparency and good governance

6. Competitive human resource

In point 1, our government has developed concept about waste to energy at Jatibarang landfill. In point 2, the government and our university (Soegijapranata Catholic University) have developed increasing micro bussiness capacity through service learning and rebuild infrasturcture, for example traditional market. In point 3, Semarang has 22 Readiness for Disaster community. In point 4, the government has increased mass or public transportation. 



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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Abinash Thapa Magar - Monday, 18 June 2018, 8:01 PM
Hey all,

The biosand filter (BSF) is a simple household water treatment device, which is an innovation on traditional slow sand filters specifically designed for intermittent use. A BSF consists of a concrete or plastic container filled with specially selected and prepared sand and gravel. As water flows through the filter, physical straining removes pathogens, iron, turbidity and manganese from drinking water. A shallow layer of water sits atop the sand and a biofilm (Schmutzdecke) develops. The biofilm contributes to the removal of pathogens due to predation and competition for food of non-harmful microorganisms contained in the biofilm and the harmful organisms in the water.

This is simple but very effective in safe drinking water and can be established in poor local community of the country. PDF also available here.

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100 resilient cities - Third Wave of the Internet
by Brant Knützen - Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 9:37 AM

Many of the sustainability issues revolve around problems associated with a recent surge in urbanization.

As poor people flock to cities looking for economic opportunities, they strain the ability of the city to support the sudden demand for increased housing, sewage, trash, and other infrastructure requirements.

On the other hand, more and more educated people in developed countries are realizing that they can work from home via the Internet, and companies are recognizing the reduced cost for office space.   In addition, the decrease in commuting to city offices results in a huge reduction in the production of pollution and greenhouse gases.

I have been wondering when this trend would result in a move back to the small towns, where clean air and lower population density result in a better quality of life.  Yesterday I read an article in the BBC which discusses the "Third Wave of the Internet" in the United States:


Internet pioneer Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, says the future looks bright.

"I believe that we are entering the Third Wave of the internet, a period in which entrepreneurs will leverage technology to revolutionise major sectors of the economy - healthcare, financial services, agriculture and others," he says.

These deep, structural changes and bursts of creativity appear to be especially evident in cities and towns in the Midwest, long derided as "flyover country".

Now it's more like "flying back home country" as thousands of people return to their hometowns from bigger coastal cities, bringing with them new ideas and a drive to succeed.


What do you think, Bram?    Would a trend of educated people moving back to their hometowns in India result in a more sustainable model of industrialization, or perhaps "post-industrialization" might be a better term?


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by Anish Shrestha - Saturday, 23 June 2018, 4:08 AM

Dear Brant and All,

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), also known as One Belt One Road (OBOR), is an initiative of China to build a wide network of land and sea routes to global connectivity. It is a Chinese dream envisioning the revival of the historic Silk Road that laid the way for Chinese prosperity, enriching international trade and political relations. It is now being reinvented with a plan to develop the land-based Silk Road Economic Belt that links China with the rest of Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and East Asia, according to modern parameters. 

Nepal is also connected to the Silk Road through the Tibetian region of China, and has a plenty of economic opportunities for its development. Located between two big giants has given a lot of leverage to Nepal in terms of global trade. Anything produced here can easily be traded in the global market. Nepal can be a transit for the second biggest economy in the world (China) to reach South Asia. 

Nepal, though an underdeveloped nation, is rich in terms of natural resources. Hydropower, tourism, and agriculture are three prominent sectors for converting the country from poor to developing and then ultimately a developed nation. To best utilize those natural resources, it needs huge investments in mega infrastructural projects. Development of these sectors is only possible with a wide network of seas and land routes across many countries. In the BRI framework, Nepal can serve as a “super connector” between China and the rest of the world by which all can benefit including the youth, representing 40.3 percent population of Nepal.

Nepalese and Chinese youths both have a great opportunity to play in bridging the gap between two countries and promoting global connectivity. With the BRI concept, youth from both Nepal and China can play an important role to make Nepal a gateway to the rest of South Asia. Youths can play a leading role in national economic development. Nepali and Chinese youth both can equally benefit from the OBOR. Plenty of opportunities for youth and students are there and more can be created through the BRP framework. 

The BRI offers the youths with rare opportunities to make full use of their abilities. To benefit from the important strategies of the BRI framework, young people must seize the opportunity. It can provide momentum and opportunities for the employment creation among young people. They can express their ideas, knowledge, and experiences about their role to make the dream project successful. Nepali and Chinese youths can exchange ideas, visions, strategies and solid action plan in terms of connectivity of facilities, trade, entrepreneurship development, financial integration and connectivity of youth and cultural exchanges and many other benefits of socio-political dimensions. Youth can sell their local products in the international market and can flourish entrepreneurship. 

This project will create positive opportunities for youths of Nepal and China in the future. This will lead to employment growth and opportunities with tourism collaboration, culture, and education. Chinese and Nepali youth are eager to spread their culture and knowledge throughout the world with this project. It is not only seen as an opportunity for improving the economy but also for becoming global citizens in terms of realizing the importance of being open-minded and cooperative. It is also equally important in the opportunities that would open in engineering and construction industry, agriculture, internet technology and electrical industry among others. The BRI will trigger many young people’s entrepreneurial potentials, which means more diverse businesses can emerge in the industry. Young people hope to be involved with industrial developments as well.

The Belt and Road Initiative has already been put to action supported by numerous countries. The project seems to be optimistic and bring about diplomatic homogeneity. The project is deemed to also bring opportunities to millions of young people around the world with new job opportunities and cultural diversions. We Nepali youth are very optimistic that the Belt and Road project could bring the whole world together.

Your's Faithfully,


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by Abraham Wahyu Nugroho - Saturday, 23 June 2018, 12:02 PM

Hello Brant,

I think that post-industrialization has characteristic of more sustainable than industrial revolution. I agree with you that population surge can affect on sustainability. I see that "educated people moving back to their hometowns" become the most important factor in post-industrialization era. Because not of all educated people have reasoning moving back to their hometowns to create jobs. In Indonesia, I think that amount of entrepreneur is very limited.


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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by maria igrecia - Friday, 22 June 2018, 5:48 PM

SDG 9,

Currently the hot conversation in Indonesia is the continuous development in Papua. Why can?
because in Papua has access roads are very difficult to pass, the situation is still very natural even to move the city in the interior must use a helicopter or ship.
Sustainable development is building Holtekam bridge
there are other benefits that the City of Jayapura as the gateway access is directly adjacent to the neighboring state, Papua New Guinea. In addition to being pride, the bridge also facilitates the people who want to the area of ​​Koya or Arso which became the location of industrial development in the future.
you can see video, the link :

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by Samreen Khan Ghauri - Friday, 22 June 2018, 9:11 PM


Dear Maria,

Good to know about some interior infrastructure of Indonesia, let me know whats the inter-government and intra government and international institution support towards industry and innovation building, as in Pakistan there is such a proactive approach to grape and attract donor to support these initiative

Check out the news as world Bank to give $500m for solar energy and regional connectivity projects in Pakistan.

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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by maria igrecia - Sunday, 24 June 2018, 4:09 AM
Dear Samreen, sorry for late reply your message :)
The Holtekamp bridge was built with the help of three funding sources. The bridge project in Jayapura involves the Municipal Government, Provincial Government and Central Government.
"The bridge alone is approximately spend Rp 946 billion
Holtekamp bridge construction in addition to applying pendulum technology to reduce the impact of the earthquake, also using lifting. For lifting, he continued, his side sent the bridge frame intact from Surabaya. In this way, the nature around the bridge can be maintained properly without any damage caused by piles.
Also assisted PT PAL Surabaya as a bridge construction site based on the presence of manufacturing facilities and ports. That way, when the framework of the bridge can be completed immediately assembled to be pushed into the port and can be sent through the ship.
Holtekamp bridge will be an icon of Jayapura city. As is known, land settlement in Jayapura area is quite difficult because of the existence of the bay and hill. So for residential and office facilities difficult to use. While on the other side of the Skouw, has a relatively flat ground so that further development can be done.
This is supported by the existence of the State Border Crossing (PLBN) Skouw which transformed into the economic point of the local community.
Head of Public Communication Bureau of the Ministry of Public Works Endra S. Atmawidjaja said that the area of ​​Hamadi in south Jayapura has been // crowded // so it needs to develop Jayapura on the side of Skouw.
Meanwhile, if you rely on natural physical conditions, people have to spin across the Youtef bay two hours to Skouw. "This means that the bridge is the future bridge of Jayapura as it will encourage the development of the city to the Skouw area.
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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Tri Fena - Saturday, 23 June 2018, 11:01 AM
One of the tourist attractions in Semarang (Indonesia) is a river water tourism Flood Canal West is known as "kali pleret". Kali pleret is thrusting natural beauty and atmosphere in the middle of a quiet city with a beautiful river. Kali pleret has problems about the unstable Banjir Kanal Barat River flood discharge and high sedimentation causing high river dredging costs, but at times this pleret also has normalized Banjir Kanal Barat which serves to reduce flood and rob in Semarang. Who would have thought it was before this kali pleret fixed, first kali pleret is just a river that is not maintained full of garbage. the development undertaken by the semarang government at this kali pleret is very influential for the people around, with this can improve the economy of the surrounding community to reduce flooding and rob that often occur in this semarang. Banjir Kanal Barat Area will continue to be enhanced and upgraded its infrastructure. Estimates that by December 2019, the Banjir Kanal River can already be used for tourism, such as for canoes, boats, and other water attractions.

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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Adelia Ayu - Saturday, 23 June 2018, 11:20 AM

hello Brant thanks for the information and i'm very happy to know the news that Indonesia returns to U.N security council and yes I think this news is more supportive of human resources in Indonesia which if the human resources in Indonesia well empowered will support productivity in various sectors including infrastructure and innovation such as the project that we run today


SDG9 contains about infrastructure and innovation and for Indonesia itself this year has started to build many projects that aim to advance the condition of infrastructure in Indonesia but it also can aim to improve the quality of Indonesian society itself.

one example of the form of infrastructure development in Indonesia today is the construction of trans-Java toll roads. This highway has a total length of more than 1167 kilometers. This toll road is made to connect cities in Indonesia from Merak, in the western Java province of Banten, to Banyuwangi in East Java.

But for now there are some toll roads that are completed even there is a road that can be used but the road has not completed its work or can be called a functional toll road. The functional toll roads opened this month include the Penalang Strip Section 1 Pemalang-Pekalongan along 17.3 kilometers and Section 2 of Pekalongan-Batang along 15.9 kilometers. Then, the 75 kilometer-long Toll Batang-Semarang includes Section 1 East-Batang (3.2 kilometers), Section 2 East-Weleri (36.35 kilometers), Section 3 Weleri-Kendal (11.05 kilometers), Section 4 Kendal-Kaliwungun (13.5 kilometers) and Section 5 Kaliwungu-Krapyak (10.9 kilometers). Next, Semarang-Solo Toll, especially Section 4 Salatiga-Boyolali (24.13 kilometers) and Section 5 Boyolali-Kartasura (8.41 kilometers). Next Solo-Ngawi Toll Road Segment Sragen-Ngawi along 55.05 kilometers and Tol Ngawi-Kertosono Section IV Wilangan-Kertosono along 38.56 kilometers.

Functional toll road is intentionally opened to reduce congestion during the holidays arrived, in addition to the overall development of trans Java toll road is aimed to facilitate the delivery or distribution of goods that support the fulfillment of the needs in each region.

When we cross this highway we also will not feel bored because around the highway presents the scenery of rice fields, mountains, rock walls that will make us feel entertained when seen.

In addition to this highway also provides many rest areas that have many facilities such as toilets, places of worship, dining areas.

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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Theresia Anindita - Saturday, 23 June 2018, 1:01 PM

Inovation and Infrastructure

For this topic, i choose in East Nusa Tenggara. East Nusa Tenggara. President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Joko Widodo, understands very well the condition of East Nusa Tenggara. Once on his visit to East Nusa Tenggara, in his capacity as a presidential candidate at that time, he immediately identified the vital needs of the people of East Nusa Tenggara and the potential of East Nusa Tenggara, namely agriculture and farming - in the context of food distribution and restoring East Nusa Tenggara as a cattle barn. He was able to identify the problem, namely the lack of water to 'turn on' agriculture and livestock. Building a reservoir is the right policy during his / her term of office. His promise to build 7 reservoirs in East Nusa Tenggara is not a false hope.

But now, The infrastructure project in East Nusa Tenggara was inaugurated on January 9th 2018. One of them is the Raknamo dam located in Raknamo Village, Amabi Oefeto Sub-district, Kupang District. The inauguration was marked by filling water into a dam that has a capacity of 14 million cubic meters. The President hopes that the dam of Raknamo can be the answer to the water scarcity problem experienced by the people of East Nusa Tenggara, especially  Kupang.district.

The Raknamo Dam in Kupang District is one of seven dams built in East Nusa Tenggara to overcome water scarcity. Six other dams include the Rotiklot dam in Belu district, the Getuny dam in Sikka district, the Temef dam in South Central Timor district, the Mbay dam in Nagekeo district, the Kolhua dam in Kupang City, and the Manikin dam in Kabupaten Kupang. Overall the construction of the seven dams will accommodate 188 million cubic meters of water that can be utilized for irrigation, raw water sources, power generation and tourism.




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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Brant Knützen - Saturday, 23 June 2018, 9:59 PM

Thanks Maria, Tri Fena, and Adelia for your excellent posts about infrastructure as they relate to SDG 9!

Sorry I missed you in the web conference today.

If you can join the web conference next Saturday (June 30), I'd be delighted to give you an opportunity to briefly present about your posts.


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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by maria igrecia - Sunday, 24 June 2018, 4:12 AM

hallo Brant, thankyou give a good response :)

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Re: Soegijapranata Catholic University - SDG 9
by Tri Fena - Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 7:54 PM

Hi Brant! Thank you for your appriciate for our post about insfrastructure in Indonesia as relate SDG 9.

Well Brant, to next web conference on Saturday we will try to explain about our post. See you Brant on next web conference :)