Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo attended the opening ceremony of the 37th Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Associations (CAFEO37) at the JIExpo Kemayoran in Central Jakarta on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
The event was jointly organized by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Associations (AFEO) and the Indonesian Engineers Association (PPI). It was attended by more than 1,000 engineers, industry leaders, academics, and professionals from around 30 countries
"I officially open CAFEO37," President Jokowi told the participants of the opening ceremony.
The former Jakarta government said the forum is expected to strengthen cooperation between engineering associations. The media-savvy politician stressed that national human resources development is needed to boost regional economy.
"This forum enables ASEAN engineeers to strengthen their cooperation," President Jokowi added.
President Jokowi was accompanied by AFEO/PPI chairman Heru Dewanto, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut B Panjaitan, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, Research and Higher Education Minister Mohamad Nasir, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya, Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung.
Focusing on “The Beacon for Sustainable Development” as the main theme, the four-day forum will will also discuss related topics, including transportation, logistics, information, telecommunication, education, capacity building, sustainable cities, power, electrical and renewable energy.