In a significant step towards the development of the transportation sector in Indonesia, the Ministry of Transportation, through the Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Mode Integration Policy, the Transportation Policy Agency, has signed a cooperation document with the Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (FTMD) at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).  

This collaboration agreement revolved around the self-management of Type II for the task package involving the determination of criteria for feeder and collector airports to optimize and strengthen the Air Transportation network. This partnership materialized as a governmental response to the evolving transportation challenges within society. 

Furthermore, this collaboration represented a fusion of governmental efforts and academia. It encompasses the development of Human Resources (HR), data and infrastructure utilization, as well as the implementation of independent learning (Merdeka Belajar). This collaboration aimed to enhance the effectiveness of the Ministry of Transportation’s HR and generate more refined policies. 

The signing of this cooperation document was carried out jointly by the Head of the Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Mode Integration Policy, Captain Novyanto Widadi, S.AP., MM, and the Dean of FTMD ITB, Prof. Dr. Ir. Tatacipta Dirgantara, on Monday, March 6th, 2018. 

Speaking at the signing event, the Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, Prof. Ir. I Gede Wenten, M.Sc., Ph.D., was also present. In his brief address, he mentioned that this collaboration serves as a fitting momentum for academics and the government to walk hand in hand in fostering innovation and advancing Indonesia’s economy. He also expressed hope that this collaboration would yield efficient policies. 

Meanwhile, Inspector General of the Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Gede Pasek Suardika, extended his highest appreciation to ITB for the consistent collaboration that has been maintained over the past several years, as a testament to academia’s contribution towards a better future for the nation. 

The signing of this cooperation is expected to pave the way for further collaborations between the Ministry of Transportation and FTMD ITB in the coming years, contributing to Indonesia’s efforts in building a more sustainable and advanced transportation system.