Cirebon – Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Sudirman Said, accompanied by Aceh Governor Zaini Abdullah, Deputy Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar, Monday (01/06/2015) officially launched Nusantara Day 15th. The launch took place in the archipelago Kejawanan Fishing Port, Cirebon, West Java.
According to Sudirman Said, warning the archipelago is an annual event held in commemoration and fill Juanda Declaration triggered on December 13, 1957 by the Prime Minister of Indonesia at the time, Juanda Kartawidjaya.
“It is a pride for Kemenerian EMR Implementation nasioanl elected chairman at the event which has great significance for maritime Indonesia. Memorial Day of the archipelago is a right moment to change the mindset of the people of Indonesia on the living space and the space of the fighting spirit which is more oriented to the dimension of the land but also oriented on the maritime balance. It’s main purpose diadakanya Warning Nusantara days to make the marine sector as the mainstream of national development, “said Sudirman.
According to him, the use of maritime resources is still not maximal. The momentum of the archipelago continues to provide hope and the future of that area of land and sea is characterized by a whole region of the archipelago, is a place where we make a living and build prosperity.
In addition, the role of the oceans also provide considerable support to economic growth, particularly in relation to natural resources is so great that so far have not been enough in eksplor. The potential of marine natural resources owned by Indonesia there is potential for energy and mineral resources are large, including oil and gas, mineral and renewable energy.
“Of the various potential, one that can be developed is a new renewable energy derived from ocean currents, tides, waves and sea water temperature difference,” he said.
On the occasion, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources expressed support for fishermen and coastal communities, and witnessed the signing of several MoU related to ESDM sector assistance program between the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the government of Aceh and District / City Government Cirebon.