Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Commission VII of the House of Representatives supported the plan to build a nuclear power plant (PLTN) and hoped the government would soon set the scale of the project and increase familiarization of the public of the project including its importance to the welfare of the nation.
This is the conclusion of a working meeting between Commission VII and Research and Technology Minister Suharna Surapranata here Monday led by the commission`s chairman Teuku Riefki Harsa.
It has been revealed at the meeting that the building of a PLTN in Indonesia which had been planned since the past few years had not been realized as yet, while Malaysia had been much more consistent with its plan to build a nuclear reactor which it already started on January 11, 2011.
“In the meantime, support from the House has never been doubted,” he said.
Besides the building of a PLTN, the working meeting also learned that Commission VII of the House has asked the Research Minister to increase coordination and synchronization with the government institutions of ministerial level and and non-governmental institutions at other ministries to reach the 2011 target.
The House commission also asked government institutions of ministerial level to increase their performance in the interest of the people, the nation and industries.
On success in research, the Research Minister said that one of them was the cooperation of the Research and Technology Ministry, Eijkman Institute, and the Police in building the DNA forensic technique, which is already applied by Eijkman and the Police in solving complicated cases in less than two week without foreign help, namely identification of the suicide bomber at Ritz Carlton Hotel.
Also identification of rapists and serial killers in Bali, kidnappers and illegal trade of young children in Palembang and Riau as well as identification of protected animals (Sumatran tiger) in Riau.