Jakarta – BRIN Public Relations. In order to support synergy in research and development, especially in the fields of electronics technology and information technology, the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) through the Deputy for Research and Innovation Utilization signed a memorandum of agreement with the Jembrana Regency Government, Bali Province to realize the  Jembrana Smart City program, Thursday (27/01) at the BJ Habibie Building, 3rd floor, Thamrin, Jakarta.

“BRIN widely opens opportunities for collaboration in the field of research, both for use in infrastructure, expertise, and human resource development in the context of education and training. This is BRIN’s effort to develop research and innovation nationally. It is expected that after this signing, the cooperation between BRIN, in this case the Information and Communication Technology Center and the Jembrana Regency Government, can be directly realized in the form of creating Jembrana Smart City,” said Acting Deputy for Research and Innovation Utilization, Mego Pinandito.

In addition to the infrastructure facilitation program, BRIN has a human resource development program to help improve the capacity and capability of science and technology human resources nationally. “Through the BRIN talent management program, we offer Masters and Doctoral education programs by research. It is open regardless where you come from, government civil servants, the general public, or students from Jembrana,” continued Mego.

Jembrana Regent, I Nengah Tamba, said that he is designing the 2026 Jembrana Emas program, a change in the leading paradigm which so far has been in the fields of agriculture, livestock and fisheries, to include improvement in the tourism sector.

“Construction of toll road in Jembrana will certainly affect the social and economic aspects of our region. In addition to improving the tourism sector, we also need to think about urban and Smart City. Therefore, we need supports from research and innovation results that can serve as guidelines and help us towards Jembrana Emas 2026,” said Regent I Nengah Tamba. (ap)