Bogor – BRIN Public Relations. Head of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) Laksana Tri Handoko made a working visit to BRIN Technology Complex in Tugu Selatan Village, Puncak Cisarua, Friday (18/3).

The head of BRIN inspected facilities related to the use of State Assets (BMN). This visit was to identify the needs of researchers and to mitigate various problems at the location, particularly related to research infrastructure and BMN.

According to the Complex Service Coordinator, Agus Setiawan Hanafi, this technology complex is one of BRIN’s complexes that have the function as the place for internal official activities. This technology complex has 5 buildings with a total of 13 rooms and 16 beds and a hall with a capacity of 30 people managed by 1 Civil Servant and 4 Security officers and 2 customer service officers.

“Previously, in accordance with PNBP, this complex was managed by the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) which  functioned to accommodate official activities, and which could also be used for the public on public holidays,” said Agus.

Inspect Two Research Sites in Bogor City

The BRIN Head also made working visits to the Natural Silk Laboratory & Freshwater Aquaculture Research Center, Bogor.

“We want researchers here to be able to work immediately, do research. I know that the Bogor area does not have many obstacles in the context of research infrastructure because it is close to the CSC area, both for ministries of Environment and Forestry, Agriculture, Health, and Marine affairs and Fisheries,” said the Head of BRIN.

The Natural Silk Laboratory, previously under the Research and Development Agency of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), while, the Freshwater Aquaculture Research Center was previously under the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP).

KKP researcher Arief Wibowo said that the Research Center located in Cibalagung, Bogor City is the first freshwater aquaculture research building in Indonesia. “Our focus now is conducting research activities in the context of controlling capture fisheries, improving freshwater fish cultivation, and building synergy with external and internal stakeholders,” said Arief.

In this working visit, the Head of BRIN was accompanied by the Deputy for Research and Innovation Infrastructure, Head of Health Research Organization, Head of Agricultural and Food Research Organization and a number of other structural officials within BRIN. (ttg, add/ed: drs)