U.S. gives Indonesia $845,000 for maritime, aviation security
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded two grants totaling $845,000 to Indonesia to help the country meet transportation security objectives as part of its participation in the Secure Trade and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Region, also known as the STAR Initiative.
APEC leaders agreed to the security measures at a summit in Los Cabos, Mexico in October 2002.
One of the U.S. grants, valued at $555,000, will go to Indonesia’s Directorate General of Sea Communication to help the Port of Tanjung Priok develop an information technology and communications infrastructure. The project should help the port more efficiently target dangerous shipments and deter maritime piracy.
Another U.S. grant, worth $290,000, will go to the Batam Industrial Development Authority to improve security at the Hang Nadim International Airport.