Netherlands Economic Mission with Minister President to Indonesia, 19-22 november 2013

Urban Design ANL, as part of water and port group, together with 110 Dutch companies from various fields, had joined in on this mission. The mission has 4 sectors i.e; Agrictulture and food, Airports, Health & Life Sciences and Water & Ports. Different experts exchange programs were held in round table disccusions, lectures, networks meetings, conferences and field visit of the current relevant Dutch-Indonesian projects. Furthermore, there were couples of important agreements that had been signed between these two countries regarding of current Dutch projects in Indonesia. It is very important for the Dutch government to offer and to highlight their famous watermanagement expertise to the world. One of the projects is called National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD). Urban Design ANL in collaboration with Lola Landscape Architects from Rotterdam and Bias Tekno Art from Jakarta proposed in june 2014 a design for Floating Communities, as part of the NCICD project.

With positive response from the local media and general public during this mission in Jakarta, we can conclude this mission accomplished. It was a fruitfull, interesting and important business trip for ANL which is expanding its network and increasing of the possibility to gain water related project in Indonesia are central. Therefore, the network and the opportunities would be expanding and increasing.

Visit to the Vice Governor of DKI Jakarta, March 2013

In March, Amelia Lukmanto, director of ANL, visited Mr. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the Vice Governor of DKI Jakarta and his assistant, Mr. Fransiskus Trisbiantara , to further discuss  the periodic flooding in Jakarta which happened last January (the worst in the last 10 years).  

On behalf of ANL, Amelia contributed her ideas and proposals based on her projects and expertise in water- related projects to sustainably anticipate and solve these problems  in the short and long term. The Vice Governor and his assistant responded favourably and indicated that they would assimilate and facilitate ANL’s approach in  both their current and future water policy problems.
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Visit to the Indonesian ambassador to the Netherlands, January 2013

In January, Amelia Lukmanto, director of ANL, visited Ms Retno Marsudi, the Indonesian ambassador to the Netherlands, to discuss further developments in the project The Old City, Semarang, Indonesia in which  ANL is working together with the engineering company Witteveen en Bos from Deventer, the Netherlands.  
This project involves an area of 35 ha that was once the location of a former Dutch city centre, which is still intact. ANL’s approach is to transform the area by creating new functions in the historical colonial buildings and to do so in an Indonesian way. This transformation could boost local economy and spread throughout the area.
The ambassador has indicated that she would support and facilitate ANL’s approach, particularly from a political standpoint.
JAT (Jakarta Architecture Triennial, October 2012)

JAT, Jakarta Architecture Triennial is an architectural programme held every three years by the Institute of Architecture of Indonesia (IAI). It is a platform for discussions between the general public and professional architects on current and future town and country planning in Indonesia. The theme of the Jakarta Architecture Trienalle 2012, which was held last October, was ‘Architecture for People’. This theme was related to the development of Jakarta until 2045.

There were many seminars, public talks, workshops, exhibitions, etc. Urban Design ANL gave a public talk entitled ‘Waterfront Urban Design’. This talk elicited many positive responses and an animated discussion from the public (professional architects).
The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), January 2013

The Netherlands Water Partnership is a public-private network organisation that functions as an independent coordination and information point for the Dutch water sector. The goal of the NWP is to organize a strong Dutch water network. For over 10 years the NWP has been stimulating collaboration and cooperation among the various parties in the Dutch water sector. Consequently, the Netherlands can make a larger contribution to solving international water problems and strengthen its position in the international water market. Both at home and abroad, the NWP is a central point of contact for information on the Dutch water sector.

The urban design office of ANL is active in this organisation and has been assigned to the Indonesian sector of the platform. ANL has been asked to give a presentation about a better understanding of the Indonesian culture in relation to more business opportunities in Indonesia. Everybody in the Netherlands can create a plan or project. But a plan or project proposed and supported by the local citizens is something altogether different.

As an intermediary between the Dutch and Indonesian cultures, especially in water-related projects such as city development on an island, at the ocean or a river, in flooded areas, or on land slips, ANL could give you advice, tips and tricks on how to deal with the Indonesian culture to maximize your business opportunities.


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