Friday, January 23, 2009

China remote sensing satellite to Indonesia

The Chinese government will grant Indonesia a remote sensing satellite to help monitor and provide early detections on events taking place in the sea.

Indonesia welcomed the Chinese grant because Indonesia had a vast sea while its sensing capability was still limited. Many government agencies are conducting activities at sea such as the Customs and Excise office, the Maritime and Fisheries Ministry, and the Navy.

So far, government agencies which carried out sea patrols were lacking many important equipment and facilities while Indonesia has a vast territorial sea. But with a remote sensing device, which China will provide, the agencies would be able to monitor happenings at sea in the interest of security and prosperity of the people.

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