Australia eyeing construction sector in Indonesia

Jakarta (Antara News) - Australia is holding a development and construction exhibition, AUSBUILD 2006, in Jakarta, from August 29 to 30, 2006, to penetrate the Indonesian market.

Cooperation between Indonesia and Australia in the construction sector is very potential, Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Bill Farmer said here on Tuesday.

AUSBUILD 2006 would display Australia`s latest technology in the development and construction sector, the ambassador said prior to the opening of the exhibition at the Ritz Hotel.

The expo also would present noted architects from both countries, he added.

The expo, which is for the first time organized by Australia in Jakarta, is a forum for Australia`s industries to target the Indonesian market and to share knowledge on architecture.

Development and construction trade between Australia and Indonesia over the years has continued to increase with the total value of the trade recorded at about Rp800 billion in 2005, according to the ambassador.

Farmer said USBUILD 2006 featured the latest development technology which is environment-friendly, sophisticated, stylish and economical.

The expo will also be highlighted with a seminar on 2006 architectural trends featuring Philip Cox, a designer and project director of original and innovative development projects such as Sydney SuperDome, Singapore Expo, Kuwait Pearls Sea Cities and Shanghai Riverfront.

Indonesian architects to speak at the seminar will include Doddy A Thajjadi from Peddle Thorp Architect, Budiman Hoolan Hendropurnomo from Denton Corker Marshall, Hendrajaya Isnaeni from PT Arkitekton and Ignatius Susiadi from PT Parthenon.(*)
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