Chicago, USA: University of Sriwijaya (Unsri) pioneered the cooperation groundwarter research of peatlands with 2 (two) reputable universities in the US namely the University of Kentucky and Murray State University (MSU). This cooperation was created during the visit of Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago Rosmalawati Chalid together with the Rector of Sriwijaya University Prof. Dr. Anis Saggaff and the Mayor of Ogan Ilir Regency H.M. Ilyas Panji Alam to the University of Kentucky and MSU located in the State of Kentucky, USA (14/7).
"This cooperation is a form of our support in the efforts to improve food security and environment preservation, especially since South Sumatera Province has a very large area of peat land." The Rector of the University of Sriwijaya Prof. Dr. Anis Saggaf said. For the record the peat land area in South Sumatera is estimated to reach more than 1 million hectares.
"The cooperation between Indonesia and US Educational Institutions, especially in the Midwestern region has been well established and in the future, Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago will continue to encourage the implementation of various programs that have been agreed upon." Consulate General Rosmalawati Chalid said, as contained in the press-release of the Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago.
The cooperation of various Indonesia and US Educational Institutions, especially in the Midwestern region has successfully produceda number of prominent Indonesian figures. Not justa few of the Indonesian Diaspora currently work in the educational field in various leading institutions in the Midwestern region of USA. This peat land research collaboration was created through the involvement of Prof. Dr. Iin Handayani, Indonesian Diaspora who has become the Professor of Agriculture in MSU.
"The Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago invites all Indonesian Diaspora in the Midwestern region to continue creating cooperation opportunities in various educational institutions in Indonesia. This is a form of our support for the educational world of Indonesia." Consulate General Rosmalawati continued. (Source: Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago)