The Strengthening of Blue Economy Post-Pandemic COVID-19

Jakarta, A number of countries including Indonesia are carrying out various policies in restoring the economy due to COVID-19 pandemic or Corona Virus, one of which is in the Blue Economy sector. This was revealed by Deputy Coordinating Minister for Maritime Resources, Marves Safri Burhanuddin, in the International Maritime Webinar Series “Building Stronger Blue Economy After COVID-19 Pandemic” in collaboration with CSIRO and UN-ESCAP and attended by more than 600 participants from various countries.

“So today we have a meeting regarding the Blue Economy, which discusses how each country responds and acts, what they do to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Blue Economy model. Then the results are all combined and we know that COVID-19 has a tremendous impact on the Blue Economy sector. So we need cooperation to reduce and improve the impact,” Deputy Safri said, Thursday (05/28/2020).

Deputy Safri explained, Indonesia will do their first move by changing the perspective like President Jokowi said, which is to live coexist with COVID-19

Specifically, in Blue Economy such as marine tourism, fisheries and seafood, CSIRO speaker Andy Steven explained that the same problem was faced by Australia. Until now, it is also struggling to try to improve the logistics system and strengthen the market again.

“Now, with current economic activity, markets are automatically open, road transportation is active. Then when the mall or restaurant starts to open, raw materials like seafood will increase. This will advance economic growth, “ he said.

The role of Kemenko Marves in Blue Economy itself is as a leading sector as well as a maker of “big policy” so that all work together, including with technicalities including the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of PUPR, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and the Investment Coordinating Board.

“So we all have to go on, to work together. In this case when there is a sustainable development, the program is increasing, the use and adaptation of technology including new energy using current, solar, and so on, “said Deputy Safri.

 

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Jakarta, Sejumlah negara termasuk Indonesia tengah melakukan berbagai kebijakan dalam memulihkan perekonomian akibat pandemi COVID-19 atau Virus Corona, salah satunya dalam sektor Blue Economy (Ekonomi Biru). Hal itu diungkapkan Deputi Bidang Koordinasi Sumber Daya Maritim Kemenko Marves Safri Burhanuddin dalam acara International Maritime Webinar Series “Building Stronger Blue Economy After COVID-19 Pandemic” yang bekerja sama dengan CSIRO dan UN-ESCAP serta dihadiri lebih 600 peserta dari berbagai negara.

“Jadi hari ini kita ada pertemuan terkait Blue Economy, di mana membahas bagaimana respon dan aksi masing-masing negara, apa yang mereka lakukan terhadap pandemi COVID-19 ini melalui model Blue Economy. Kemudian hasilnya semua kita gabung dan ketahui bahwa COVID-19 berdampak luar biasa terhadap sektor Blue Economy. Sehingga perlu kerja sama mengurangi dan memperbaiki dampak tersebut,” kata Deputi Safri, Kamis (28/05/2020).

Untuk Indonesia sendiri, Deputi Safri menjelaskan, pertama kali dilakukan dalam menghadapi COVID-19 adalah mengubah cara pandang seperti apa yang disampaikan Presiden Jokowi yakni hidup berdampingan dengan COVID-19.

Khusus dalam Blue Economy seperti wisata bahari, perikanan dan makanan laut, pemakalah dari CSIRO, Andy Steven menjelaskan bahwa permasalahan yang sama dihadapi oleh Australia. Hingga saat ini juga tengah berjuang mencoba untuk mempebaiki sistem logistik dan kembali memperkuat pasar.

“Nah sekarang dengan aktivitas ekonomi saat ini, pasar otomatis terbuka, kegiatan transportasi jalan. Kemudian kalau nanti mall atau restoran mulai buka, maka bahan-bahan baku seperti seafood akan bertambah. Ini akan memajukan pertumbuhan ekonomi,” ujarnya.

Adapun peran Kemenko Marves dalam Blue Economy sendiri adalah sebagai leading sector sekaligus pembuat “big policy” sehingga semua saling bersinergi, dengan teknis di dalamnya ada Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan, Kementerian ESDM, Kementerian PUPR, Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan, Kementerian Pariwisata dan Ekonomi Kreatif serta Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal.

“Jadi kita semua harus jalan, harus saling bersinergi. Dalam hal ini ada suatu pembangunan berkelanjutan, programnya bertambah, penggunaan dan adaptasi teknologi termasuk dalam new energy menggunakan arus, solar, dan sebagainya,” ucap Deputi Safri.

Source : Coordinating Ministry for Maritime & Investment Affairs