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The Minister of Transportation Laid the Future of Indonesian Transportation at the 21st FSTPT Symposium

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a Workshop and Symposium on the Transportation Study Forum
a Workshop and Symposium on the Transportation Study Forum
The Department of Civil Engineering and Urban & Regional Planning (PWK), Faculty of Engineering UB collaborated to organize a Workshop and Symposium on the Transportation Study Forum between Universities (FSTPT) XXI, on 19-20 October 2018 in the UB Brawijaya University.

This annual routine begins with a workshop held in parallel in five rooms of the Civil Engineering Department and PWK to accommodate around 250 presenters from all provinces throughout Indonesia. Stated by the Chair of the 2016-2018 FSTPT, Prof. Ir. Leksmono Suryo Putranto, MT, Ph.D that pre-symposium activities in 2018 are much more congested with various workshops and research group discussions.

Professor who is usually called Prof. Leksi appreciate the second time FSTPT uses a conference management system specifically developed according to the needs of the FSTPT so that the whole series of symposium activities can be done online and paperless.

"Starting from the entry of papers, assignment of reviewers, review process, notification of the results of the review process, to registration of symposium and workshop participants, even the issuance of certificates can be carried out independently through participant web accounts," said Prof. Leksi in his remarks at the opening of the Symposium (20/Oct/2018) .

Quite special, attend to open the Symposium that was held in UB's Widyaloka Building, Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia, Budi Karya Sumadi. In his speech before opening the event Budi conveyed that the Ministry of Transportation could not work alone in solving any transportation problems. For that reason, he invited Indonesian universities to open new study programs specifically for transportation.

"I feel it is appropriate to convey this in this symposium which was attended by universities throughout Indonesia. If there is a transportation study program in many universities, especially outside Java, then it can help us," explained Budi.

Furthermore, he emphasized the opening of this transportation study program to universities outside Java. One of the reasons is that according to him the number of students in Java is far more than in other regions. In the symposium, which was attended by vocational students, undergraduate, master, and doctoral students from all over Indonesia, the young generation was encouraged to be able to solve the daily problems of the nation, especially in the field of transportation.

Innovation and creativity of the younger generation is expected to be part of the nation's rapid response to global changes and problems that can affect domestic stability.

"I hope you can take the initiative to overcome the problems around you, don't just think about your origin, hopefully each university in this forum can work together," he said.

After being opened by the Minister of Transportation, the symposium was continued with material by four keynote speakers moderated by Prof. Dr. Wimpy Santosa. The four Keynote Speakers include Prof. Wihana Kirana Jaya (Special Staff for Economic Affairs and Transportation Investment of the Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia), Indra Ni Tua ST MComm (Secretary of Deputy for Tourism Destination Development at the Ministry of Tourism), Dr Ira Puspadewi (President Director of PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry (Persero)), and Prof. Agus Taufik Mulyono (Professor of Civil Engineering UGM).

After the material session in Widyaloka Building participants were directed to the Faculty of Language Science Building and the Faculty of Law UB to present their paper. At the end of the event the best presenter is chosen from each category; Vocational, Undergraduates, Magister, and Doctoral. (mic)

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