HC Deb 22 March 1994 vol 240 cc181-2W
Mr. Nigel Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list(a) current aid projects and (b) current Government contracts with Indonesia.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The current bilateral aid projects in Indonesia are as follows:

Aid and Trade Provision

  1. 1. Steel Bridging—Phase 1—Bailey-type bridges for the Ministry of Public Works.
  2. 2. Marine Navigational Aids—for the Directorate of Sea Communications.
  3. 3. Scattered Diesel Generators—for the Indonesian Electricity Authority (PLN).
  4. 4. Television Studios, Bandung—equipment of new studios for Republic of Indonesia TV.
  5. 5. Cigading Port—provision of bulk handling equipment.
  6. 6. Cigading-Serpong railway—upgrading railway line for use in transportation of coal, cement and clinker.
  7. 7. Citayam-Cibinong Railway—a new single track railway line for use in transportation of coal, cement and clinker.
  8. 8. Radio Communications System for the Ministry of Forestry.
  9. 9. Jakarta Radio Studios—to re-equip studios for Radio Republic Indonesia.
  10. 10. Steel Bridging—Phase 2.
  11. 11. Jambi Diesel Power Plant—for PLN.
  12. 12. Security Systems for Bali and Medan Airports.
  13. 13. Flight Simulator for piston engine aircraft for Merpati Airlines.

Regular aid programme (mainly technical cooperation projects)

  1. 14. Tropical Forestry Management (includes five sub-projects).
  2. 15. Animal health.
  3. 16. Diponegoro University fisheries technology.
  4. 17. North East Sumatra Prawns.
  5. 18. Assistance to the National Grain Logistics Agency (BULOG).
  6. 19. Biotechnology development.
  7. 20. Assistance to clove production.
  8. 21. Gas distribution project—training for Indonesian Gas Authority Perusahaan Umum Gas Negara (PGN).
  9. 22. Hydrocarbon basin assessment project for Ministry of Mines and Energy (LEMIGAS).
  10. 23. Institutional strengthening of PLN.
  11. 24. Mini-hydro (PLN).
  12. 25. Primary Education.
  13. 26. Libraries and books development.
  14. 27. Institutional level English Language training.
  15. 28. National English Language teaching.
  16. 29. English Language teaching (distance learning).
  17. 30. South Sumatra Geological and Mining.
  18. 31. Regional finance.
  19. 32. National police management.
  20. 33. Public administration.
  21. 34. Development of professional training for Indonesian civil engineering consultants.

Aid financed research activities relevant to Indonesia

  1. 35. Collaboration between Indonesian Institute of Road Engineering and United Kingdom's Transport Research Laboratory.
  2. 36. Potential impact of climate change on Corals and Coral Reefs.
  3. 37. Forest resource accounting.
  4. 38. Fodder quality studies on Gliricidia sepium and other tropical multipurpose trees.
  5. 39. Poverty and sustainability in the management of capture fisheries in South and South East Asia.
  6. 40. Small Farm Ergonomics—handtools for crop production.
  7. 41. Local Application of Remote Sensing Techniques (LARST) for forestry management.
  8. 42. Effects of antibiotics on the microflora of aquaculture ponds and their products.
  9. 43. Quality improvement of turmeric and vanilla.
  10. 44. Assessment of aflatoxin contamination in spices.
  11. 45. Integrated pest management by modelling.
  12. 46. Cut and carry feeding systems for small ruminants on upland farms of West Java.
  13. 47. Feeding and management strategies for draught animals.
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  15. 48. Labour investment in perennial crop production.
  16. 49. Variation in rice tungro viruses.
  17. 50. Biological characterisation of the pathogenic forms of the burrowing namatode, Radopholus similis, on perennial and other crops from different regions of the world.
  18. 51. Management of lepidopteran rice pests with pheromones.
  19. 52. Morphological and pathogenic characterisation of Elsinoe batatas: causal agent of sweet potato scab.
  20. 53. Seed production and experimental efficiency in a seedling seed orchard of Gliricidia sepium.
  21. 54. Management of Imperata cylindrica in smallholder farming systems.
  22. 55. Optimising the use of fumigant gases.
  23. 56. Transfer of coconut shell waste heat recovery unit technology to the Asian and Pacific region.
  24. 57. Validation of enzyme linked immunosorbent assays in the diagnosis and control of Trypanosoma evansi in South East Asia.
  25. 58. Assessing the present and future economic feasibility of True Potato Seed (TPS) in developing country agriculture.
  26. 59. Dipterocarp manual for foresters.
  27. 60. Evaluation of the content, composition and toxicity of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in copra and derived products.
  28. 61. Biology of salt tolerance in Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera: Calliphoridae) and other species of blowflies which are pests of salted-dried fish in tropical developing countries.
  29. 62. Psocid ecology in relation to pest management in milled riced stores.
  30. 63. Characterisation and evaluation of key seed-borne fungal pathogens of rice.
  31. 64. Detection and identification of mycoplasmalike organisms (MLO) associated with little leaf disease of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas).
  32. 65. Identification and epidemiology of insect vectors of mycoplasma-like organisms associated with little leaf disease of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas).
  33. 66. Post-harvest processing of sweet potato in South-east Asia.
  34. 67. Tourism, Conservation and Sustainable Development.

In addition, there are 25 small projects and schemes—largest £14,200, smallest £19—covering essentially community-based activities in such sectors as water, agriculture, food, health and education.

Non-Governmental Organisations Under the joint funding scheme with British NGOs, we are supporting some 21 schemes in sectors such as health, agriculture, horticulture, water, education, women's and community development. We also provide support to VSO who have some 60 volunteers in Indonesia; about half are teachers and the remainder in natural resources, health and technical areas.

Commonwealth Development Corporation The CDC, for which the principal source of external finance is the British aid programme, has investments totalling some £71 million covering 12 projects in sectors such as textiles, cement production power and plantation crops.

The Government have no contracts as such with Indonesia.