Fri, August 20, 2010
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Indonesia, Egypt to cooperate on nano technology research

2010-08-20 08:52:05 GMT2010-08-20 16:52:05 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

JAKARTA, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia and Egypt will work together on nano technology research or molecular scale functional engineering to support industrial activities, Antara News Agency quoted a minister as saying on Friday.

According to Industry Minister Mohamad Suleman Hidayat, the cooperation will involve Indonesia's Industry Ministry, the Ministry for Research and Technology and the Technology Study and Implementation Agency as well as Egypt's University of Alexandria, among others.

"This is a revolutionary innovation as many products using nano technology are not only efficient but also provide many benefits and reduce production costs," said Hidayat.

Dedi Mulyadi, head of Industrial Research and Development Agency at the Industry Ministry, said that his office has signed cooperation agreement with the University of Alexandria's rector.

"We will draft a joint research for five years," he said.

He added that the cooperation will be focused on textile and petrochemical industries, among others.

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