Helping to improve the quality and quantity of engineers in Indonesia, PII plays a highly strategic role in national development. It is Indonesia’s second oldest professional organisation and most prestigious engineering body, with members comprising 23 engineering colleges and universities, and more than 15,000 professional engineers, including 1,000 registered with ASEAN Engineering, and 50 with Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
“My appointment as Executive Director will support the President and Secretary General in managing PII’s operations including membership, certification and networking events across Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific,” said Habibie.
Habibie was appointed together with Danis Sumadilaga and Ilham Akbar Habibie, the institution’s President and Vice President respectively. Danis was formerly Director General at the Ministry Public Works and initiated the Metropolitan Sanitation Management Investment Project, where SMEC is lead firm of the Project Implementation Support Consultant. Ilham Akbar is the eldest son of late President Republic of Indonesia, Baharuddin Jusuf Habibie.
Specialists from SMEC’s Water Resources team will deliver technical presentations at the 2023 Floodplain Management Australia National Conference in Sydney. The annual event has been hosted by the FMA for over 50 years, and is the most esteemed flood risk management forum of its kind in Australia.
The SMEC RITES JV has been overseeing the management and implementation of the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) project since early 2022, with foundation stone laid in October 2022 by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
SMEC has been engaged by DT Global, through the Australian Government-funded Economic and Social Infrastructure Program (ESIP), to undertake a feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the Pauanda Hydropower Project in Papua New Guinea.
SMEC’s bridge structures specialists are presenting technical papers at the 2023 Australian Small Bridges Conference, Australasia’s largest bridge exhibition, held on the Gold Coast, Australia. The Conference will feature a comprehensive exhibition, providing attendees the opportunity to view and discuss innovative products and services now available from bridge contractors, designers and suppliers.