|Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada|
New year, everyone all over the world, celebrated many things wiht any ways. Firework, music concert, indoor party, religion things, and other shows.
But there is a few things that often forget to be celebrated, to be improved. Most of the common celebration are just symbolic .
Less people who muse about theirself, their group, and their entity in celebration. In term of entity, there is an entity which has very big potential in many sectors. This entity made some other countries attracted from couple hundred years ago. They are Indonesia, which made Portugal, British, Dutch, and Japan came to colonize.
Indonesia has a lot of term for their country ; agriculture, multicultural, archipelago, and maritime. The last term is a classic term which is so weak in its maintenance and empowerment. Not many people who really care or aware with this term : maritime.
In 2011, the government gave PT PAL – Maritime Company – Rp 2,1 thousands billion. Although, in fact, numbers of ship for transportation needs is still not enough yet. An expert in local empowerment said “Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Industry should improve their public policies in maritime sector”.