Strengthening the Secretariat function as the Bridge of HAPUA

(Yogya/27 Feb) Indonesia hosted the HAPUA Country and Working Group Secretariat Gathering in Yogyakarta on 27 – 28 February 2019. The program was initiated by PT PLN (Persero) and attended by 7 ASEAN countries. This was the first program that gathered all Secretariats in order to strengthen their function as communicator to various HAPUA programs. The program produced the draft ToR of Secretariats, logo and video profile to be then used as the image branding of HAPUA. These initiatives will be proposed to the next HAPUA Working Committee in Singapore.
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Hot Martua Bakara, HAPUA Secretary-In-Charge welcomed the initiative to conduct the program. Bringing the theme “the bridge of HAPUA”, this program intended to strengthen the personal relations and communications among the Secretariats as the “bridge” to decision makers in the power utilities/authorities in ASEAN. “I hope that we can have same vision and mission in achieving our common interest for supporting energy sustainability of ASEAN regions, “said Bakara.
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Datuk Wira Roslan, Chief Corporate Officer Tenaga Nasional Berhad Malaysia second the importance of Secretariats as connector and resource persons. “To strengthen HAPUA, Secretariats must enrich themselves with adequate and comprehensive knowledge of the current issue faced by its organization and on regional level. HAPUA could better face challenges by strengthening the role of Secretariats, through being an important & vital link internally and externally,” said Datuk Wira.
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With the spirit of ASEAN solidarity and congeniality, Secretariats were also exposed to the hospitality of Yogyakarta through cultural dinner, visiting Borobudur temple, and Village Economic Hall / Balkondes Ngadiharjo that run by PLN CSR program. This program was also expected to promote Yogyakarta as the international tourism destination.