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§ W TO INDONESIA ' ' .

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^ipint Statement, Senator D. Willesee and W. Morrison, Canberra, ■ :February 1973 ,

phe. Minister Assisting the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Don Willesee, g p d fte Minister for Science, Mr Bill Morrison, today announced the donation of E^Bteorological equipment to Indonesia, to help in improving the Indonesian p ^ o v a tio o network.

IIP'·'. The instruments valued at about $50,000 are the third major gift , of such gWnpment to south-east Asian countries. The main part of this equipment is a |||ml-fmding radar device which is able to determine wind speed and direction. |gj$r?· It will be installed and tested by two officers of the Commonwealth Bureau ^^Meteorology, Mr R. W. Clarke and Mr A. B. Duck, who will carry out a train-

programme for local meteorologists at the same time. Mr Clarke and Mr Duck arrive in Kupang, Indonesian Timor, tomorrow to begin the installation, tie Ministers explained that the donation was part of the Voluntary As- Programme of the World Meteorological Programme. This was set up in | | | $ so that countries could be aided in meeting their commitments for the Implementation of the World Weather Watch plan.