March 26, 2024

OC Global Executive Officer, Hirotsugu Kato, Speaks at Indonesia’s “RAKORSUS 2024: Low Carbon City with the Metaverse”

Makassar, INDONESIA – On February 26, 2024, Mr. Hirotsugu Kato, Executive Officer of Oriental Consultants Global Co., Ltd. , participated as a presenter in the special meeting “RAKORSUS 2024: Low Carbon City with the Metaverse”. This conference, organized by the City of Makassar in South Sulawesi Province, brought together scholars, business leaders, local implementing agencies of Makassar City, and regional public enterprises, along with multiple experts from the United States, Singapore, Australia, China, and other countries.

Mr. Kato delivering an online lecture
as seen on the stage screen

Attendance at the venue

Conference poster
Middle left: OC Global Executive Officer,
Mr. Hirotsugu Kato

Mr. Kato participated in the “Low Carbon in Policy Strategy” session and delivered a presentation on OC Global’s “Smart Island Pilot Project” in Indonesia, discussing the challenges faced by remote islands, potential solutions, economic impacts of the project, and issuing a call for investment partners. Makassar City Mayor Moh. Ramdhan Pomanto expressed significant expectations in his address, emphasizing the project’s benefits for Indonesia as an archipelagic nation and expressing a strong desire for Makassar City to cooperate.

The project aims to introduce cold chain* facilities powered by renewable energy to the remote islands of South Sulawesi. This initiative is planned to not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also promote the electrification and development of the fisheries industry on the islands. Following the one-year pilot project, the goal is to expand the initiative nationwide across Indonesia.

*Cold chain: A method of keeping fresh food safe and fresh by maintaining a low temperature throughout the distribution network from production to retail.


OC Global contributes to solving food scarcity in the country by introducing cold chain facilities powered by renewable energy, supporting the safe and fresh distribution of food (SDG 2). This initiative also contributes to the conservation of valuable aquatic resources (SDG 14).