The Headquarter of the Department of Agriculture in decades of 1980 and 1990 was located in Salemba Raya Street Number 16, Central Jakarta, it was just in front of Sint Carolus Hospital.
At that moment, Department of Agriculture was divided into several Directotate Generals and Body: Food Crops, Plantation, Fisheries, Livestock and Agricultural Quarantine Body.
Directorate General of Livestock Services was situated in a 6 storey building Compound and the Directorate of Animal Health was located on the third floor of the building compound.
In 1984, Dr. IGN. Teken Temaja as a Director of Animal Heath, appointed Dr. Sofyan Sudarjat in coordination with Dr. Tjiptardjo, in manage the preparation of ATA-297 project for the establishment of the Veterinary Drug Assay Laboratory which has been approved by the Government of Japan. Directorate of Animal Heath then assigned Dr. Hardono and Dr. Agung Gde Anom in companion with Dr. Diana, Dr. Ida Lestari and Dr. Sumadi for a start up the preparation of the ATA-297 project.
In the same time Dr. Mastur AR Noor who has been experienced working in a laboratory in Diseases Inventigation Center Region I Medan and Dr. Syamsul Bahri S MSc, a post graduated from James Cook University Australia who has long been experienced as an East Kalimantan Province Livestock Services officer, were then called to Jakarta and assigned as key persons in implementation of the Veterinary Drug Assay project in coordination with the Japanese expert. They were started their activities for the commencing the establishment of the Veterinary Drug Assay Project and have their office in the Directorate of Animal Health Compound in Jalan Salemba Raya No. 16, Central Jakarta