Indonesia imparts infrastructure training to Palestinians

Bandung, W Java (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian government is imparting infrastructure training to Palestinians during the “International Training of Infrastructure for Palestinians” event to improve Palestines infrastructure capabilities.

“We held this training to share our experiences and methods in improving and maintaining infrastructure in Indonesia,” Technical Cooperation Director of the Foreign Ministry Mohammad Syarif Alatas noted in his opening speech in Bandung on Monday night, (July 3).

The infrastructure training is being organized by the Foreign Ministry in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Works and Housing in Bandung on July 2-14.

The training event is aimed at offering an opportunity to Palestinians to improve their knowledge and understanding of Indonesias best practices in infrastructure, especially for public facilities, such as road construction and housing.

The infrastructure training is being attended by 14 Palestinian civil servants working for Palestines ministries and governmental institutions, including from the Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Transport, and municipal government office.

Those attending will follow the training that comprises several classroom sessions and infrastructure visits by the Indonesian Ministry of Public Works and Housing.

“To all participants, I hope that during the classroom and field sessions, you would receive valuable information that can be applied,” Alatas stated.

While attending the training in Bandung, the Palestinians would also receive materials on the Public-Private Partnership mechanism in Indonesia for public infrastructure as well as information on policy and planning.

“Do not hesitate to clarify further and seek detailed information regarding Indonesian policies and processes related to road works, housing, and sanitation, and also how our government cooperates with the private sector,” Alatas remarked.

He added that the event could serve as a platform to share ideas, expertise, and experiences in the infrastructure sector between Indonesia and Palestine as well as to improve joint efforts in conserving infrastructure to strengthen both countries economic development.

Palestine is one of the priority countries to receive technical cooperation from Indonesia. The technical assistance in the field of infrastructure was part of the Indonesian governments commitment to offering an assistance program to Palestines civil apparatus.

The program was Indonesias commitment as part of the South-South Cooperation that aims to improve development cooperation between developing countries.

Earlier, the Foreign Ministry had organized a training on tourism and archeology, which was attended by 11 Palestinians in March 2017 in Yogyakarta.

For next year, the Foreign Ministry has planned to cooperate with relevant institutions to offer training for micro-small enterprises and the microfinance sector of Palestine.

Source: Antara News