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    Reducing The Level of Poverty, Here is What The West Java Do

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    SUMEDANG- During the Coordinating Meeting with the Poverty Reduction Coordination Team (TKPK) IV BKPP West Priangan region , The Vice Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar said that the current poverty rate in West Java is only 9 percent.

    Figures from the BPS is smaller than the national average. But because the population is as much as 46 million people, the number is quite large. In order to surpress it, a thorough evaluation of poverty reduction programs and strengthening synergies between the Provincial Government with the District Municipality are needed.

    "We're going to conduct a thorough evaluation and must identify what the problems are," said the Deputy Governor. Several factors that affect the poverty rate according to him, could be the lack of education, unemployment, health or lack of skill. "The treatment will be different," said Vice Governor after opening TKPK Coordination Meeting on Rehabilitation and Conservation Center (BRLK) Forestry Service, Jatinangor, Sumedang in West Java, on Tuesday (05.10.16).

    "We also had a meeting with the whole region of BKPP in West Java to discuss this and we've found a solution," he added.

    In addition, the effective use of the budget is an important concern, because the current budget for poverty alleviation from central and local government is quite large, but does not give an optimal impact.

    "So we try to evaluate, we go from region to region to better focus the  treatment in their respective areas and also what we can do with the budget of the Province, what king of cooperation needed in order to truly target accurately and accountably measurable success, "he explained.

    In addition to the efforts of the government, it also required mental changes of their own community. Because, that social capital can eliminate cultural poverty.

    Vice Governor pointed out that in the village of Nanggerang in Cicurug District of Sukabumi all people feel embarrassed when admitted that they are poor although the majority of people in the village is a farm workers. But with the strong mental and institutional system, the village can be independent and prosperous although they are not deoending on the help from the government.

    "People in Naggerang are remarkable. Within three months they can buy an ambulance, in three years the can build a free health centers and a nice kindergarten, yet their income is only 40 thousand per day and they spare a thousand rupiah for the common interest such as making public facilities. So changing the mental poverty, then, there's institutional system and a leader who is trusted by the people, that is the social capital and we will apply this system in another village, "he said

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