INCHEON - Starting West Java Provincial Government's work visit to several cities in South Korea, West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) signed Letter of Intent (LoI) with Incheon Mayor Yoo Jeong-bok on Establishment of Sister Province Cooperation and engineering cooperation with Incheon Metropolitan Government, Monday (9/25/2017) local time.
Revealed in the meeting, cooperation will be woven among others related to waste and waste management, airports and ports. According to the Acting Governor of West Java, Ghani Abdul Hakim who was contacted via email by West Java Public Relations, the signing of the LoI is expected to be the initial momentum of Incheon and West Java to be sister through environmental, transportation, economic, cultural and social change.
Accompanying the Governor in the signing of this LoI Assistant for the Economy and Development of Regional Secretariat of West Java, Eddy I M Nasution, Head of Government and Cooperation Bureau of West Java, Taufiq Budi Santosa, Head of West Java Sports and Youth Service, Yudha M Saputra, and Head of the Provincial Environmental Office. West Java, Anang Sudarma.
Incheon Metropolitan Mayor Yoo Jeong-bok welcomes and appreciates the positive of this pioneered cooperation. "We are very pleased and feel lucky Incheon to be a region in Korea who first cooperated with West Java, "he said after the signing of the LoI. This LoI will become the basis of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of sister province cooperation.
Incheon Metropolitan City has a population of 3 million people (number 3 in Korea) with the advantages of Incheon International Airport, Incheon Harbor, and has 10,061 businesses. Regional Revenue 595 billion dollars / person. In 2016 the export amount is 360 billion dollars, the total import is 340 dollars, the trade rate becomes 2 times from Ulsan. Product export: car, semi conductor, iron steel, auto parts, chemicals, building tools, and others. While imported products: natural gas, semi conductor, crude oil, coal, wood, iron ore, and others. Top 10 exporting countries: China, America, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Mexico, India.
Yoo Jeong-bok said Incheon City, Sangdo, YeongChong and CheongLai were built as Free Economic Zones. As a metropolitan city, Korea's best airport is Incheon International Airport and Incheon Harbor are all located in Incheon with a population of about 3 million people. As an area of 11 belt-making industries and has about 23,000 of these industrial areas, the Incheon City economy can lead the South Korean economy in the future.
"Natural wealth, especially the sea and the 168 beautiful islands, mud and the fascination of historical tourism make Incheon as the number one in South Korea," he added.
During a working visit to South Korea, the Governor of West Java is also scheduled to sign the LoI with the Gyeongsangbuk Do Provincial Government and the Ulsan Metropolitan City Government in the fields of economy, trade and investment, agriculture, education, health, tourism and science and technology.
The Delegation of West Java is also planned to review the environmental technology and industry projects that have been successfully implemented by Korea Environmental Industry and Technology (KEITI) as a follow up of the signing of Letter of Intent between West Java Provincial Government and KEITI on August 28, 2017 at Gedung Sate, Bandung .