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    Vice Governor: Belgium Enthusiastic in Investing in West Java


    BANDUNG - Vice Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar received a delegation of the Kingdom of Belgium in Gedung Sate, Bandung on Friday (01/15/16).

    Her Royal Highness Princess of Belgium Astrid Josephine planned will visit several areas in West Java, such as Bandung, Bogor and Karawang on 12 to 19 March 2016, in order to realise cooperation and investment in manufacturing, infrastructure, agriculture, maritime and some other strategic sectors.

    She will bring around 200 Belgium’s businessmen. The delegation revealed that Princess Astrid will spend two nights in Bandung and also visit to Gedung Sate to attend a seminar of innovation partnership between Belgium and West Java. Then it will continued with the seminar of Smart City with Bandung Mayor, Ridwan Kamil.

    The Belgium’s company, PT. Eternit Gresik has just inaugurated in last November in Karawang. This year, Princess Astrid will also inaugurates the steel factory owned by Belgium businessman with a total investment of 80 million Euro. In Bogor, they will perform a seminar of bio-agricultural in Bogor Botanical Garden.

    Vice Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar revealed that Belgium is very keen to re-invest in West Java, after in 2008 during their first visit, West Java now has sufficient progress rapidly. “200 businessmen come from large company in various sectors. So it’s possible to attract the wider investment," said Deddy.

    Deddy added, West Java has great potential offering to Belgium. "We have West Java Incorporated with various potentials, so they can choose their own interests sector for investment," he added. Deddy asks for the readiness all parties to accept this great visit. "We must be prepared to accept this largest delegation visit," he said.

    Regarding the concerns about terrorist bombings occurred in Jakarta, which will have implications on the delegation's visit, Deddy said it guarantee the similar incident wouldn’t occurred in West Java. "I told them to came to West Java, there is no bomb here. So it will not change the schedule. The delegation said his concern over the incident but they did not worry," he concluded.

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