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    Governor Inaugurated West Java Head Representative of National Population and Family Planning Agency


    BANDUNG-After the vacancy since the end of July 2017, West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) inaugurated Sukaryo Teguh Santoso as Head of National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN) West Java Province in the auditorium of Gedung Sate Bandung, Wednesday (04/10/2017 )

    Teguh itself is not a new face, because previously had a career as a functional Family Planning Extension (PKB) in West Bandung regency in 1993 ago. His expertise and experience as long as still in West Java and take part in the central BKKBN, Teguh was again believed to be the Head of BKKBN West Java Representative.

    Ahmad Heryawan reveals as the province with the largest population in Indonesia that is about 46.7 million people or 20 percent of Indonesia's population, making West Java as a barometer of achievement KKBPK program nationally.

    "Likes or dislikes, this condition would be a difficult challenge for the organizer of Family Planning and Family Development (KKBPK) Program in West Java," said the Governor.

    In addition to the high population, population problems in West Java are also faced with uneven growth and distribution challenges.

    In the period of 2001-2010, population growth rate (LPP) West Java was in the range of 1.89 percent per year. Despite the decline from 1991-2000, which reached 2.27 percent, West Java LPP is still higher than the national LPP in the same period of 1.49 percent per year.

    "Even so, the latest condition according to BPS, West Java LPP continues to move positively, declining to 1.48 percent in 2015," said Aher

    Aher said the high West Java LPP can not be separated from the consequences of attraction owned by this land so that the migration rate to West Java region is quite high, especially to some border area with Jakarta as the buffer zone of the state capital.

    "It is seen from the highest LPP in West Java in 2015 to know in Bekasi Regency which reached 3.95 percent per year," said Aher.

    Aher added to address the demographic challenges in West Java, the development of KKBPK directed revitalization of family planning programs through improving the quality and quantity of participation in family planning programs.

    "Then the strengthening of family resilience through adults, marriage age, family grooming program and family economic improvement," he concluded. (MAT)

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