BANDUNG-Ministry of Social Affairs, Commission VIII DPR-RI, Regency / Municipal Government and Higher Education in Indonesia set eight villages in West Java as Independent Prosperous Villages(DSM).
Eight villages in West Java are categorized as DSM such as Ciburial Village Bandung Regency, Cibiru Wetan Village Bandung Regency, Maruyung Village, Bandung Regency, Rawabogo Regency Bandung, Village Margamukti Bandung, Cihampelas Village West Bandung Regency, Sukaratu Village Cianjur District, and Gedepangrango Village Sukabumi Regency.
Minister of Social Affairs, Idrus Marham said the meaning of the periphery is not only in the physical sense but also in the sense of the mind. Then, it can also be in the sense of backwardness, and poverty. Therefore, his side chose the villages that have relatively left behind.
"The villages that we make as a model development of Independent Prosperous Villages project ," he told reporters in Bandung regency, Thursday (12/7).
In the future, said Minister of Social RI, his side will focus on developing various district in the border areas that are the focus of attention of the Ministry of Social Affairs. There are 41 municipal districts in the border areas that are the focus of attention of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Commission VIII and universities that have cooperated.
"Today inaugurated eight villages that are considered to have graduated and up grade," he said.
Idrus added, the selection of Ciburial Village Bandung Regency along with the forum rector. He said the forum was discussing and finalizing various programs to be implemented in villages on the border. jo