BANDUNG - The British Government through the British Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr. Moazzam Malik stated the British Government and their business people supported the West Java vision and mission under the rule of Ridwan Kamil and Uu Ruzhanul Ulum.
"I am very happy for someone with a good vision and mission for West Java will lead the future of West Java," Ambassador Malik said after meeting with Governor Emil, the nickname of Ridwan Kamil, in Gedung Sate, Jl. Diponegoro No. 22, Bandung City, Thursday (27/9/18).
So, in addition to infrastructure, there were two other crucial issues discussed by Governor Emil and Ambassador Malik during the meeting lasted about 60 minutes, are English language training for ulama and e-procurement.
The British Embassy in Indonesia will launch an English for Indonesia campaign next week. This is in line with the English language training program will be provided by the West Java Provincial Government to the scholars.
"Next week we will launch an English for Indonesia campaign. The hope is to involve West Java and there is a discussion on how to support the teaching of English for students and scholars too," said Ambassador Malik.
As for e-procurement, the UK will share their experience with West Java in the field of electronic goods and services procurement. The aim is one of the steps to control the risk of corruption.
"So to share British experience in the field of online or digital procurement to control the risks of corruption. But also to ensure the value from money for tax pay," explained Ambassador Malik.
Governor Emil said the English language training program for scholars was part of the English for Indonesia program held by the British Embassy. Even the ulamas who participated in this program were likely to be sent to England to preach there.
"There are various kinds of English for Indonesia. But what might be the most public concern is ulama English language training, there is a possibility for ulama will also be sent to England," said Emil.
While for e-procurement cooperation, said Emil, it will cover a broader or global scale. So, West Java will use the products and technology sold in the UK e-catalog later.
"Not only are e-catalogs available locally but on a global scale, so we can buy British products and their technology directly with a good, easy and transparent principle," said Emil.