UFA, BASHKORTOSTAN - Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil appeared as Honorary Speaker at the Fourth Forum on Small Business of the SCO and BRICS Regions in Ufa-Bashkortostan Russia, on Thursday (10/18/18) afternoon local time. The BRICS Forum is a collaboration forum between the countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, which is collaborated with the SCO Forum (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) currently carrying out their fourth annual forum.
Although Indonesia is not a member of the BRICS Forum, the Governor of West Java was specially invited to the forum to become an Honorary Speaker, as part of the development of a "Sister Province" collaboration between the Province of West Java and the Republic of Bashkortostan, which acts as the host of this forum.
On that occasion, Emil, the Governor's nickname, told the vision inclusive economy for West Java, focusing on the economics of small and medium enterprises (UKM), as well as the rural economy based on digital revolutions.
"The West Java Provincial Government focuses on developing one village one company that invites fresh graduates to become CEOs in the program, educating UKM, farmers, fishermen and rural citizens in West Java through digital economics to sell their products online to cut the distribution chain too long, "he said.
Emil also touched on his commitment to eradicate corruption. "I also fight corruption by implementing accountability through social media," he explained to around 4000 participants of the SCO and BRICS Regions Summit forum.
The Chairman of the Bashkortostan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and also the Moderator, Azat Fazlyev, expressed his appreciation for West Java because their programs not only touch upper middle-level businesses, but also provide space for people to start their business in an easy way.
"The programs implemented in West Java are very humanitarian, this illustrates the West Java Provincial Government provides adequate space and motivation for prospective entrepreneurs mostly didn't know how to start a business with the capabilities they have," said Fazlevy.
In addition, Emil also touched on the happiness index he wanted to achieve through equal distribution of public facilities in all city districts in West Java. "I want to convey the inclusive economy and Happiness Program are the main factors that we will push in West Java. Because I believe in the future development will not only be in the economic field but must also touch the happiness of the people, "said Emil who was greeted by the applause of the forum participants.