BANDUNG - West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil received a visit from Moto GP world rider from Repsol Honda Team Marc Marquez at Gedung Sate Bandung, Saturday (02/09/2019). Wearing typical Sundanese cricket, a Spaniard who had packed the seven world championships in order to attend the Honda Sport Motoshow event at Trans Studio Bandung. Previously, Marquez went around first circling the streets in the city of Bandung to greet residents.
"Marc Marquez was very happy to come here, invited to ride Bandros with the motorcycle community," said Emil, the Governor's greeting.
After entertaining lunch and accompanying around Gedung Sate, the agenda continued with the signing of a collaboration between the West Java Provincial Government through the Community and Village Empowerment Service and PT. Daya Adicipta Motor regarding the commitment to order Honda souvenirs for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Village-Owned Enterprises (Bumdes) assisted by West Java Province. The signing was carried out by Acting Head of West Java Province Community and Village Empowerment Service, Taufik Budi Santosa and President Director of PT Daya Adicipta Motora Krisgianto Lilikwargawidjaja, witnessed by Marc Marquez.
Emil said, the collaboration was an implementation of the One Village One Company program where later villages in West Java would receive merchandise orders from Honda.
"Here's an example of me as a leader looking for a company. Don't just be busy with the industry, but help the residents in poor villages through the program. So later the merchandises made by the villages were bought by Honda and made into merchandise, "he explained.
Emil hopes, with the signing of this collaboration it can be a trigger for other entrepreneurs to cooperate with the West Java Provincial Government in other fields. Some excellent programs are open for cooperation with entrepreneurs or the private sector, including One Village One Company, One Pesantren One Product and cooperation in the preparation of industry-based Vocational curriculum.
"This is the first step and our implementation enhances the role of entrepreneurs in the pentahelix scheme to build a champion of inner-born West Java," he said.
In addition, Emil views, Motor GP business is not only a matter of sports, but also concerns the tourism sector. He admitted, there had been twice the arrival of investors who expressed interest in making the Moto GP circuit. Related to that, Emil said, the plan around the Kertajati Majalengka Airport area would be to build an international circuit.
"This Moto GP must be within the radius of hospitality so that West Java tourism can advance with the types of natural tourism and events. The plan (circuit) around the area is close to Kertajati Airport so that all people around the world are not too far from the airport and indeed the land wants to be developed into a new city called the Golden Triangle, "explained Emil.
The land that is planned to be used as the Moto GP circuit already has 200 hectares. The plan will be built next year by cooperating with a number of investors.
"The progress this year has been prioritized by Mou with investors, the plan for realization next year. About 200 hectares of land will be used as GP motor circuits. Because there are many rivals in Sumatra and NTB, "he said
After the meeting, Governor Ridwan Kamil presented Marc Marquez as a traditional West Javanese Kujang tool.