BANDUNG - West Java Governor Mochamad Ridwan Kamil met with the Indonesian Ambassador to Sweden, Bagas Hapsoro, and a number of issues were raised during a meeting that took place in the Governor's living room, including those related to investment, education and culture.
According to the Governor, Sweden will invest in West Java by building a Swedish furniture house, IKEA, in Kotabaru Parahyangan, Padalarang, West Bandung Regency with an investment of Rp. 1 trillion.
"From the meeting, the good news is that there will be an investment of Rp.1 trillion in West Java, namely IKEA's ground breaking in Kotabaru Parahyangan, Padalarang," said the Mayor, after meeting at Gedung Sate on Wednesday (03/20).
According to the Governor, the collaboration with the Swedish state has long been going on for various sectors especially with the Bandung City Government when he served as Mayor of Bandung.
"I really helped since the Mayor's time and I found the land to make sure they were not going anywhere and they were going to be IKEA ground breaking March 28 2019," he said.
The governor stated that investment in West Java indicated that the relations between Sweden and West Java were very good and they were happy with the potential of the market and the people of West Java.
"People are also happy to be able to access affordable world-class furniture that will be available at Kotabaru Parahyangan," he said.
In addition, according to the Governor, he also invited entrepreneurs from Sweden to invest in West Java.
"We invite the industries from Sweden to come like IKEA to West Java but the location is near Kertajati and Patimban
The Governor also added that the Indonesian Embassy for Sweden invited West Java to attend the Indonesian Village Festival which will take place in the upcoming July 2019.
"Last year we were also present, from West Java represented by the City of Bandung, and the welcome from the community there was extraordinary and we will send another cultural delegation there," he concluded. (Parno)