BANDUNG CITY - West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil opened a cooperation forum for Southeast Asian creative cities entitled Connecticity-International Conference on Creative Economy 2019, at Grand Mercure Hotel, Bandung, Thursday (05/2/19).
The international event which was held two days was attended by 18 ambassadors of friendly countries, across ministries, eight provinces and hundreds of participants from 27 regencies / cities throughout West Java.
"Today I open a plan for cooperation between creative cities throughout Southeast Asia, because creativity is cross-border, it cannot be limited by administration," said the Governor.
The first event held by the West Java Provincial Government (Pemdaprov) is planned to be routinely held every year and included in the West Java creative economy annual calendar.
Emil, the Governor's nickname, said that people in Southeast Asia have a lot in common, especially happy with the beauty of nature. So in this forum formulate a strategy for developing a creative economy based on nature.
"So we have in common, Asians are happy with the beauty of nature and we set a strategy on how to work together," he said.
In addition, he said, millennial and generation Z West Java were very enthusiastic about the development of the creative economy. Some of the superior products of the creative economy in West Java include furniture, rattan and terracotta in the Ciayumajakuning region. While the products that are design and technology are in the area of ??Bandung Raya and bamboo in East Priangan.
"Everything will be connected by a network, namely the creative center building that will be built in each region," Emil said.
West Java Provincial Government, Emil continued, this year is preparing for the establishment of the first Regional Creative Economy Agency (Bekrafda) in Indonesia. This is based on the issuance of the West Java Provincial Regulation on the creative economy which is also the only Indonesia.
"The answer to the regulation is to form Bekraf like the center but the regional version. Hopefully this will accelerate budget policies that end on the economic welfare of the community," explained Emil.