BANDUNG - Bandung Institute of Technology signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of North Musi Rawas Regency in the fields of education, training, management of energy and mineral resources and regional development.
The memorandum of understanding was signed by the Rector of ITB, Prof. Dr. Ir. Kadarsah Suryadi DEA., With Regent of Musi Rawas Utara H.M. Syarif Hidayat in A Leadership Meeting Room, ITB Rectorate Building, Tamansari Street no. 64 Bandung City, Friday (05/10/2019).
Musi Rawas Utara or commonly called Muratara is one of the districts in South Sumatra Province. Muratara has seven sub-districts with an area of approximately 608,000 hectares, and a population of 1955. According to the Regent of Muratara, this district has advantages in the field of natural resources.
"The Muratara gold mine is the only one in South Sulawesi and also has coal, oil and gas mines. Then, rubber and oil palm," explained Regent Muratara H.M Syarif Hidayat after signing as stated in the press release of ITB Public Relations.
He also introduced that the district would make the corn garden as a way for economic growth around.
Syarif Hidayat hopes that with the potential of these resources, ITB can help in its management. "Hopefully through this memorandum of understanding it can further advance North Musi Rawas and also to ITB," he concluded.
Meanwhile, ITB Chancellor Prof. Kadarsah Suryadi expressed his gratitude for the trust to choose ITB as a cooperation partner. As stated by the Chancellor, of course ITB will be ready to collaborate with Muratara Regency.
According to the Chancellor, Muratara Regency has extraordinary natural resources, which are the number one export commodity, especially with a gold mine. A new food source that will be needed by anyone.
The Chancellor also introduced that ITB has 12 faculties / schools and has 110 expertise groups from the field of robot sensors, regional and city planning, landscape, architecture, related to food and others.
"Many things in the future we can cooperate with, the Muratara Regency has enormous potential, and we have friends who are involved in these fields. Hopefully we can synergize everything, and run everything together for the progress of Muratara Regency "said the Chancellor.
Prof. Kadarsah also said that at this time it was the digital era, therefore the development of digital facilities was needed. "We have a team that handles the field, then the tourism era we also have a tourism center that can be developed in the region. We have helped a lot in the districts and provinces that have cooperated with us," he concluded.