BANDUNG - West Java Governor, Ridwan Kamil, said that West Java became the first province in Indonesia that implement technology in the fisheries sector. The use of this technology is as an embodiment of the industrial revolution 4.0.
"The first (in Indonesia). When others are still talking about 4.0, West Java has ready started about 6 months ago," said Emil after opening the Local Processed Food Diversity Festival, at Trans Studio Mall, Bandung, on Thursday (8/8/19).
According to Emil, the use of technology is proven to be able to increase productivity and crops up to two times. Catfish hatchery in Indramayu is the proof.
"Now, sowing fish food uses cellphones. The message will reach sensors in the drum to catapult the feed so that it is accurate. As a result, the harvest rises from twice to four times a year. And farmers' income is much better," he said .
"One day if 4.0 is implemented well, the villagers can be prosperous as those in the city," he added.
Emil also hopes that with the Local Processed Food Diversity Festival, the level of fish consumption in West Java will increase. Also, he said that the West Java Provincial Government (Pemdaprov) is making various efforts to develop food made from fish. One of them initiated the Movement to Love Eating Fish.
"Hopefully, this event can stimulate community's creativity; I hope that people always use local products to support the economic development of West Java," Emil hoped.
The Head of West Java Industry and Trade Office, Mohamad Arifin, said that the festival aimed to encourage and support the development of small and medium industries that use raw materials from West Java in their business.
"The aim is to increase diversification of food products and processed local raw materials, and also to foster awareness that buying IKM products means encouraging economic improvement in West Java," Arifin said in his remarks.
In the festival which was attended by 300 people from 27 regencies / cities, the head of Forikan (Fish Consumption Improvement Forum), Atalia Praratya Kamil, announced officially Forikan of Regency / City.