BANDUNG CITY- West Java (West Java) Governor Ridwan Kamil said, the West Java Provincial Government (Pemdaprov) will continue to pursue village progress by increasing the economic activities of the community in the village.
"So we build villages with a digital revolution," Ridwan Kamil said in the presentation of BUMDesa Capital and BUMDesa Awards capital assistance in the West Hall of Gedung Sate, Bandung, Saturday (11/2/19).
One of them, added Emil - greeting Ridwan Kamil, through a digital village program that is equipping rural areas with internet infrastructure. It aims to provide rural people with access to information and broad business access.
In addition, there is the One Village One Product (OVOP) program which is supported by the availability of the Village Digital Center (Talesa). In Talesa, products produced by villagers will be distributed using an online system.
The West Java Provincial Government also cooperates with the millennial generation to become the CEO of a village company through the Village Patriot program. At present, there are already 110 youth graduates of higher education who are ready to serve for two years to advance the rural economy.
"Through leadership and technology, we will revolutionize the village. I need villagers who are enthusiastic," Emil said.
At this event, Emil handed over Rp100 million in aid to 500 outstanding Village-Owned Enterprises (BUMDes) in West Java.
Jabar Head of Community and Village Empowerment Agency (DPM-Desa) Dedi Supandi said that the BUMDes category that received capital assistance included BUMDes with achievements, BUMDes that had an influence on independent villages and border villages.
Dedi added, his party also cooperated directly with PT Astra, where currently a young CEO has printed which also helps the village economy under the guidance of the company.
PT Astra also, continued Dedi, has delivered Rp1 billion in aid to 100 BUMDes under the guidance of the company.
In addition, Dedi said that the presence of BUMDesa helped promote the tourism sector in a number of regions through the Tourism Village program. "There are three tourist villages, two in the Garut area, and one in the Pangandaran area," Dedi said.