SOUTH KOREA - West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa in Public Administration from Dong-A University in Busan, South Korea, Monday (4/11/19) local time.
Emil - as Ridwan Kamil was called - stated, the title motivated him to continue to innovate and collaborate to accelerate development while at the same time prospering the entire community of Tanah Pasundan.
"I thank the academics of Dong-A University for the title of Doctor Honoris Causa. I am honored with this degree, "Emil said when speaking before the academics of Dong-A University.
Emil dedicated the title to all those who supported him, especially his mother, wife and beloved child.
"Hopefully this will encourage my future progress to be better and more enthusiastic about building West Java and Indonesia," he said.
In his speech, Emil said that Indonesia and South Korea have the same vision, which is to encourage economic growth, especially in the digital economy sector. He also called South Korea the leading country in the sector.
"It is a sector that is very relevant to continue to be developed, considering that the digital economy and industry 4.0 have become the main drivers of world economic growth, especially in developed countries," he said.
Emil also hopes that Indonesia's relations, especially West Java, with South Korea will continue in all sectors. "This visit shows that cooperation between the two countries must be even tighter," he said.
On the same occasion, Emil explained a number of innovations implemented by the West Java Provincial Government (Pemdaprov) today. One of them is the application of Dynamic Governance or Dynamic Bureaucracy which aims to break the freezing and slow development activities due to bureaucratic problems.
In addition to the application of Dynamic Bureaucracy in the management of government, said Emil, West Java Provincial Government practices the Penthahelix concept by cooperating with five elements, namely ABCGM (Academics, Business, Community, Government, and Media) in every development process and activity.
"Dynamic Governance first appeared in a book by Neo Bong Siong and Chen Geraldine. Where the government must adapt to the times and the needs of the community via the concepts of thinking ahead, thinking again, and thinking across, "Emil said.
With this concept, Emil hopes that the State Civil Apparatus (ASN) can understand the changes that can affect the course of government. ASN also, he continued, must be open to ideas, ideas and new concepts from various parties.
"ASN must have the ability and willingness to re-assess the policies that apply to improve performance," he said.
In addition, Emil also stated that the West Java Provincial Government is building an inclusive digital economy by initiating Digital Village.
Digital village is a community empowerment program through the use of digital technology and the internet in developing village potential, marketing and acceleration of access and information services.
Later, all public services in the village will be digitized, internet connections will be improved, command centers will be built, and village communities can utilize social media to promote and introduce superior products in their areas.
"In the fisheries sector, 1,039 ponds are using smart auto feeder technology. Through this technology, feeding fish can use a device. This makes the harvest can go up from two to four times a year, "Emil said.
With a number of innovations, collaborations, and programs that have been launched, Emil hopes that the West Java Regional Government under his leadership and the Deputy Governor of West Java Uu Ruzhanul Ulum can improve the welfare of the community equally in a short time.
"I hope I can complete all the tasks with a new approach to West Java. Like Seok Woo said in the film Train to Busan, "Whatever you do, you have to finish what you started," Emil said as he ended his speech.