Saturday, 21 April 2018 | 16:34 WIB

Ministry of Village Development Partners with Higher Education Forum to Accelerate Rural Development

Head of Public Relations and Cooperation of Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration (Kemendes PDTT), Bonivasius Prasetya Ichtiarto

JAKARTA, NNC - Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration (Kemendes PDTT) continue to cooperate and work together with Forum of Higher Education for Villages (Pertides).

This partnership is done by synchronizing work programs between Kemendes PDTT and Pertides. As a result, there will be rural development that is expected to run concretely.

The meeting between Kemendes PDTT and Pertides was held in Jakarta, Thursday (4/12/2018).

The purpose of the meeting was to equate perceptions in the implementation process of work programs and rural development timelines that have been prepared by each party.

The integration of government and university priority programs and budget allocations are essential in order to accelerate rural development efforts optimally.

"In three years we've done a lot of discussion forums. Now the grand design and the potential map of higher educations have been formed. Today is a momentum for us to synchronize the government's priority program with the grand design and the potential map," said the Secretary General of Kemendes PDTT, Anwar Sanusi, in his speech represented by the Head of Public Relations and Cooperation Bureau, Bonivasius Prasetya Ichtiarto.

Bonivasius believed intellectual thought and intellectual work of higher education play an important role in rural development. To realize this step, this forum brought together universities with echelon 1 work units in Kemendes PDTT.

"By sitting together, we hope through this activity the Ministry and Pertides can find the link and match. Together we try in the year 2018 to reach synergy results that we implement concretely. Not just an idea. The results of synchronization today will also be our evaluation," he continued.