Contribution from ANU Indonesia Project for medium-term development strategy in East Nusa Tenggara

ANU Indonesia Project represented by Budy Resosudarmo providing inputs for medium term development goals for the East Nusa Tenggara Province.

ANU Indonesia Project represented by Budy Resosudarmo providing inputs for medium term development goals for the East Nusa Tenggara Province.

 

ANU Indonesia Project was invited to participate in a seminar on Regional development strategy for East Nusa Tenggara in Kupang city on 19 December 2017.  The seminar was part of the East Nusa Tenggara Investment Development Expo 2017 organized by the East Nusa Tenggara Government and the Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change held on 18-20 December 2017. The main goal of the Expo was to provide inputs to the Medium-term development strategy for East Nusa Tenggara. Frans Lebu Raya, the governor of East Nusa Tenggara, opened and attended the Expo.

Budy Resosudarmo, representing ANU Indonesia Project, spoke in the seminar.  Other speakers in the seminar were Mudradjad Kuncoro of Gadjah Mada University and Agus Nale of Nusa Cendana University. Approximately 80 people attended the seminar. They were the East Nusa Tenggara government officials, students and academics of Nusa Cendana University and of other universities in the city of Kupang.

In the seminar, Budy encouraged East Nusa Tenggara government to focus its medium-term development strategy on developing manufacturing sector in the region by doing the following, among others:

1. creating programs to strengthen human capital in the region,

2. simplifying—while continuing to be clear, accountable and consistent—rules and regulations  in doing business,

3. developing infrastructures to better connect East Nusa Tenggara with Bali, Surabaya and Makassar. These three cities are major trade and development hubs in eastern Indonesia.

ANU Indonesia Project at East Nusa Tenggara government economic expo

ANU Indonesia Project together with IRGSC, academics and East Nusa Tenggara government during the development expo.