Parawansa, Ambassador to Romania and Moldova discuss cooperation
It is very important, given the directives of the President (Joko Widodo) to encourage spending on national products.
Surabaya, E Java (ANTARA) – Governor of East Java Khofifah Indar Parawansa and Indonesian Ambassador to Romania and Moldova Mr. Amhar Azeth discussed various potential cooperation opportunities to be developed in the province.
“I welcome the various collaborations, and before, (I) asked for a detailed (cooperation) plan,” the governor said after meeting the ambassador at the Grahadi State Building here on Sunday.
Potentials for cooperation include the sectors of health, agriculture and the defense industry.
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Regarding the health sector, Parawansa said that East Java province is the hub of health services for the eastern region of Indonesia.
Therefore, his side has shown keen interest in the potential for collaboration to build an antibiotic manufacturing unit, as the establishment of the facility is necessary to meet the national demand for public health services.
“It is very important, given the directives of the president (Joko Widodo) to encourage spending on national products,” she said.
The governor affirmed that the antibiotic factory can be located in an area with high economic potential.
In addition to the production of antibiotics, Parawansa noted that the potential for collaboration on cancer treatment technology is exciting, as it does not involve any chemotherapy process.
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“Therefore, a meeting should be arranged immediately with the board of Dr Soetomo Regional Hospital (of East Java Province) for a technical explanation,” she remarked.
In addition, there is an offer of cooperation potential from Romania on the defense industry through the construction of a copper bullet casing factory.
Parawansa claimed that a smelter has been built in the province, precisely in Gresik City, with adequate access to infrastructure, to ensure that the supply of raw materials to the plant can be well assured.
“So the manufacturing process will be easier and cheaper,” she said.
Indonesian Ambassador to Romania and Moldova, Mr. Amhar Azeth, noted that East Java Province has the second largest port in Indonesia as an international trade hub for East Asian countries. East and America.
“We also met with the head of the district of Gresik to discuss the establishment of the casing factory,” he said.
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