UGM Vice-Rector of Planning, Finance, and Information System, Dr. Supriyadi, M.Sc., Akt., received the visit made by Regent of Central Maluku, H. Tuasikal Abua, S.H. in the Conference Room on Wednesday (11/10) to develop regional potential.
The Regent revealed the wishes to collaborate with UGM to develop the excellent potential of the regency, such as agriculture, fisheries, education, and tourism.
“By this visit to UGM, we hope we would be able to learn and receive input from UGM to build Central Maluku regency,” he said.
The potential of the regency in fisheries include fish catchment and cultivation, in agriculture rice, corn, breadfruit, and tubers, while in farming clove, nutmeg, oil palm as well as cocoa. In tourism, the Central Maluku offers beach tourism, sea park, and geothermal national park. With this huge potential, the regent hoped to be able to advance Central Maluku in a familial way.
“Why living in familial way is important is because we had once experienced a social conflict. Now to build Maluku back up again, we have to involve all elements. This explains our opening to establish collaboration in all aspects. As such, we can be competitive as other regencies in Maluku Province,” he said.
Vice-Rector Dr. Supriyadi, M.Sc., Akt., welcomed this visit from Central Maluku, which is expected to be able to identify possible cooperations for regional development.
“In terms of education, we open access to students from Indonesian regions to learn programme offered by UGM, such as scholarship programme, talent programme, etc. UGM is very happy to be able to collaborate with the regions. Hopefully, this meeting can identify areas for cooperation,” he said.