UMM Initiates to Apply Smart Village in East Java

Author : Humas | Saturday, March 04, 2017 05:31 WIB
The signing of MoU between UMM and4H Indonesia 

THROUGH cooperation with international youth network organizations of Head, Heart, Hands, and Health (4H) Indonesia, Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) became an initiator in realizing smart village that would be applied soon in some areas in East Java.

4H Indonesian President, Prof. Laode Masihu Kamaluddin, M. Sc, M. Eng explained that smart village is an idea that has been done in various countries including United States, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and some European countries already implemented this system. In the concept, university campuses (PT) was actively involved in the realization of the smart village. "PT is given full responsibility to do the smart village," said Laode.

PT did not work alone, it also hold employers, governments and communities to run the program. The goal of smart village is to make welfare of rural people. the target is very simple, each household in the village earn 6.6 million per month. "In one village will have four generating sources of money such as rice fields, cattle breeding, green house and tourist villages," he said in the presence of all heads of study programs and dean of the faculty.

To maximize all the facilities which are all made by the villagers themselves, then the independent village will become a tourist village that would raise income of village residents. "In addition, investors and entrepreneurs may be interested in coming to the village to invest," said Laode, Rector of the University Lakidende (Unilaki) .

With independent economic, rural people can automatically build the village. If every village implementing smart city system, then at least the money will rotate for about 23.8 billion per year in the village. The village smart program also has supported by the Directorate for the Improvement Advice and Infrastructure Ministry of Rural.

It also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UMM and 4H Indonesia at that time. Cooperation was done to build synergy in the activities of youth development, food security and rural of East Java.

In the same occasion, Rector of UMM Fauzan stated, UMM will support the program through program development policy student who loves village and develop countryside. Moreover, UMM will support the means, both knowledge and technology in agriculture, as well as the development of food crops. "UMM will encourage students to serve the community, especially in the villages and agriculture," said Fauzan. (Jal / can)



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