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Palestinian Civil Servants Attend Infrastructure Training In Bandung

BANDUNG, W Java, July 4 (Antara) - A total of 14 Palestinian civil servants are attending an international training for capacity building in infrastructure being organized by the Indonesian government on July 2-14 in Bandung, West Java Province. "The training activity is part of the commitment of the Indonesian government to support the Palestinian struggle. The commitment has long been realized in the form of an annual capacity building program," Head of Sub Directorate for Africa and Middle East of Technical Cooperation Directorate of Foreign Affairs Ministry Sigit Witjaksono stated here on Monday. Palestinians participating in the training are civil servants working for ministries or government agencies in Palestine, including the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Local Government, and Ministry of Education. According to Witjaksono, the Palestinian participants will attend several classroom training sessions and visit various infrastructure development centers owned by the Ministry of Public Works and People's Housing of Indonesia. During the training, the participants will study about policy and planning of road and housing development in Indonesia. "They want to learn about road construction and housing development in Indonesia. In addition to studying in the classroom, they will also make visits to public infrastructure facilities in Bandung," he noted. Moreover, the participants will also learn about the cooperation mechanism of government and public-private partnership in Indonesia in the development of public infrastructure. Palestine is one of the priority countries receiving technical assistance from Indonesia. Technical assistance in the infrastructure sector is part of Indonesia's commitment to providing capacity building assistance to Palestinian civil servants. The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had earlier conducted training in tourism and archeology for 11 Palestinian participants in March 2017 in Yogyakarta Province. Next year, the ministry has planned to invite relevant ministries or agencies to provide a capacity building training in micro, small, and medium enterprises and micro-finance sectors for Palestine. "Indonesia continues with its commitment to support the Palestinian struggle and implement sustainable capacity building programs in various sectors for the Palestinians," he added.