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Palestinian Civil Servants Study Low-Cost Apartements In Bandung

BANDUNG, W Java, July 13 (Antara) - A total of 14 Palestinians who attended a training on infrastructure in Indonesia conducted a study tour of "rumah susun," or low-cost apartments, in Rancacili, Bandung, West Java, on Wednesday. The tour was part of the International Training on Infrastructure for Palestinians held by the Indonesian government in Bandung on July 2-14, 2017. The activity aims to provide opportunities to Palestinian people to increase their knowledge and understanding of the country's best practices in the field of infrastructure, particularly for public facilities, such as the construction of roads and residential areas. The training is being attended by 14 civil servants working for Palestine's ministries and government agencies, including the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Ministry of Transportation, as well as the local government offices. During the study tour in Rancacili, the Palestinian civil apparatus are gaining an insight into the construction and management of housing in Indonesia. "Overall, the training is very good. It can help us develop our capacity, one of them being through infrastructure development, which is a better way to build Palestine's resilience," Lina Aqqad, one of the participants from the Palestinian Standardization Institute, stated. According to Aqqad, the government and Palestinian people are striving to continue to build infrastructure, especially schools and hospitals, in the remote areas of Palestine. "The development of this infrastructure is important, so we can keep the Palestinian territories," she said. During the training, the participants also studied materials related to the policy and planning of road and housing development in Indonesia. In addition, the participants from Palestine received materials on the mechanism of cooperation between the government and the private sector, or public-private partnership, in Indonesia for 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 the government's commitment to providing capacity-building assistance to Palestinian civilian apparatus under the South-South Cooperation Framework.