Wednesday, 21 Augst 2019 | 12:10 WIB

Village Ministry Sends Village Heads, Activists on Comparative Study to China

The village of Huaxi, one of the richest villages in China (gowestproject)

JIANGSU, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration has sent a number of village heads, village activists and village facilitators to take a comparative study to South Korea and China on Friday (3/22/2019).

One of the objectives of the shipment is for villages to be more innovative in carrying out development activities and empowering rural communities. This is in line with one of the programs carried out by the Ministry of Trade of PDTT, the Village Innovation Program.

As was the case on Thursday (3/28/2019), the Village Chief, Village Companion and Village Activists visited Huaxi Village, Huashi District, Jiangsu Province, China.

Participants in their visit in the region learned how villages could rise from poverty and become the richest villages in China.

Huaxi Village is a village that has urban quality with rural characteristics. This village has luxurious facilities like in urban areas, such as 328m tall skyscrapers, luxury hotels and villas, complete modern public facilities, and taxi helicopters to circle the village.

This village has 970 families, each family is given one villa with the right to use to be managed or rented. The average annual salary of the village community is 122,600 yuan or around Rp. 237.2 million.

In Huaxi Village, the comparative study participant visited the Huaxi Urban Agriculture Demonstration Park, which is an e-commerce R & D center in Huaxi Village.

The local government also made the village's superior products namely rice, fruits and fish as commodities to develop tourism.

In addition, participants also had the opportunity to visit a modern organic rice processing plant in Huaxi Village. Participants in this comparative study studied how organic rice is processed in a modern way to become a finished product with a computerized system.

As reported from the website of the MInistry of Villages, Monday (1/4/2019), comparative studies abroad are expected to improve competence and bring innovation in village management and development, and participants can build networks, increase knowledge and open markets between village heads and partners. overseas. It is hoped that after the visit, the participants will be able to apply their respective villages to what they see abroad.