“Breakthrough and innovation would be needed for the development of high-quality human resources, hence, the government has prepared four programs for that target in the RPJMN 2020-2024,” according to a statement issued by the National Development Planning Minister and the Head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Bambang Brodjonegoro on Thursday.
The first project will seek to accelerate efforts to reduce maternal mortality and stunting in children, and the government will allocate Rp26 trillion for its implementation. The project will be executed by the Health Ministry, the Education and Culture Ministry, the Social Affairs Ministry, the Religious Affairs Ministry, the Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry, the Agriculture Ministry, and the National Family Planning Agency (BKKBN).
The second project, for which Rp330.1 trillion will be allocated, will focus on developing vocational education and training for Industry 4.0. The project will be executed by the Health Ministry, the BKKBN, the Education and Culture Ministry, the Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry, the Social Affairs Ministry, the Religious Affairs Ministry, and the Agriculture Ministry.
The third project will involve the development of a science technopark by optimizing the Triple Helix interactions of four major universities. The project will receive Rp2.8 trillion in funding. The Technology Research and Higher Education Ministry, the University of Indonesia (UI), the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM), and the Bogor Institute of Agriculture will implement the project.
The fourth project — digitalization and integration of social allowances — will get the largest allocation of Rp803.93 trillion. It will be executed by the Social Affairs Ministry, the Education and Culture Ministry, the Religious Affairs Ministry, the Technology Research and Higher Education Ministry, and the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry.
“In this era of disruption, unemployment is not increasing; rather, new job opportunities are being created that can absorb many people and provide greater convenience than previously possible," stated Bambang Brodjonegoro.
“The Industry 4.0 Era cannot be ushered in by conducting business as usual. It needs a breakthrough in learning and innovative thinking,” he added.
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