Mamuju, West Sulawesi (ANTARA News) - The West Sulawesi provincial administration has demarcated a 13-hectare plot of land to build a cocoa industrial Vocational High School (SMK), the provinces Governor Anwar Adnan Saleh revealed.

"The school will be built in the Kalukku sub-district as an education facility for students and will expand their overall understanding of cacao farming and help improve the commoditys production in the area," the Governor stated on Monday.

He further noted that the school will also be equipped with a cocoa processing plant, a laboratory, a dormitory for female students and teachers and other supporting facilities.

"The development of a cocoa industrial vocational high school in West Sulawesi is part of the local governments commitment to project the province as an icon of cacao," Anwar said.

The Governor added that cocoa in West Sulawesi had better quality and therefore the presence of the school was expected to increase the love of local residents for cacao plants as a source of economy and welfare.

According to him, the local government would need about four years to complete the school, with some parts of its building having been constructed already.


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