TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian government, through the Foreign Ministry's Directorate of Technical Cooperation, will provide an 11-day training for the Palestinian government on tourism development and historical site management.
"Palestine is blessed with amazing historical sites. The training is important to support Palestine's tourism sector, particularly to develop its archeological sites," Indonesian Ambassador to Palestina and Jordania Teguh Wardoyo at the Borobudur Conservation Center in Magelang, Central Java, on Monday, March 14, 2017.
The training, entitled "International Training Workshop on Tourism and Antiquities for Palestinians" and scheduled to be held in Magelang and Yogyakarta on March 13 until March 24, 2017, is attended by four participants from Indonesia and 11 others from Palestine.
According to Teguh, the international training is aimed at expanding participants’ knowledge related to historical site restoration. Participants from Palestine are given knowledge related to conservation, monument restoration, tourism management, and historical site maintenance.
"I hope that you can learn as much as possible during the training so that when you return to Palestina, you can use the knowledge in your daily jobs," Teguh told participants.
Palestinian Deputy Ambassador to Indonesia Taher Ahmad expressed his appreciation to the Indonesian government for the training. To this date, the Indonesian government has trained 1,700 Palestinians through 154 training programs in various fields.
In 2017, the Foreign Ministry’s Directorate of Technical Cooperation, has planned to provide 15 training programs for countries in Asia, Pacific, Africa, Middle East, and Caribbean. The programs are parts of the Indonesian government commitments to realizing cooperation among developing countries.