REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MAGELANG -- The Indonesian government is organizing an "International Training Workshop on Tourism and Antiquities for Palestinians" in Magelang and Yogyakarta on Mar 13-24. "Palestine is blessed with extraordinary historical cultural sites. This kind of training workshop is crucial to support the tourism sector of Palestine, particularly for the promotion of Palestinian archeological sites," Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan and Palestine Teguh Wardoyo stated at the Borobudur Conservation Center, here, Monday.
As many as four Indonesians and 11 Palestinians working in the tourism sector and conservation centers for historical and cultural sites are participating in the workshop. The participants are being trained in the restoration of archeological and historical sites, tourism management, and management of world heritage historical sites, among other things.
Deputy Ambassador of Palestine to Indonesia Taher Hamad expressed gratitude to the Indonesian government for organizing capacity building programs for Palestine. Until now, the Indonesian government has provided training to some 1.7 thousand Palestinians in 154 capacity building programs in various fields, such as tourism, agriculture, construction, and international crime handling by the police.
In 2017, the Directorate for Technical Cooperation of the Foreign Ministry plans to organize 15 capacity building programs for several countries in Asia, the Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. The programs are part of the Indonesian government's commitment under the South-South Cooperation for developing countries.