Visiting Governor Pastika, Hungarian Ambassador Offered Enhancement of Educational Cooperation

The Governor of Bali Made Mangku Pastika welcomed the courtesy visit from the Hungarian Ambassador for Indonesia H.E. Judit Nemeth-Pach in the Governor’s office, Monday (9/10).


Bali - The Governor of Bali Made Mangku Pastika welcomed the courtesy visit from the Hungarian Ambassador for Indonesia H.E. Judit Nemeth-Pach in the Governor’s office, Monday (9/10). On this occasion, Her Excellency Nemeth–Pach offered the enhancement of educational cooperation, in particular in the educational field by providing scholarships to students who want to study in Hungary and also to increase students exchange between Bali and Hungary. “Scholarship does not only cover tuition but also living cost,” she added. 

Furthermore, the Hungarian Ambassador also offered other enhanced cooperation in the sectors of economic, agriculture and culture. As a matter of fact their party plans to carry out a development in the agricultural sector by utilizing the local Salak Karangasem fruit as a typical Balinese drink that will be marketed in Hungary.

On the other hand, Her Excellency Nemeth-Pach also stated that Bali is a Province that plays a very substantial role for Hungary and becomes a major tourist destination for its citizens, so what happens to Bali will be a concern for her country, including the increased activity from Mt Agung. She expressed appreciation for the various steps that have been taken by the Provincial Government of Bali both in the handling of refugees and contingency plan if the highest mountain in Bali erupts. Through the Hungarian Consulate General located in various regions of the country, it also has been explained that Bali is in a secure condition to be visited and do not need to hesitate to come on vacation to Bali.

Responding to such case, Governor Pastika was accompanied by the Head for Cultural Office of Bali Province Dewa Putu Beratha, Head for Public Relations and Protocol Bureau of Bali Provincial Secretariat I Dewa Gede Mahendra Putra and Head for Governmental and Regional Autonomy Bureau of Bali Provincial Secretariat Jayadi Jaya reaffirmed that the condition of Bali is very safe and conducive for visiting  eventhough currently Mt Agung is at the alert level. Added Pastika, even if Mt Agung erupts then it will directly impact on 28 villages within a 12 KM radius from the crater of Mt Agung, while other villages in Bali are in the safe Zone. "Mt Agung's activities are always monitored. Early detection and warning already existed and the system runs fine. The touristic spots are far from Mt Agung. Do not hesitate to travel to Bali, Bali is in a safe condition," he added.

Related to scholarship offer for students, Governor Pastika welcomes and appreciates the attention given by the Hungarian government towards improving the quality of Balinese human resources. "Bali has no natural wealth like any other region. We have only culture, nature and human resources. Therefore, enhancing human resources is extremely necessary. I appreciate all forms of scholarships given," he said.

Similarly, with the plan to develop the agricultural sector by utilizing the local salak fruit, the Governor welcomes the plan and hopes that it will increase the income of farmers so that agriculture will revive and become a promising livelihood in the future.