Improving Health and Tourism Sector Development, Udayana University and Kaimana Regency Government, West Papua Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Udayana University cooperated with the Kaimana Regency Government of West Papua Province which was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by the Rector of Udayana University with the Regent of Kaimana. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding took place in the Bangsa Room, Jimbaran Campus Rectorate Building and was also attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dean of the Faculty of Tourism, Head of BAKH, Spokesperson for Udayana University and representatives of related work units, Friday (21/1/2022).

Rector of Udayana University Prof. Dr. Ir. I Nyoman Gde Antara, M.Eng.,IPU warmly welcomes the cooperation which will be followed up by the Parties at an early stage, the first in the field of Health will be carried out by the Faculty of Medicine by sending doctors, specialists or residents to Kaimana Regency to carry out community service, and later it is expected to play a wider role in improving public health in Kaimana Regency. Then the second is cooperation in the field of tourism, involving Udayana University human resources in assisting the development of tourism potential in the Kaimana Regency Government, so that the existing potential can be raised and later become one of the favorite tourist destinations. In the field of tourism, the Dean of the Faculty of Tourism will dispatch experts to conduct studies and research, so that Unud can contribute to increasing tourism in Kaimana. Currently, the Faculty of Tourism of Udayana University has also collaborated with several regions in the East, one of which is in Raja Ampat, where tourism experts at Unud have also contributed to tourism development, and the same thing is expected to be applied in Kaimana.

Meanwhile, the Regent of Kaimana, Freddy Thie, expressed his gratitude for being able to work with Udayana University, especially in the fields of medicine and tourism. Through this collaboration, it is hoped that Udayana University will provide assistance in the health sector in accordance with the existence of the Faculty of Medicine owned by Udayana University which later is expected to graduate from Udayana University to serve in Kaimana to improve the health status of the community. For the tourism sector, through this collaboration, it is hoped that the Faculty of Tourism can help develop sustainable tourism, considering that Kaimana has extraordinary natural potential, but so far there has been no planning as expected, so that the program made in the future is a sustainable tourism program, especially for areas that are known as the City of Dusk.

As a follow-up to the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, a Cooperation Agreement (PKS) was also signed between the Dean of the Faculty of Tourism Unud and the Regent of Kaimana which was held on the same day.