Deddy Mizwar-Dedi Mulyadi


BEKASI, – The pair of governor and vice governor candidates number four is Deddy Mizwar and Dedi Mulyadi who are supported by the Democratic Party and Golkar Party. Deddy Mizwar is the incumbent vice governor, while Dedi Mulyadi is in his last year of second term as the regent of Purwakarta. The vision of this duo is “The realization of a fair, prosperous, and characteristic West Java Year 2023.”

The vision will be achieved through five missions: realizing good and clean governance through bureaucratic reforms, realizing West Java human resources with high quality, productive, superior, and good characters, realizing sustainable and equitable management of spatial, infrastructure, environment and natural resources, developing the potential of regional competitiveness to improve the investment climate as well as sustainable and equal economic growth, and realizing the social life of a cultured, democratic and independent society.

Deddy Mizwar (Demiz) has a prominent program called “9 Promises of Work to Serve.” First, providing raw water, both clean water for households and for irrigation in the areas prone to water crises. Second, electrification in the all over territory since currently the province of West Java is not 100% electrified yet. Third, the provision of food and nutritious food to prevent malnutrition. Fourth, the construction of new school buildings, new class units, improvement of teachers’ welfare and equality of education up to the university level.

Meanwhile, the fifth program is competency test services, skill certification and internship opportunities for the job seekers and labors. Sixth, to improving the health, the 2 DM pair promised to build a community health center (puskesmas) in every district equipped with inpatient facility and medical supplies according to the needs.

Seventh, growing the entrepreneurship by providing access to the capital and partnerships. Eighth, boosting the economy through the cultural-based tourism. And the last of ninth is the spatial, environmental and infrastructure management, including the rehabilitation of houses unfit for habitation.

Dedi Mulyadi pays special attention to the existence of traditional markets. “Traditional market is usually synonymous with chaotic and muddy. That has to end, no more distressing traditional markets in West Java. The traders and buyers must feel comfortable during transactions,” he said in front of traders of Pasar Baru, Bekasi City. According to him, the arrangement of traditional markets requires synergy between the provincial government and the local government so that the realization of better arranged traditional markets can be done quickly.

Regarding the public services, Dedi wants to imitate the Municipal Government of Bekasi City who provides public services in the shopping malls. “Serving in the malls is very helpful to the community. I want to develop similar services in all cities and regencies in West Java,” he said.

According to him, the bureaucratic services to the residents should be improved, along with the development of technology and information in this digital era. Especially as the West Java Province has the largest population in Indonesia so that it should be balanced with the progress of the service system provided by the government officials as the public servants.

In education, Dedi wants to change the mindset of education system, in this case at the Vocational High School (SMK) in West Java, where the theory lessons have a bigger percentage than practices. According to him, the SMK students do not need to get too much theory. What they need is applicative lessons associated with various tools of technology products in the industrial sector.

“We will make the students to study the theory for only one semester, while for the rest they practice first hand in a company, so the industry representatives do not need to go back and forth to other areas to finding the right human resources for their companies,” said Dedi in the event of Industry Dialogue at the President University, Jababeka, Bekasi. (Djoko/TPP)