Basuki Hadimuljono Likely to Retain Post as Public Works Minister
Basuki Hadimuljono, former Minister of Public Works and Public Housing on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s previous cabinet, was invited by the President on Tuesday (22/10) ahead of cabinet announcement.
“President Jokowi asked me to continue developing infrastructure as stated in one of his visions. He also asked me to build infrastructure to connect areas, including in tourism destinations such as Lake Toba (in North Sumatera province), Mandalika (in West Nusa Tenggara province), Borobudur Temple (in Central Java province), Labuan Bajo and Kupang (in East Nusa Tenggara province) and industrial areas such as in the towns of Brebes, Magetan, Ngawi,” Basuki told reporters after the meeting.
Asked about his position in the new cabinet, Basuki said that President Jokowi asked him to continue the infrastructure program.
However, he emphasized that a position is not only a mandate from God, but also an order. “I will definitely carry out any position. I thank all of you for the cooperation and support and I ask for your prayers so that I can work harder,” Basuki said. (FID / JAY / ES)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas