Bengkulu Fishermen Village to be a Prototype of Revamping Project
After distributing waqf (religious endowment) land certificates at Baitul Izzah Mosque, Gading Cempaka, Bengkulu, President Joko Jokowi Widodo inspected a revamping project of Sumber Jaya Fishermen Village, in Kampung Melayu Subdistrict, Bengkulu, on Friday (15/2).
The President told reporters that the Government has been working to revamp the village since three years ago. For the record,the revamping project is not only conducted in Bengkulu, but also in other 10 locations such as Tegalsari Village in Tegal, Central Java, Beting Village in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Moro Demak Village in Demak, and Untia Village in Makassar.
Nevertheless, this (Sumber Jaya Fishermen Village) revamping project is just 10 percent complete. Land certificates have not been issued to all parcels of land, while construction of public facilities and a number of houses also has not completed yet, President Jokowi said.
According to the President, Sumber Jaya Fishermen Village revamping project will be a prototype of other similar projects in the future. The Government has a plan to develop other fishermen villages using the same design as Sumber Jaya Fishermen Village.
At least, we already have the prototype to revamp fishermen villages. Once the revamping project of this village is completed, we will begin to revamp other villages, President Jokowi firmly said.
Also accompanying President Jokowi in the occasion were among others Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti, and Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko. (FID/JAY/ES)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : Mia Medyana