Gede Market to be Totally Renovated Soon, President Instructs
Date 15 Juli 2018
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Sunday (15/7) asserted that Gede Traditional Market, located in Klaten, must undergo a total renovation. In fact, the renovation should be done couple of years ago.
Together, we have planned it to be renovated. That means Ministry of Trade, works with and uses the Regional Budget (APBD) of Klaten Regency to develop this market, President Jokowi said during an impromptu visit to Gede Traditional Market, Klaten, on Sunday (15/7).
Nevertheless, the President allowed vendors in that market to decide their readiness. Are you ready if this market be rehabilitated (renovated)? I think it is about time for this market to undergo a total renovation because it has been too long, since 1992-1993, the President said.
Regarding budgeting, President Jokowi said that the renovation will use the State Budget (APBN) and APBD. As I already mentioned, the APBN will be added with the APBD, so that the construction can be completed immediately. First, we will make plans with Bu Regent, and Ministry of Trade; I noticed this market is very vital for the economy in Klaten, the President added.
The impromptu visit made by President Jokowi, accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo, took the people by surprise, particularly those were at Gede Tradisional Market, Klaten.
Upon the Presidents arrival, the people took this opportunities to shake hands with the President, and take a selfie.
President Jokowi also greeted the people directly. He also had time to distribute notebooks as gifts to Klaten residents who were in the market.
After the President and First Lady walked around the market, some residents seemed enthusiastic to capture the moment in front of the presidential car plated “Indonesia 1”. It is not everyday people get the chance to see the presidential car this close.
Although the car was guarded by the apparatus and Presidential Security Details (Paspampres), the residents were allowed to pose and take pictures in front of this Head of States car.
After the inspection, President Jokowi and First Lady Ibu Iriana at 01.02 p.m. Western Indonesian Time left Gede Traditional Market to carry on the working visit. (BPMI/ES) (RAS/YM/Naster)