Gov’t Builds 300 Low-Cost Apartments in 2018

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 4 Januari 2019
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President Jokowi accompanied by a number of officials inaugurates low-cost apartments for students of Tulungagung STKIP and IAIN, in Tulungagung, East Java, on Friday (4/1). (Photo by: Rahmat/Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi accompanied by a number of officials inaugurates low-cost apartments for students of Tulungagung STKIP and IAIN, in Tulungagung, East Java, on Friday (4/1). (Photo by: Rahmat/Public Relations Division)

The Government has built 300 low-cost apartments in 2018, 45 of which are built in East Java Province, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said.

“The low-cost apartments are mostly built in East Java province as they are really much needed,” the President said after inaugurating the low-cost student apartments for Tulungagung Teacher Training College (STKIP) and Tulungagung State Islamic Institute (IAIN), at YPLP PGRI Tulungagung, East Java, Friday (4/1).

In addition, the President also symbolically inaugurated low-cost apartment (rusunawa) for low-income families in Jepun District, and Ngujang II Bridge.

President Jokowi, who visited the rooms at Tulungagung STKIP apartment, considered that such facilities were indeed needed for students. “I entered the rooms earlier, I think the quality of the work is also very good,” the President said.

Regarding the large number of apartments built in East Java, the President said that this was sometimes related to cultural issues living in an apartment. Some are ready, while some are not. “I said earlier that people in East Java province are ready,” the President explained.

The Tulungagung IAIN student apartment comprises three floors, 37 units, with a capacity of 144 students, constructed in 2018 at a cost of Rp9.47 billion. Meanwhile, the Tulungagung STKIP PGRI student apartment comprises three floors, 37 units, with a capacity of 144 students, constructed in 2018 at a cost of Rp8.35 billion, and Jepun low-cost apartment comprises five floors, 70 units with type 34, constructed in 2017 at a cost of Rp20.1 billion.

As for the Ngujang II Bridge, it stretches 220 meters with a width of 9 meters, has a steel frame type, constructed in 2018. This bridge is part of the Tulungagung outer ring which was built to overcome traffic congestion on the national road that crosses the city of Tulungagung. (UN/RSF/RAH/OJI/ES)

Translated by: Muhardi

Edited by: Mia Medyana B.

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