Indonesia International Islamic University to be Completed in December 2020
In a bid to materialize one of the National Strategic Projects, the Government is constructing the Indonesia International Islamic University (UIII) Campus in Cimanggis, Depok, West Java, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has said.
“The UIII Campus is constructing in two phases with a total budget of Rp1.2 trillion,” President Jokowi stated on his social media account on Instagram, Facebook fan page, and the @jokowi Twitter account (2/12).
According to the President, there are two ministries work hand-in-hand in the project: Ministry of Religious Affairs will construct the building of rectorates, faculties, and plazas. While Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing will construct housing complex for lecturer and mosques on 5,200 m2 land, an eight-story library on 16,556 m2 land, and an eight-story student dormitory on 12,815 m2 and others.
The construction of supporting infrastructure in the area and the surrounding fence, the President continued, is carried out by a state-owned construction company Brantas Abipraya. The construction of the campus is expected to be completed in December 2020.
“The campus buildings only utilize 20-30 percent of the total area of the complex. The unoccupied land will become green spaces in the form of parks,” President Jokowi stated.
The President also expressed hope that the UIII will become a future campus for the study and research of Islamic civilization in Indonesia as the country with the largest Muslim population in the world. (ES)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Reviewed by: Yuyu Mulyani