President Jokowi: Hajj Fund Investment on Low Risk Projects with Optimum Benefit
Date 27 April 2018
President Joko Jokowi Widodo conveyed that in less than 3 months the 2018 Indonesian Hajj pilgrims will start to depart. The preparations, Alhamdulillah (praise be to Allah), is reaching completion, the President updated in a timeline of his Facebook fan page on Friday (27/4) afternoon.
Related to hajj, President Jokowi acknowledged that along with Vice President Jusuf Kalla, he hold a Limited Meeting on hajj fund management at the Bogor Presidential Palace, Bogor, West Java, on Thursday (26/4). Before receiving a report from Board of Hajj Fund Management (BPKH) on trust giving by ummah to manage fund, I have emphasized the importance of transparent and accountable fund management in accordance with sharia principles, the President added.
According to the President, the Limited Meeting also discussed the possible ways to use the hajj fund more effectively, not only for hajj pilgrims but also for various ummah interests.
Quoting the statement made by Managing Head of BPKH Anggito Abimanyu, that in 2019, according to the President, the Government will invest in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. Investment in Saudi Arabia is to support hajj pilgrimage organized by Ministry of Religious Affairs such as accommodation, catering, and transportation. This is undertaken to make hajj budget more efficient and to comfort hajj pilgrims, the President explained by adding, all accommodation contracts are drew up earlier and for more than a year.
In Indonesia, President Jokowi further said, BPKH has signed government non-budget investment fund (PINA) which is managed by Ministry of National Development Planning. Through PINA, investment surely will be realized only on low risks projects with optimum benefit and based on sharia, the President ended. (ES) (EPI/YM/Naster)