President Jokowi Inaugurates Low-Cost Apartment in Gorontalo

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 1 Maret 2019
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President Jokowi signs an inscription duirng the inauguration of Muhammadiyah University of Gorontalo, Limboto, Gorontalo Regency, Friday (1/3) afternoon. (Photo by: Jay/PR)

President Jokowi signs an inscription duirng the inauguration of Muhammadiyah University of Gorontalo, Limboto, Gorontalo Regency, Friday (1/3) afternoon. (Photo by: Jay/PR)

As part of his working visit in Gorontalo province, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Friday (1/3) inaugurated a low-cost apartment at the Muhammadiyah University of Gorontalo in Gorontalo regency.

The inauguration was marked by the signing an inscription by the President himself.

According to the President, the development of this low-cost apartment is part of the Government’s program to develop the country’s human resources.

The apartment, whose construction began in 2018, covers an area of 512-meter square. The Government allocates Rp14 billion to build this four-story apartment.

The apartment comes with basic features including clean water, sanitation facilities and electricity. Every unit in the apartment is also equipped with a cupboard, a table, chairs, and beds.

In the meantime, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said that this low-cost apartment is dedicated for low-income people and workers, member of the Indonesian National Police and the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), as well as for university students and Islamic students.

According to him, the development of this low-cost apartment shows the Government’s seriousness and commitment to provide housing for the people and to rejuvenate facilities at educational institutions.  “Last year, we built 275 low-cost apartments, 30% of them are for university students and Islamic students,” he said.

In the period of 2015 – 2018, the Ministry has built 10 low-cost apartments with a total of 523 units in the province. (UN/JAY/ES)

 

 

Translated by: Muhardi

Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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