RRI World Service -Voice of Indonesia with Mosaic of Indonesia. In today’s edition, we will present news about President Joko Widodo inaugurates Raknamo dam in East Nusa Tenggara and regent of Banyuwangi invites Nahdlatul Ulama to work together to develop region, and the news on regional government of Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta tries to develop coffee’s village at Madigondo this year.
President Joko Widodo called on governor, regents and majors of East Nusa Tenggara province, to protect all state’s assets such as Raknamo dam. The President made the call when inaugurating Raknamo dam at Raknamo village, Amabi Oefeto sub-district, Kupang regency, on Tuesday (9/1). He said, the dam which costs 760 billion rupiahs, must be used well. As reported by RRI the President said Raknamo dam can be used for irrigation, water suplly, and 0,22 MegaWatt sources of energy. According to the plan should be built in 5 years, from 2014 until 2019. The construction however went faster. The construction of the dam was finished in 3 years. President Joko Widodo appreciated therefore the hard work of the Ministry of Public Work and People’s Housing. The President also said that besides Raknamo dam, starting 2018 5 other dams namely Napun Gete and Lambo dam on Flores island, Manikin, Kolhua, and Temef dam on Timor island are now being under construction.
Regent of Banyuwangi, Abdullah Azwar Anas, invited the biggest Indonesian Islamic organization Nahdlatul Ulama to cooperate in developing the region. It was stated by Azwar Anas in plenary meeting of Branch leaders of Nahdlatul Ulama of Banyuwangi in Banyuwangi, East java on Tuesday (9/1). According to Anas, the synergy between Nahdlatul Ulama and the government must be held entirely until sub-district level, by collaboarting in leading businesses which have developed in every sub-district. For example, Nahdlatul Ulama of Songgon sub-district could cooperate with catfish breeders, and Nahdlatul Ulama of Singojuruh could collaborate with farmers of organic rice. Furthermore, the regent also invited Nahdlatul Ulama to use programs of the existing economic empowerment in Banyuwangi regional government, such as soft skills program or entrepreneurship with 400 training packages.
As quoted by Antara news agency, the regent hopes the leaders of Nahdlatul Ulama can use empowerment program for the interest of the society’s welfare. Meanwhile, Chairman of Branch Manager of Nahdhatul Ulama of Banyuwangi, KH. Masykur Ali, welcomes the good invitation. According to KH. Masykur Ali, economic empowerment sector has raised the attention of Nahdlatul Ulama. The synergy would hopefully bring positive impact to increase the welfare of the banyuwangi inhabitants.
We come to the end Mosaic of Indonesia. The regional government of Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta tries to develop coffee’s village at Madigondo, Sidoharjo and Keceme, Gerbosari village, Samigaluh sub-district. As quoted by Antara, Head of Plantation Sector of Agriculture and Food Office of Kulon Progo, Widi Astuti, said in Yogyakarta, on Tuesday (9/1) that the coffee village at Samigaluh will be designed as agro-tourism based on the plantation. Widi Astuti explained tourists can enjoy coffee plantation scenery, the process of coffee production and the coffee-serving. Widi Astuti hopes it would support the people’s economy and improve people’s welfare. To support the program, Agriculture and Food Office of Kulon Progo has distributed coffee processors to Madigondo and Keceme people.