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Angkasa Pura II Starts Balai Ekonomi Desa Borobudur Project

09 Apr 2018

MAGELANG - In order to support the Government's program to improve community welfare, on April 7, 2018, PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) was present for people in Tegal Arum Village, kecamatan Borobudur, Magelang through a ground breaking program at the Village Economic Center (Balkondes).

Balkondes itself is one of the Government programs through the Ministry of BUMN that seeks to improve the economic welfare of the people, especially the village community, through empowering tourism potentials in each village. The construction of the Balkondes will involve no less than 20 BUMN and 20 Villages in Borobudur District, Magelang. Until now, sixteen Balkondes and AP II have become the 17th BUMN that will run this program.

President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) Muhammad Awaluddin explained, "As part of the BUMN, now AP II is present in the Construction of the Tegal Arum Hospital. The main focus in the construction of the Balkondes is how to raise the economic potential in the region and of course we invite the local residents to take an active role in the process of implementation. Therefore, let's unite the steps and determination so that the realization of the Balkondes program can immediately provide benefits that can be felt by the surrounding community. "

Tegal Arum itself is one of the villages that has a strategic location so that it is expected to be able to push the economy of the people up. With the construction of the Balkondes, it is expected to become a trigger movement for a popularism economy that has an impact on increasing the welfare of local residents.

The head of Borobudur Subdistrict, Nanda Cahyadi Pribadi said, "We thanks to AP II because the existence of the Balkondes will certainly learning field for citizens to become more independent and aware of the positive potential of the village, especially in the field of tourism. Of course our hope is that the villages in the Borobudur Sub-district area can be portraits of superior tourist villages and strengthen the majesty of Borobudur tourist".

The construction of the Tegal Arum Balkondes is divided into two phase. The first completion phase of construction will begin in April 2018 and is targeted to completed in September 2018. Carrying the Saka Pitu theme, which means seven pillars, Tegal Arum Balkondes will have 7 main buildings that stand on an area of 6,500 square meters. The functions of this building as an hostelry with a minimum number of 10 rooms in each hostelry. Besides being able to function as an hostelry, the location of the Tegal Arum Balkondes on the main crossing path to Borobudur Temple is also designated as the location of the rest area which is equipped with a bathroom and a vehicle parking area.

In the future, PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) and the  Tegal Arum Balkondes will have the opportunity to participate in an international event organized by the International Council of Women (ICW) in early September 2018 at Borobudur. In accordance with the direction of the Minister of BUMN, the guests present at the event are planned to be lodged in all Balkondes. This was the right moment to introduce and promote the  Tegal Arum Balkondes to representatives from 50 countries participating in the grand event.