BANDUNG-West Java Regional Secretary Iwa Karniwa said that his parties with Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil and also the Ministry of Public Works represented by BBWS Citarum agreed to continue the development process of West Java’s Monumental Mosque. He targeted the physical structure of Gedebage floating mosque will completed this year.
"Provincial government is responsible in land acquisition, while the design by Ridwan Kamil who has expertise in this field. Alhamdulilah, we can start the construction this year," he said after a meeting to discuss the development plan of Gedebage Floating Mosque and arrangement the sports facilities in GOR Saparua Bandung (01/13/16).
This meeting were also attended by Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil, the head of the Citarum Management Center (BBWS) Yudha Mediawan, head of Diskimrum West Java Province Bambang Riyanto, head of PBD Bureau Arifin Soedjayana, head of the Bureau of Economic Poppy Sofia Bakur, Nanin Hayani Adam and head of Public Administration Abas Basari.
The Ministry will build retention lake of 10 hectares around the mosque. Provincial itself had managed freeing area of 5 hectares in 2015 and will continue in 2016. “The lake construction will be conducted by the private sector," he said.
Provincial itself had managed to free area of 5 hectares in 2015 and will continue in 2016. “The lake construction will be conducted by the private sector," he said.
The funds absorbed to the land acquisition reached Rp120 billion last year, and in 2016 the provincial government will allocates Rp 75 billion. "We've budgeted in 2016, so it expected the Ministry will have been finishing the lake construction this year. While it's almost Rp 200 billion for the land’s construction," he said.
Bandung Mayor will give notes and design input to the ministry, so that the centre can allocate funds for the lake's construction this year.
“We have currently finishing the detailed engineering design (DED) for the mosque construction. We hoped the structure completion finished in December 2016, because it’s a gradual development process," he said.