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    Acting Governor: Hajj Departure From BIJB Stay Waiting Ministry of Religious Support


    BANDUNG-West Java Provincial Government continues to work so that the departure of Hajj this year can be done through West Java International Airport (BIJB) in Kertajati-Majalengka. The number of pilgrims from West Java reach 38,852 people, most throughout Indonesia.

    Acting West Java Governor M. Iriawan admitted he had met with Minister of Transportation Budi Karya in Jakarta some time ago. It hopes Ministry of Transportation provide support for hajj departure can be done through BIJB.

    "I have met and the Minister of Transportation is ready to help the smoothness, including things that are still considered less," he said after reviewing the PPDB in SMA 5 Bandung, Tuesday (3/7/2018).

    In addition, it also has received similar support from the Immigration to facilitate the administrative process of pilgrims.

    However, Iriawan claimed to have received no support from the Ministry of Religious Affairs. Therefore, he sent the Regional Secretary Iwa Karniwa to meet with Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin in the inauguration ceremony of the Organizing Committee of Hajj (PPIH) in Bekasi.

    "What has not been from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, but we still make the maximum effort, because earlier there was Plenary so the Secretary who spoke to the Minister of Religious Affairs," he said.

    According to him, Ministry of Religious has not given blessing because BIJB does not have a haj embarkation like in Bekasi. The place is considered very important for the congregation to focus on one point.

    He explained, before departure, usually the pilgrims have to go through many processes such as health checks, check completeness, and others.

    "They (the Ministry of Religious Affairs) are worried that something that has been pioneered will be disturbed, but we will try to pray from the community," he concluded. (Even)

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