BANDUNG - West Java Governor Mochamad Ridwan Kamil understands the waiting list for the people of West Java who will be performing the Hajj to Mecca in Saudi Arabia at this time.
According to the Governor, the existence of a long waiting list for the pilgrimage to the people of West Java needs to be addressed positively.
"If there is a waiting list, we take the positive first, meaning that people who are able to carry out the Hajj are increasing, which means that the economy of this country is good, if the list of hajj means the economy is down so I take the positive," he said.
The governor stated, in addition to the large number of people who will leave for Hajj, the length of the waiting list for the pilgrimage for the people of West Java is also due to the quota restrictions from the Government of Saudi Arabia.
"The problem is queuing because there is a quota from the Government of Saudi Arabia. I think we just follow it, we pray hopefully everything will be in accordance with the schedule, because the queue is 10 years, 12 years, up to 15 years, "said the Governor, after attending the 73rd Charity Day Service ceremony of the Ministry of Religion in 2019 , in the Regional Office of the Ministry of Religion, West Java Province, Thursday (03/01).
The governor also stated that the West Java International Airport (BIJB) Kertajati was ready to appoint prospective pilgrims, staying in the hajj dormitory which is still in development planning.
"Yes, we will, if Kertajatinya is ready, we will live in the hajj dormitory because there are no buildings and indeed it will not be as simple as that, later we will coordinate with the Provincial Ministry of Religion. Hajj, "he said. (Parno)