GARUT-Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil, accompanied the Working Visit of the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and his entourage of the Work Cabinet Ministers, in Garut Regency, Saturday (1/19/19).
One of the views, the Head of State and his entourage, namely the House Development Program of the Garut Hair Trimmer Brotherhood (PPRG), in Sampora Village, Sukamukti, Banyuresmi Subdistrict, Garut Regency. This is one form of cooperation between the government and the community in realizing a one million home program launched by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo.
According to Emil, the governor's nickname, the government's commitment to improve the welfare level of the barber from Garut is indeed quite right.
Currently a member of the Garut Barbershop Association (PPRG) of about 3500 people spread in Garut and other major cities. The plan, there are 1,000 units that will be built by the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR), consisting of two types of houses, namely the type of subsidy measuring 36/70, and the commercial type.
The construction of PPRG Housing in the initial stage amounted to 112 units which were supported by a house financing assistance scheme in the form of relief in loan interest rate relief to banks appointed by the Central Government or in the form of advance payments.
In West Java alone, data on the realization of the Housing Financing Liquidity Facility (FLPP) distribution reached 204,783 units, which is the largest nationally.
"This means that West Java Province uses more housing subsidy assistance compared to other provinces that reach more than 200 thousand housing," Emil said, at the Event of Laying the First Stone of the PPRG Housing Corporation.
Through fostering community self-help groups that work in a non-formal manner such as the Garut Hair Trimmer Association (PPRG) is a strategic step to empower the community to prepare for housing.
Emil also mentioned that one of West Java's economic growth was supported by regional economic independence with certain potential expertise that moved massively, such as haircut skills for example.
As is known, Kampung Cukur in several villages in the District of Bayuresmi Garut, has long been known as a reliable warehouse for barber homeland.
The majority of residents in the District of Banyuresmi, accustomed to learning the science of hair shaving since the age of children. With natural abilities, the shaving techniques they learn are all self-taught.
In further developments, many barber who earn a fortune in the capital including other major cities in the country. So, many people from outside Garut, intentionally studying in the Banyuresmi sub-district.
"A number of hair trimmers from Garut residents are spread throughout West Java, to remote parts of Indonesia," he said.
So that the governor hopes that the Central Government can prioritize assistance such as the housing development program, given the large potential of community self-help groups in West Java.
For barbers who are interested in owning the company, simply issue a Down Payment (DP) or down payment of Rp 1.3 million with an installment of Rp 1 million per month. The target is a total installment of up to 15 years.
President Joko Widodo also had the opportunity to be shaved by the shaver of Garut in the Situ Bagendit Tourism Area, Ds. Bagendit, Kec. Banyuresmi Kab. Garut. In addition to Jokowi, the hair of the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono and Coordinator of Special Staff President Teten Masduki were also shaved by the hair trimmer from the PPRG. While the Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil was not shaved and just watched.
"The most important thing from this event, the government will build housing for barber in Garut," said the Head of State.