Makassar, S Sulawesi (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) visited South Sulawesi Province here on Wednesday to inspect the first phase of construction of the Trans-Sulawesi Railway Project that will connect Makassar and Pare-pare.

President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana arrived by car in Makassar at noon local time and headed to Telumpanua village, Tanete Rilau, Barru District, according to Bey Machmudin, the spokesman of the presidential secretariat office.

Telumpanua village is located about 75 kilometers from Makassar.

In the evening, the president and his entourage will attend the opening of the fifth national congress of the All Indonesian Provincial Government Association (APPSI).

After staying overnight in Makassar, the president will proceed to Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. The head of state will thereafter visit the Sultan Alam Forest Park located in East Mandiangin village, Karangintan sub-district, Banjar District.

Jokowi will attend a function at the park to commemorate the Indonesian Tree Planting Day, National Tree Planting Month, and National Fauna and Flora Love Day 2015.

The head of state and his entourage are expected to return to Jakarta on November 26 in the afternoon.

The presidential entourage includes Minister/State Secretary Pratikno.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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