President departs for South Kalimantan to inaugurate Tapin Dam

President departs for South Kalimantan to inaugurate Tapin Dam

President Joko Widodo left for South Kalimantan Province  on Thursday morning to inaugurate Tapin Dam. (Biro Pers Setpres)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) departed for a working visit to South Kalimantan Province on Thursday morning to inaugurate Tapin Dam.

The president and his limited entourage departed from the Halim Perdanakusuma Airbase in East Jakarta aboard presidential aircraft Indonesia-1 at 7:30 Western Indonesia Time (WIB).

Shortly after arriving at the Syamsudin Noor Airbase in Banjarbaru City, South Kalimantan, the head of state is scheduled to continue his trip to Tapin District by an Indonesian Air Force Super Puma helicopter.

The dam is located in Pipitak Jaya Village in Tapin District, South Kalimantan.

During the visit, the president is also scheduled to inspect the resettlement of people affected by the construction of the dam.

The president's entourage included Public Works and People's Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, Chief of the Presidential Staff Moeldoko, Chief of the Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi Hartono, and President's Military Secretary Rear Marshal Tonny Harjono.

Other members of the entourage comprised Presidential Security Detail (Paspampres) Commander Major General Agus Subiyanto and Presidential Secretariat's Deputy for Protocol, Press, and Media Affairs Bey Machmudin.
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