President in Tasikmalaya on third day of Ramadhan Safari

Padalarang, W Java (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono headed to Tasikmalaya on the third day of their Ramadhan Safari on Wednesday.

They took the busy Nagreg route which is the main route for home-bound Idul Fitri travelers.

The head of state and his entourage are making Ramadhan (Fasting Month) Safari trips from August 22 to 26, 2011, taking them to several cities in West Java and Central Java provinces.

On Tuesday or the second day of his Ramadhan safari, the president was in Cianjur, West Java

Earlier, on Monday, the president visited several places in Ciawi where he observed the conditions of an elementary school building in Babakan sub-district, Bogor, West Java.

At the school, the president and Mrs Ani Yudhoyono had a dialog with the teachers and the school chief on the conditions of the school which had 558 students.

The president also visited a cottage industry area in Tajur, Bogor. Yudhoyono praised the products of a bag-making industry in the area.

He and the First Lady spent the night at the Cipanas Presidential Palace on Monday night, the first day of their Ramadhan Safari.

President Yudhoyono and his entourage are also scheduled to visit Majenang, Purwokerto and Tegal in Central Java during the Safari.

Among top officials accompanying the president are Minister/State Secretary Sudi Silalahi, Cabinet Secretary Dipo Alam, Public Works Minister Djoko Kirmanto, National Education Minister Muhammad Nuh, and Chairman of the National Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Gita Wirjawan.