Alhamdulillah (Praise to Allah), Ngawi Central Market has been completed and can be used by the community.
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated the Ngawi Central Market in the Ngawi District, East Java Province, which was built according to an environmentally friendly concept.
“WL (Praise be to Allah), the Ngawi Central Market is completed and can be used by the community, ”Jokowi said on Friday at the market that was broadcast on the Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube channel.
The facility has a building with an area of 15,940 square meters, which can accommodate 291 kiosks, 244 sales stands and 20 stands.
The president expects the market to serve as a trading hub to stimulate the economy of the people in the district and its surrounding areas and to accelerate the national economic recovery hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On that occasion, the President was accompanied by First Lady Iriana, Secretary of State Pratikno, Minister of Public Works and Housing (PUPR), Basuki Hadimuljono, Governor of East Java, Khofifah Indar Parawansa, and other related officials.
Ngawi Central Market was established in accordance with Presidential Ordinance No. 43 of 2019 on the development, rehabilitation or renovation of people’s markets, university infrastructure, Islamic colleges, and elementary and secondary school buildings.
At the beginning of December 2020, the redevelopment of the market began according to the green building concept and a modern design.
The project was funded from the 2020 State Budget (APBN) of the PUPR Ministry. The renovation was carried out over a period of 12 months.
On Friday morning, Jokowi made a working visit to Cepu Subdistrict, Blora District, Central Java Province to inaugurate Ngloram Airport, which has been refurbished for commercial flights as it is not owned by the state-owned oil and gas company PT. Pertamina (Persero) has been used since 1984.