President Jokowi Scheduled to Attend the National Passover at Samosir

By : Ahmad Fadli Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Monday, April 09 2018 - 17:30 IWST

Presiden Joko Widodo
Presiden Joko Widodo - Jakarta - President Joko Widodo is scheduled to attend the National Easter event held at Geopark Information Center of Lake Toba Sigulati Caldera, Samosir, North Sumatera April 27, 2018. The statement was delivered by Vice Governor of North Sumatra Nuhajizah Marpaung when reviewing the location of the opening ceremony of National Easter 2018.

"We review again, to make sure all the preparations go well and as we expect. Because of April 27, 2018 planned President Jokowi will be present at the opening ceremony and also closing on April 28, 2018," he said.

On the occasion, Nurhajizah also requested that the infrastructure such as roads that are approximately 2 kilometers to the location of the event to be addressed. So also with tents, tree seedlings, stage, security and other facilities, to be addressed immediately. Because First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo will also be present to Sigulati on March 16, 2018, in a series of his working visit to the Province of North Sumatra.

"Next week should be done. The arrival of First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo will certainly provide benefits, especially for Geopark Toba Caldera," he said.

Meanwhile, the Regent of Samosir Rapidin Simbolon as host and local committee stated that his side was ready to host the opening ceremony of the Easter Nasinal 2018. "As a local committee we are ready and grateful to be trusted as the host of the opening of the National Easter 2018. We will monitor and reported its progress to the General Chairman for the success of this great work," he said.

Rapidin also expressed his appreciation to Wagubsu Nurhajizah Marpaung as Chairman of the National Easter Year 2018, although he was Muslim. "This shows that the strength of religious harmony in North Sumatra, in particular and Indonesia in general," said Rapidin.

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