Commission VIII DPR Working Visit to BP Batam Hajj Dormitory, Discuss What?

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ACCURATE.CO The House of Representatives Commission VIII’s Special Working Visit Team led by Deputy Chairman of the RI DPR’s Commission VIII Ace Hasan Syadzily made a specific working visit to the Batam Employment Board (BP) Hajj Dormitory in Batam City, Riau Islands, Friday (3/9/2021).

During the visit, the Committee VIII of the House of Representatives’ Commission VIII suggested that the BP Batam Hajj Dormitory, which is under BP Batam’s ownership, be granted to the Regional Office of the Ministry of Religion of the Riau Islands Province.

“The reason is that the management of the BP Batam Hajj Dormitory can be integrated with the Hajj and Umrah Sector programs and activities of the Regional Office of the Ministry of Religion of Riau Islands Province,” he said in a written statement received, Jakarta, Friday (3/9/2021).

In response to this, the Head of BP Batam who is also the Mayor of Batam, Muhammad Rudi, welcomed the proposal. Because, so far BP Batam has also experienced losses in managing the BP Batam Hajj Dormitory.

He gave an example, the cost of managing the hajj dormitory reaches Rp. 4 billion per year, while the income is only Rp. 3 billion-Rp. 3.5 billion per year.

“Similarly, during this pandemic, the costs incurred for management reached Rp. 3 billion per year, while the income was only Rp. 1.5 billion per year,” he explained.

Therefore, the Head of BP Batam agreed if the management of the Hajj Dormitory was handed over to the Ministry of Religion of the Republic of Indonesia. However, he also reminded, because BP Batam is under the control of the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and its assets belong to the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia, his party must first ask for permission.

In response to this, Deputy Chairman of Commission VIII DPR RI Ace Hasan Syadzily stated that his party would propose to the Minister of Religion Yaqut Cholil Coumas to lobby Finance Minister Sri Mulyani so that the management of BP Batam Hajj Dormitory was handed over to the Ministry of Religion. []

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