President attends event on acceleration of certification for construction workers

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo officially kicked off an event to accelerate the certification program for construction workers held at the Bung Karno Sports Stadium, here, Thursday.

"The presence of the president today is a form of his appreciation for the workers involved in construction projects," Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said.

The government has prioritized the development of infrastructure, and this is good opportunity for construction workers, he noted.

The newly renovated Bung Karno Stadium is the result of the hard work of the construction workers, he added.

The Olympic Council of Asia has lauded the completion of the stadiums renovation work and is optimistic that it would be ready for hosting the Asian Games 2018.

The certification program for Indonesian construction workers is crucial to offer them greater recognition and boost their competitiveness, according to the minister.

Workers involved in the Bung Karno stadium renovation project as well as Jakartas Mass Rapid Transit and Light Rail Transit projects participated in the event .

Source: ANTARA News

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