(AYOBANDUNG.COM), BANDUNG, West Java International Airport (BIJB) in Kertajati, Majalengka ready to leave worshipers in Umrah in October.
Pj West Java Governor Mochamad Iriawan claimed to have received confirmation of Lion Air airline’s readiness to dispatch Umrah congregation through BIJB.
“Umrah in October from there (BIJB) We are very happy, who have been on to me is Lion,” he said after attending the event of National Dialog 16 “Indonesia Maju” in Balai Asri Pusdai, Wednesday (18/07/2018).
In addition to Umrah, he said, West Java provincial government has also worked hard so that similar departure can be done for pilgrims. However, the desire is still in process and negotiation.
“All is okay, hopefully three or a few kloter can leave from there,” he said.
Meanwhile, Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya, said that his party strongly supports the operation of BIJB for the departure of pilgrims this year.
When asked about the constraints of the target, he chose to throw a ‘hot ball’ to the Ministry of Religious Affairs. “Just ask the Minister of Religious Affairs,” he explained.
Previously, Secretary Jabar Iwa Karniwa said it was not easy to get support Kemenag so that the departure of pilgrims this year could go through BIJB. Because the airport in Kertajati does not have embarkation as in Bekasi which has been integrated and integrated.
He explained that this year, Indonesia was the first time to gain the trust of the Saudi Arabian government to conduct the country’s immigration process directly in embarkation. The process of gaining that trust takes up to three years.
According to Iwa, there are 15 stages that need to be passed for departure hajj via BIJB not just a dream.
“This is a remarkable thing that needs to be taken care of, it needs careful but there is a solution and is being discussed, the point is still optimistic the implementation of some departments (pilgrims) in BIJB,” he concluded.