GROUND BREAKING EVENT OF YSU’S IDB BUILDING

The progress that YSU achieved today is the result of the struggle that has been carried out over the past few years to obtain funding for the construction of new buildings through the 7 in 1 project. The project is designed to provide equal opportunities for 7 Indonesian universities including Universitas Negeri Surabaya (Unesa) and Yogyakarta State University (UNY) from Java Island, State University of Gorontalo (UNG) and Sam Ratulangi University (Unsrat) from Sulawesi Island, Tanjungpura University (Untan) and Lambung Mangkurat University (Unlam) from Kalimantan Island, and Syiah Kuala University from Sumatera Island. All is to synergize and develop together university development and development programs on a bottom-up basis by emphasizing the economic and resource advantages in each region as well as sustainable and coherent human resources development.

It was said by Minister of Technology and Higher Education Research Prof. Mohamad Nasir, Ph.D. Ak. In the ground breaking of new IDB building construction in UNY, (22/7). Further Menristekdikti said that UNY will support the Java Corridor in building national industries and services. "In this case UNY plays a role in training and preparing teachers to build the necessary vocational education model" said Mohamad Nasir. "It is also responsible for building expertise in science and technology that can strengthen Indonesia's economic growth."

President of the Country Gateway Office, Ibrahim Ali Shoukry, who attended the ground breaking, welcomed IDB's involvement in the event by approving the construction of buildings in more than 13 universities with more than US $ 1 billion. "This includes part of funding in 57 countries in the education sector" he said. According to UNY Rector Prof. Dr. Sutrisna Wibawa, M.Pd, this activity includes four activities: developing curriculum, developing human resources, research and civil work. "The amount of funds invested Rp. 279,541 billion with 420 working days "said Sutrisna Wibawa." In addition we also planted 1250 trees to realize UNY as green campus ". In this 7 in 1 IDB Project, UNY obtained 13 buildings: Laboratory (Lab) Civil Engineering and Structures, Lab. Machinery and Automotive, Lab. Electronic and Electrical, Performance Building at FBS, Language Training Center, Lab. Integrated Economics and Business, Lab. Mathematics and Science, Lab. Integrated IPS, Lab. Early Childhood Education and Primary School, Public Lecture Building, Digital Library, Fitness and Sports Center and Lab. Integrated sports with total development area of ​​35,314.25 square meters.

In this ground breaking, Menristekdikti poured the concrete mixture as a sign of the start of building project of Health and Sports Center at FIK UNY accompanied by Secretary General, Director General, President Representative of CGO and Rector of UNY. In addition, Minister of Research and Technology also planted nogosari trees as the launching of green campus as well as reforestation of trees that have been felled in IDB building project. (Dedy)