Mayor of Tarakan Udin Hianggio inaugurate Jami Masjid Pondok Pesantren Hidayatullah in Karungan, Sunday (01/02/2011). The inauguration was marked by the signing of the Jami Masjid inscription development.
Udin hopes with Jami mosque was built to support the smooth and the activities of Islamic boarding schools, one of which improve fluency in reading the Quran for the younger Hidayatulah boarding school.
"I also hope in Pesantren Hidayatullah can give birth and Qoriah qori best for the future to bring the name of the City Government of Tarakan East Kalimantan provincial level. For some time ago in the Champions MTQ East Kalimantan provincial level we had ranked the 12th. I hope that future ratings can be improved in this MTQ , "he said.
Jami Mosque Development Chairman, Salman said, Jami mosque that floored II has not yet been 100 percent. Until now, new construction is 70 percent finished and is still about 30 percent longer.
"Because this is still about 30 percent, we expect more assistance from the City Government of Tarakan. For now the City Government of Tarakan has helped about 200 million of the $ 2 billion more funds that we budget for the construction of this mosque," he said. (*)
Source: tribunkaltim (January 2, 2011)