Fri, 12 Aug 1994

Pondok Kelapa named best subdistrict

Pondok Kelapa subdistrict in East Jakarta has been named as the winner of the city village contest for the 1994 fiscal year and will receive First Lady Tien Soeharto's trophy, a cash prize of Rp 400,000 (US$184) and a village bank loan of Rp 5 million.

The announcement was made by the Deputy Governor for Administrative Affairs, Idroes, in his office on Wednesday.

Second place went to Kebon Jeruk subdistrict, West Jakarta, with East Tebet, South Jakarta, coming in third, South Petojo subdistrict, Central Jakarta, coming in fourth and the Warakas subdistrict, North Jakarta, finishing fifth. All of the chiefs of the winning areas will have the honor of attending the Aug. 17 Independence Day celebrations at the State Palace.

Idroes said that Pondok Kelapa's subdistrict chief, along with the heads of the Subdistrict Resilience Council (LKMD) and chairperson of the Family Welfare Movement, will also receive a Rp 22.5 million package for a haj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (mds)