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Int'l Islamic University construction completed in 2020: Jokowi

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The work to construct the International Islamic University of Indonesia, as a place of Islamic study, will be completed in 2020, according to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi).

"As a National Strategic Project, construction of the campus is expected to be completed by December 2020," Jokowi noted on his official Twitter account as quoted by ANTARA on Monday.

The president expects the university to become a place of study and research of Islamic civilization.

The government is building a campus, spanning 142.5 hectares of land, in Cimanggis, Depok, West Java in three stages.

Under stage one, the construction work comprises the rectorate building, faculty building, and the three pillar area, while the second phase entails the construction of five lecturer housing units, student dormitories, and renovation of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) engineering Building, and the third stage is the construction of a perimeter fence and the infrastructure of the campus area stage one.

The president had conducted the groundbreaking in June 2018.

The total budget to develop the university was estimated to reach Rp3.97 trillion.

In addition to buildings for academic activities, it will also house libraries, sports centers, religious asylum parks, and conservation parks.

The campus will have seven faculties: the Faculty of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Islamic Economics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Education, and Faculty of Architecture and Art.

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