JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - For the first time in Indonesia, Pelita Harapan University (UPH) facilitated the implementation of "Indonesia Housing Forum 2017" aimed at collecting the best thinking to realize decent housing in Indonesia that is affordable for low income people.
The forum which was held on the UPH campus of Karawaci was attended by about 150 people from various parties, consisting of agencies, practitioners, NGOs, bureaucracies, organizations and academics. The forum is driven by Habitat for Humanity, a global NGO that focuses on building decent homes for underdeveloped villagers.
This forum is part of the Asia Pacific Housing Forum held since 2007 and is held every two years. Asia Pacific Housing Forum 6 will be held on September 4-7, 2017 in Hong Kong.
"The forum is a reflection of concern for the community. Caring about housing, care about education and quality of education," said UPH Rector Dr Jonathan L Parapak, M.Eng.Sc, in a written statement Netralnews.com received on Thursday (8/31/2017).
According to him, the development of society is not only in the city, but also in remote areas. "It is the spirit of Habitat and UPH. Indonesia is a beloved country that is given to us, therefore it is our duty to think what we can do for the country, especially the housing issues that will be discussed so that this forum produces thoughts for the nation's children for welfare," he said.
From this discussion, UPH will gather all the results of the discussion and plan to publish the results of this discussion forum in the hope that the issue of habitable home can be more socialized. (*)