WARTAKOTALIVE.COM, TANGERANG – Currently, the pilgrimage has started, but the readiness of the Cipondoh Hajj Dormitory in Tangerang City is actually upsetting.
Because based on Kompas.com monitoring, Friday (27/5/2023), the Cipondoh Hajj Dormitory has not been fully completed.
As a result, it took everyone who came by car to reach the front of the lobby, it took several minutes to cross the almost four meter wide road.
Because the road conditions are uneven, wavy, sandy and lots of gravel.
This condition makes passing vehicles have to travel at a speed of five to 10 kilometers per hour.
Thus, the travel time from accessing the entrance to arriving at the Hajj Dormitory can be five to seven minutes, depending on speed.
Road conditions that are still not smooth can still be seen right up to the front of the Hajj Dormitory building.
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The part that is paved is only the front side. The dormitory building looks modern with a mix of blue and white. It’s just that, the conditions around the building were not perfect.
A number of project workers are in discussion. There are also those who work with heavy equipment.
Until now, development is still being accelerated. Even more so after the Mayor of Tangerang, Arief R Wismansyah “got angry” during monitoring, Monday (22/5/2023).
The Tangerang City Government (Pemkot) is building a haj hostel equivalent to a five-star hotel.
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This was done by the Tangerang City Government by granting a 4.4 hectare (ha) land to the Regional Office of the Ministry of Religion (Kemenag) of Banten Province.
Arief said the construction of the Hajj dormitory in the Cipondoh area was intended so that pilgrims in his area would not have to go to the Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory in East Jakarta.
It is known that all this time the pilgrims from Tangerang City have to go to the Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory in East Jakarta, both while waiting for their departure to the Holy Land and returning from there.