Rector of Syiah Kuala University, Prof. Dr. Ir. Samsul Rizal, M.Eng led the meeting regarding the discussion on the expansion of the Unsyiah campus. This meeting took place at the Senate Hall on Thursday (2/14) which was attended by Aceh Governor, Nova Iriansyah, Aceh Besar Regent, Mawardi Ali, Director of Sustainable Production Forest Management, Hilman Nugroho, and Robin Sitaba as one of the shareholders of PT. Acehnusa Indrapuri.
Nova Iriansyah said the Aceh government fully supported the development of education in Aceh, including the expansion of the campus in the Aceh Besar. According to him, nowadays Unsyiah is getting crowded and crowded, so it needs new land.
"On behalf of the government and the people of Aceh, I can’t not support the development of Unsyiah," Nova said.
Nova added that the development of the Unsyiah campus had to be taken seriously. If the land issue is over, the Aceh government and academics can only think of the infrastructure development scheme and HR development. To build campus II, Unsyiah and the Aceh government have submitted a request for land leadership from PT. Acehnusa Indrapuri (PT. ANI) covering 2,572 hectares.
Meanwhile, one of the shareholders of PT. ANI, Robin Sitaba, said that he personally strongly supported the Aceh government's plan. He mentioned that there must be an integrated special team formed to make a joint plan between PT. ANI, the Aceh government, Unsyiah, and the Director General of Sustainable Production Forest Management, so that the process of building the Unsyiah campus can be realized soon.
Academics who are also former Rector of Unsyiah, Professor Abdi Abdul Wahab, said the process of finding land for the expansion of the Unsyiah campus had been started since 2003. According to him, the construction of the new Unsyiah campus is a huge investment for Aceh and Indonesia. This investment is for increasing human resources.
"Alhamdulillah, today we heard that idea was continued and maybe we all understand the development of the campus in Darussalam is very difficult," he said. (PR Unsyiah / fer)