Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education (Menristekdikti), Prof. H. Mohamad Nasir, Ph.D., Ak., led the groundbreaking event for the construction of the Faculty of Medicine buildings of Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) on Thursday (22/3). The ceremony was marked by the laying of the first stone done by the Minister of Research and Technology Dikti RI, which was followed by the Chairman of the Central Board (PP) of Muhammadiyah Haedar Nashir, M.Si., UAD Rector Kasiyarno, M.Hum., the Head of BPH UAD Prof. Dr. Yunahar Ilyas, Lc., M.Ag., Head of PP Muhammadiyah Diktilitbang PP Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Lincolin Arsyad, and the Chairman of PP 'Aisyiyah Siti Noordjanah Djohantini.
In his speech, UAD Rector said that the Faculty of Medicine buildings were going to be built in a specific way. The construction of the buildings will occupy a land of about 7000 m2 and will be a 7 floors high. The construction process will approximately take 6 months. In addition, an integrated laboratory of 21,000 m2 will also be built.
"Unlike the other faculties, UAD Medical Faculty buildings will not be combined with others. The construction of these two buildings requires a budget of about 340 billion rupiah. The high budget is due to specifications required to construct the buildings," said Kasiyarno.
UAD cooperates with PT PP (Pembangunan Perumahan) in the building construction in campus 4. The construction process applies the 24 hours-working-without-stopping system.
On the occasion, Kasiyarno also said that UAD as the implementer of higher education will support Kemenristekdikti programs. This support is one of UAD's commitments to help advance education in Indonesia.
At the end of his speech, he asked the leaders’ and stakeholders’ prayers in order for the construction of UAD lecture buildings to work well and rapidly, so that the society could directly feel its benefits. (ard)