This is How Abipraya Commemorates the 73rd PU Day

02 December 2018


Bandung, December 2, 2018 - Different with the previous year, this year the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) centered its activities in Gedung Sate, Bandung. Several activities are held by PUPR such as the 2018 National Development Exhibition which was held from 2-4 December 2018, the ceremony and pilgrimage to the seven tombs of Sapta Taruna which was also participated by PT Brantas Abipraya (Persero).

"At this exhibition we presented Abipraya construction works that supported the Nawa Cita program launched by President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla. This is one form of our commitment to always build the country in the field of infrastructure, "said Bambang E. Marsono as President Director of Brantas Abipraya.

In addition to the exhibition, this year also officials of the Ministry of PUPR and BUMN Construction held a ceremony to commemorate Bakti PU Day in the Gedung Sate Bandung courtyard. Not only Bambang, Khalawi Abdul Hamid as Commissioner of Brantas Abipraya who also served as Director General of Housing Provision of the Ministry of Public Works and Miftakhul Anas, Corporate Secretary of Brantas Abipraya participated in this ceremony.

After the ceremony, the agenda continued with the pilgrimage to the seven tombs of the Sapta Taruna. This is also the reason why PUB Day is held at Gedung Sate. The event entitled "Bakti PUPR Build Infrastructure Unites the Nation," Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of PUPR reminded that exactly 73 years ago, as many as 21 employees were assigned to guard Gedung Sate.
This heroic event resulted in the death of seven PU employees, namely Didi Hardianto Kamarga, Muchtaruddin, Soehodo, Rio Soesilo, Soebengat, Ranu and Soerjono, who are now known as Heroes of Sapta Taruna.

"The extraordinary solidarity and fighting spirit of Heroes Sapta Taruna has always been an inspiration for every PUPR person in carrying out their duties, especially at this time where infrastructure development has become a priority in order to catch up with other nations," Basuki added.