SBY tells regions to look up to Tangerang

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono praised the Tangerang municipality on Tuesday for its development programs that focused on education and health.

The President also asked other regional administrations to learn from Tangerang.

“This is a big achievement that I have to appreciate,” Yudhoyono said during a visit to SMK 3 state public vocational school on Jl. M. Yamin.

Tangerang Mayor Wahidin Halim told the President that his administration had provided free education to children of 92,000 poor families. Each family receives a multi-purpose card that ensures its members will receive free access to education and healthcare.

Accompanying the President were First Lady Ani Yudhoyono, nine Cabinet ministers and Banten Governor Ratu Atut Chosiah.

The President also visited a special detention center for juveniles.