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Jakarta Post

Heryawan, Dede determined to fight poverty, improve health

  • Yuli Tri Suwarni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, April 26 2008   /  12:02 pm

West Java governor-elect Ahmad Heryawan on Thursday said he would increase spending on projects to cut poverty and improve education and healthcare in the province. The West Java chapter of the General Elections Commission (KPUD) on Thursday presented to the provincial legislature an official letter announcing Heryawan and Yusuf Macan Effendi as governor and vice governor of the province for the 2008-2013 term. The legislature will hold a plenary session to approve the letter, before asking Home Minister Mardiyanto to issue an order authorizing the pair's inauguration, scheduled to be held June 13. Heryawan said he was prepared to fulfill his campaign promises and would step down if he did not accomplish them within the first three years of his term. "According to survey results and available facts, especially complaints from women in West Java, the main pr...