TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has been awarded The AFEO (ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations) Distinguished Honorary Patron Award for the president’s services and contribution toward engineers and the engineering field in the country.
AFEO Chairman and head of the Indonesian engineers' society (PII) Heru Dewanto says that the award the highest the organization grants to state leaders.
According to Heru, this award is only given once in every annual ASEAN engineers’ organization conference with state leaders such as Presidents, Kings, or Prime Ministers as its recipients.
President Jokowi’s award, he explains, is because of the ratification of the Engineering Law that further strengthens the organization’s professions and a real-world contribution toward Indonesian engineers that take significant roles behind every infrastructure projects.
“The massive developments in Indonesia further convinced us that President Jokowi is worthy of our highest appreciation,” said Heru in a press release on Monday, September 9.
Last year, Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was the award’s receiver that was held in Singapore.