REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SOLO — Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Hatta Rajasa expects that Islamic boarding school or pesantren can improve national economy. Pesantren as part of community in society has important role in rural economy.
“Religious community and pesantren have main role to encourage local community. Therefore, I need to give insight to our people and government this year,” Rajasa said recently.
According to him, national economic insight has to be delivered to all levels of society because religious community can develop economic society. For example, Majelis Tafsir Alquran or Tafsir Al-Quran Assembly (MTA) has brought economic improvement in society through various businesses, such as printing, mineral water, educational institutions, also Hajj and umrah agencies.