At UMM, BTN Invited Students to Literacy Opportunities to Become Property Entrepreneurs

Author : Humas | Tuesday, March 05, 2019 16:39 WIB
Dr. R. Mahelan Praba SC., MBA., CWM., CHRP. (Wearing glasses), Strategy Director, Compliance, & Risk, BTN Centre during question and answer with students. (Photo: Rino / PR)

One of the largest Indonesian State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) in the banking sector, PT. Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) (Persero) Tbk signed a memorandum of cooperation with the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Tuesday (3/5). The signing of this collaboration was conducted at UMM Dome Hall and witnessed by thousands of UMM students.

Both of them collaborated in the provision of banking services and training and education. This collaboration was represented directly by Dr. R. Prabantarikso SC., MBA., CWM., CHRP., As Director of Strategy, Compliance, & Risk, BTN Centre which on this occasion delivered a guest lecture to UMM students.

In its presentation, Mahelan said that the backlog or gap between the number of houses built and the number of houses needed by the people was still quite high. This was indicated by data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) which said the number of housing backlogs reached 11.4 million households in 2015.

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Taking a photo together after the signing of the memorandum of cooperation between UMM and Bank BTN. (Photo: Rino / PR)

Meanwhile, according to BTN data, housing demand continued to increase every year by 400 thousand units. While the number of housing developers was still not so much. "In Indonesia, the number of people who choose to work as property entrepreneurs is only 3.1% of Indonesia's population," Mahelan said.

While in Singapore, he continued, it had touched 7% and China had more than 10%. For Mahelan, this was a great opportunity. Students, he said, were not only likely to become property entrepreneurs but also can invest. "Land prices continue to rise, while asset values also continue to increase," said Mahelan.

In line with Mahelan, UMM Rector Dr. H. Fauzan, M.Pd also said that literacy about property also needed to be obtained by students. Apart from exercising independence, being a property entrepreneur had a bright future. "Property literacy is important to get a clear picture of the future," Fauzan said.

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Fauzan then advised, not to be an ordinary student. "Many ordinary people in Indonesia. UMM students must become unusual student role models. Become a winner in every challenge and certainly can benefit the community. One of them is leading in the property world, "he said.

In addition to Marhelan, this program in the form of a talk show about property literacy also presented other speakers. They are Deddy Indrasetiawan as President Director of a well-known property developer, Citra Kebon Mas. Also, Director of the FinTech Company or innovation in Modalku's financial services, Sigit Aryo Tejo. (Win)



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