Sigi, Central Sulawesi, (PR- IAIN) - General Director of Islamic Education Ministry of Religious Affairs Kamaruddin Amin said the state Islamic religious colleges (PTKIN) should contribute to empowering the community building the region.

"I am very confident, I am very optimistic that the existence of PTKIN in Sigi will contribute to the development of the area," said Kamaruddin Amin, in Sigi.

Kamaruddin Amin said that universities, lecturers and academicians should not only to conduct studies. Instead, they should provid, practice, advocate, guide, and empower communities to jointly build the region.

"Therefore, the existence of IAIN Palu as one of PTKIN in Sigi will play a very fundamental role in building this area," Kamaruddin said.

Currently there are two IAIN Palu lecture buildings built in Pombewe Village, Biromaru Sub District, Sigi Regency with SBSN Ministry of Religious Fund in 2016.

"Although only two buildings in this area, I believe Insha Allah in the coming years, hopefully next year, there is another that we can build here," Kamaruddin said.

He called the land for development that would develop IAIN Palu in Sigi is no longer a problem. Because Regent Sigi Mohammad Irwan Lapatta is ready to help.

"The land is not a problem, the regent has helped. Of course I as the general director feels uncomfortable with the regent, we are given the land but not build," he said.

He describes 2019, will be built lecture building, which is financed through the State Sharia Securities (SBSN) in the Village Pombewe, Biromaru, Sigi District.

General Director of Islamic Education at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Kamaruddin Amin inaugurated two three-story lecture buildings at Palu State Institute of Islamic Affairs (IAIN) in Pombewe Village, Biromaru Sub-district, Sigi Regency, Friday, March 9, 2018.

Kamaruddin Amin was accompanied by Regent of Sigi Mohammad Irwan Lapatta, Officer Representing the Governor of Central Sulawesi Legal Expert Staff Siti Norma Mardjanu and Rector IAIN Palu Prof. Dr. H Sagaf S Pettalongi MPd.