November 26, 2013
As a commitment in completing various facilities in Summarecon Bekasi and Bekasi in overall, on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, Summarecon opened Al Azhar Islamic School, Masjid Raya Al-Azhar, and Shuttle Bus Summarecon Bekasi. The third new facility was opened by Dr. H. Rahmat Effendi, which is accompanied by the Board of Commissioners and Directors of PT Summarecon Agung Tbk, Syiar Bangsa Foundation and Yayasan Pesantren Islam (YPI) Al Azhar.
The development of the first school in ??Summarecon Bekasi was begun on August 1, 2012 on an area of ??1 ha. In the first phase of development, Al Azhar Islamic School has a building area of 12,000 m2 and consists of 5 floors. In his speech, Chairman of the Trustees of the Syiar Bangsa Foundation, Drs.H. Edi Darnadi explains, "Today, Al-Azhar Islamic School has started education activities by opening the junior high school and senior high school education, each of which consists of 4 parallel classes, with the total number of 252 students that registered. In the next few years, we expect that Al Azhar Islamic School will soon be completed with primary school education.
On the same day, Masjid Al Azhar Summarecon Bekasi was also opened. Mosque which stands on an area of 3000 m2 with a total building area of ??1,320 m2 was built to meet the needs of worship and also as a facility of gathering and harmony in Bekasi and surrounding communities. The mosque can accommodate a total of up to 1,200 worshipers, and was also completed with semi basement floor which has an area of ??260 m2 hall, and some ballrooms.
Besides education facilities and religious facilities, Summarecon also launched Shuttle Bus Summarecon Bekasi that will provide easy and comfortable transportation for the people surrounding Summarecon Bekasi.