It is the tradition of Indonesia that at the beginning of a project, when the site is going to be cleared and prepared a SELAMATAN, that is a ceremony where officially the project will be kick started. Sometimes at Java the head of a water buffalo is ceremonially buried.
I forgot the exact date but it was also in 1985. In the next pictures my sister Milly and I am laying the first stone(s)
After that the Governor Bp. Guus Mantik gives the appropriate explanation about the what and why of the location.
Technical explanations were also given.