A FGD on Regional Spatial Planning, For Better Papua Development

goodmorningpapua.com – In order to prevent the deportation or land degradation in Papua, a mature and better planning is needed.

Therefore, a Provincial Government of Papua, through Bapedda held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and Public Consultation III on the preparation of the revised Regional Spatial Plan (RTRW), in Jayapura, Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

A Head of Regional Planning and Development of Bappeda Papua Province, Edison Howai, assessed that this FGD was held for adjustments or similarities in data and information between Regional Apparatus Organizations (OPD) in the local government and other stakeholders with the document for the preparation of the Papua RTRW revision.

“For example, regarding roads, are they located in areas that can be used or are included in conservation areas that cannot be passed? So all the data belonging to this SKPD is synchronized. Don’t make it up freely, later the reality and conditions on the ground may be different,” he said.

He said, the Provincial Government has a commitment that in implementing the concept of sustainable development by developing low-carbon development, green growth is prioritized.

“Papua’s spatial planning commitment is green, so protecting the environment is the most important thing. Do not leave a disaster for future generations. Protecting the environment is the most important and should not be ignored,” he said.

A representative of the Papua Spatial Planning Program, Imelda Sihombing added, those who were given a mandate by the Ministry of Home Affairs, as well as representatives from the British Government to support spatial planning in Papua, said that the party wanted to ensure that spatial planning in Papua in the future really becomes an instrument to maintain, not to let deforestation or land degradation occurs.

For her, development and the welfare of the people are important but maintaining a sustainable environment is also the most important thing.

“So, together with Bappeda, we are trying to realize three aspects, namely the economy, the environment, and even socio-cultural ecology, to be in harmony with the revision process that we are currently supporting,” she said.

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