goodmorningpapua.com – A Trans-Papua is one of the most monumental road construction projects during the Reformation period. This road stretches from the bird’s head area in the Domberai Customary Area, Sorong, West Papua, to Bumi Anim Ha in Merauke, Papua. In total, the length reaches about 3,462 kilometers or more than four times the distance from Jakarta to Surabaya which is recorded to reach around 800 kilometers.
A Presidential Special Staff Billy Mambrasar said that until September 2021 the building of the Trans-Papua Road had penetrated 3,446 kilometers. Of the 3,446 kilometers, 1,733 kilometers have been asphalted and the remaining 1,712 kilometers have not been asphalted. The construction of the Trans-Papua Road is included in the National Strategic Project (PSN) and the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN).
In addition, the development of Trans-Papua is also expected to reduce the cost index, to reduce poverty, and to distribute infrastructure development evenly throughout Indonesia. In 2004, the length of the national road in Papua was recorded at only 2,303.16 km.
Therefore, President Joko Widodo initiated the construction of the 3,535 km Trans-Papua road in 2015. The total length is divided into two provinces. Papua Province is 2,465 km long and West Papua is 1,070 km long.
“We hope that with the completion of the Trans-Papua roads, the mobility of goods, mobility of people, logistics delivery, can be even faster and ultimately reduce transportation logistics costs. I think the direction is there,” said Jokowi while reviewing the Trans-Papua project. Papua, Friday.