A series of Papuan Infrastructure Development in Joko Widodo’s Government

goodmorningpapua.com – The government continues to accelerate various developments in various sectors in Papua. In addition to supporting Papua’s progress, the development of various sectors is expected to improve people’s welfare.

One of the developments that can be seen is in terms of infrastructure development. Call it the Papua Bangkit Stadium and the Youtefa Bridge which have stood majestically in Papua. Papua is also entrusted with hosting the XX National Sports Week.

Development is also felt by the people of Papua. As stated by Anis Wayag, a resident of Welarek Village, Yalimo Regency, who praised the road construction in Papua.

He stated that in the past he had to spend up to a month to walk from his village to Elelim, the capital city of Yalimo. But after there was the Trans Papua Road, it only took one day to go there.

The government’s priority in the construction of the Trans Papua road is facilitating community access in carrying out activities. For traders or entrepreneurs, for example, shipping costs and fuel costs can be saved and they are able to earn more profits.

The road and bridge infrastructure that was built also made it easier for the people of Papua to gain access to health facilities. Such as handling pregnant women more quickly, so as to reduce the mortality rate of pregnant women.

Appreciation for development in Papua also came from the General Secretary of Barisan Merah Putih Papua Province, Wusabek Wantik who praised infrastructure development in Papua which was carried out during President Jokowi’s administration.

“Now things are starting to return to normal and are good. I can see that the roads are starting to get jammed, land, sea and air transportation activities have also returned to normal, and the markets are already busy,” he said.

Not only infrastructure development, the government is also trying to adjust the prices of various commodities in Papua, for example the price of cement. The price of cement in Papua can reach 2 million rupiah per sack.

But now, the price can be reduced to 500,000 to 650,000 rupiah per sack. This is because the Trans Papua Road makes shipping costs cheaper and has an effect on the cheap price of cement, which previously had to be transported by plane.

Regarding regional division, many Papuans support it. They see that with the addition of new provinces, development will be even more intense and will benefit the community.

Appreciation for development in Papua also comes from the people of Papua. Like the Wate indigenous people in Nabire Regency who are willing to donate 75 hectares of customary land to be used as the office of the Governor of Central Papua.

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs John Wempi Wetipo stated that the grant was the support of the extraordinary people. Even the official residence of the Regent was also given up to be used by the Acting Governor later.

“Support from the public to accelerate the development of this new autonomous region was unexpected, including the Regent’s official residence which was given up for use by the Acting Governor later,” he said some time ago.

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