Bank Indonesia Says Vaccination Boosts Papua’s Economic Recovery – A Head of Bank Indonesia (BI) for Papua Province Representative, Naek Tigor Sinaga said vaccination was the driving force for Papua’s economic recovery.

Even though the Papuan economy grew by 13.15 percent in the second quarter of 2021, it would still be very low without mining.

“13.15 percent of Papua’s economic growth is with mining, if without the mining sector, growth is only 2.98 percent, so to reach wider growth, of course there are sectors that need to be moved,” he said.

‘Sectors outside of mining that need to be mobilized include transportation, accommodation, trade and so on. Vaccination is the game changer or the driving force for Papua’s economic recovery outside the sector,” said Naek after attending the Covid-19 Vaccine Rush of Lantamal X Jayapura , in Enggros Village, Jayapura City, Papua.

Naek said that the National Sports Week or PON XX Papua is less than a month away, so vaccinations need to be carried out. He also estimates that the PON event will encourage Papua’s economic growth by 0.8 to 1.2 percent.

“We want this PON XX can run well and can be attended by spectators, one of which is if with spectators, there will be an increase in Papua’s economy up to 1.2 percent, because audiences encourage the economy,” he said.

Nationally, through a Joint Decree of the Minister of Finance and the Governor of Bank Indonesia to finance vaccinations. BI, said Naek, felt compelled to encourage vaccination by financing the state budget or APBN.

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