Development Acceleration for Papua Need to Be Accelerated – A Minister of Home Affairs, Tito Karnavian, together with the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs [Menkopolhukam]  did a working visit to Merauke on 11 and 12 September 2021.

A Secretary General of Politics and General Administration, Irman, said that the delegation was directly reviewing the readiness of Kaltapal Stadium as one of the venues for sports and security in the implementation of PON XX.

“Also surveying Peparnas XVI 2021 in Papua Province. And visiting PLBN Sota, Merauke,” said Imran.

Meanwhile, the two Ministers also paid a visit to the border between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea in Sota District.

The Minister of Home Affairs, Tito Karnavian, said that Merauke could be divided into a province of South Papua, although there were only four districts. For him, this is a form of specificity.

“We will revise the Papua Special Autonomy law, in Papua there must be an acceleration of development, Merauke can already be divided into South Papua Province even though there are only four regencies because of the specificity for Papua,” he said.

Tito emphasized that the South Papua Province would later include Merauke Regency, Boven Digoel Regency, Mappi Regency and Asmat Regency, whose capital city is Merauke.

“The Merauke region has extraordinary agricultural and fishery potential. Supported by adequate human resources, I believe that South Papua Province in the future will become the most advanced province in Papua,” he said.

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