Hele’yo Culinary in Kampung Sereh, Serving the Processed Sago While Enjoying the Natural Beauty of Papua

goodmorningpapua.com – Being in Kampung Sereh, Sentani District, Jayapura Regency, Papua these days, we will definitely say, “Which other favor do you deny”.

Why not, here, the Hele’yo culinary center has just been inaugurated, which serves the main menu of various processed Papuan primary foods, namely Sago. Not only that, Kampung Sereh is one of the “little paradises” on Earth of Cendrawasih.  The village is also against a background of the the beautiful Lake Sentani.

It is located under the slopes of the Cyclops Nature Reserve Mountains. This lake has an area of ​​about 9,360 hectares and is located at an altitude of 75 meters above sea level (masl). It is not wrong if Kodam XVII/Cendrawasih from the beginning fully supported the construction of the Hele’yo culinary center.

It was Colonel Arief Novianto Kazidam Cenderawasih who was assigned to the building of the culinary center. What should be appreciated is the taking of the right momentum. The Hele’yo culinary center was inaugurated in the midst of the excitement of the  National Sports Week (PON) XX 2021, Papua.

Thousands of athletes including officials, plus supporters came from various parts of the country to the easternmost region of Indonesia.

In total, perhaps around 10,000 people. Based on the data, the number of athletes (only) reached 7,039. Based on the data, the number of athletes (only) reached 7,039 people. They come from 34 contingents (provinces) in Indonesia. It is added by the host contingent.

The 1988 Akmil graduate added that the establishment of The Hele’yo culinary center is one form of implementation of the 8 mandatory TNI, including assisting the difficulties of the people around him.

“And this program is actually an initiation from Mr. Lt. Gen. TNI Retired Doni Monardo,” added Major General Yogo.

As the initiator, the committee did not forget to invite Lt. Gen. TNI (Ret.) Dr. (HC) Doni Monardo who is also the builder of the Kita Jaga Alam Foundation to attend the inauguration ceremony. The distance did not prevent Doni from attending, even though virtually.

Other invitees who attended the event that day were the Regent of Jayapura, Mr. Mathius Awoitauw, S.E., M.Si, a member of the MRP, Ny. Dorlince Mehue, traditional leaders, local community leaders and a number of officials in the XVII/Cenderawasih Military Command.

No one denies it, Doni Monardo’s traces in Sentani seem so clear and real. Starting from the flash flood natural disaster in Jayapura Regency in 2019, which killed no less than 100 people. At that time, as the head of BNPB, Doni went directly there.

On many occasions, Doni has always emphasized his determination to glorify Papua through a welfare approach, such as the Blue Gold and Green Gold trails in Maluku when he served as Pangdam Pattimura.

“For this reason, I and amount of entrepreneurs have the idea of ​​​​revitalizing the economy for the affected communities, one of which was realized today,” explained the former Head of BNPB.

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