Build up to the End of the Country

Trans Papua Road is built four lanes.

Jokowi launched the program nawacita, one of the program is to build the outskirts or outermost. Papua became one of the areas that became the focus of the program. So far, Papua is identical with the eastern tip of Indonesia which is left behind in terms of development.
The low level of development in Papua indirectly affects the quality of the welfare of Papuans. The condition is a challenge for the Indonesian government under the command of Joko Widodo. Since he served as president, Jokowi has been starting several development projects in Papua. Until now, there have been several projects that can be perceived benefits.
Jokowi's seriousness in doing development in Papua is seen from his efforts in a structured and systematic way. This can be seen from several times Jokowi has made a visit to Papua. Jokowi wants a pattern and a development model that will be done in accordance with the culture and regional structure in Papua.

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Jokowi's continuous step to build Papua begins with dialogue as well as the Christmas Celebration of 2014. On his first visit, Jokowi has laid the first stone of market development in Sentani and a market for Papuan Traders in Jayapura city.
Based on the first visit, Jokowi ordered the then the Minister of Transportation at that time, Ignatius Jonan, to conduct research related to the construction of trains in Papua.
The second visit, conducted in May 2015, Jokowi inaugurated Holtekam Bridge, the inauguration of the IPDN Campus in Buper Waena, as well as the groundbreaking of the construction of the PON 2020 facility and the inauguration of Optical Cable.
The next day, Jokowi inaugurated the development of Petro Chemical industry and inaugurated the Power Plant Construction of Tangguh BUMN Project. In addition, there is also a harvest in Bapeko, Merauke regency.
In the Jokowi era government, through the Ministry of Transportation has prepared a budget of about Rp 234 trillion until 2019. From these funds, will be used for the construction of rail-based mass transportation facilities and infrastructure, outside Java. The government aims to connect the major islands of Indonesia, such as Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, to Papua with the train network.
Quoted from detikfinance through the Ministry of Public Works and People's Housing (PUPR), the government continues to accelerate infrastructure development in West Papua covering two Strategic Development Areas (WPS) namely WPS 31 Sorong-Manokwari and WPS 32 Manokwari-Bintuni.
The hope with infrastructure development will not only boost economic development in urban and developed regions. But also infrastructure in developing and border areas to reduce social, economic and regional disparities.

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In 2017, the Ministry of PUPR has budgeted at least Rp 2.23 trillion for infrastructure development in support of food security, connectivity, settlements and housing in West Papua Province. Some strategic infrastructure has been completed, while others are still in the process of completion.
In order to support water and food security, in 2016 has been completed Bendung Wariori in Manokwari District which is equipped with 1 km of primary irrigation channel. The goal is to irrigate 1,400 hectares of rice fields from the potential 3,450 hectares of rice fields.
Its construction has budgeted Rp 237.5 billion since 2013 until 2016. Another dam in Manokwari Regency that has been completed in 2016 is Oransbari Dam which is able to irrigate rice field area of ​​3,016 hectares, which currently serves to irrigate 700 Ha for 450 farmers.
The existence of the weir supports the program of increasing food production and also to improve the provision of raw water in the region. In addition, the Ministry of PUPR through the West Papua River Basin has also completed the revitalization of the Klagison River in Sorong City with a total budget of Rp 19.56 billion and the development of the Tanjung Kasuari and Supraw Coastal Reserve of Rp 13.22 billion.
Meanwhile, to support connectivity in the field of road construction, the Ministry of PUPR through the West Papua National Road Implementation Center is currently completing the West Trans Papua Road Development Project. The achievement result is the construction of a 1,058.76 km long road from a total length of 1,070.62 km and is targeted to be used entirely by 2017.

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In segment 1, the Sorong-Maybrat-Manokwari segment (594.81 km) until the end of 2016 has been paved along 459.93 km and the remainder is still in hardening condition along 134.88 km. There are 144 bridges with a total length of 4,969.70 meters. Until 2016, 135 bridges have been built and continued in 2017 with five bridges with a total length of 115 meters, and the rest will continue in 2018.
While in the segment of 2 segments Manokwari-Wameh-Wasior-Boundary of Papua province along 475,81 km until 2016 as long as 147,99 km have been paved and the rest 315,96 km still in condition of land hardening. It is planned that there will be 263 bridges with a total length of 6,421.90 meters.
A total of 68 bridges have been completed by 2016, and as many as 195 bridges are under construction until 2018. These roads can be used entirely, but still require geometry improvements and the handling of bridges in several locations.

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The Ministry of PUPR is currently also building Raja Ampat Ring Road along the 342 km to support Raja Ampat National Tourism Strategic Area (KSPN). In 2017, the Ministry of PUPR has allocated a budget of Rp 31.5 billion for the construction of the road.
However, the length of the road that can be built is only 228.39 km while the rest along 113.61 km is included in the nature reserve area. Raja Ampat Ring Road which has been paved terrestrial reach 35.77 km, 96.43 km is still hardening the ground and the remaining 209, 8 km is still not open. In 2017, it is targeted that additional roads are asphalted along 37.77 km and 97.76 km of stone hardening.
To do development in Papua requires a budget that is not small. So, to meet the budget, the Indonesian government has increased the amount of its foreign debt. But the goal to be achieved is to prosper Indonesians, especially in Papua.

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Development objectives in Papua are more specific to create justice and reduce regional disparities that have been the periphery problem. Although the results can not be felt instantly, but the Indonesian government believes that the development undertaken has substantial benefits in the future. Because the development has a long-term goal in the welfare of the people of Papua.
In addition, with infrastructure development, hope will be able to improve the welfare of society, especially in the economic aspects. Because the availability of infrastructure is one aspect of consideration that can attract investment into Indonesia, especially in Papua.
The Government of Indonesia has shown its seriousness in committing to build Indonesia. As Indonesian citizens we should support the development program. In order to accelerate development in Indonesia can be realized and the results can be felt.

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