In 2018, Papua’s Contribution to the National Economy Increases to 1.88%

There are a lot of things to be done to increase Papua’s welfare. The government is committed in
working together with the society to achieve a better Papua.

In accordance with the theme of the
Government Work Plan (RKP) of
2018, the development of the region is
aimed at the growth and even distribution
of development. The growth of regional
development in 2018 will be driven through
the growth of the service, processing and
agriculture sectors.

Increased contributions from these
sectors are carried out in line with the
continuous development of strategic
areas in the main prime mover areas,
including the Special Economic Zones
(KEK), Industrial Zones (KI), Urban Areas
(Megapolitan and Metropolitan ), Tourism
Areas and Regions based on agriculture
and potential areas such as Agropolitan
and Minapolitan.

In terms of development equity, the
regional development policy is aimed at
reducing regional disparities especially
for the development of the Western and
Eastern Regions of Indonesia, including
rural, disadvantaged and border areas.
The policy implemented is to
encourage the transformation and
acceleration of infrastructure development
and encourage increased investment in Papua, Maluku, Nusa Tenggara,
Sulawesi, Kalimantan and Sumatra areas
while maintaining the momentum of the
development of the Java Region.

Regional development is based on
7 (seven) areas of island development,
namely; Region of Papua Island, Maluku
Islands Region, Region of Nusa Tenggara
Island, Region of Sulawesi Island, Region
of Kalimantan Island, Region of Java-
Bali Island and Sumatera Island Region.
The regional development target of 2018
is aimed at growth and even distribution
among regions by further enhancing the
economic role of the outer islands.

By 2018, the role of Papua region
to the national economy is expected to
increase focusing on developing the
potential and superiority of the Papua
region. Meanwhile, infrastructure
development is directed at efforts to
decrease the gap in Papua, especially in
mountainous areas.

By 2018, the regional economy of
Papua Island is expected to increase
its contribution to 1.88% to the national
economy, with an average growth rate of
at least 6% by 2018. Papua region has great potential to be the driving force of
the eastern Indonesian economy through
abundant natural resources in various
sectors such as fisheries, agriculture
/ plantation, agro and food industries,
marine and natural tourism, and mining.
The direction of development policy
in the Territory of Papua Island is also
aimed at supporting efforts to create an
indigenous village based development
center supported by reliable infrastructure
and facilities.

By 2018, the target of the Papua
Region Economic Growth Rate is at
least 6%, while the poverty target is
lowered to 26%, and the target of open
unemployment rate is expected to be a
maximum of only 4%.

The details are economic growth
target of at least 6%, 23% maximum
poverty rate, and a maximum
unemployment rate of 8% in the province
of West Papua. While in Papua province,
a minimum economic growth rate of
6%, maximum poverty rate of 27%, and
unemployment rate up to 4%.

Source : Tabloid West Papua 001 Year I - 15 November - 14 December 2017

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