Free West Papua : Government Accelerates Development of Papua

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The government wants to accelerate development in Papua and West Papua. Development in the eastern tip of Indonesia is a priority program in the Government Work Plan (RKP) 2019.
Head of Bappenas Bambang Brodjonegoro said the acceleration of Papua's development is part of five priority programs in terms of reducing regional disparities through strengthening connectivity and maritime. Some other programs are the acceleration of development of disadvantaged areas and villages as well as improvements to logistics systems.
He explained, the five priority programs are to reduce the gap between regions and also poverty. Therefore, the development of connectivity and logistics network has not been evenly distributed. "In addition, to overcome the high price of logistics in areas of limited accessibility such as Papua and West Papua," said Bambang on Sunday (6/5).
Development activities in Papua and West Papua are prioritized in the form of increased connectivity between provinces, districts, districts and villages. Then, improving access and quality of health services and education.
"Other priority activities are developing leading commodities and upstream to downstream tourism, basic infrastructure, plus information and communication technology," he said.
The government in 2019 RKP targets economic growth of 5.4-5.8 percent, poverty rate 8.5-9.5 percent, and gini ratio 0.38-0.39. All that is in the 2019 RKP has been discussed in Musrenbangnas 2019 on 30 April 2018 which was attended by President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla. RKP 2019 has the theme of 'Equitable Development for Quality Growth'.

Source : Republika

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