Bappeda Seeking More Funds For Development

Map of Papua Land (wikipedia)
Map of Papua Land (wikipedia)

Jayapura, Jubi – The Development Planning Board (Bappeda) of Papua said it hoped to get more funds from the state budget (APBN) for development in eastern Indonesia, especially Papua.

“Development in eastern Indonesia such as Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua must be prioritized,” Bappeda Papua head Muh Musa’ad said in Jayapura on Thursday (06/18/2015).

For this, he said, in the VI National Workshop Association in Papua some time ago, it had to talk about it, including introducing its own model of development in Papua.

“We also have discussed coordination among eastern provinces region as a modality for national development. We want to have comprehensive planning for each region where the eastern part of Indonesia should be developed,” he added.

He said financing for development in eastern Indonesia still relies on funds from the central government.

“Through National Workshop Association, we are together to strengthen the institutional revitalization so that it can become a strategic target to increase the quality of regional development. We hope BAPPEDA as a motor of development in the area should be able to perform the task well,” said Musa’ad.

Earlier, Minister for National Development Planning (PPN) Head of National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Andrinof Chaniago said National Workshop Association will not only see their own interests in each province, but the interest in other provinces and will contribute to national policy. (Alexander Loen/ Tina)