Jakarta to Allocate Rp. 590 Billion For Border Development

Border of Indonesia - PNG - Suplied
Border of Indonesia – PNG – Suplied

Jayapura, Jubi – The Ministry of Rural and Regional Development and Transmigration ) will earmark Rp590 billion to build facilities in six border regions in Papua for the period of 2016-2019.

“There are three general directorates of the Ministry of the village that has been in unification. The first, the General Directorate of Specific Areas in particular the Director of Border allocates around Rp325 billion, ” said General Director of the Ministry of Development of Specific Areas and Rural Development and Transmigration, Suprayoga Hadi in Jayapura on Wednesday (09/09/2015).

He added, the funds will be used for road and dock constructions in border areas in Jayapura, Keerom, Pegunungan Bintang, Supiori, and Merauke .

The Director General of Village and Community Development budgets around Rp137 billion and from the region countryside will be around Rp87 billion. “So the total of budget is almost Rp. 590 billion,” he said.

According to him, hundreds of billions of funds will be used to build a variety of different facilitation in six regions. For example, in Supiori it will provide funding in the context of the boat dock. As for the border area, will built roads, water supply, PLN, which is needed by the local community.
“That’s why I said earlier, we need to conduct a survey to identify the needs of community, “he said.

Therefore, we urged each regency to propose what is needed based on the aspirations and needs of the community. (Alexander Loen/ Tina)