Papua Prioritizes Nine Development Programs for 2016

Map of Papua Land - Suplied
Map of Papua Land – Suplied

Jakarta, Jubi – Papua Provincial Government prioritize nine development programs for 2016, ranging from the fulfillment of basic needs to disaster management.

Based on the data received from the Papua Regional Planning and Development Body (Bappeda Papua) in Jakarta on Saturday (05/12/2015), the first priority in the Regional Development Work Plan (RKPD) for 2016 is the reduction of poverty and the fulfillment of basic needs. It includes the improvement of market development and intra-village transportation, improvement of social aid service, improvement of access and education quality of nine years basic learning, the development of appropriate housing and entrepreneurship development.

The second priority is the improvement of quality and competitiveness of human resources through creative economic development on local wisdom base, labor skills training, the eradication of illiteracy, endemic disease control and the improvement of maternal and infant health.

The third is the empowerment of economic community on competitive base and the increased investment in respective customary areas. And fourth, the acceleration of underdeveloped, outermost, foremost and post-conflict regions’ development through provision of basic infrastructures such as clean water, housing, sanitation and electricity.

The fifth is the accelerated development of infrastructure and basic need connectivity, regional development and competitive commodities. The implementation would include the development of irrigation, raw water, clean water, sanitation, electricity and communication networks in 200 villages as well as the development of 2 thousands of appropriate housing in five regions.

Sixth is the bureaucracy and governance reform.

Seventh, improving performance and familiarization of sports, arts and culture.

Eight, improving the safety and security as well as legal assurances through facilitating the harmonious relations between religious, ethnic and social groups, as well as increasing the role of law enforcement officials.

Ninth, strengthening the implementation of spatial planning, environmental and disaster management. The Papua Provincial Government held Papua Investment Year 2016 in Jakarta on Friday (4/12) to attract the investors to invest in Papua. (*/rom)