Rp 36.5 Trillion Required for Trans Papua Road Project


Jayapura, Jubi – Trans Papua road project requires Rp 36.5 trillion. The fact was revealed in the signing of contract activities in the fiscal year 2016 in the Ministry of Public Works and Housing that was held via teleconference and attended by President Joko Widodo on Wednesday (6/1/2016).

On this occasion, the Vice Governor of West Papua Province Irene Manibuy expected the Central Government to deliver a higher installment for the project could be completed within 2018.

“Mr. President Joko Widodo, we expect the government could provide a larger amount to ensure the implementation would meet our expectation,” she said.

According to her, in implementing the road projects in both provinces of Papua and West Papua, it needs a large amount of budget due to its geographical conditions.

In addition to requesting the additional funding for Trans Papua road project, a native entrepreneur Martinus Doga Kurisi was also asked the government to provide bigger opportunities to Papuan entrepreneurs. “When given the opportunity, we are able to handle such big projects for the Ministry of Public Works,” he said.

For the fiscal year 2016, both provinces of Papua and West Papua received funding of Rp 81 trillion for 10,679 projects.

The signing of contract was also attended by Papua Attorney Chief Herman da Silva, Papua Provincial Secretary Herry Dosinaen and Cenderawasih XVII Regional Military Commander Herman Asaribab. (*/rom)