Jayapura, 13/2 (Jubi) – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to open a newly-built campus for the Institute of Public Administration (IPDN) Papua in May, an official said.
“President SBY will launch the Campus of IPDN Papua soon. Today we have conducted a closed meeting with the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the local government of Jayapura Regency, Telkom, PLN, Papua Regional Planning Board, Assistant II and Office Administration Bureau of Papua Province. We discussed the preparation for the campus’ opening,” said Hery Dosinaen, the Regional Secretary of Papua Province on Thursday (12/2) in Kota Jayapura.
Though physical construction has been completed, work is still ongoing on drainage, electricity, water and fences, he said.
President SBY is scheduled to visit Papua around May.
“Governor Lukas Enembe has requested the President SBY to come to launch the campus,” he added.
Commenting on the status of the land where the campus stands, Dosinaen said the plot belonged to the Provincial Government. The location used to be a camping ground and was directly managed by the Education Department.
“It’s around 164 hectares. The Campus of IPDN Papua has taken around 34 hectares, and we will find a way to realocate the camp area” he said.
He added that the use of land has been approved by the Papua Legislative Council (DPR Papua) in 2012.
The new campus includes sport facilities, a meeting room, housing for the teaching staff, a house of worship and a dormitory for students. “We plan to use the campus before the end of Kabinet Indonesia Bersatu II,” Dian Anggraeni said. (Jubi/Alex/rom)