Gov't to Accelerate Development in Papua

Yogi Bayu Aji    •    08 November 2016 17:36 WIB
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Gov't to Accelerate Development in Papua
President Joko Widodo (Photo: MI), Jakarta: President Joko Widodo has instructed his cabinet to accelerate development in Papua region.

"I want to accelerate basic infrastructure and connectivity development," said Jokowi during cabinet meeting at the Presidential Office in Jakarta on Tuesday (11/8).

Jokowi mentioned that the current approach is not effective. He ordered his cabinet to strengthen coordination.

"Papuan people must take part. We must respect local wisdom," he continued.

Jokowi inaugurated several infrastructure projects in Papua and West Papua provinces last month. He also launched program that will reduce fuel prices in the region.