Update News March 08, 2017
- Jokowi To Welcome Sri Lankan, South African Leaders To Tighten Bilateral Ties
- Golden Era Of Indian Ocean Region Begins
- Indonesia Has Bilateral Meetings With Five States
- Investment To Grow By 7 Percent
- Three Developers Ordered To Build Low-Cost Apartments
- King Salman Loves Bali, Extends Vacation
- Bali To Become Promising Destination For Middle East Tourists
- Garuda Indonesia To Add Extra Flights To Australia
- Telkom Spreads Sme Products Worldwide
- Trans-Papua Road Set To Be Completed Next Year
Jokowi To Welcome Sri Lankan, South African Leaders To Tighten Bilateral Ties
Jakarta Post, 08/03/2017
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo Will Welcome Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena And South African President Jacob Zuma On Wednesday At The State Palace To Tighten Bilateral Ties.
"There Will Be State Welcoming Ceremonies In The Morning And Afternoon," State Palace Media Bureau Head Bey Triadi Machmudin Said. Indonesia, Sri Lanka And South Africa Have A Very Long History Together. The Three Countries Were The Stakeholders Of The Non-Aligned.
President Sirisena And President Zuma Are Attending The Indian Ocean Rim Association (Iora) Summit In On March 5-7 Along With Several Observer Countries.
Iora Member Countries Are Indonesia, Australia, Bangladesh, Comoros, India, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates And Yemen. (Dan)
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Golden Era Of Indian Ocean Region Begins
Antara News, 08/03/2017
The Atlantic Ocean Region Had Enjoyed A Golden Era For Many Decades, And It Was Followed By The Glorious Era Of The Pacific Ocean Region For The Last Three Decades.
Currently, It Is Believed That It Is The Turn Of The Indian Ocean Region To Experience A Golden Era, Given Its Huge Economic Potential And Increased Awareness Of The Nations In The Region To Move Forward And Progress.
Such Form Of Optimism Was Voiced By Several Leaders, Including President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), While Hosting The First Summit Of The Indian Ocean Rim Association (Iora) In Jakarta, On March 7, 2017.
The 2017 Iora Summit Is Being Held Under The Theme "Strengthening Maritime Cooperation For Peaceful, Stable And Prosperous Indian Ocean" And Coincides With The 20th Anniversary Of The Association."In Indonesia, We Believe That The Indian Ocean Is Currently Developing Into A Key Axis In The World," Jokowi Stated In His Opening Remarks.
The Atlantic Ocean Has Dominated The World Events For Hundreds Of Years. Following Rapid Progress In Several East Asian Countries, Many Believed That It Has Become The Era Of The Pacific Ocean For The Last Three Decades.
"However, We Believe That At Present, The Indian Ocean Is Flexing (Its Might), With Significant Progress Of Its Community, And Its Economy Is Playing A Significant Role In East Asia, The Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, And Australia," He Stated.Iora Is A Regional Organization That Comprises 21 Member Countries, All Of Which Line The Indian Ocean.
Established In Mauritius In March 1997, The Association Groups South Africa, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, The United Arab Emirates, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uni Comoros, And Yemen.
In Addition, Iora Has Seven Dialogue Partners: The Us, The Uk, Japan, Germany, Egypt, France, And The Peoples Republic Of China. Four Members Of Iora -- South Africa, Australia, Indonesia, And India -- As Well As The Listed Six Dialogue Partners Are Members Of The G-20.
The Indian Ocean Region Is Home To 2.7 Billion Citizens, Which Is 35 Percent Of The Entire World Population. Ioras Intra-Regional Trade In 2015 Had Amounted At Us$777 Billion, Up 30 Percent Compared To The Trade At $233 Billion In 1994.The Indian Ocean Constitutes 70 Percent Of The Worlds Trade Route, Including Oil And Gas Distribution.
It Carries Half Of The Worlds Container Ships, One-Third Of The Worlds Bulk Cargo Traffic, And Two-Thirds Of The Worlds Oil Shipments.
However, The Iora Member Countries Contribution Has Only Covered 12 Percent Of The Worlds Market Share, 10 Percent Of Global Gross Domestic Product, And 13 Percent Of Foreign Investment Destination.Some 96 Percent Of The Intra-Iora Trade Is Dominated By Six Countries Namely Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Australia, And South Africa.
The Association Is Based On The Open Regional Principles Aimed To Strengthen Economic Cooperation, Especially In Facilitating Investment, Promotion, And Development In The Area.
The Iora Council Of Ministers Held In Jakarta On March 5 And 6, Ahead Of The Summit, Produced Four Documents To Encourage The Indian Ocean To Becomes A Peaceful, Stable, And Prosperous Region.
The Four Documents Are Jakarta Concord, The Iora Action Plan, The Iora Declaration On Prevention And Combating Terrorism And Violent Extremism, As Well As The Joint Declaration Of Iora Business Community In Building Partnerships For Sustainable And Fair Economic Growth.
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Lp Marsudi Has Believed That The Strong Commitment Of The Iora Member States Will Help To Realize The Indian Ocean As The Ocean Of The Future.
"I Strongly Believe That This Document, In Particular The Jakarta Concord, Will Reinvigorate Ioras Commitment To Ensure Peace And Stability And To Realize The Indian Ocean As The Ocean Of The Future," Minister Marsudi Said When Delivering A Report During The Summit Opening Ceremony.
Indonesia Is Now The Iora Chairman For The 2015-2017 Period, With South Africa As Its Deputy Chairman.
The Indonesian Government Has Sought To Synchronize The Program And Priorities In Iora With The Vision Of World Maritime Axis That Indonesia Is Seeking To Bring To Reality .
Meanwhile, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary Amina C. Mohamed Has Lauded The Indonesian Government For Chairing Iora Since 2015.She Believed That Over The Last Two Years, Iora Has Been In The Golden Age Under The Chairmanship Of Indonesia.
"I Am Grateful For The Hospitality Of Indonesia In Iora. I Think The Last Two Years Is The Golden Era For Iora," She Told Minister Marsudi When They Met On The Sidelines Of The Iora Council Of Ministers Meeting On March 6..
The Kenyan Government Considers The Indian Ocean Region Has Great Potentials And Provides Many Opportunities For Development And Growth In The Region In The Future.
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Indonesia Has Bilateral Meetings With Five States
Antara News, 08/03/2017
President Joko Widodo Has Had Bilateral Meetings With Bangladesh, Mozambique, Yemen, Iran And India On The Sidelines Of Iora (Indian Ocean Rim Association) Summit 2017 Held In Jakarta On March 7.
During The Meeting, President Joko Widodo Was Accompanied Among Others By The Coordinating Minister For Economy, Darmin Nasution, Minister Of The State Secretariat Pratikno, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita And Deputy Foreign Minister A.M. Fachir.
"At The First Bilateral Meeting With Bangladesh, We Discussed On Trade, Which We Have Obtained Large Surplus. Bangladesh Wants To Order Another 200 Railway Carriages," Nasution Said.
Bangladesh Delegation Led By Prime Minister Hasina Wajed."They Said They Have Cheap And Good Pharmaceutical Industries, And Want To Cooperate.
The President Said That The Cooperation Can Be Done Between Private Sectors Or State-Owned Enterprises Within The Framework Of Business To Business," Nasution Explained.
President Joko Widodo Also Met With Mozambique Delegation Led By President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi."Mozambique Is A Maritime Country With Strong Fisheries And Agriculture Sectors, Particularly Cotton.
We Also Discussed On Illegal Fishing, As Well As How Indonesia Handle Such Issue," Nasution Added.
Ten Minutes Later, President Joko Widodo Met Yemeni President Abdur Rabbuh Mansour Had And The Entourage.
"Yemen, Which Was Just Out Of War, Wants To Reconstruct The Country, And Therefore They Invite Us To Invest On Construction In The Country.
President Ask The Government To Give Attention To Indonesian Students Who Still Stay In Yemen. So Far, There Are 2,600 Students Who Have Returned Home And 600 Others Are Still Living In Salalah City.
The President Asked The Yemeni Government To Secure The Students And Hoped They Can Return To Indonesia Safely," Nasution Explained.
Furthermore, President Joko Widodo Met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif And His Entourage To Discuss Cooperation On Energy.
"Iran Is Ready To Realize The Cooperation In The Management Of Oil Fields By Pertamina. They Also Want Direct Banking System Without A Third Country In Order To Speed Up The Transaction Process," Nasution Added.
After That, The President Met With The Vice President Of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari."The President Has Just Visited India In December, And Said There Is A Follow-Up Of Pharmaceutical Industry Cooperation," Nasution Said.
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Investment To Grow By 7 Percent
Anton Hermanto Gunawan, Chief Economist Of State-Owned Lender Pt Bank Mandiri, Foresees This Year’s Investment To Grow 6-7 Percent.
He Said That Investment Growth Will Be Relatively Low And Will Not Exceed 10 Percent As Investors Enter Wait And See Mode Amid The Economic Slowdown. “[That Is,] Despite The Government’s Efforts To Push Investment,” He Said Yesterday In Indonesia-Australia Business Week At Ritz-Carlton Hotel In Kuningan, South Jakarta.
According To Anton, Consumer Demand Will Not Increase Significantly As Their Purchasing Power Has Not Yet Recovered. “Consumer Confidence Had Improved But It Has Dropped Again Lately,” He Said.
Anton Said That To Circumvent Sluggish Private Investment The Government Should Increase Spending For Infrastructure Projects, Particularly In The Electricity Sector. “It Will Need One To Two Years To Complete In Order To Boost Investment,” Anton Said.
Nevertheless, Anton Lauded The Government For Its Regulatory Reforms. According To Him, The Strategy Has Yielded Positive Results, Particularly Land Reforms.
He Pointed To Ongoing Infrastructure Projects. “But Deregulation Is Only A Piece Of The Puzzle. There Are Spaces Still Left Blank,” He Said.
On Investment, The Investment Coordinating Board (Bkpm) Chairman Thomas Trikasih Lembong Expected Foreign Investment From Australia To Indonesia To Reach Us$3 Billion Or Rp40 Trillion In The Next Five Years, Most Which Are To Be Invested In Mining And Tourism.
Thomas Has Spoken Highly About Australia’s Mining Sector. Australia-Based Mining Company Emr Will Acquire Gold And Silver Mines In North Sumatra And Newcrest Will Operate A Gold Mine In North Maluku.
In Terms Of Quality, Thomas Said, The Government Is Very Keen To Cooperate With Australia In The Tourism Sector. “They Have A Good Taste, Management And Nice Design,” He Said.
At Present, Indonesia And Australia Have Made A Commitment To Develop Tourism Sector, Particularly Marine Tourism. Indonesia Boasts Beautiful Islands And Diving Sites, While Australia Has Large Ships.
Australian Trade, Investment And Tourism Minister Steven Ciobo Said That Indonesia Is Home To Other Tourist Attractions That Have Huge Potential Aside From Bali. Ciobo Said That Australia Is Open To Foreign Investment, Including From Indonesia.
The Indonesia Chamber Of Commerce And Industry (Kadin) International Relations Department Official Shinta Widjaja Kamdani Said That Indonesia And Australia Are Eyeing Cooperation In Animal Husbandry, Digital Economy, And Education.
Kadin And Australia Are Currently Analyzing Possible Investment Under The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (Ia-Cepa).
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Three Developers Ordered To Build Low-Cost Apartments
The Jakarta Post, 08/03/2017
The Jakarta Administration Has Ordered Three Developers To Build Seven New Towers Of Low-Cost Apartments In West Jakarta.
Jakarta Housing Agency Head Arifin Said On Tuesday That The Three Developers, Sampoerna Land, Mulia Karya Gumilang And Keppel Land, Had Breached The Floor Area Ratio (Klb) During The Construction Of Their Projects, Therefore They Were Obliged To Build The Apartments Located On Jl. Daan Mogot.
“The Construction [Of Daan Mogot Low-Cost Apartments] Is Ongoing. They Have Started With The Soil Compaction Process, While The Building Permits Are Still Being Processed,” Arifin Said As Quoted By Wartakotalive.Com.
(Read Also: Low-Cost Apartments In East Jakarta Hope To Lure Tourists)
The New Towers Would Be Located Near The Pesakih Low-Cost Apartments Across The Jakarta Grand Mosque.The Administration Also Plans To Build A Reservoir Near The New Towers.
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King Salman Loves Bali, Extends Vacation
The Jakarta Post, 08/03/2017
The Beauty Of Indonesia's Most Popular Tourist Destination, Bali, Has Captivated Saudi Arabian King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud As The Monarch Has Decided To Extend His Stay For A Few Days.
The Royal Embassy Of Saudi Arabia Said In A Notification Letter To The Foreign Ministry That King Salman Wanted To Extend His Vacation In Bali Until March 12.King Salman Has Been In Indonesia Since March 1, When He Began A Three-Day State Visit In Jakarta. The Initial Bali Vacation Plan Was From March 4 To 9.
The King And His Entourage Of 1,500 People Booked Out The Upscale St. Regis Resort Bali And Several Other Upscale Hotels In Nusa Dua.
Bali Police Spokesman Adj. Sr. Comr. Hengki Widjaja Also Confirmed The Extension, Saying That The Police Had Received The Information On Monday."Yes, It Has Been Confirmed That He Will Extend His Holiday. He Loves It Here," He Said As Reported By Kompas.Com On Tuesday.
Since His Arrival In Bali On Saturday, King Salman Had Been Reportedly Enjoying Geger Beach In The Beachfront St. Regis Hotel.
The Hotel Has Erected A Bamboo Fence At The Beach To Ensure Privacy For The King. The Beach Remains Open To The Public.
There Have Been No Reports Of The King Visiting Tourist Attractions. Police And Military Personnel And Pecalang (Traditional Balinese Guards) Have Been Deployed To Protect The King And His Entourage During Their Stay.
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Bali To Become Promising Destination For Middle East Tourists
Antara News, 08/03/2017
Bali, Which Has Various Attractive Aspects Ranging From Natural Beauty, Culture, Culinary, And Religious Diversity, Is Already Known As One Of The Worlds Best Tourist Destination.
Despite Being The Most Prominent Tourist Attraction In Indonesia, The Land Of Gods Is Still Overshadowed By Other Destinations, According To Some Foreign Tourists.
Tourists From The Middle East, For Instance, Prefer To Visit Puncak, A Mountain Pass In West Java. The Popular Weekend Destination For Residents In Greater Jakarta Is Even Nicknamed "Arab Village," Considering The Large Number Of Middle East Tourists Visiting The Location, Which Is Famous For Its Tea Plantation And Fresh Air.
The Middle East Tourists Interest To Visit Puncak Has Encouraged The Local People To Promote Their Products Or Culinary Businesses In Arabic.
"Puncak Is Becoming The Main Destination For Middle East Tourists," Ziad Mzannar, A Lebanese Who Currently Works As A Chef In A Middle East Restaurant In Legian, Bali, Said.He Stated That Puncak Has Been Known Among Middle East Communities As An Obligatory Tourist Attraction To Be Visited In Indonesia.
According To Him, It Was Quite Unfortunate That People From His Region Have Less Knowledge About Bali, Which He Claimed Was More Attractive Than Puncak.
Therefore, Mzanner Was Eager To Promote Bali To His Families Or Friends Through His Blog Posts Or Conversations With His Customers.
Deputy Assistant For Market Development For Europe, Middle East, Us, And Africa Of The Tourism Ministry, Nia Niscaya, Admitted That Lack Of Promotion Was The Reason Behind The Fall In The Number Of Middle East Tourists Visiting Indonesia.
She Noted That The Promotion Of Indonesian Tourism In The Middle East Countries Still Relied On The Word-Of-Mouth Method.
Tourists From Saudi Arabia, For Example, Visit Indonesia After Being Inspired By Their Families Or Colleagues Who Have Visited The Place Earlier.
Given Such Reality, The Ministry Of Tourism Is Looking For A More Intensive Approach To Attract Middle East Tourists, By Using Leaders Or Famous People As Endorsers.
The Visit Of Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud For A Six-Day Vacation In Bali, Along With His Entourage Of 1.5 Thousand Delegates, Is Regarded As A Fresh Wind To Expand Indonesias Tourism Industry.
In Addition To Sending The Message Of Tolerance, King Salmans Visit Is Also Expected To Help Boost The Image Of Bali As One Of The Major Tourist Destinations In Indonesia, Which Has All Necessary Aspects To Host Vip State Guests Such As The Saudi King.
Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya Also Stated That King Salman Was "The Best Endorser," Taking Into Account His Strong Influence Both On The People Of Saudi And The Middle East Nations.
Yahya Expressed Assurance That The Kings Visit To Bali Would Lead To A 50 Percent Increase In The Number Of Arab Tourists To Bali From 240 Thousand Visitors In 2016 To 360 Thousand This Year.
The Visit Of Arab Tourists That Reached 80 Percent Of The Total Foreign Tourists From Middle East Countries, Its Gradual Positive Growth, And The Visit Of The King Are Estimated To Transform Bali As A New Favorite Tourist Attraction After Puncak.
The Total Foreign Tourists Visiting Indonesia Are Mainly From Countries Of The Association Of Southeast Asian Nations And The Asia Pacific.
Middle East Tourists Were Among 30 Percent Of The Rest Of Other Countries, Which Were Not Included In The Regions That Had Been Mentioned.
However, The Interesting Fact Is That Middle East Tourists Have A High Spending Power, Which Is Almost Two Folds Higher Than That Of Most Foreign Tourists.
With An Average Stay Of 11 Days, Middle East Tourists Can Spend As Much As Us$2,342 (Rp32.7 Millions) Per Day During Their Holidays Compared To The Expenditure Of Other Foreign Tourists Of Around $1,200 (Rp16.8 Millions) Per Day For An Average Five-Day Vacation."They Mostly Stay In Five-Star Hotels And Bring Along Their Families As Well As Housemaids," Niscaya Stated.
The Indonesian Government Continues To Seek For Improvements To Boost Revenues From The Tourism Sector, Considering The Huge Sum Of Money The Middle East Tourists Can Bring In To The Countrys Tourism.
Meanwhile, Saudi Ambassador To Indonesia Osama Bin Mohammed Abdullah Al-Shuibi Expressed His Gratefulness And Appreciation To The Indonesian People For Warmly Welcoming Their King.
He Explicitly Stated That If King Salman Would Be Pleased And Satisfied Over His Holiday In Bali, It Is Likely For The King To Have A Similar Vacation In Another Destination In Indonesia.If That Is So, Other New Destinations Targeting Middle East Tourist Will As Well Emerge In The Country.
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Garuda Indonesia To Add Extra Flights To Australia
The Jakarta Post, 08/03/2017
National Flag Carrier Garuda Indonesia Announced On Tuesday Plans To Increase Seasonal Flight Frequencies From Indonesia To Australia.
From May Until October, The Airline Will Add One Additional Flight To Its Jakarta-Australia And Bali-Australia Routes, Along Which It Currently Operates Four And Six Flights Per Week, Respectively.
Among The Routes Are Jakarta-Sydney, Denpasar-Sydney, Jakarta-Melbourne, Denpasar-Melbourne, Jakarta-Perth And Denpasar-Perth.
The Additional Flight Schedule Will Be Dependent On Market Demand During The Holiday Season Period, Hence The Numbers Will Be Different In Each Period.
Garuda Indonesia Ceo M. Arif Wibowo Said In A Press Release That The Additional Flight Frequencies Were In Line With Demand For The Australian Market, Adding That The Move Aimed To Accommodate Increased Traffic Between The Two Countries.
He Also Mentioned That Last Year Indonesia-Australia Routes Had Experienced A Passenger Growth Rate Of 17 Percent Compared To A Similar Period In 2015.
“The Enhancement Of Our Services To Australia Will Offer Our Customers A Wider Choice Of Flight Schedules And Ultimately Greater Travel Convenience To Australia,” Said Arif In A Press Release On Tuesday.
Meanwhile, The Australian Minister For Trade, Tourism And Investment, Hon Steven Ciobo Mp, Said, “Indonesia Is One Of Australia’s Fastest-Growing Markets For International Visitors, As Well As Australia’s 12th Largest Market For International Visitor Arrivals.
Indonesia Has The Potential To Be Worth Over Us$1 Billion In Overnight Visitation By 2020 And We Hope That Today’s Announcement By Garuda Indonesia Will Help Us Achieve That."
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Telkom Spreads Sme Products Worldwide
The Jakarta Post, /03/2017
Small And Medium Enterprises (Smes) Currently Serve As The Backbone Of Domestic Economy.
These Enterprises Are Even Alluded To In Government's Nawacita Nine-Point Development Agenda, Specifically In Regards To Economic Independence And Strategic Domestic Sectors.
In This Global Era, Economic Independence Through Smes Is Expected To Have A Strong Impact On Improving The Nation's Competitive Capabilities.
State-Owned Telecommunication Company Pt Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (Telkom) Realizes This And Has Long Done Its Part To Help Raise The Quality Of The Nation's Smes. It Has Done This Through Its Partnership And Community Development Program.
This Program Has Seen Telkom Give Sme Business Owners Aid Not Only In The Form Of Capital But Also In Terms Of Training Assistance. Telkom Has Also Presented Sme Products At Domestic And Global Exhibitions.
One Such Recent Recipient Of Aid In This Program Is Zulfian, A Business Owner In The Field Of Stone And Wood Craftwork.Despite A Positive Consumer Reception To His Work, Zulfian's Business Efforts Suffered From A Lack Of Sufficient Capital And Limited Market Reach.
"I Visited A Number Of Companies And Institutions To Offer Products. Whenever I Received Mass Orders, Instead Of Being Happy, I'd Get Headaches. The Problem Is That There Isn't Enough Capital To Buy Raw Materials Or Pay My Employees Enough,” Zulfian Said.
This Is Where Telkom Came In. They Offered Him The Capital He Needed. They Gave Him Training In Production, Management, Marketing, And Packaging. Ever Since Telkom Lent Him A Hand, Zulfian's Business Has Changed For The Better.
"Thank God, As A Result Of Telkom's Aid, My Business Keeps Growing. My Annual Turnover Now Is Close To Rp 1 Billion," Said Zulfian, Who Now Has Customers In Malaysia, Singapore And Even South Africa.
Zulfian Has Indirectly Empowered And Created Welfare For His Local Community.Catur Sugiyono Is Another Example Of Someone Who Has Benefitted From Telkom's Sme Aid Program.
Catur's Expertise Is In The Art Of Wooden Batik.
After Modest Beginnings In 1996 Making Painted Masks With A Modest Capital Value Of Rp 1.5 Million, His Catur Batik Wood Brand Is Now Internationally Recognized And Can Be Seen In Malaysia, India, South Africa And France. His Turnover Reaches Hundreds Of Millions Of Rupiah Monthly.
Catur Realizes That Telkom Has Been A Huge Help In His Path To Success.
"Aside Providing Capital, Telkom Also Gave Me A Chance To Get Training Program In Improving My Business Management Skills. Even Telkom Is Also Facilitating Catur Batik Wood's Exports," Said Catur.
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Trans-Papua Road Set To Be Completed Next Year
The Jakarta Post, 08/03/2017
The Development Of The 4,300-Kilometer Trans-Papua Road Project In Papua And West Papua Provinces On Indonesia’s Easternmost Island Is Expected To Be Completed Next Year, Public Works And Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono Has Said.
“The Construction Has Seen Significant Progress,” Basuki Said In Jakarta, As Reported By Tempo.Co On Tuesday.He Said 3,850 Km Of The Total 4,300-Km Road Had Been Constructed, While The Remaining Section Would Be Developed This Year And Next Year.
Similarly, The Ministry Had Also Constructed 884 Km Of A 1,086-Km Road Project Near The Border Between Papua And Papua New Guinea, He Said.
When The Construction Of The Trans-Papua Road Is Finished, It Will Accelerate Development In The Provinces Because Many Areas That Used To Be Isolated Will Be Connected To Economic Centers.
Citing An Example, He Said The Trans-Papua Road Section From Mamugu-Kenyam-Haberba-Wamena Would Result In A Significant Decline In Prices Of Basic Commodities And Construction Materials, Particularly Cement.
“People Have Started To Benefit From The Construction Of The Trans-Papua Road And Border Road. People Who In The Past Had To Travel On Foot Can Use Vehicles,” He Added.
The Government Has Allocated Rp 7.61 Trillion (Us$570.75 Million) For The Construction Of Infrastructure In The Provinces, As Well As A Rp 2.18 Trillion Special Allocation Fund.
Apart From Roads, The Ministry Is Also Developing Housing And Clean Water Projects. (Bbn)
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