Building of Trans Papua Road Reaches 3,446 Kilometers – A Presidential Special Staff (Stafsus) Billy Mambrasar said the building of the Trans Papua Road has now reached 3,446 kilometers.

In total, the Trans Papua Road will stretch as long as 3,462 kilometers from the Bird’s Head in the Domberai Customary Area, Sorong, West Papua, to Bumi Anim Ha in Merauke, Papua.

“Until now, the development of Trans Papua has permeated along 3,446 kilometers.” Billy said as quoted from a press release on the official website of the Cabinet Secretariat, Saturday (25/9/2021).

Billy also said that this infrastructure development is included in the national strategic project (PSN) and the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN).

The construction of the Trans Papua Road is also expected to reduce the cost index, reduce poverty, and distribute infrastructure development evenly throughout Indonesia. “Connecting the provinces of Papua and West Papua as well as being a connectivity for all cities, districts and villages throughout the Land of Papua,” said Billy. “We all hope that Papua will develop like other developed regions. Let’s make it happen together!” added Stafsus who is a native Papuan son.

Previously reported, the construction of 14 physical packages of the Trans Papua Road was disturbed because the security situation in Indonesia’s easternmost province had not been stable since August 2019.

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“Since August 2019 many of our work packages have been stagnant.  As a result, until December last year, only cities could work,” said Head of the National Road Implementation Center (BBPJN) XVIII Jayapura, Osman Marbun in Jayapura, Thursday. (5/3/2020).

More recently, the armed criminal groups have returned to action in Papua Province. They burned an excavator type heavy equipment belonging to PT Wijaya Karya in Mangabib Village, Oksebang District, Bintang Mountains Regency, Papua, Wednesday (8/9/2021). The excavators are used by the construction workers of the Trans Papua Road in the Bintang Mountains.

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