Risma: We Collaborate with Uncen and ITS to Overcome Poverty in Papua

goodmorningpapua.com – Social Minister Tri Rismaharini (Risma) collaborated with the University of Cendrawasih (Uncen) and the Sepuluh November Institute of Technology Surabaya (ITS) to resolve poverty in Papua. To follow up on this collaboration, Risma met with Uncen and ITS together with Papuan religious leaders at the Uncen Rectorate, Jayapura.

“There are 7 provinces in Indonesia receiving special attention for poverty alleviation this year, one of which is Papua,” Risma told reporters in Jayapura, Sunday (3/10/2021).

In addition, Risma has also met with the Church Council led by Rev. Lipius Biniluk. The meeting discussed the poverty alleviation program.

“Pdt Lipius Biniluk has come to me to provide suggestion regarding the poverty alleviation program in Papua. This is what we are now discussing with Uncen and ITS,” said Risma.

In the meeting, Risma invited the Dean of the ITS Engineering Faculty. Risma hopes that the planned program can be immediately followed up by ITS and Uncen.

“It is targeted that 6 ships will be completed by 2021, but there have been developments in several regencies apart from Memberamo Raya, Serui, Sarmi and Bintuni Regencies as well as other regencies in the mountains of Papua, namely Puncak, Puncak Jaya, and also requesting land transportation facilities,” said Risma.

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Risma explained that for Asmat Regency, poverty reduction programs had already been carried out through community empowerment for broiler and layer chicken farms.

Meanwhile, Uncen Chancellor Apolo Safanpo said this program was a request from the Papuan people to Risma. However, Risma thinks that through this program, Papuan human resources can also gain knowledge through the transfer of knowledge and technology.

“It could be that the minister buys ships from Surabaya (PT PAL) or from abroad, but you think more about building all sides. So we (Uncen) and ITS are involved in building the needed ships and land vehicles according to the poverty alleviation program in question,” he said. .

“Of course, this program is very good, in addition to meeting the needs of the community, but also helping Uncen in the application of its mechanical engineering,” said Apolo.

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