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Trans Papua Road is Targeted to be Completed 2018-2019

by Sebastianus Epifany Friday, January 27, 2017 - 17:22

JAKARTA - Indonesian Government through the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (KEMENPUPR) seeks to develop key infrastructure in Papua Province. The road construction has continued to be driven by the Government, of the total length of 4330.07 km are now just 366.20 km.

KEMENPUPR even target the entire Trans Papua road construction projects can be completed between the years 2018-2019. This was disclosed by Minister PUPR Basuki Hadimuljono.

"Total the Trans-Papua road project is along  4.330,07 kilometers. Until the end of 2016, it has been completed 3.851,93 kilometers. Well, this year's target is increased to approximately 3963.87 km, so at the end of this year the remaining 366.20 km course, "said Minister PUPR Basuki Hadimuljono reported from (01/27/2017).

Basuki added that the government's focus now is to connect the mountainous region Wamena-Habema-Kenyam to Mamugu, along 278.6 kilometres which are targeted to be completed this year. He added that President Joko Widodo will visit the project in late January or early February.

"Infrastructure development is able to give a positive impact on increasing Indonesia's competitiveness in the global arena," said Basuki.

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