January 2018

Minister of Social Affairs: Infrastructure Projects in Papua Ease to Overcome Malnutrition Problems

Minister of Social Affairs, Idrus Marham, assesses that the main problem in overcoming the problem of malnutrition and health in Asmat, Papua, is access to transportation because most areas there are still isolated. Therefore, according to Idrus, infrastructure projects in the form of Trans Papua road development will be very helpful in overcoming the problem of malnutrition. “Almost all the areas there are isolated, unreachable,” said Idrus at the Parliament

Papuan Forest Area

Aerial photo of the meandering river divides the forest in Mimika Regency, Papua, Monday (29/1/2018). Based on data from the Papua Province, the total area of ​​Papua forest is about 28,621,799,707 hectares consisting of primary dryland forest of 16,034,266,437 ha, primary swamp forest 4,940,145,353 ha and swamp area of ​​7,647,387,917 ha.

The Trans-Papua Road Will be Completed in 2019

Building on the edge of the slogan of the Working Cabinet government is evidenced by Jokowi by building a Trans-Papua road. Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR), Basuki Hadimuldjono, asserted that the road of trans Papua along 4,330 km which cleaves forests and hills from West Papua and Papua will be completed by 2019. Until early 2017, Trans Papua Road was still not penetrated along 353.7 km. While