Boost Infrastructure, Ministry of PUPR Provides Decent Shelter in West Papua Through the Special Housing Program

Infrastructure development is not only centered on Java and major cities but also in border areas, the foremost and remote islands.

One of them is the provision of decent housing as basic infrastructure for low-income people living in border areas and remote islands in the Papua Province through the Special House (Rusus) House of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR).

“In addition to the MBR, Rusus’s development in Papua is also intended for religious / traditional leaders, conflict-affected communities, officers, education and health personnel who work in border areas and ex OPM members,” said PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono some time ago.

Bernard Sie, 62, Rusus resident in Skow Village, Muara Tami District, Jayapura City said he was happy to be able to live in his land in Papua by occupying a house built by the Government. Rusus is one of 50 Rusus units built by the Ministry of PUPR through the Directorate General of Housing Provision in 2015.

“I am happy because the Government provides services to make people’s lives better. I have to say, the Indonesian Government is one of the best in many countries that I know of, “said Bernard Sie who lives with his wife and 8 children.

Frans Wally, 48 years old, Head of the Tribe in Kehira Village, Jayapura Regency tells that before there was a Rusus program, one house was occupied by a mother, child and grandchild With Rusus being built, married children have to move and no longer live with their parents.

“Economically we cannot build a house like this. But with the attention of the Government from the Center to the Regions, they also have hearts for the people, finally we can have a house like this, “Frans said. Rusus, which is occupied by Frans, is one of 50 Rusus built in Kampung Kehiran I, Jayapura Regency in 2016.

Rusus development also touched Ariepi Village, Kosiwo District, Yapen Islands Regency, Papua. A total of 25 Rusus units were built in the area in 2017 and are inhabited. Kris Nussy, former East Yapen TPN-OPM Commander who declared integration on August 17, 2017, said that previously one house was occupied by 2-3 families so it was very narrow.

“I am very grateful. If possible, do not stop this development. Go forward in 2019 and 2020. Go on so that our brothers who don’t understand can get it. “Places that have not yet been built must be built,” he explained. In 2018, the Rusus development was intended for remote communities and ex-OPM in East Yapen and West Yapen as many as 24 units.

Rusus built by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing is generally a type 36 house that has been equipped with furniture and facilities and utilities (PSU) such as environmental roads, drainage, electricity and water.

This condition is expected to increase the comfort of residents. Nationally Rusus development by the Ministry of PUPR for the 2015-2018 period was 22,358 units. In 2019, the Rusus development is targeted at 3,230 units.

Source: id

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