The PUPR Special House Program Helps West Papuans

The Special Housing Program of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) helps low-income communities (MBR) who live in border areas and remote islands in the Papua Province.

“In addition to the MBR, special development in Papua is also intended for religious / traditional leaders, conflict-affected communities, officers, education and health personnel who work in border areas and former OPM members, said PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono in his written statement on Saturday (12 / 1/2019).

A number of people in the Papua Province were helped by the provision of a special program from the Ministry of PUPR.

Bernard Sie, 62, the Special Housing resident in Skow village, Muara Tami District, Jayapura City said he was happy to be able to live in his native land in West Papua by occupying a house built by the government.

The Special Housing is one of 50 Special Housing 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 Government of Indonesia is one of the best in many countries I know,” said Bernard Sie who lives with his wife and eight children.

Whereas Frans Wally, 48 years old, the Chief of the Tribe in Kehira Village, Jayapura Regency told that before there was a Rusus program, one house was inhabited by a mother, child and grandchild.

With the construction of special services, married children must move and no longer live with their parents. Rusus, which is occupied by Frans, is one of 50 Rusus built in Kampung Kehiran I, Jayapura Regency in 2016.

“Economically, we cannot build houses like this. But with the Government’s attention from the Center to the Regions, they also have hearts for the people, finally we can have a house like this, said Frans.

The Special Housing development also touched Ariepi Village, Kosiwo District, Yapen Islands Regency, Papua. A total of 25 Special Housing 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.

In 2018, the Special Housing development was intended for remote communities and ex-OPM in East Yapen and West Yapen as many as 24 units.

“I am very grateful. If possible, this development should not break up. Go ahead in 2019 and 2020. Go ahead so that our brothers who do not understand can get it. Places that have not been built must be built,” he explained.

Special Housing 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 comfort for residents. Nationally Special Housing development by the Ministry of PUPR for the 2015-2018 period was 22,358 units. In 2019, the Special Housing development is targeted at 3,230 units.

Source: wartaekonomi.co.id

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