Trans Papua road that runs from Sorong to Merauke will be fully connected this year. It was said by President Joko Widodo ( Jokowi ) via the video uploaded on his official Instagram account, Thursday (14/3/2019).
“If there is no hindrance, this year the road of Trans Papua along 3,545 is fully connected,” said Jokowi who delivered the video.
Jokowi conveyed the construction of the Trans Papua road and its border road could not be postponed. During this time the people in Papua said he had to spend two to three days on the journey to travel 100 km only.
The construction of Trans Papua road from Jayapura to Wamena along 575 km is known to have been connected. These connecting roads are expected to facilitate the flow of goods, lowering the price of goods in the mountains to those who have been isolated to open access to those who have not been connected.
“And to give a sense of justice to those who have been neglected,” said Jokowi.