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West Papua governor meets Vice President to discuss accelerated development

Discuss accelerated development

Manokwari, West Papua (ANTARA) – West Papua Governor Dominggus Mandacan met with Vice President Ma’ruf Amin in Jakarta on Wednesday to discuss a proposal for accelerated development in the province.

“We asked for guidance and directives from the vice president in the capacity as chief of the team for accelerating welfare development in Papua and West Papua, in accordance with presidential instruction number 9, 2020,” Mandacan said.

The proposal covers a number of sectors aimed at promoting the local people’s welfare, he added.

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He said he has proposed the arrangement of the national strategic tourism area (KSPN) in West Papua, with the theme of biodiversity conservation, culture, and religion.

“The proposal for the KSPN program comprises two areas, namely Sorong-Raja Ampat (which has been developed) and Manokwari-Pegunungan Arfak,” he added.

He said he has also proposed the creation of job training centers and excellent senior high schools to promote the quality of local human resources.

“We need a job training center to produce skilled, ready-to-work, professional workers,” he stated.

Discuss accelerated development is taken from: ANTARA NEWS

Notes:

Located on the western half of the island of New Guinea and long racked by a simmering violent separatist insurgency, Papua encompasses Indonesia’s two easternmost provinces.

A former Dutch colony, West Papua was formally incorporated into Indonesia in 1969, after an undisputed vote of about 1,025 representative tribal leaders. The result of the plebiscite was overseen and endorsed by the United Nations.

Since the democratization in 1998, especially since 2007, democracy by mean of elections has been introduced to increase political participation in Papua and West Papua. The fact that the leaders of Papua and West Papua provinces are democratically elected by the people has strengthened the legality of West Papua as a province of Indonesia.

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This Blog has gone through many obstacles and attacks from violent Free West Papua separatist supporters and ultra nationalist Indonesian since 2007. However, it has remained throughout a time devouring thoughts of how to bring peace to Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia.

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