SBY Meets With 13 Papuan Church Leaders

02 Februar, 2012 | Source: The Jakarta Post

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono met with Papuan church leaders on Wednesday and repeated his pledge that the central government would bring peace and prosperity to the region.

Thirteen church leaders attended the meeting at the Wisma Negara hall at the State Palace compound, including senior Jayapura Archdiocese official and Peace Papua Network coordinator Father Neles Tebay, Evangelical Church Assembly in Indonesia’s Papua branch chairman Rev. Lipiyus Biniluk and Rev. Isai Doom from the Tabernacle Pentecostal Church (GPT).

Home Affairs Minister Gamawan Fauzi and Coordinating Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Minister Djoko Suyanto also attended.

“The President has listened to the church leaders’ aspirations. He has directed all relevant agencies to implement measures necessary to boost Papuan people’s welfare, for example, establishing a more efficient shipping mechanism to reduce cement prices,” Gamawan told reporters.

“Sufficient infrastructure and facilities are keys to help reduce prices in Papua. Thus, accelerating infrastructure development in the region will be our top priority. We have been pushing the House of Representatives to approve budgets required to implement such projects,” he added.

Presidential spokesman Julian Aldrin Pasha said: “such a constructive dialogue will continue under coordination of Vice President Boediono.”

The government recently set up Presidential Unit for the Acceleration of Development in Papua and West Papua (UP4B) which is tasked with accelerating development in the provinces.

The government’s commitment to Papua and West Papua would be tested through the UP4B, which had no authority to execute policies but was responsible for ensuring that regional administrations and the central government coordinated better with each other.

One of the projects to be closely monitored will be the acceleration of infrastructure development in Papua’s mountainous areas where 1.5 million indigenous people live.

Another project will be the acceleration of the construction of a container port in Agats, Asmat regency, to facilitate the transportation of various goods by river to Dekai, the capital of Yahukimo regency in the Highlands.

There will also be accelerated inter-regency road construction across mountainous areas to reduce the high dependence on air transportation.

 

The Indonesian government, through a resolution issued by the Ministry of Health, has officially enforced health protocols for the tourism and creative economy sector.
The Indonesian Trade Ministry has adopted strategic measures to intensify the exports of processed food products to improve Indonesia′s trade balance in the second quarter of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto stated.
The spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has brought the tourism sector to a screeching halt, resulting in the collapse of tourism-related industries comprising aviation, hotel, restaurant, and other travel and hospitality businesses worldwide.
Israel’s lust for more Arab land seems endless. They have occupied and colonized most of Palestinian land and unilaterally claimed Syria’s Golan Height, annexed Jerusalem, and now they plan to annex parts of Jordan Valley and West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a meeting of Likud’s Knesset faction on May 26 that the annexation of West Bank will begin on July 1 this year.
Indonesia will produce COVID-19 test kits and ventilators by late May of 2020, Minister of Research and Technology/Head of the National Research and Innovation Board Bambang Brodjonegoro stated.
Vice President Ma′ruf Amin confirmed that the Indonesian government had readied several development programs to support the country′s recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic that led the government to amend the focus of development in 2020.
Address: 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26. | MAP |
Phone: (+36-1) 413 3800 Fax: (+36-1) 322 8669
E-mail: embassy@indonesianembassy.hu