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Development Acceleration of Papua and West Papua

The program to improve access and quality of education in the provinces of Papua and West Papua includes;

  • construction and operation of a dormitory school;
  • dormitory building for students and teachers;
  • development and improvement of vocational schools tailored to the potential of the local area;
  • the availability of technical personnel in the forestry sector in West Papua province; construction of new classrooms (RKB) and the implementation of rehabilitation of classrooms;
  • Improving the implementation of literacy education in the application of Papua’s contextual education curriculum;
  • availability of qualified teachers and additional teacher quotas;
  • the implementation of affirmative policy for indigenous Papuans (OAP) to pursue secondary and higher education.

Increase in access and quality of health services, in the form of:

  • improving the quality of maternal and child health services;
  • the implementation of the healthy living community movement;
  • development of Malaria Center; decreased incidence of malaria, prevalence of HIV / AIDS, and other infectious diseases; the operation of long-distance health services by utilizing telemedicine technology at national / provincial or regional referral hospitals and of 24 teams of Healthy Archipelago health personnel in a group (team based) as well as the assignment of specialist doctors;
  • and educational assistance of specialist physicians for the sons / daughters of indigenous Papuans OAP.

Social protection and poverty reduction are implemented in the form of:

  • integration implementation of Healthy Card Indonesia with Healthy Papuan Card.
  • Fulfillment of the needs of the National Health Insurance Beneficiary (PBI) / JKN;
  • the implementation of Family Hope Program (PKH), and the availability of capital assistance for MSMEs.


Strengthening of local economy based on territorial custom is manifested in the form of:

  • the implementation of paddy fields to support the production and development of local economy based on superior commodities and territorial custom;
  • irrigation development in Mappi Regency, rehabilitation of tertiary irrigation networks;
  • rehabilitation of irrigation networks in Manokwari and Merauke regencies;
  • the construction of the Baliem dam

The Development Acceleration Program of Papua and West Papua in 2018 is supp orted by 7 (seven) priority activities, namely: (1) improving access and quality of education; (2) imp roving access and quality of health services; (3) social protection and poverty; (4) strengthening local economy based on territorial custom; (5) acceleration of basic infrastructure development; (6) developm ent of regional connectivity; and (7) institutional and governance strengthening.

  • The development of coconut, clove, nutmeg and sago production from upstream to downstream;
  • the availability of production and post-harvest facilities and equipment, as well as the processing equipment of food crops and plantations;
  • the development of ruminants; the construction of a local food warehouse and drying floor;
  • the development of BUMDES joint infrastructure and facilities;
  • the construction of farm ponds and other water structures in food insecurity areas;
  • enhanced Primary Products Rural Area skills;
  • build and develop Integrated Marine and Fishery Center (SKPT) in Biak, Timika and Merauke;
  • the development of creative economy business; and implementation of inter-village market development,

Next is the acceleration of basic infrastructure development, that is:

  • the availability of stimulants for the construction of new and healthy homes;
  • provision of Community Based Drinking Water and Sanitation (PAMSIMAS);
  • development of drinking water supply system (SPAM) in water-prone areas and in fishermen’s areas;
  • network construction in facilitated water areas;
  • construction of community-based wastewater treatment systems;
  • construction of raw water supply infrastructure in Jayapura City, Jayawijaya Regency and Merauke Regency;
  • Development of clean water facilities and infrastructure in rural areas;
  • construction of clean water facilities and infrastructure in small islands;
  • Installation of Solar Energy Efficient Lamps (LTSHE) in pitch dark rural areas;
  • construction of Minihidro and PLTS (solar power) plants in the border area;
  • availability of regional connectivity development;
  • Establishment of national roads including Trans Papua road and border road;
  • the construction and development of airports and ports;
  • the holding of subsidized sea freight transport;
  • the holding of sea transport services and pioneer air transport;
  • the construction of BTS in blank spot areas especially in 3T areas;
  • provision of internet access in the telecommunication area;
  • the establishment of Integrated Broadband Village;
  • and the network of fiber optic network that connects all regency / city capitals of Papua and West Papua provincies.

Meanwhile, institutionalarrangements and governance are done in the form of:

  • completion of the preparation of Special Regional Regulations;
  • implementation of provincial / regency / city / district institutional capacity building in the improvement of basic public services;
  • facilitation in handling legal issues related to custom land use for development purposes in Papua and West Papua Provinces;
  • as well as the implementation of homeland love program and national insight through Papua’s contextual approach.

Read More: West Papua Provincial Government Strategic Activities for 2015-2019