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Infrastructure Development in Sorong Regency

sorong District Public Works Office 2017 records show that the length of roads in Sorong regency is 1,252 km, consisting of asphalt road surfaces of 137.39 km, rigid road surface of 712.33 km, 447.56 Km gravel road surface, , and dirt road surface of 595.82 km.

In the sea transportation sector, which has the potential to connect districts or villages in the Sorong regency, the data of the Transportation Agency of Sorong regency noted that there are currently10 docks in 10 districts, namely in

  • Mayamuk,
  • Aimas,
  • Seget,
  • Makbon,
  • Moraid,
  • South Salawati ,
  • Moisegen,
  • Klamono,
  • Beraur, and
  • Klabot.

In addition, Sorong Regency also has 2 large docks, 6 special docks, 5 small docks, and 23 boat docks. Sorong regency also has 6 special ports located in Arar, Malabam and Salawati District.

In Arar District, there are 4 special ports, namely;

  • Petrochina,
  • Loading Pier Gas Cover,
  • Cement Indonesia, and
  • Hendrison Iriana.

In Malabam and Salawati, there are special ports respectively, namely Jaya Abadi port and Joint Operating Body Pertamina and Petrochina.

In terms of air transportation facilities, Sorong Regency is currently conducting the development of an international airport located in Klawoton Village District Moisegen.

Segun Airport, which originally has an area of about 2,500 Ha, was then developed to about 2,825 Ha.

Presently, the people of Sorong regency use the Dominic Eduard Osok Airport located in Sorong City to carry out traveling activities using airplanes.

 

In the health sector, Sorong District has a health facility in the form of a:

  • Type C unit General Hospital,
  • 18 units of Community Health Centers spread in each village,
  • 53 units of Auxiliary Community Health Centers,
  • 174 Community Health Center units,
  • 11 units of Integrated Service posts,
  • 33 Maternity Clinics and 34
    Roaming Health centers which consist of 34 units of motorcycles,
  • 7 units of cars and 6 units of boats.

Privatization of drinking water facilities is one indicator of household welfare. Generally, the privatization level of the use of drinking water facilities alone will better ensure health, hygiene and flexibility in terms of their use.

Most or about 58.50% of households in Sorong Regency use their own drinking water facilities. Approximately 10.61% use collective drinking water facilities, and 9.75% use common drinking water facilities.

Currently, there are still 21.14% of households with no drinking water facilities. The education facilities in Sorong District are spread over 18 regencies and most are dominated by education facilities to meet the basic education needs of 9
years, namely elementary and junior high schools.

Higher education facilities such as SMA and SMK are more concentrated in central regencies such as Aimas, Mayamuk, Salawati and Mariat Districts. Education facilities in Sorong Regency are 124 elementary schools, 11 Madrasah Ibtidaiyah, 1 SLB, 42 junior high schools, 9 Madrasah Tsanawiyah, 18 SMA, 7 Madrasah Aliyah, and 7 SMK.

To support educational facilities, Sorong regency provides Perpu Seru facilities (Seru Library) which is a Partner Program with PT. Coca Cola Foundation Indonesia and National Library of Indonesia.

This program aims to make the library in each region into a Center for Learning and Activity Based Communications and Information Technology (ICT).

The new Perpu Seru program was just existent in Eastern Indonesia in early 2016, in the provinces of NTT, Maluku, Papua and West Papua.

While the regencies in West Papua, which received assistance and the opportunity to receive the PerpuSeru program, were Sorong regency and Raja Ampat. In Sorong, there are also 8 social facilities in the form of orphanages, namely;

  • Darul Istiqomah,
  • Sinar Kasih,
  • Nurul Yakin,
  • Al Hidayah,
  • Agape Cinta,

Muhammadiyah, Darul Aitam, and Pelita Kasih are scattered in some districts such as Aimas, Mayamuk and Salawati. The number of children raised in the orphanages is 413 people.

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