What are you thinking of the Western Guinea belonging to Indonesia? Will you say “it’s a region with less electricity or no boulevard”? Some might believe that West Papua is relatively left behind compared to other Indonesia’s provinces. However, these following admirable facts about West Papua’s high development would definitely alter your mind.
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Nearly All the Districts Have an Electricity Access
According to CNN Indonesia, the people in 356 villages in Papua province can enjoy light at night nowadays as the power installation has just been perfectly implemented. One of the districts getting this privilege is West Mimika, situated about 50 km from the city of Timika. By dint of a financing program from the Village Ministry named Village Fund, the electricity is able to help the locals’ economic matters.
The electricity connects all villages in Mimika region including Atapo, Aparuka, and Kiyura. Each has a generator to generate the power distributed throughout houses. In addition to enjoying the bright night, the local residents have a life much easier – the housewives can do their chores simpler, and the children can do their homework when the sun sets. Everything looks more productive than before.
The Opening of Wi-Fi Village
Not only do the inhabitants of West Papua could relish in the electricity but the people are linked to the world – the internet access is now available. One of the evidence is the Engros village, a unique rural community near the capital of Jayapura boasting a free 24-internet facility. Here, you can browse the internet, upload your photo on the Instagram, as well as updating the latest activity through social media anytime you want.
With this modern easiness, the residents in this village could take a lot of benefits. For instance, the fishermen might hone their fishing skill by acquiring some information on the internet. The same is true for the local women – the ladies can empower themselves by learning how to manage the right housewifery and open a small business for their additional income. For the tourism sector, the presence of internet could promote the village attractions.
Developing 34 Airports in the Entire Papua under Sky Bridge Program
The mountainous geographical condition covered with thick lush jungle in West Papua really doesn’t offer much road access. The substantial way to tackle down the matter of transportation is to maximize the airport service. Nowadays, the Indonesian government has the advanced measure by running the sky bridge program. It has an aim to boost air connectivity to varied remote spots across the immense island.
The program is in line with the Papua’s airport development throughout 34 airports that include Wamena, Enarotali, and Tanah Merah. Aside from the innovative project, today’s government plans to build 10 new airports in the border area such as Okaba, Manggelum, Oksibil, and Kebar. These amazing schemes have proven that the Indonesian government is greatly serious in improving West Papua.
The Opening of New Water Transportation Routes
Water transportation is another backbone of West Papua. Recently, the Indonesian government doesn’t only construct up-to-the-minute infrastructures in regard to water load but also disclosing 13 new routes connecting to all cities and remote places across West Papua. The 13 pioneer routes are divided into three parts—Merauke routes departing from Pomako, Biak routes leaving from Serui, and Sorong routes departing from Sorong.
The main objective of running this program is no other than to get the most out of economic growth due to the demands of market development and let the water connection easier and more flexible. The additional fleets supporting the fresh routes are also included. The government’s dream in lessening the isolation apparently requires a shorter term.
Noken Pustaka, the Program of Mobile Library
“All Indonesian people are equally the same in accessing to education and improving the education quality” – this utterance in accord with the Indonesian government’s mission is also applied in West Papua. To achieve this lofty goal, the country creates a program named Smart Indonesia better known as Indonesia Pintar.
The mobile library under the organization called Noken Pustaka is run to keep motivating the people of Papua to go for a read. In addition to reading encouragement, the project comes with an ultimate objective of eradicating illiteracy in the easternmost Indonesia’s province. The name of Noken is given as it symbolizes peace, good life, and fertility. It is pretty clear that the country’s development requires human resources by promoting reading culture.
In comparison to previous years, today’s development in the land of paradise bird, West Papua literally has a significant improvement from public infrastructure to the empowerment of human resources. All of this unbelievable progress is by means of the Indonesian government working hard in manifesting the equal development across Indonesia. What an achievement!