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UP4B starts development acceleration in Papua

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Thu, January 12 2012   /  08:33 am

The Unit for the Acceleration of Development in Papua and West Papua (UP4B) began its work on Wednesday by disseminating its mission.

UP4B chairman Bambang Darmono, accompanied by his deputy Eduard Fonataba, said the main tasks for his unit were to support the coordination, synchronization, planning, facility provision and the control of development implementation and acceleration in Papua and West Papua.

Bambang said the UP4B would only operate for three years and its main duty would be to build a basis for sustainable development, in line with the aspirations of local communities, leading toward social integration.

The UP4B was established by the government in late 2011 after the acknowledgment that special
autonomy legislation, which was applied to Papua in 2001 in the hopes of providing a “win-win” solution to local demands for the separation of Papua fro...