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Jokowi inspects progress of trans-Papua road project

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    The Jakarta Post

Wamena, Papua   /   Wed, May 10, 2017   /   06:12 pm
Jokowi inspects progress of trans-Papua road project President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo gets ready to inspect the progress of the trans-Papua road project by motorbike in Wamena on May 10. (Courtesy/State Palace)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his entourage visited Wamena, Papua, on the last day of his working visit to the area on Wednesday, to inspect the progress of the trans-Papua road project.

Jokowi inspected the development of the Wamena-Mamugu 1 section road by motorbike. The inspected road is part of the 4,300-km project.

“Imagine how difficult it was for the builders [of the road],” he told reporters after the inspection on Wednesday.

Jokowi said the Indonesia Military (TNI) was cooperating with the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry to finish the project by 2019.

 “In the beginning [the project] was carried out by the TNI, before the ministry joined in to get it done faster,” said Jokowi.

(Read also: Trans-Papua road set to be completed next year)

Jokowi was accompanied by TNI commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo, Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono and Army chief of staff Gen. Mulyono during the inspection. (mrc/dan)