"We are studying ways to settle all human rights cases in Indonesia. In Papua there are 16 cases. President Joko Widodo has passed order to settle the cases as soon as possible," Luhut said here on Tuesday.
The government will reopen all cases and ask all including the Human Rights Commission and Papua community leaders to contribute to finding a solution to the problem openly, he said.
"If possible this year. Settlement of human rights cases must be transparent mainly through peaceful approaches," he said.
He said the government is trying to work out a plan to provide scholarship for Papua students to study various technologies abroad.
The regional administrations would be asked for their role in the development Papua to prevent making a similar mistake when granting Freeport the contract with Papua not given enough share of the benefit from their land.
Freeport has a large gold and copper mining concession in Papua.
Luhut said the government welcomes plan of the regional administration of Papua to build an industrial estate in Memberamo.(*)