President Jokowi to visit Merauke

President Jokowi to visit Merauke

The chief of the XVII Cenderawasih Military Command in Papua, Major General Hinsa Siburian. (ANTARA/Indrayadi)

Jayapura (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is scheduled to leave for Merauke, Papua, on Sunday afternoon for a two-day visit to the eastern region.

The chief of the XVII Cenderawasih Military Command overseeing the region, Major General Hinsa Siburian, said here that President Jokow would inaugurate the newly renovated Mopah terminal in Merauke upon his arrival.

On Monday, President Jokowi is scheduled to visit the Indonesia-Papua New Guinea border post in Sota and inspect the Trans-Papua and border roads.

After visiting the border in the southern part of Papua, President Jokowi will proceed to Manokwari, West Papua, Major General Hinsa Siburian said.

While in West Papua, the President will inaugurate the port in Wasior and later visit Sorong where he will inaugurate a micro-hydro power plant in Maybrat, he said.

Asked about which cabinet ministers would be accompanying the President, Siburian said he did not know about it.

(Reporting by Evarukdijati/T.E006/Uu.H-YH/INE/KR-BSR/B003)

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