Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Kasuari XVIII Military Command has constructed 20 decent houses and a church during a two-month period in the sub-districts of Kokoda and North Kokoda in South Sorong District, West Papua.

The construction work was conducted under the framework of the 2019 Indonesian Military (TNI) Territorial Operation aimed at encouraging development in remote regions, Commander of Military Resort Command (Danrem) 181 Brig. Gen. Ignatius Yogo Triyono remarked in Sorong on Monday.

Triyono stated that the territorial operation, held between February 12, 2019, and April 12, 2019, resulted in the construction of the Indonesian Christian Church (GKI) Maranatha Undagaga Klasis Imeko from wood.

Furthermore, the TNI constructed 20 decent houses in the villages of Tarof and Nebes.

Brig. Gen. Triyono is optimistic that the public would make wise use of the provided infrastructure.

In the meantime, West Papua Provincial Legislative Council (DPRD) Chairman Piter Konjol remarked that the West Papua government had maintained constant synergy with the TNI for basic infrastructure development in tune with the public interest.

Konjol expressed gratitude and praised the TNI for assisting people in North Kokoda Sub District, South Sorong, by building decent houses and majestic churches.

"It is expected that the program will be implemented in other areas in need of public services," he added.


Translator: Ernes Broning / Azis Kurmala
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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