"I want to ensure that the program is designed to handle the districts with low prosperity rate," he said here on Monday in his capacity as chief of the steering council of the integrated coordination team for the acceleration of prosperity development in the provinces of Papua and West Papua.
Seven issues will become the focus of the development program in the two provinces, in accordance with President Joko Widodo's instruction number 9 of 2020 on the accelerated development of prosperity in Papua and West Papua, he noted.
The seven issues are poverty eradication, education, health, micro small businesses, manpower, infrastructure, and sustainable development goals (SDGs), he informed.
He said he has asked the National Development Planning (PPN) Ministry/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) to map problems in the provinces and ensure the working program is relevant to regional needs.
"I want Bappenas' plan to meet regional conditions, in accordance with the focus of the development program on the seven issues. This way the regions that have low prosperity rates can be identified and the activities of the (development) program are available (to them),” he explained.
Meanwhile, National Development Planning (PPN) Minister/National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) head Suharso Monoarfa has launched the Quick Wins program, as part of efforts to accelerate development in Papua and West Papua. Through the program, the government will carry out a total of 231 activities in 2021 and 2022, he informed.
He said public relations services and all relevant stakeholders must get involved in the program since the public communication strategy is important for building public trust.
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