"In the context of efforts to accelerate the development of West Papua, it is expected to provide clear, tangible changes and that the results are truly experienced and the benefits are enjoyed, especially for indigenous Papuans, as a commitment of the government," the vice president stated in Manokwari, West Papua, according to a statement from the Bureau of Press, Media, and Information of the Vice President's Secretariat on Thursday.
Amin revealed that the central government, through the National Development Planning Ministry or National Development Planning Agency (PPN/Bappenas), had created a development strategy complemented by an action plan for 2021-2024.
"This is in the context of poverty alleviation, basic needs, as well as in the context of accelerating welfare development, also called the quick win program, so it is an acceleration program to ensure that the results can be immediately witnessed by the Papuan people," he expounded.
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Vice President Amin led a coordination meeting with the ranks of the West Papua provincial government at the West Papua Governor's Office on Thursday. The meeting aims to discuss efforts to expedite development and tackle extreme poverty in the area.
"This is a coordination meeting to discuss Presidential Instruction Number 9 of 2020 and then also relates to Law Number 2 of 2021 on the Second Amendment to Law Number 21 of 2001 on Special Autonomy for the provinces of Papua and West Papua while at the same time discussing about tackling extreme poverty," he noted.
At the coordination meeting, Amin appealed to all ranks of the West Papua provincial government to submit proposals and hold dialogue with the central government to accelerate development in West Papua Province.
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"This is a follow-up meeting of that at the Vice President's Office to obtain some kind of input and dialogue between the (central) Government and all of society in West Papua," Amin remarked.
Amin's visit to West Papua is the foremost one since he first served as vice president in October 2019. He is also scheduled to visit Papua Province, Friday, October 15, to lead a coordination meeting and close the National Sports Week (PON). XX.
Amin's entourage during the visit included Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security Mahfud MD, Home Affairs Minister Tito Karnavian, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah, Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Teten Masduki, National Development Planning Minister/Head of National Development Planning Agency Suharso Monoarfa, Deputy Minister of Public Works and Public Housing John Wempi Wetipo, and Deputy Minister of Environment Life and Forestry Alue Dohong.
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