Hence, that is the government's commitment to give full attention to the Papuan people and region
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo said he, along with Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander Admiral Yugo Margono, would continue advancing President Joko Widodo's (Jokowi's) policies in Papua to realize social justice for all.

"However, we understand that there are challenges we are facing right now," Prabowo stated after officiating the Papua Police Office, as per the statement received here, Sunday (January 8).

Prabowo pointed out that one of the challenges is posed by parties, who are reluctant to believe that Papua will be the new centre of economic growth in Indonesia outside Java island.

Jokowi continues to focus on advancing the economy and development in Papua, he stated while adding that the success to organize the XX PON National Games in the region in 2020 demonstrated the success in Papuan development.

"Hence, that is the government's commitment to give full attention to the Papuan people and region," Prabowo noted.

To support priority and major projects in Papua, the police chief underscored the importance of synergy among the military, the police, and the Papuan people.

He pointed out that priority programmes are on the development of tourism destinations, urban regions, and agricultural infrastructures, while some major projects that would be undertaken in Papua include airport development and the placement of health workers.

"Those are measures that the government continues to encourage to realize Indonesia-centric (growth)," he affirmed.

Meanwhile, Prabowo also instructed the Papuan Police Chief and police officers to improve services for the people after the regional police have their new office building.

"All Papua Police officers must strive to improve their quality, particularly for the people, who need police services," the police chief remarked.

Providing good services to the people will demonstrate that the new office building motivated the police to serve the people well, he remarked.

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Translator: M Zulfikar, Nabil Ihsan
Editor: Sri Haryati
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