Sorong (ANTARA) - The Southwest Papua Provincial Government prepares two locations for the construction site of the new province's office area in Sorong.

Acting Governor of Southwest Papua Muhammad Musa'ad, along with six regents and mayors, on Wednesday, conducted a firsthand inspection of the potential construction site at Kilometer 16 of Sorong City.

"We came here to inspect the location and will report to the center afterwards," Musa'ad said.

He said that the provincial government is targeting two locations to build the new province's office area. The duo locations are Kilometer 16 at Wombik Stadium and Kilometer 18 at Pawibily Monument in the border area between Sorong Regency and Sorong City.

"The central government is the one who will decide (the compatibility of the locations)," he stated.

He also noted that the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) will soon come to conduct a direct feasibility study to assess the locations.

"We will soon initiate the construction process after we get the green light from the central government," he said.

The acting governor expressed optimism that the six regents and mayors along with the people would fully support this program, so that it could run smoothly as planned.

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