Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin is conducting a working visit to Indonesia's Papua region from Tuesday to Monday (July 17).

Based on the information received in Jakarta on Tuesday, Amin, who concurrently serves as head of the Papua Special Autonomy Development Acceleration Steering Committee (BP3OKP), is set to visit the provinces of Central Papua, West Papua, and Southwest Papua.

Accompanied by Second Lady Wury Ma'ruf Amin and the entourage, the VP departed from the Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base, Jakarta, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. local time onboard the Indonesian Defense Forces' Boeing 737-400 Presidential Special Aircraft.

"The vice president would like to ensure that development in Papua goes as planned," Vice President's spokesperson, Masduki Baidlowi, noted in a statement.

During his visit in Papua, VP Amin is scheduled to partake in several inspection and inauguration activities.

During the first two days of the visit, Amin will make trips to the districts of Timika and Nabire in Central Papua. In Timika, the VP will symbolically hand over membership of the National Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS) to native Papuans as well as inspect cataracts and cleft lip surgeries.

Meanwhile, in Nabire, Amin will officiate the location identified for the development of Central Papua Province's Government Office Area by laying the first stone and planting a tree. In addition, he is scheduled to hold a discussion with local farmers.

On the third day, the VP will head to Fak-Fak District, West Papua, to lay the first stone for the construction of the Ma'ruf Amin Green Open Space Garden and also conduct a review of the district's priority projects and featured products.

Later, Amin will inspect strategic projects in West Papua's Teluk Bintuni and Manokwari districts before departing for Southwest Papua Province's capital city, Sorong.

In Sorong, he is scheduled to hold a hearing session with Acting Governor of Southwest Papua Muhammad Musa'ad as well as local traditional and community figures and also lay the first stone for development of the province's government facilities and infrastructures center.

On Monday, after visiting Sorong City, Vice President Amin will return to Jakarta.

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Translator: Rangga Pandu, Tegar Nurfitra
Editor: Azis Kurmala
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