Sorong, Southwest Papua (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin conveyed four strategic messages for accelerating development in Papua at the launch of the Papua Development Acceleration Master Plan (RIPPP) and the Papua Development Acceleration Information System (SIPPP) on Friday.

As per his first message, the design of comprehensive programs should have a direct impact on improving community welfare within the framework of the 2022–2041 RIPPP.

"Ensure that the planning and budgeting of these programs is carried out by considering the needs of the OAP community (indigenous Papuan people) and focuses on improving the quality of education, reducing extreme poverty, and overcoming stunting to increase the standard and quality of life of Papuans," he said at the event in Sorong, Southwest Papua.

Amin then emphasized that efforts to implement these programs must be supported by strengthening coordination, synergy, collaboration, and cooperation between the central government, regional governments, the private sector, and the community.

In his second message, he expressed hope for the optimization of SIPPP utilization.

He said that SIPPP is not merely a tool for monitoring and evaluating the acceleration of development and special autonomy for Papua, but a driving force to consolidate, synchronize, and harmonize all data and information on Papua's integrated development planning.

In his third message, the Vice President expressed the hope for increased involvement of OAP in preparing action plans for the accelerated development of Papua each period to ensure that the aspirations and needs of the Papuan people are accommodated.

In the last message, Amin called for ensuring an effective and sustainable development acceleration process.

Meanwhile, Minister of National Development Planning/Head of the National Development Planning Agency (PPN/Bappenas) Suharso Monoarfa, who was also present at the launch, said that the preparation of 2022–2041 RIPPP was mandated by Law Number 2 of 2021 concerning the Second Amendment to Law Number 21 of 2001 concerning Special Autonomy for Papua Province.

"This master plan was prepared together with ministries/institutions, regional governments, and Papuan community leaders. This is an integrated plan between sectors and regions to prioritize the principles of good financial management," he added.

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Translator: Benardy Ferdiansyah, Resinta Sulistiyandari
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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