Government to Accelerate Development in Papua Next Year

Minister of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), Bambang PS Brodjonegoro stated that the government would accelerate the development in Papua and West Papua next year as stated on the Government Work Plan (RKP) 2019.

Bambang said that one of the five national priorities specified on RKP is to diminish inter-region disparity by strengthening maritime affairs and connectivity. Based on that priority, one of the program would be the acceleration of development in Papua and West Papua.

Listed among the priority programs are the access and quality improvement for health services, as well as contextual education in Papua.

“The other priorities are the development of top commodities and downstream-upstream tourism,” Bambang stated, Saturday (5/5/2018).

Moreover, also listed on the RKP are several improvements for basic infrastructure, technology and information, interregional connectivity, and also the governance and institution.

On RKP 2019, the government has set the macro targets for 2019 development agenda. The targets are 5,4-5,7 percent economic growth, 8,5-9,5 percent poverty rate, and 0,38-0,39 gini ratio.

Human Development Index (IPM) is expected to reach 71,89 percent and the unemployment rate is set to decrease to 4,8-5,2 percent. For the record, 2019 would be the last year of Indonesia’s National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2015-2019.

“RKP 2019 will mainly focus on maximizing all resources (government, private sector, and bank) to pursue national goals and targets on RPJMN 2015-2019,” Bambang explained.

 

Source: Kompas.com

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