Government Builds Decent Houses for New Residents at Indonesia, Timor-Leste Border
Indonesian Government through Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing is building special houses for new residents at the border area in Belu Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province. The special houses built in Indonesia – Timor-Leste border area will be used by new Indonesian citizens, ex-East Timor refugees.
Building special houses is Government’s commitment to provide decent houses for the people through A Million Houses Program. It is also a realization of equitable development throughout the country, especially in the outward, outermost, and disadvantaged regions.
“This is a real proof that government plays a significant role in providing decent houses. We hope that the houses can increase life quality of the people who will receive more decent, healthy, and comfortable houses,” Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, as quoted from official website of Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, on Tuesday (14/09/2021).
Previously, the Government of Belu Regency has proposed to build 450 units of special houses that consist of 400 units for the people in the border area and 50 units for Brigade Mobile personnels. From the proposal, 300 units have been built by stages in 2020-2021.
The development of 300 units of special houses was divided in three stages: 100 units in Stage I, 100 units in Stage II, and another 100 units in Stage III. The 300 units were built by using technology of Instant, Healthy, and Simple House (RISHA technology) type 36. Stage I project was started in 2020 in Tohe village, Raihat District, and today the project is completed and the houses are already used for temporary living.
Stage II project which is also located in Tohe village, Raihat district is started in 2021 in regular work package. Today, Stage II project is in the process of construction and 65.60 percent progress has been made. Meanwhile, the Stage III project, which is included in 2021 National Economy Recovery program, is still in the process of open tendering. The construction of Stage III will be carried out in Rafae village, Raimanuk district. (PR of Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing/UN) (AW/LW)