President Jokowi Begins 8th Working Visit to Papua
Date 11 April 2018
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Wednesday (11/4) began working visit in Papua, Jayapura to distribute land certificates to the residents and to visit Mama Mama Market in Jayapura City.
The President is also slated to monitor the progress of Holtekamp bridge, which is under construction.
“The President and the entourage will spend a night in Jayapura City and continue the working visit activity on the next day,” said Deputy of Protocol, Press and Media of Presidential Secretariat Bey Machmudin in his press release.
For the record, this is the President eighth visit to Papua since taking office in October 2014. On 10 May last year, the President also visited Papua to monitor Trans Papua road project site and to inaugurate Skouw State Border Crossing (PLBN).
Bey added that on the second day of the working visit in Papua, President Jokowi will visit Holtekamp bridge, which is under construction. The 732 meter long-bridge above Youtefa Bay connects Jayapura City and Muara Tami District in Papua Province. “The bridge can shorten travel time from Jayapura City to the border of Skouw, from 2.5 hours to 60 minutes,” said Bey, adding that President Jokowi will visit Asmat District, Papua Province.
“President Jokowi wants to ensure that the local Government continues providing treatment for the residents following extraordinary outbreaks (measles and malnutrition). The President also wants to remind the importance of supplementary feeding,” Bey concluded.
Joining the President in the working visit this time are First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Public Works and Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, and Minister of Health Nila Moeloek. (BPMI Setpres/ES) (STU/EP/Naster)