President Jokowi Ends Working Visit to Merauke Regency

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 3 Oktober 2021
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President Jokowi arrives at Domine Eduard Osok International Airport in West Papua province, Sunday (03/10). (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/Kris)

After carrying out working visit to Papua province, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Sunday (03/10), headed to West Papua province to continue his working visit in the land of Papua.

Indonesia-1 Presidential Aircraft carrying the Head of State and his entourage took off from Mopah Airport in Merauke regency at 17:05 eastern Indonesian time and landed at Domine Eduard Osok International Airport in Sorong city, West Papua province at 19:06 eastern Indonesian time.

Shortly after arriving in Sorong city, the President and his entourage went straight to their hotel to continue the working visit the next day.

Joining the President during the flight to Sorong city were Speaker of the House of Representatives Puan Maharani, Minister of Investment/Head of the Investment Coordinating Board Bahlil Lahadalia, and Special Staff to the President Billy Mambrasar.

The President has been in the land of Papua since Friday (01/10) afternoon. On Saturday (02/10) morning, the President inspected and inaugurated several arenas that will be used for the 20th National Sports Week (PON) at Papua Bangkit sports complex in Jayapura regency, Papua province.

Afterwards, the President attended the groundbreaking ceremony of Papua Youth Creative Hub in Abepura district, Jayapura city. In the evening, the President officially opened the 20th PON at Lukas Enembe Stadium.

On Sunday (03/10), the Head of State carried out a number of activities in Merauke regency, starting with the inauguration of a new terminal at the Mopah Airport.

In Merauke, the President also inaugurated Sota Integrated Cross-Border Post (PLBN), inspected the facilities there, as well as inspected and shopped at Sota market.

The President then inaugurated Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI) General L. B. Moerdani Modular Hospital in Margamulya district and inspected COVID-19 vaccination for the people and students at Merauke Regent’s office field.

The President ended his working visit in Merauke by inspecting sports arenas and watching wushu matches at Merauke cluster of the 20th PON at Head Sai Sports Center. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (DH/MMB)

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