President Yudhoyono presents community empowerment funds to West Papua

Manokwari (ANTARA News) – During his first-ever working visit in West Papua, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is to present Rp154.72 billion in financial aid under the National Self-reliant Community Empowerment Program (PNPM) to the province on Thursday.

The assistance was to be handed to West Papua Governor Abraham Artururi when the president visits Mansinam island in Manokwari district.

The president was expected to arrive at Manokwari`s Rendani airport from Sorong at 9:30 am local time and inspect a command post of the Earthquake Disaster Management Coordination Unit (Satkorlak) at the Manokwari district head`s office.

From the Manokwari distirct head`s office, the president would be driven to Manokwari`s seaport to board a naval vessel that would take him and his entourage to Mansinam island where he would hand over the PNPM financial aid intended for nine districts and municipalities in West Papua. On the occasion, the president would also present aid in kind (basic necessary packages) to the local people of the island.

In addition, the president would also witness the handing of People`s Business Credit (KUR) from three state banks to small enterprises in the district.

On the occasion Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) would hand credits totaling Rp16.59 billion to 1,516 debtors, Bank Mandiri Rp11.22 billion, and Bank BNI Rp8.42 billion to 44 debtors.

In Mansinam island, President Yudhoyono would also sign a plaque to mark the dedication of ten infrastructure projects in West Papua, among others the construction of Warmare-Prafi road, six bridges, and a road betweb Fak Fak and Kokas. (*)

2 Responses to President Yudhoyono presents community empowerment funds to West Papua

  1. Jeremy Beadle says:

    Ha ha ha. you really make me laugh mr papuan!!!! please stop being coward and reveal your identity. i want to be able to laugh at you more for being the pathetic person you really are

    freedom of expression???? yeah i just need to come here to get that!!!

    why cant you answer a simple question????

    why do indonesians lock up west papuans for 15 years for raising a flag????

    are you so stupid that you cant even answer that??? please answer the question mr papuan!!

  2. Jessica Bridge-Furth says:

    Would you be so kind as to offer a comment on why 4 Australians have been put in prison by the Indonesians??

    I find it disgusting that Indonesia thinks they can act in such a way, especially as the Australians were actually in Papua which under the rules of international law is not part of Indonesia.

    I have many friends in the Torres Straits and they think this is because Indonesia is scared because there have been many western spies in West Papua recently.

    I think this is a good thing as we need to know the truth about what is happening in West Papua and it is clear that Indonesia is very very scared of western powers.

    Indonesia needs to know that they are a weak power and will be crushed by any country if they show violence against the Australians and any Papuans that may have helped them on their spying mission

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