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Government Builds 2 Logistics Warehouses in Papua to tackle hunger

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Jakarta, IO – The government is building two logistics warehouses in Sinak and Agandugume districts, Puncak Regency, Central Papua, to overcome hunger in the region.

Sorni Paskah Daeli, the acting deputy for coordination of regional development and disaster management at the Coordinating Human Development and Culture Ministry, explained that the construction of the warehouse in Sinak district was almost complete by June 14.

“Meanwhile the one in Agandugume is still in the clearance process as the area is vulnerable to KKB [armed criminal group] attack,” said Sorni, per CNN Indonesia, Wed (26/6).

The plan to build the warehouses was initially revealed by the Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy last year when he visited the areas affected by drought and famine.

Sorni said famine usually occurs in June and logistics have now been prepared in Timika. “BNPB [National Disaster Mitigation Agency], as well as the army will hand over the management of the warehoused to the regional government in the future because they know better what the community needs,” said Sorni.

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Sorni explained that currently construction of the road from Sinak to Agandugume is also being carried out. The infrastructure development in the district has been included in Papua’s special autonomy which has been budgeted for three years from 2024.

“I have communicated with the regent of Puncak, 10 percent of the road construction has been completed. It is likely to be completed in the next two years,” he explained. (un)

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