The Head of the West Papua Regional Planning, Spatial Planning, and Housing Division, Jemy Pigome, said that his party targeted the regional gap index in West Papua to reach 0.39 in 2025.
“Indeed, the gap value, the regional index gap in West Papua is quite high, around 0.44 to 0.45. Our target is that in 2025 it will decline to 0.39. That is our target,” Pigome said when met at the Athlete Century Hotel, Jakarta, Friday (October 5, 2018).
Pigome said that the strategic carried out by the West Papua Regional Government was to encourage human development efforts and improve connectivity. “The population in West Papua is living scattered. So the access of the people of West Papua, access to other sectors, is prioritized,” he said.
In the future, Pigome’s division will focus more on development programs of strategic issues such as reducing poverty and strengthening regional economic growth. “More regional strategic issues can be synchronized with the RPJMN, to encourage economic growth and reduce poverty, environmental quality index, human balance index. So the concept of development is not sporadic, more thematic. For any priority that fit regional strategic issues,” he explained.