The administration of President Joko Widodo from 2015 to 2019 has a focus on finishing the Trans Papua road in west papua. In addition to building the main road, the district and city roads will also be connected to the main road. Construction of this road is expected to open isolated areas immediately.
At the end of 2014, Trans Papua in Papua Province had only reached 2,343 km. The remaining roads that have not been connected to the main road are 865 km. While Trans Papua in West Papua Province just reached 920 km. The remaining roads that have not been connected to the main road are 151 km.
Based on data from the Directorate General of Highways of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, the total length of Trans Papua roads that have been built is 908.8 km from 2015 to 2018. The constructed road is 761.57 km in Papua Province and 147.23 km in West Papua Province.
At present, Trans Papua in West Papua Province has been built entirely, which is 1,071 km long. In 2015-2018, 153.62 km of the road was built.
In 2017, Trans Papua in Papua Province has reached 2,907 km of the total 3,259 km planned. From 2015 to 2019, the road constructed was 865 km long.
The government’s target is to complete all of the remaining uncovered Trans Papua, which is 1,066 km long, by the end of 2019. That means, there are 865 km of new road construction in Papua Province and 151 km in West Papua Province waiting to be completed.
In 2018, there was still 1,678 km of unpaved roads, namely 379.39 km in West Papua Province and 1,298.61 km in Papua Province; whereas the total length of the Trans Papua road reaches 4,330 km.
The construction of national roads in the two provinces of Papua has reached 1.982 km from 2015 to 2018. The total length consists of 791 km in 2015, 477 km in 2016, 345 km in 2017, and 369 km in 2018.
Road maintenance during 2015 to 2018 is targeted to reach 14,367 km, which consists of 2,933 km in 2015, 3,625 km in 2016, 3,969 km in 2017, and 3,840 km in 2018.
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