Kendari, Jubi – Minister of Home Affairs, Tjahjo Kumolo, said the government is currently prioritizing the acceleration program development of border regions for the next three years.
“There are 187 districts in the border area that go priority locations this year which is the border between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, the border RI-Timor Leste, and Indonesia-Malaysia border,” said Tjahyo during a meeting with local government officials throughout South East Sulawesi Kendari on lst week.
He said, the border region now becomes the entrance of drugs in Indonesia. “Around 49 paths that used for the entrance of drug including foreigners also take the path, “he added.
About the budget, Tjahjo said this year through the National Agency Border Management (BNPP), the government allocated Rp 13.9 trillion for the border region.
“The government will budget huge funds every year to revamping the border region. I believe in three years the appearance of the border region will be changed completely, “he said.
Tjahyo Kumolo visited Southeast Sulawesi in order to inaugurate Micro-hydro Plan Power current power in South Buton regency, Saturday (10/10/2015). (*)