Military Ready to Build West Papua Regional Military Command Headquarters, says Army Chief


Jayapura, Jubi/Antara – Army Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo said the Indonesian military is ready to build the West Military Regional Military Command Headquarter in Manokwari.

“Currently we are preparing the location to build the West Papua Regional Military Command Headquarters,” he said after giving a speech to the participants of KNPI 14th Congress in Jayapura on Wednesday (25/2). He said if the location was ready, the military will immediately build the headquarters.

When asked about the preparation progress, he told reporters to ask the question directly to the Cenderawasih Regional Military Commander Major General Fransen Siahaan who accompanied him at the time. And the Commander Siahaan answered that currently the location has been ready.
“The West Papua Regional Military Command Headquarter will be completed within 2015,” he said.

The Army Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo stayed in Jayapura for three days and he returned to Jakarta after giving speech.

The KNPI 14th Congress was opened by the Youth and Sport Minister Imam Nahrawi and would be held from 26 to 28 Februari 2015 in Jayapura. (*/Rom)


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