Jayapura, 4/3 (Jubi) – A member of the Papuan Representative Council (DPR Papua) has asked the local government in Yuhukimo regency to give infrastructure construction projects to native employers.
“It’s better to give the opportunity to the native employers to carry out construction projects as they have the capacity and are ready to work,” member of Commission D on Infrastructure Sinut Busup said on Tuesday (4/3).
He further said should projects be given to non-Papuan employers, they should be people who live in Yahukimo because they know this area better.
Related to the Dekai Airport project, Busup urged the Yahukimo government to complete it before the end of the year.
“Now there is 45 billion for the construction of Dekai Aiport. So it must be finalized within this year,” he said.
He said the 2014 Regional Budget also earmarks 19 billion for the construction of City Ring Road and Patipelopon Road. “We are asking for the project to be finalized within this year. If it worked, we would fight for more funding. The finalization of Dekai Airport is very important for opening access to other airline companies in addition to Trigana Airlines to operate in Yahukimo in 2015. It would support and improve the economy of highland areas,” he said.
Earlier, the chairman of DPR Papua’s Commision D, Yan P Mandenas urged relevant departments to properly use the infrastructure budget, which increased from 800 billion to 2 trillion rupiah.
“It should be used properly. Do not waste the budget only for paying consultants. So far I see only one or two persons are independent. Do not waste money for nothing,” Mandenas said. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)