Jayapura, 1/3 ( Jubi ) – The Department of Labor and Demography in Papua province said that there will be no transmigration program in Indonesia ‘s easternmost region.
” The other provincial governments in Indonesia still consider implementing the transmigration program, but not for the Province of Papua,” department head Yan Piet Rawar said in Jayapura on Thursday (3/4) .
To control the population in Papua, the provincial government already has a provincial regulation (Perdasi) No. 11 of 2013. “The population of Papua should reach 20 million before a new transmigration program can be implemented, ” he explained.
When asked about the impact of the influx of people from outside Papua, he acknowledged the number increased every year but was under control.
“We’ve socialized Perdasi No. 11 of 2013 to the regencies and cities in Papua as people from outside who came to Papua is growing each year. One of the reasons is employment opportunities, ” he said.
He hopes that this regulation can be implemented well if there is cooperation and coordination between the regencies and cities in Papua.
” Yes, the people who enter Papua can not be easily recorded and hopefully the implementation of e-ID card can collect accurate population data, ” he said.
While, the Governor of Papua Lukas Enembe said, currently Papuans do not need new provinces but more welfare in all sectors.
“So far, about 60 percent of Papuans are not ready for new provinces. If we force the split, it will create new problems,” said Luke. ( Jubi / Alex/ Tina )