Trans Papua Road: Only Three More Years To Completion

The development of Trans Papua road continues to be conducted by the government. Since the first construction in 2014, thousands of kilometers have been connected. Out of 4,325 km targeted by the government to be completed in 2018, 85 percent has been successfully completed.

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Trans Papua Road construction. harianpapua.com

Various obstacles such as roads covered by jungle, steep mountain, have marred the construction of Trans Papua. Lastly, there was a shooting incident by members of the OPM to the workers of PT Modern in Agenggeng village, Sinak, Puncak District, the region that is also included in the construction of the Trans Papua road. Even so, the government still continued the long-term project development as a part of the Jokowi-JK government work program. Because, if Trans Papua development is already completed, there will be a lot of advantages (read also When Trans Papua Is Ready, Moms Will Be Happy), which can be enjoyed, especially by the Papuans in the inland.

According to data gathered by Papuanews.org, in the first year of development (2014) there are 827 km unconnected road, partly due to areas that are still covered by dense jungle. Then, in 2015, 169 km of road has been successfully completed. Now, there are 658 km in the work.

Here are the latest road conditions in Papua and West Papua, taken from detik.com:

Merauke-Tanah Merah-Waropko: 534 km. Already 100% connected, but not entirely paved with asphalt. Paved with asphalt: 479 km, 55 km is not paved yet. This road also features a 638-meter-long bridge.

Waropko-Oksibil: 136 km. Connected: 70 meters, the remaining 66 km is not connected yet. Paved: 5 km, the rest 65 km is still dirst road. This road will also be equipped with a 800-meter-long bridge.

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Dekai-Oksibil: 225 km. Connected: 197 km, the remaining 28 km is not connected yet. Paved with asphalt: 12 km, the remaining 185 km is still a dirt road. This road will also be equipped with a 2.16 km long bridge.

Kenyam-Dekai: 180 km. Connected: 10 km, and the remaining 170 km is not connected yet. No paved road yet. This road will also be equipped with a 1.1 km-long bridge.

Wamena-Habema-Kenyam-Mamug: 295 km. Connected: 258 km. Paved: 25 km, and the remaining 233 km is not paved yet. This road will also be equipped with a 567-meter-long bridge.

Elelim-Jayapura-Wamena: 585 km. Connected: 470 km, the remaining 115 km is not connected yet. Of Paved: 342 km and the remaining 128 km is not paved yet. This road also features a 620-meter-long bridge.

Wamena-Noble-Ilaga-Enarotali: 466 km. Connected: 237 km and the remaining 229 km is not connected yet. Paved: 51 km and the remaining 186 is not paved yet. This road also features a 1.44 km-long bridge.

Wagete-Timika: 196 km. Connected: 172 km and the remaining 23 km is not connected yet. Paved: 81 km and the remaining 91 km is still dirt road. This road also features a 640 meters-long bridge.

Enarotali-Wagete-Nabire: 285 km. Connected: 100%, fully paved with asphalt, complete with a 152-meter-long bridge.

Nabire-Windesi-Manokwari: 827 km. Connected: 700 km, and the remaining 127 km is not connected yet. Paved: 259 km, and the remaining 441 km still a dirt road.

Manokwari-Sorong Kambuaya: 596 km. Connected: 566 km, and the remaining 30 km is not connected yet. Paved: 537 km, and the remaining 29 km have not been paved. This road also features a 485-meter-long bridge.

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