Jokowi Vows to Complete Trans-Papua Highway
President Joko Widodo (Photo:Antara/Wahyu Putro)
Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has reiterated that the government will continue the Trans-Papua highway project despite security concerns in Indonesia's easternmost province.

"We will complete the Trans-Papua highway. We will complete the project," President Jokowi told a press conference on Wednesday.

"There are difficult geographical conditions. There are also security concerns," he added.


Last week, an armed group attacked a bridge construction project in the Papuan regency of Nduga. The group allegedly killed at least 20 people.

"19 of them were workers. The other one was a military officer," National Police chief General Tito Karnavian told reporters at the palace.

"We are still chasing the suspects. It is still on going," he added.



(WAH)

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