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Regent Jayawijaya launched the first brick-making business

Papua first brick-making

Wamena (ANTARA) – Regent of Jayawijaya, Papua Province, Jhon Richard Banua launched the first brick-making business in the district.

Jhon Richard Banua in Pisugi District, Jayawijaya Regency, Thursday, appreciated the efforts of local Papuans who opened the red brick business.

“They manage this themselves and we support it. Regarding the demand for milling and printing equipment, we will provide it in the near future,” he said.

Jhon ordered the district and village governments to motivate youth to be involved in positive activities that have economic value to meet their needs.

“I asked the district head, village, apart from the district government to provide support, the village head must also support younger siblings for business in the village and district,” he said.

Through village funds provided by the central government to regions in villages, the Regent hopes to be used to develop economic potential according to their respective regions.

“In the regent’s circular, I have ordered allocations for the health sector, the people’s economy, the religious sector, so that the village government will not be wrong to provide support to young people who want to start a business using village funds,” he said.

Based on information received by Antara, brick production businesses in the central highlands of Papua are still very rare.

Papua first brick-making


Located on the western half of the island of New Guinea and long racked by a simmering violent separatist insurgency, Papua encompasses Indonesia’s two easternmost provinces.

A former Dutch colony, West Papua has formally returned to Indonesia in 1969.

The undisputed vote of about 1,025 representative tribal leaders has chosen to join Indonesia.

The United Nations endorsed the result of the plebiscite and the world recognized West Papua as part Indonesia.

West Papuan people have elected the leaders of Papua and West Papua provinces.

The election in West Papua has strengthened the legality of the region as a province of Indonesia.

Since 2007, Abdurrahman Wahid administration changed the name from Irian Jaya to Papua.

Papua gained a “Special Autonomy” status, a political compromise between Papuans and the central government.

In 2001, politicians in Jakarta agreed to proceed with the implementation of the Special Autonomy.

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This Blog has gone through many obstacles and attacks from violent Free West Papua separatist supporters and ultra nationalist Indonesian since 2007. However, it has remained throughout a time devouring thoughts of how to bring peace to Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia.

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