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Ministry of PUPR Distributes IDR 2.58 Billion to Renovate 110 Houses in West Papua

The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) has budgeted Rp 2.58 billion to dissect 110 uninhabitable housing units in Wondama Bay, West Papua.

Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) has budgeted Rp 2.58 billion to dissect 110 uninhabitable housing units in Wondama Bay, West Papua.

Yance Pabisa, Head of the Center for Housing Provision for Papua Region II at the Ministry of PUPR, said that the house renovation in Wondama Bay was carried out through the distribution of Self-Help Housing Stimulus Assistance (BSPS) or better known as the Home Renovation Program.

Through this program, the government provides Rp. 23.5 million to the beneficiaries to buy building materials and wages for artisans. “The BSPS program for Teluk Wondama Regency previously only had 50 uninhabitable housing units, and later there were additional 60 units.

So the total number of BSPS distributed by the Ministry of PUPR in Wondama Bay is 110 units. The total budget reaches IDR 2.585 billion,” he said, Sunday (12/9/2021).

Based on data from Balai P2P Papua II, the location for the distribution of BSPS is in Soberi Indah Village, Wondama Bay, West Papua.

To date, there have been 46 uninhabitable houses (RTLH) that have been renovated to make them more habitable through the BSPS. In addition, there is also an RTLH which is still under construction, and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

“People are still eager to build their houses even during the pandemic. We also ask them to continue to implement the health protocols, and it is hoped that the entire construction of the BSPS can be completed, so that people can enjoy decent housing,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Director General of Housing at the PUPR Ministry, Khalawi Abdul Hamid, said that the BSPS would cover all regions in Indonesia, including West Papua. “Until now, there are still many people who live in the RTLH and need assistance from the government, especially to improve their housing to be livable,” he said.

The existence of the BSPS, he said, was a stimulant given to the community to want to build their houses independently and to encourage the spirit of mutual cooperation in social life.

In addition, the local government is also able to provide support as much as possible by replicating a similar program and compiling data on the housing needs of the community properly. “The amount of stimulant aid that we distribute is not too big, but it can encourage people’s enthusiasm to build their houses independently. We also have to work together and help each other between communities, so that the area is free from RTLH,” he said.

Source: Bisnis.com

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