Development Based on Sociocultural Aspects In Papua #1

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BAPPENAS or National Development Agency is a key institution in formulating concrete steps of development in Indonesia including in Papua. The BAPPENAS draft in cooperation with relevant stakeholders is urgently needed. The Indonesian government need to maximize development in many provinces. But the development plan created by the related institutions is a fresh breeze for the people of Indonesia especially Papua

Often the lack of coordination from the parties in charge of development undermines a province. This article is not intended to blame stakeholders who are less contributing in building Papua, but aimed at mobilizing the spirit of development in every circle especially in direct contact with development in Papua.
Head of National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro is preparing a roadmap for the Papua development program, which will discipline ministries / agencies to contribute to the development of the Province of East Indonesia. Bambang said some stakeholder not to be asked to build a road in Puncak Jaya, but in Biak. But they built the road in Puncak Jaya because it is easier.
Discussion of Papua’s development program according to Bambang should be done after President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) assesses that the stakeholders do not realize the distribution of development in Papua even though he already set the big amount of funds. Jokowi said, the government poured Rp85, 7 trillion for Papua last year.(https://www.cnnindonesia.com/ekonomi/20161109065525-92-171350/bappenas-berani-sentil-kementerian-yang-malas-bangun-papua/ )

The Regional Government of Papua Province appreciates the central government for having affirming and accommodating the interests of development in Papua as stated in the RPJMN 2015-2019 Book III. Thus the narrative of Head of Bappeda Papua Province, Muhammad Musaad, M.Si. He sees positive changes in the implementation of development in Papua that are sociocultural based.(https://www.bappenas.go.id/id/berita-dan-siaran-pers/pembangunan-berbasis-sosiokultural-di-papua/ )

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As a breakthrough based on socio-cultural, based on the release of the official website of Bappenas in May 2016, Bappenas and the Papua Government formulated a strategic area-based development (also based on region’s main commodities)approach on 5 customary or cultural areas. The five cultural areas are the Saereri Area that includes the districts of Cendrawasih Bay, Mamberamo Tabi (Mamta) area covering the northern coast of Papua, and the La Pago Regions covering the Middle East region of the East. Similarly, the Animha Region on the southern coast of Papua, and the Mee Pago-Bomberai Regions in the Middle Mountains of the West side and Mimika. (Bappenas & http://mediaindonesia.com/news/read/28237/bangun-papua-dengan-pendekatan-adat/2016-02-11)

Keywords: development, BAPPENAS, custom territory, RPJMN 2015-2019, PEMDA Papua, Saereri, Mimika

By Suha Salmia, Macdis Researcher