Sunday, August 24, 2014

1) President Yudhoyono asks Papuans to not waste their land

1) President Yudhoyono asks Papuans to not waste their land
2) President Yudhoyono inaugurates new religious site in W Papua
3) President Yudhoyono proceeds to Manokwari from Raja Ampat


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 1) President Yudhoyono asks Papuans to not waste their land
Minggu, 24 Agustus 2014 19:59 WIB | 336 Views

Manokwari, West Papau (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on the people of Papua to not waste their land which promises blessings and good future.
 President Yudhoyono who is to end his tenure next October 20, have deeply been impressed by Papua and West Papua which he described as promising lands for the people of Papua (and West Papua).
 "I can see and witness that these lands (of Papua and West Papua) are promising good future. So, the people should not waste Gods bounty," the President said when inaugurating the Christian Evangelism Site on the Mansinam Island, West Papua, on Sunday.
 The President said that he had cruised a lot of places in the land of Papua where he often stayed for days and nights such as the districts of Sorong, Manokwari, Wasior, Raja Ampat, Timika, Jayawijaya, Yahukimo, Wamena, Merauke and Jayapura.
 Yudhoyono said he could feel his closeness to the people of Papua and West Papua, expressing hope that what the people of Papua had achieved would be maintained and increased in times to come.
 "We should honestly carry out development together. The governments of Papua and West Papua, community leaders and political elements should all have common commitment. With that way, from year to year, Papua will gain advancement," he asserted.
 On the occasion, President Yudhoyono said that therefore, the people of Papua needed to maintain togetherness, harmony and tolerance as these factors were keys to advancement of Papua.
 "If we are solid and strong in these, the life of the people and nation will become tough, secure and peaceful. So, let us all stand in font to develop and advance the peoples life," President Yudhoyono said.
 He said that if togetherness, tolerance and harmony disappeared from the land of Papua, it was almost certain that there would be a problem with life.
 In the national level, when togetherness and harmony disappeared, then trials would come from God.
 Therefore, the President asked all sides to jointly maintain tolerance and harmony in an effort to achieve the development ideals in Papua.
 "We want the people of Papua to stand equal to their brothers across the country. Yesterday in Raja Ampat I declared our determination to make progress, build prosperity and improve welfare all together," the President said.
 He said that the government continued to allocation budget for the development of Papua and West Papua provinces.
 "Every year the budget for the development of Papua and West Papua continued to increase. Budget for special autonomy is set at Rp7 trillion and for infrastructure development at Rp2.5 trillion," Yudhoyono pointed out.
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2) President Yudhoyono inaugurates new religious site in W Papua
Minggu, 24 Agustus 2014 12:48 WIB | 432 Views
 Mansinam island, W Papua (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono here on Sunday inaugurated a statue of Jesus Christ o Mansinam island.
 The president arrived on Mansinam island at around 11 a.m. Eastern Indonesian Standard Time (WIT) using Sampari Navy ship.

The head of state was accompanied by First Lady Ani Yudhoyono, Minister of Transportation EE Mangindaan, Public Works Minister Djoko Kirmanto, Governor of West Papua Abraham Octavianus Atururi and other high ranking government officials.
 Apart from inaugurating the statue on Mansinam island, President Yudhoyono also observed the development of sea wall at the WTC beach in Raja Ampat district, water pipe for farming in Fakfak district, Waroser dam and breakwater at the beach on Mansinam island.

President Yudhoyonos visit to Mansinam island was part of the presidents activities on the sidelines of international maritime event Sail Raja Ampat held in Raja Ampat District, from August 17 to 23.
 After his visit in West Papua, President Yudhoyono is scheduled to attend an international conference in Bali province.
 The Sail Raja Ampat 2014 is one of the sail series organized by the Indonesian Government. It is an annual international event formulating sailing and other marine-oriented activities while promoting coastal and maritime tourism.

 Several ministries, institutions, and public and private sectors had worked in tandem to synergize the programs with an eye to offer economic and cultural benefits to both the participants and the communities where the event took place.
 Reporting by Panca Hari Prabowo
Translating and Editing by Amie Fenia Arimbi
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3) President Yudhoyono proceeds to Manokwari from Raja Ampat
Minggu, 24 Agustus 2014 15:19 WIB | 390 Views
Sorong, W Papua, (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and entourage proceeded to Manokwari after attending Sail Raja Ampats peak event in Waisai, Raja Ampat District, West Papua Province, Sunday.

The head of state, First Lady Ani Yudhoyono and members of the entourage left Domine Eduard Osok airport in Sorong, at 8 am local time, by a plane for Manokwari, where he was scheduled to inaugurate a number of projects.
 In his remarks when launching the peak event of Sail Raja Ampat on Waisai Torang Cinta (WTC) beach, Raja Ampat District, Yudhoyono expressed his hope that all Indonesian people - from the countrys western most province of Aceh to the eastern most province of Papua to be prosperous at the same time.

"We want Indonesia, from Aceh to Papua, to progress and be prosperous at the same time," he said.
 From West Papua, President Yudhoyono is scheduled to visit East Timor and Bali.
 Sail Raja Ampat was organized from August 17 to 24, 2014, to promote West Papua to become an international tourist destination and accelerate the economic development in the region. 
"Raja Ampat is one of the real wonders of the world, its A Gods blessing that should be protected," Coordinating Minister for Peoples Welfare Agung Laksono said earlier.
 Raja Ampat offers unforgettable adventure activities such as diving, snorkeling, trekking, hiking, fishing, and fish-feeding at certain spots.

As a marine tourism destination, Raja Ampat offers maritime attractions, but visitors can also indulge in activities such as bird-watching. Raja Ampat has rare species of birds such as King Cockatoo (Palm Cockatoo) and Cendrawasih or Bird of Paradise. Raja Ampat has alluring scenery extending from the deep sea to the sky.
 Sail Raja Ampat, which is part of international maritime event Sail Indonesia, is the sixth event after Sail Bunaken in 2009, Sail Banda in 2010, Sail Wakatobi-Belitung in 2011, Sail Morotai in 2012, and Sail Komodo in 2013.
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