Thursday, March 15, 2018

1) Fadli Zon Meets Freeport Officials in Timika, Papua


2) Soekarnopura proposed as official name of Papua’s Holtekamp Bridge
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THURSDAY, 15 MARCH, 2018 | 19:30 WIB
1) Fadli Zon Meets Freeport Officials in Timika, Papua

TEMPO.COTimika - House of Representatives (DPR) deputy speaker Fadli Zon and ten members of the House visited Timika, Papua on Thursday, March 15, regarding the implementation of Special Autonomy (Otsus) Law. He is scheduled to meet officials of Freeport Indonesia.
"It is related to the implementation of the Otsus Law, and also related to supervision in other areas including with everything in Papua," said Fadli Zon, who is also the Otsus Chairman of the Supervisor and Implementation Team of Papua, Aceh, and Yogyakarta.
Fadli said his visit to Timika this time is to see the situation, to receive people's aspirations and also to directly monitoring the condition in the field including the Freeport.
According to Fadli, he and the other members of the House have received many reports, including labor issues. He said, his presence in Freeport mine area is to solve problems, not to create one.
Fadli Zon hopes that his visit will gain many inputs from all parties. He also hopes he can give input about the required policy.

2) Soekarnopura proposed as official name of Papua’s Holtekamp Bridge
Nethy Dharma Somba The Jakarta Post
Jayapura, Papua | Thu, March 15, 2018 | 08:01 pm

The people and government of Jayapura are hoping that the under construction Holtekamp Bridge is officially named Soekarnopura, the name of the provincial capital of Irian Jaya before it was changed to Jayapura. 
“This name [Soekarnopura] is historical,” said Jayapura Mayor Rustan Saru on the sidelines of an event at the Holtekamp Bridge in Jayapura on Thursday.
With the second lifting on Thursday, the construction of the bridge conducted by state-owned construction firm PT Pembangunan Perumahan (PP) is more than 90 percent complete.
“The first lifting was completed on Feb.21. With the second lifting, only 5 percent of the construction activities are left,” PP infrastructure director M.Toha Fauzia said.
Toha said construction would be completed in June, two months before its deadline in September. The installation of the bridge’s lifting span center took four to six hours.
Iwan Zarkasi, director of the bridge division at the Public Works and Housing Ministry’s Bina Marga Directorate General, hoped the Papua provincial administration and the Jayapura administration could work together to complete the project.
“It is hoped the Papua and Jayapura administrations can immediately complete their parts so that this bridge can function in 2019,” said Iwan.
In regard to the name of the 732-meter-long bridge, Iwan said he would convey all input to Minister Basuki Hadimuljono. (sha/ebf)
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