Sorong (ANTARA News) - Papuan politician Jimmy Demianus Ijie who is also a member of the Indonesian House of Representatives believes that President Joko Widodo has succeeded in building the provinces of Papua and West Papua, especially in infrastructure.

"President Joko Widodo built Papua and West Papua Provinces with his heart, so that the progress of infrastructure was extraordinary," Jimmy Demianus Ijie said in Sorong on Tuesday.

He said President Joko Widodo was very focused on infrastructure development in Papua in almost all areas of the provinces of Papua and West Papua. Roads, Bridges, and social changes were built for the poor.

In addition, he said, the education of the Smart Indonesia Card and the health of a healthy Indonesian card could answer the complaints of the Papuan people to the villages.

He said that the programs of President Joko Widodo were very much felt by the Papuan people from the city to the villages, so it was not surprising if the Papuan people admired him.

President Joko Widodo has launched a railroad program that can connect regions in the provinces of Papua and West Papua so that people can easily travel from one region to another by land.

Therefore, according to Jimmy, the leadership of Joko Widodo is always in the hearts and minds of the Papuan people, even the Papuan people want Jokowi to be re-elected as the president.

The PDI-P politician is very confident that the Papuan people will support Jokowi in the 2019 presidential election because of what Jokowi did for the people of Papua.

Reporting by Ernes Broning Kakisina
Editing by Eliswan, Andi Abdussalam