Jokowi Comes, Papua Adds 2 New Airports News – 52 minutes ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated two new airports in Papua, including Siboru Airport in Fakfak and Douw Aturure in Nabire.

It is hoped that the existence of these two airports will facilitate the mobility of goods and people, considering that accessibility in Indonesia’s easternmost province is still difficult.

“We know that access in Papua is not easy, there are still many areas that are difficult to reach, difficult access takes hours, some even take days to reach an area,” said Jokowi at the inauguration, Thursday (23/11/ 2023).

So, along with development and economic developments in Papua, better transportation facilities are needed.

According to Jokowi, Siboru Airport will become an air bridge in the West Papua region connecting Fakfak with other areas such as Sorong, Timika, Kaimana, Dobo, and Bintuni. Meanwhile, Douw Aturure Airport, which is in Central Papua province, will be a link between the Nabire, Timika, Manokwari and Jayapura regions.

“I ask local governments to make the best use of this airport, taking advantage of increasingly open access to introduce the potential that exists in our area,” said Jokowi.

Apart from that, the new airport also introduces new tourist destinations in the country and increases tourist visits to Papua.

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