West Papua. The steps taken by President Joko Widodo or Jokowi to boost land, sea, air and sky infrastructure in Papua have received support from citizens or netizens. This support can be seen from the hashtag #PapuaTerkoneksi which became a trending topic on Twitter on Saturday (9/10/2021).
Young Nahdlatul Ulama leader Mohammad Guntur Romli praised Jokowi’s steps for building Papua and West Papua so that they can build connectivity on Earth of Cenderawasih. Not only land and sea infrastructure being built, he assessed that Jokowi also boosted the development of air infrastructure.
A citizen named Ary Prasetyo appreciated the Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo) Johnny Plate who continues to be proactive in encouraging the development of air infrastructure in Papua. These efforts are carried out through various Kemkominfo programs and collaborations with various parties, both with local governments, the private sector and other elements of society.
“Minister of Communications and Information Johnny Plate: Building ICT Infrastructure Requires Collaboration with Central and Regional Governments. Minister of Communication and Information @PlateJohnny said it was important especially to present landbank points in infrastructure development. Jokowi Builds Papua #West Papua Connected,” wrote Ary on his Twitter account @Aryprasetyo85.
President Jokowi is still prioritizing infrastructure development. A handful of promises focused on Papua in the 2nd period of his reign.
Meanwhile, a netizen named Habib Think hopes that the construction of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure that is being built by the Ministry of Communication and Information can be useful for the people of West Papua. Easy internet access is one of the efforts to accelerate connectivity among the nation’s children and encourage rapid development.
“Currently information and communication technology infrastructure is being built by @kemkominfo throughout Indonesia, including on the island of Papua. Hopefully our brothers and sisters there will soon be able to experience better internet access than before. #Papua Terkoneksi,” said Habib Think on the Twitter account @habibthink.
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