Thursday, July 19, 2012

Milestone of Papua: Quo Vadis?

When I visited Papua, I went from Abepura to Jayapura. Jayapura at now is not like Jayapura in the past. The city have problem with traffic jam, because everyone bought new cars, but there is no increment in road length. Transportation system to rural area in the mountains of Papua still only using Airplane. There is no road from Jayapura to Wamena.

The next, is political problem. Papua doesn't have Governor elected for almost than 1 years. The local regulation about Papuans native to be governor still go into debates. Electoral Commission in Papua Province can't do anything but wait until the regulation fixed to continue the election processes.

The other, as Information Technology consultant Papua still lack in IT infrastructure. We only can get connected to the world just by using satellite dish. Even there are ADSL broadband service provided by Telkom (Speedy), the backbone of Telkom is still using satellite. Even in some big city like Jayapura, Telkom installed fiber optic system for intra-city, there are no fiber optic connection to outside Papua. Telkom authorities said that Papua will be connected by fiber optic in 2014.

So, what is the real Papua milestone from my personal perspective? This picture is taken today at Skyline-Entrop, jayapura.

Papua Milestone

The next picture is taken about a hundred meters from the picture above. Do Papua need a new milestone (again)?

Papua New Milestone


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