Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo is today expected to visit Papua region, widely known as West Papua.
In what is his eighth trip to Papua, Mr Widodo plans to travel to Jayapura, Timika, Asmat regency and Sorong.
The president is to visit a number of his government’s projects aimed at accelerating economic and social development in Papua.
These include Jayapura’s new Mama Mama market, an early childhood centre, and the Holtekamp Bridge in the Papuan capital, among other infrastructure projects.
According to a government spokesperson, President Widodo will also be distributing land titles to Papuan residents.
A joint Indonesian military and police force of around 2500 personnel has prepared to provide security for the president along his various stops.