Oz funds health, education in Papua

The Jakarta Post | Thu, 05/05/2011 8:00 AM | National

JAKARTA: Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Greg Moriarty witnessed a signing between Papua Governor Barnabas Suebu and West Papua Governor Abraham O. Atururi for a new Australian government-funded program to improve health, education and infrastructure in the two provinces.

“Australia’s commitment to reducing poverty in Papua and West Papua provinces was further strengthened this week by visiting Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr. Greg Moriarty,” a press release made available on Wednesday said.

“We are working with the Indonesian government, the provincial governments and local governments to achieve lasting development in both the Papua and West Papua provinces,” said Moriarty in the press release sent by the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.

“There are many challenges to improving education quality in Papua and West Papua provinces, including diverse geography, low population density and the remoteness of villages,” he said. — JP

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