31 Jul 2015

Papua guesthouse to be built for Jokowi

1:07 pm on 31 July 2015

A guest house is to be built in Indonesia's Papua province for the Indonesian president Joko Widodo.

Antara News reports a special team is deciding the exact location for the house.

Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno says the guest house will be used by the president for work and also as a place that will make him feel closer to the people of Papua.

He says the home need not be luxurious and would cater for his visits which could be three to four times a year.

The minister said security would not be a problem as Papuans love the head of state and that was reflected in the high number of votes he received during the presidential election.