7 Apr 2016

Papua population mostly lacks access to clean water

7:33 pm on 7 April 2016

Only 30 percent of the population in Indonesia's Papua region have access to clean water, lower than Indonesia's national average.

The Head of Human Settlement and Clean Water at the Papua Public Works Office, Yan Ukago, said based on the department's monitoring, about 29 percent of the population in Papua has access to clean water.

The head of the Public Works Office, Mikael Kambuaya, has linked the problem with the failure of regional governments to prepare technical plans for Central Government on clean water services.

Tabloid Jubi reports him saying that the national targets for 2018 and 2019 for clean water supplies to the community should reach 100 percent.