29 Oct 2019

Indonesian President opens new bridge in West Papua

2:33 pm on 29 October 2019

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has opened a new bridge in West Papua's biggest city.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: AFP

The 732-metre bridge, crossing the Youtefa Bay in Jayapura, cost $US128 million and took four years to complete.

Mr Widodo inaugurated the project near the end of a three-day trip to Papua, the Jakarta Post reports.

His visit comes amid renewed violence in the region, with three people killed by rebels in the Central Highlands on Friday.

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