“House Renovation” Program, Ministry of PUPR Disburses IDR 2.58 Billion for 110 Uninhabitable Houses

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PAPUADAILY –The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) has budgeted IDR 2.58 billion to dissect 110 uninhabitable housing units in Wondama Bay, West Papua. Through this program, the government provides Rp. 23.5 million to the beneficiaries to buy building materials and wages for artisans.

Yance Pabisa, Head of the Center for Housing Provision for the Papua Region II Ministry of PUPR, said that the house renovation in Wondama Bay was carried out through the distribution of Self-Help Housing Stimulus Assistance (BSPS) or better known as the Home Renovation Program.

“The BSPS program for Teluk Wondama Regency previously only had 50 uninhabitable housing units, and later there were additional 60 units. So the total number of BSPS distributed by the Ministry of PUPR in Wondama Bay is 110 units. The total budget reaches IDR 2.585 billion,” he said, Sunday (12/9/2021). Quoted by Bisnis.com.

Based on data held by Balai P2P Papua II, the location for the distribution of BSPS is in Kampung Soberi Indah, Teluk Wondama, West Papua.

To date, there have been 46 uninhabitable houses (RTLH) that have been renovated to make them more habitable through the BSPS. In addition, there is also an RTLH which is still under construction, and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

“People are still eager to build their houses even during the pandemic. We also ask them to continue implementing the health protocols, and it is hoped that the entire construction of the BSPS can be completed, so that people can enjoy decent housing,” he said.

Meanwhile, Director General of Housing of the Ministry of PUPR Khalawi Abdul Hamid said that BSPS will reach all regions in Indonesia, including West Papua.

“Until now, there are still many people who live in the RTLH and need assistance from the government, especially to improve their housing to be livable,” he said.

The existence of BSPS, he said, is a stimulant given to the community to want to build their houses independently and encourage the spirit of mutual cooperation in social life.

In addition, local governments also provide support as much as possible by replicating similar programs and compiling data on the needs of their community’s houses properly.

“The amount of stimulant aid that we distribute is not too big, but it can encourage people’s enthusiasm to build their houses independently. We also have to work together and help each other between communities, so that the area is free from RTLH,” he said.***