Soldiers near Indonesia-PNG land border conduct bridge repair

Keerom, Papua – The Indonesia-PNG Border Security Task Force’s 312/ Kala Hitam Infantry Battalion personnel, in addition to villagers, fixed a rotting wood bridge in Towe Hitam Town, Towe Sub-district, Keerom District, Papua Province, last week.

Situated near the land border of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG), the villagers’ daily activities depend exceedingly on the bridge, the job force’s commander, Lt Col Dedy Ariyanto, noted in a declaration received by ANTARA here, Monday.

The decay in the wood of the bridge was on account of aging, according to Ariyanto.

” We constantly hear the villagers complaining about the bridge’s condition while crossing it. We talked about with a number of villagers on how we could together repair it,” he revealed.

Repairing the wood bridge becomes part of the security border task force’s social work to ensure security throughout the mobility of local citizens and items in the town, he stressed.

Prior to working with the Towe Hitam villagers, several members of the border security task force and Keerom police precinct, along with residents, had actually likewise repaired a damaged bridge in Arsotami Village.

Regional citizens had actually helped the soldiers and policemen with the repair work, as the bridge was essential for the movement of people and items near the Indonesia-PNG land border.

ANTARA reported details on the Indonesia-PNG Border Security Job Force helping locals in Papua Province through community services, such as voluntary mentor, serving mobile library, and street clean-up programs.

The job force recently started a street clean-up program in Mosso Town in Muara Tami Sub-district, Jayapura City. Along with Mosso villagers, several members of the job force cleaned out dirt and debris from the town’s streets.

The soldiers that take part in the community service were part of the Army Strategic Reserves Command’s (Kostrad’s) Raider 413 Mechanic Infantry Battalion, the task force’s commander, Significant Anggun Wuriyanto, stated.

The homeowners were passionate to partake in the street cleanup program, he mentioned.

” We are optimistic that the street cleansing activity would end up being a routine program to keep Mosso Town clean and healthy,” he affirmed.

Wuriyanto then prompted the village’s youth to lead efforts to keep their town tidy, healthy, and protect.


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