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The Expedition Team of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) arrived at Asiki on Monday (18/9). Asiki is a village in Boven Digoel, southern part of Papua, located in Indonesia-Papua New Guinea border. The team, which consists of 24 people, received a warm welcome from KORINDO Papua, which fully supports the NKRI Expedition.

The NKRI Expedition is a form of dedication from the government to the regions. The purpose is to identify the potential development of natural resources and improve social services, especially on human development and culture.

The expedition team, consisting of Indonesian National Armed Forces personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force), Indonesian National Police, students, volunteers and even ministries and agencies such as PMK, that participated in supporting the NKRI Expedition program. This event has been held since 2011, starting from the islands of Sumatra, Kalimantan, Maluku, North Maluku, and East Nusa Tenggara. This time in 2017, the 7th NKRI Expedition will be held in the southern part of Papua.

According to Infantry Lieutenant Colonel Adek Chandra as Personnel Assistant Deputy of Special Forces Command (KOPASSUS), in carrying out their mission, the team had to do 3 main activities, which are: Exploration in order to determine the NKRI strategic regions and examine the border areas, Community Service, and Research.

According to Infantry Lieutenant Colonel Adek Chandra as Personnel Assistant Deputy of Special Forces Command (KOPASSUS), in carrying out their mission, the team had to do 3 main activities, which are: Exploration in order to determine the NKRI strategic regions and examine the border areas, Community Service, and Research.

“The NKRI Expedition, has become a forum for many parties, and through these activities, we can certainly help people, such as giving mass health treatment, and even contributing in the construction of bridge infrastructures, which is an ongoing effort for the community,” said Infantry Lieutenant Colonel Adek Chandra during a meeting with KORINDO in Papua, yesterday (19/9).

According to him, everything obtained from the execution of the NKRI Expedition is expected to be followed up by the government and even related agencies.

In the meeting, Adek Chandra expressed his appreciation and gratitude to KORINDO Group, which has helped ensure the success of the NKRI Expedition.

“I thank KORINDO for helping the NKRI Expedition to run smoothly, so the team could reach Tanah Merah (Boven Digoel),” said Adek Chandra. He also expressed an appreciation to KORINDO for providing accommodation and other necessities for the success of this government program.

The NKRI Expedition team reached Merauke on August 1st 2017 and will finish on July 28th 2017, where all members of the 7th NKRI Expedition team spread over several regencies in southern part of Papua, will be gathered back in Merauke. The closing event will be held in Merauke and is planned to be attended by the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo. [KORINDO]

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