JAYAPURA, Papua – The Papua provincial administration received Rp 19 trillion (US$1.72 billion) in development funds from the central government, to be disbursed to the provincial and regional administrations.
Papua Governor Barnabas Suebu presented the funds to mayors, regents and agency heads on Thursday.
Included in the package was a Rp 1 trillion general allocation fund (DAU) for the provincial administration and another Rp 8 trillion fund for the regency and mayoralty admi ni nstra tions.
The province also received a Rp 81.27 billion special allocation fund (DAK) while the regional administrations received Rp 2.6 trillion.
Papua also received a special autonomy fund of Rp 2.6 trillion and an infrastructure special autonomy fund of 800 million.
In addition to the funds disbursed to the provincial and regional administrations, the central government also provides some Rp 4.9 trillion for regional offices of various ministries. – JP.( The Jakarta Post, January 2009)