Construction of the Papuan Youth Creative Hub in Jayapura, Papua Province, will begin in October 2021. This infrastructure development follows the visit of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to Papua in October 2019.
This is also the mandate of Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No. 9 of 2020 concerning the Acceleration of Welfare Development in Papua Province and West Papua Province. The development of the Papua Youth Creative Hub will cover 60 percent of green land and 40 percent of the building mass.
The function of this green land is not only as an area for water absorption, but is also expected to form a beneficial micro-climate for the people who use the infrastructure. Deputy Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) John Wempi Wetipo said the development of the Papua Youth Creative Hub was the support of the central government in providing more space for Papuan children to be more creative, develop and progress.
“During the Covid-19 pandemic, many people talked about being creative, technological leaps made us have to change. So, if today there is a great will from the state to help Papuan youth to be more creative, I think this is a great opportunity to change,” said Wempi in a press release. , Wednesday (16/06/2021). Meanwhile, the Director General (Dirjen) of the Ministry of PUPR Diana Kusumastuti said the construction of the Papua Youth Creative Hub is already in the auction stage.
“So, construction can start in October 2021 or during the XX Papua National Sports Week (PON),” said Diana. The proposed development of the Papua Youth Creative Hub is on Jalan Poros Abepura or about 11 kilometers from the center of Jayapura City with a total land area of 15,000 square meters. In the proposal letter, the space required for the Papua Youth Creative Hub building is 7,288 square meters. The space requirement is filled by the main building covering an area of 2,870 square meters, a dormitory building or dormitory area of 1,860 square meters, sports facilities of 1,230 square meters, and public facilities covering an area of 1,328 square meters.
Furthermore, there is an improvement in the design concept in accordance with the mutual agreement, namely, the Papua Youth Creative Hub was built on 2 floors with an area of 5,392 square meters and 3,000 square meters of green land. The construction design is still in the form of the main building, dormitory, sport venue, exhibition or presentation hall, and co-working space. In addition, a parking area with a capacity of 53 cars and 154 motorbikes was also built along with the landscape. In order to accelerate the implementation of the development of the Papua Youth Creative Hub, the Ministry of PUPR through the Papua Regional Settlement Infrastructure Center (BPPW) of the Directorate General of Human Settlements continues to coordinate with the National Intelligence Agency (BIN). This coordination discussed the progress of the preparation of the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) as the legal basis for development. Then, coordination was also carried out with the Jayapura City Government (Pemkot) regarding the integration of land use changes from urban forests in the process of reviewing Regional Regulation (Perda) No. 1 of 2014 concerning the Jayapura City Regional Spatial Plan (RTRW).