NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – Chairman of DPD RI LaNyalla Mahmud Mattalitti stated that dpd senators support the progress of regional development for Indonesia to advance, especially the expansion plan of Kapuas Raya Province.
“If the region is developed and prosperous, then Indonesia is also advanced,” LaNyalla said in a press statement in Jakarta on Monday.
The support was conveyed by LaNyalla in a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) online related to the expansion of Kapuas Raya Province. He said that the proposed expansion of West Kalimantan Province and the establishment of Kapuas Raya Province was determined to be a Draft Law (Bill) proposed by the Dpr RI initiative in the Plenary Meeting of the House of Representatives on October 24, 2013 and the Mandate of the President of the Republic of Indonesia on December 27, 2013.
In addition, it is also strengthened by the recommendation of DPD RI through the Decree of DPD RI No. 40/DPDRI/III/2013-2014 on the View of DPD RI on the Bill on the Establishment of Kapuas Raya Province.
“I also hope the Governor and the entire ranks begin to focus on how to prepare for regional fiscal independence. So that the ideals and hopes to realize the Kapuas Raya Province can be achieved,” said the Senator from East Java.
LaNyalla said in principle, DPD RI strongly supports the establishment of Kapuas Raya Province. This is in accordance with the principle of national strategic interest. But he said, keep in mind, the organizers of government affairs are also determined based on considerations of maintaining the integrity and unity of the nation, safeguarding state sovereignty, implementation of foreign relations, and achievement of national strategic programs.
National strategic interests are interests in order to maintain the integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Indonesia and accelerate the welfare of people in border areas, outer islands, and certain areas on the land and ocean boundary.
“If approved, Kapuas Raya Province has tremendous potential. However, the availability of resources in this area that has been and will be managed, should have an impact on improving the welfare of the community,” explained LaNyalla.
The Fate of Kapuas Raya Province Expansion
FGD which raised the theme ‘Fate of The Expansion of Kapuas Raya Province’, followed also by the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Human Rights Mahfud MD, Senator of DPD RI dapil West Kalimantan Province as the organizer of the activity, Sukiryanto.
The Minister of Home Affairs represented by the Director General of Regional Autonomy of the Ministry of Home Affairs Akmal Malik. Minister of VAT/Head of Bappenas Suharso Monoarfa, Governor of West Kalimantan Sutarmidji and Chairman of the DprD of West Kalimantan. (ros)