The TNI Commander General Andika Perkasa stated that he would apply a territorial and social approach to Papua.
This was conveyed by Andika when giving a press statement at the XVII/Cenderawasih Military Command Headquarters, Jayapura, Papua, some time ago.
“All assigned units will later be placed at the local Kodim (Military District Command) and Koramil (Military District Command),” read a written statement from Kodam XVII/Cendrawasih, Friday (12/3/2021).
Andika ensured that the security pattern applied in Papua would also be the same as in other parts of Indonesia.
On the other hand, Andika said, the number of Kodim in the Kodam XVII/Cenderawasih area is still lacking.
For example, Korem 174/ATW Merauke have 3 Kodim, Korem 173/PVB Biak have 4 Kodim and Korem 172/PWY Jayapura have 5 Kodim.
To cover this shortfall, Andika plans to add 8 Kodim which will be done gradually.
Andika’s arrival on Cendrawasih Earth was in accordance with her promise some time ago, namely to visit Papua.