Kitorangpapuanews.com- Manokwari – Damage at a number of points on the Trans-West Papua road also hampered the PT Palapa Timur Telematics project work that passed the National road section in Mamey-Ransiki, South Manokwari Regency, West Papua.
“As a result of the damage to this road, the fiber optic cable network that has been installed is again broken down by the heavy equipment that grunts the mud so the vehicle can pass,” said fiber optic cable maintenance operator Edward on Saturday (06/08/2019).
According to him, this incident has happened five times, even though the depth of the installation of fiber optic cable network has reached 150 meters and the east Palapa Ring package is planned to operate in 2019.
“What we are repairing right now is 200 meters long and the installation has not been done permanently, because it follows road conditions that have not been repaired,” he said.
In fact, Edward continued, the PT Palapa Timur Telematics project wanted to be presented so that people in remote areas could enjoy smooth internet communication channels.
Based on the observation, the condition of the Trans-West Papua road that connects South Manokwari Regency and Bintuni Bay Regency is in a condition of severe damage.
The worst road damage is in Memey Village, Tahota District. A lot of puddles so that the road conditions are thick and muddy.
As a result, this national road segment is difficult to pass by 4WD or four-wheel drive cars. Road users need heavy equipment to pass, especially when it rains.