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CBN, PAPUA, – The Raider Infantry Battalion 509/Balawara Yudha Kostrad, is part of the Indonesian Armed Forces Operational Command (Koops TNI) Habema, which carrying out the mobile security at the border of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, especially in the Intan Jaya Regency area, Papua Tengah Province.

On Thursday, 27 June 2024, the 509 Task Forces carried out routine security patrols in the Sugapa District. During the patrol, the Soldiers had an opportunity to visit the Sugapa Market and carry out the “ROSITA” (Buy up Farming Products) program to the Sugapa residents who were selling their farming products in the market.

Commander of the 509 Task Forces, Lt. Col. Dian Dessiawan Setyadi, has emphasized to his Soldiers that it is mandatory to help local people who facing difficulties in their assigned areas. Therefore, on that Thursday, the Soldiers took advantage of their patrol time by helping the local community’s economy, especially those selling their own farming products.

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By prioritizing the security, the Soldiers had the opportunity to interact and to communicate with the sellers. Using their own pocket money, the Soldiers bought and brought the farming products traded that morning. Responding to the ROSITA program, the sellers were very happy because their farming products was sold out. A seller, named Mama Ester Tabuni, said, “Thank you, Bapak Tentara (Mr. Army), God bless your kind heart.”

“The initiative of the 509 Task Forces to help sellers of farming products in the Sugapa, is a role of the TNI in supporting efforts to accelerate development in the Papua region,” said the Habema Commanding General, Brigadier General Lucky Avianto, upon receiving the program report.


Autentikasi: Dansatgas Media KOOPS HABEMA, Letkol Arh Yogi Nugroho

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