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100 PAPUA ENTREPRENEURS TO RECEIVE TRAINING IN MALANG

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Bank Papua central office in Jayapura (Jubi)

Bank Papua central office in Jayapura (Jubi)

Jayapura, 15/4 (Jubi) – Bank Papua is sending 100 indigenous Papuan entrepreneurs to participate in training in  Malang, East Java from 14 – 20 April.

General and Operational Director of PT. Bank Papua, Sharly A. Parrangan said the program is a part of the bank’s  commitment to improve the skills of indigenous entrepreneurs,  part of plans to produce 1,000 business people.
“Since 2013, Bank Papua has had a partnership with the Organization of Education and Development of Small and Medium Enterprises. This partnership will last until 2022.  The facilitation of 100 indigenous Papua entrepreneurs in the training program is the second time. Last year, Bank Papua facilitated 40 people,” Parrangan said on Tuesday (15/4).

She said at the end of the training, the entrepreneurs are expected to be able to improve their business and be role models to foster entrepreneurship in their neighborhoods.
“Bank Papua will also support those entrepreneurs through the provision of loans with various of credit schemes which are becoming the facility of grant channeling to communities in order to grease the economic wheels and to improve the welfare of the people of Papua,” she said.

She further said the 40 entrepreneurs who trained in the first cluster have succeeded to attract 220 saving customers, 75 loan customers and trained 25 of SME’s credit customers.
“In addition, Bank Papua is also committed to becoming a Bank of Foreign Exchange within this year. Its infrastructure has been set. Therefore we ask for the support and prayer from the local government, costumers, business partners and the community,” she said.

Earlier, in March, Bank Papua signed a memorandum of understanding with the LPMAK (Community Development Organization of Amungme and Komoro) to support  the customary institution.
“The signing of the MoU was a synergic initial step to support the programs of LPMAK which require banking financial services. Bank Papua provides proper services and is a partner for the people of Papua,” First Director of Bank Papua, Johan Kaviar said at the time of signing.

According to him, the MoU would be a reference for a long-term development program between Bank Papua and LPMAK for equal partnership.
“With the signing of the MoU, Bank Papua will serve all the requirements of LPMAK in terms of banking,” he said.  (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)

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Papua House of Representatives will promote Ambaidiru coffee

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Secretary of the Papua House of Representatives, Juliana J Waromi (standing) with several members of the House of Representatives during a meeting with the community, coffee farmers, and officials of Ambaidiru – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – The Secretary of the Papua House of Representatives Juliana J Waromi said the house is ready to help the community of Ambaidiru Village, Kosiwo Sub-district, Yapen Islands District to promote their coffee.

She said she and several legislators visited the 60 hectares Ambaidiru coffee plantation area a few days ago in response to the aspiration of the local community. “I want to see it directly. If it’s good, I will help them to find a market. Based on my experience working with the Investment Coordination Board Papua for three years, I could promote the coffee to abroad,” said Waromi on (5/6/2018).

A coffee farmer Yulianus Maniamboy recently told Jubi that the coffee plantation in Ambaidiru firstly introduced in the Dutch era. The Dutch tried to plant it and worked. Ambaidiru coffee is now over 50 years old.

“Instead of in groups, we manage our commodity individually. Farmers dry their coffee by their own. There is no control, not centralised and consequently, the quality of coffee is still very varied. However, in the past years, we could produce a ton of coffee per month. That’s because there was no disruption and the management of the cooperative was good,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Local community must stop selling the land, says local legislator

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Indigenous Papuans in Kampung Urumb, Semangga District, Merauke District – Jubi / Frans L Kobun

Merauke, Jubi – A member of the Regional House of Representatives of Merauke Agency Hendrikus Hengky Ndiken appealed indigenous Papuans in Merauke on Wednesday (6/6/2018) to not selling the land anymore because it is the only assets of the Marind tribe.

“We should consider our children. If all land sold, what would left for future generation?” he asked.

Furthermore, he said customary leaders should play a role to remind people to not selling the land. He also asked the local community to no longer digging and mining the sand. “It can be noticed there are big holes everywhere in the mining areas flooded with seawater during the high tide.”

“For instance, the mining area in Kampung Urumb and surrounding areas where the sand excavation increasingly occurred. People better use the land for farming,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Unit Head of Merauke Civil Service Police Elyas Refra said his office conducts routine scrutiny on illegal sand mining. “Indeed, in some places, sand mining has occurred. We are persuasively approaching people to not digging the sand anymore because it is very hazardous and has an impact on the environment,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Frans L Kobun

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Developers must complete the permit for housing construction

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Illustration of the rapid growth of housing in Doyo Lama area. – Jubi/Engel Wally

Sentani, Jubi – As the rapid growth of housing construction in the areas of Sentani Timur, Sentani and Waibhu, the Head of Integrated Permit and Regional Investment Agency of Jayapura District Henock Puraro said developers should administer the IMB (Construction Permit) first for new housing constructions.

Developers who want to build new housings need to arrange an agreement with the tenure of landowners first. Then, they should complete the legal aspect of their proposal,” Puraro told reporter in Jayapura Regent Office at Gunung Merah, Sentani on Thursday (31/5/2018).

He said his office would soon publish about the spatial planning to the public in regards to the ongoing regional development process. “We will publish the system of city spatial planning including the regulation related to housing construction,” he said.

Similarly, the Chairman of Chambers of Commerce and Industry for Jayapura District Henky Yoku said developers should consider the cultural, social and economic aspects of the local community.

“What is the impact of housing development on the local community? Developers cannot just build new housing then take a profit of it. They should take account of the sustainability of the local community who live surrounding the environment. Therefore there is a value added from this development,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Engel Wally

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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