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Batik Air, Garuda to Fly to Yahukimo



The Bombardier of Garuda Indonesia - Suplied

The Bombardier of Garuda Indonesia – Suplied

Dekai, Jubi – Full service airlines Batik Air and Garuda Indonesia will fly to Yahukimo, Papua, a member of the Papua Legislative Council said.

The news followed a visit by Papua councilor Sinut Busup and Yahukimo Regent Abock Busup to Nop Goliat at Dekai on 14 June 2016 and a conversation with Pilot Bambang Budianto.

The Secretary of Commission IV of Papua Legislative Council Sinut Busup told Jubi that he appreciated the two airlines’ decision to operate in Yahukimo.

“This would accommodate the distribution of basic commodities in Yahukimo,” he said on last weekend.

The Indonesian Minister of Transportation Ignasius Jonan is planning to re-launch the flight route in Yahukimo in December. But the aircraft must be ready before December because the fuel also could be accessed by river.

The regent said the aircraft could operate in the afternoon to night because the airport has been equipped with lighting torch.

“We talked with the Airport Director for allowing the Trigana’s aircrafts to operate in Dekat at night because the lights were set up,” he said.

The night flight service is also to transport the Muslims for celebrating the Eid Al-Fitr.

“Dekai is the central of economic dissemination to the entire Papua highland areas, and we will work with the local governments of Asmat, Mappi, Pegunungan Bintang, Boven Digoel, and Nduga. If they could come and return from this point it would be better,” he said.

Nop Goliat Airport has 1,850 meters highways and it would extend to 2,250 meters long and 40 meters wide.

“It means Garuda as well as Batik Air and Lion Air (large aircrafts) could be landed here. It is to help the aircrafts to operate in the central highland areas,” he said.

The Director of Nop Goliat Airport Joko Harjani said the authority has set the extra flights to serve the passengers who celebrate the Eid Al-Fitr.

“The airport in Yahukimo is the central of dissemination of both passengers and economic for the Central Highland area, and the sea transportation is also planned by the Central Government would be ended in Yahukimo,” he said.

Yahukimo Police Chief Akbar Thony B. Maring said the local Police are ready to secure the situation before and during the Eid Al-Fitr at the airport. He expected the residents to keep peace and order together. (Piter Lokon/rom)

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Literacy learning at the University of Cenderawasih




Elementary school children when visiting a literacy stall in the auditorium of Uncen- Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – To introduce the importance of literacy to pupils and college students in Papua, Yayasan Nusantara Sejati in cooperation with the Australian Government, UNICEF Papua and Papua Provincial Education Office and Jayapura Regional Education Office open a literacy stall in a parking lot of the auditorium of the University of Cenderawasih (Uncen) Abepura.

Arlenia Sitepesi, the Chairman Committee of Yayasan Nusantara Sejati, told Jubi on Thursday (7/6/2018) that the exhibition involved twenty schools and five replication schools from the city and district of Jayapura.

“We invite the nearby schools, such as from Abepura, Kotaraja and surrounding areas to participate in the various competitions held.”

The Secretary of Papua Provincial Education Office Protasius Lobya said this literacy program has gained a national recognation and would apply throughout of Indonesia.

Therefore, Papua should be proud of it. “We must support the Papuan context in literacy because it has included in the Special Regulation No. 3 and the Papua Governor’s Regulation No. 23. Budget on education in Papua is very high, so we should support it.” (*)

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papua’s legislator: Free from rubella and measles shouldn’t be a media campaign only




Vice-Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau. – Jubi/Arjuna Pademme

Jayapura, Jubi – The Vice Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau warned the provincial government not set a goal for Papuan children to be free from rubella and measles only on media.

She further said it is difficult to actualise this goal if the access to health services including the regular immunisation program has not been optimal since it has not reached remote areas yet.

“There is a query that should be answered immediately before the government’s commitment to free a million of children from the threat of rubella and measles,” said Duwitau on Thursday (7/6/2018).

Furthermore, she said if the Papua Provincial Government really committed to this goal, they should optimise the health services including the regular immunisation program by developing the local health facilities.

Meanwhile, the Head of Papua’s Health Office Aloysius Giyai admitted that this province still has a problem with the regular immunisation program. The participation rate is below 80 per cent in most districts, which is under the national target.

“Even in some districts with high participation rate, the Universal Child Immunisation (UCI) rate is also below 80 per cent,” said Giyai. (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Developers must complete the permit for housing construction




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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