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Copper ores and concentrate dominance of Papua exports

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Illustration, Export activity in Jayapura Port – Jubi Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Province Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) said that exports of copper ore and concentrate feom Papua dominated during August 2017. The export value of both mining commodities reached US $ 128.35 million US dollars.

“Those are about 93.41 percent of total exports of Papua. The value increased to 286.83 percent compared to the export value of the previous month, “said Head of Papua BPS, Simon Sapari in Jayapura,Saturday (September 16).

He said the total value of Papua exports in that period increased from the previous number of US $ 137.42 million US dollar increased to 247.04 percent compared to the previous month which was only US $ 39.60 million US dollars.

High copper ore and concentrate commodities outperformed other export commodities such as timber and wooden goods and major commodities in the form of plywood, with export value increasing to 8.70 million US dollars. “The type of wood also rose from US $ 4.35 million dollars,” Simon added.

BPS also mention that other non-oil and gas categories experienced a decrease in exports up to 82.47 percent, some of which include paint and varnish 45.80 percent, cigarettes 12.22 percent, and instant noodles 2.60 percent.

While the fish and other aquatic groups in the period worth US $ 128.35 million US dollars came from Amamapare, Mimika Regency.

According to Simon, cumulatively, the total exports of Papua in January-August 2017 amounted to US$ 1,071.92 million US dollars. “It also increased by 4.29 percent compared to total exports from January to August 2016 amounting to US $ 1,027.85 million US dollars,” Simon explained.

The previous high export confidence was conveyed by the Governor of Papua, Lukas Enembe, who mentioned that several export destinations such as China and Japan are in desperate need of commodities from Papua.

“The fishery potential in the Saireri region is one of our priorities, and can be realized as a center for MSME (Small and Medium Enterprises)of the fishing industry,” said Lukas Enembe, some time ago.

In addition to mining commodities, he mentioned the potential of marine products in the Saireri region is also worth developing. He also said that seaweed should be developed for long-term export.

“So far, Papua Province has exported three times directly to China, but only in the form of processed timber,” said Lukas.(*)

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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

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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

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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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