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FREEPORT AGREES TO DIVEST 30% OF SHARES, BUILD SMELTER

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Jakarta, 8/6 (Jubi) – Freeport has agreed to renegotiate six point of Contract of Work, including divesting 30%  of its shares, a Freeport official said.

A meeting between the government, the director of Freeport Indonesia Rozik B Soetijipto and the CEO of Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold Inc Richard Adkerson on 3 June resulted in the agreement to divest 30% of the company’s shares.

The deal was surprising since earlier the company had only been willing to sell 20 percent of its shares.

A spokeswoman for Freeport Indonesia, Daisy Primayanti, confirmed the meeting.
“Divestment is part of the strategic points discussed in the contract renegotiation with the government,” Daisy told to tabloidjubi.com by phone on Saturday (7/6).

She further said discussions between both parties went very well and achieved a lot of progress.

But she declined explain further about the mechanism of divestment whether the Provincial Government of Papua would be part of the shareholders. “I apologize for I cannot explain the mechanism in detail. But it will be announced once it’s fixed,” she said.

The Director of Mineral and Mining Resources Ministry, Sukhyar said after the meeting that Freeport should divest it shares after signing of the new contract, or after year 2021.
“This is referred to the contract revision. First phase is to divest 20% shares in the first year,” he said.

He further added after taken several phases, Freeport must fulfill its obligation to release 30% of it shares. According to him, the divestment mechanism would be conducted in several stages. At first, it should be offer in respectfully to the Central Government, Provincial Government, and State’s Company to Regional Company. Meanwhile the reference of shares’ selling price will be count based on the replacement cost or fair value cost to replace the investment made by PT Freeport.

Meeting to renegotiate the Contract of Work between the Government of Indonesia and Freeport Indonesia resulted the following points:
1. The mining areas will reduce from 212,950 hectares to 125,000 hectares.
2. Freeport with Newmont agreed to build a smelter.
3. Freeport agreed to divest 30% of it shares.
4. The Contract of Work will be extended until 2041.
5. The fulfillment of local contains remains at 100%.
6. 1 % royalty will increase to 3,75%.

(Jubi/Victor Mambor/Rom)

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Papua Governor: No more conflicts in Puncak Jaya

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Illustration of Mulia City, Puncak Jaya Regency. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said Puncak Jaya District there should not be a stigma for Puncak Jaya District as a conflict area because it is not a killing field. In contrary, this area is safe and peaceful.

“I governed this region once, so I know what people want. For that reason, I ask the local government officials to be able to take care of the community so to avoid more conflicts,” told Enembe to reporters on Thursday (09/13/2018) at the Office of the Papuan People’s Assembly (MRP).

Furthermore, the governor said to avoid conflicts between different tribes and groups; the government officials should not also act to represent their personal or group interests.

Separately, Papua Police Deputy Chief the Brigadier General Yakoubus Marjuki said that the police always try to use a subtle approach to solve conflicts in Papua.

“This is our commitment because we want every region in Papua to always be safe and peaceful including in Puncak Jaya.” (*)

 


Reporter: Roy Ratumakin

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Jayapura presents Tanah Merah Maritime Festival in November

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The coastal indigenous dance performed at the Tanah Merah Maritime Festival last year. – Jubi / Engel Wally

Sentani, Jubi – the Local government of Jayapura District started a campaign introducing the Maritime Festival of Tanah Merah (FBTM) that will be held from 19 to 21 November 2018 in Entiyebo, Tablanusu Village, Depapre Sub-district.

FBFM, which held in 2014 for the first time, is part of the annual tourism agenda of the local government along with the Lake Sentani Festival.

The Acting Head of Culture and Tourism Office of Jayapura District Benyamin Yerisetouw said his office has campaigned about this event to some village heads and community leaders in the five coastal sub-districts within the district.

“Our target is, by 19 to 21 November, all communities can participate in this event, in particular, those from the coastal areas, as well as domestic and international tourists,” Yerisetouw explained when met in his office on Friday (9/14/2018).

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Indonesian Commerce of Chamber and Industry of Jayapura District Hengky Yoku said the economic development of the local community relies on its potential resources.

“This area has many activities which can promote the cultural history of the local community. When this comes in forms of festival or performance, there is an economic value that resulted from transactions of local community and visitors who attend the event.” (*)

 


Reporter: Engel Wally

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Taparu in Kamoro socioculture

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Kamoro women when sorting out sago caterpillars. – Jubi / Doc

Mimika, Jubi – Each clan in Kamoro has ‘taparu’ or a specific location as a place to find food sources when they encircle rivers and mangroves in the lowland estuary of Mimika District.

A Dutch anthropologist J Power states ‘taparu’ is a local terminology emphasizing the relations of land and its inhabitants. “There are also the names of surrounding neighborhoods taken from the ancestral names,” as written in a book “Taparu Fratri of Mimika-Kamoro ethnic groups in Hiripau Village, East Mimika District, Mimika Regency”, by Dessy Pola Usmany et al. from the Ministry Education and Culture Directorate General of Culture Papua Cultural Value Conservation Center, 2013.

‘Taparu’ itself is more related to groups who inhabit within this region or surrounding environment as Kamoro people always encircle the river and sago forest for catching fish or gathering food. Everyone knows their own ‘taparu’.

‘Taparu’ in Kamoro language means the land, while Sempan people call it ‘se iwake’. If someone wants to mark the land he passes in gathering food, he solely adds the prefix ‘we’ such as tumamero-we and efato-we in Omawka village.

Similarly, people in Nawaripi village also do the same. Their areas are including Tumukamiro-we, Viriao-we, and Iwiri-we. All of these names reflect the relationship between the land and inhabitants.

Meanwhile, like the majority of Kamoro people, Ojibwa people believe in the power of their late patrilineal clan that depicted in the symbols of animals. The anthropologists call these symbols with totems which mean a belief that embodies a symbolic representation of society.

Unfortunately, today taparu also face the severest challenges of sedimentation due to tailings of mining activity that cause the silting of river and discolouration of Mollusca habitat in the estuary of Mimika District. (*)

 

Reporter: Dominggus Mampioper

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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