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Potential’s mapping and road map is needed in rich minerals’ Papua

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Hosea Asmuruf (gray shirt) and SpeI Bidana (black flower shirt) spoke in a discussion about indigenous Papuans role in mining sector and the existence of Pergub Papua No. 41 of 2011 – Jubi / Benny Mawel

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua is rich in mineral natural resources of metals that need regulatory systems based on existing regulations.

“Papua is not only rich in mining. Papua is full of metallic mineral resources,” said Papua’s mining practitioner, Hosea Asmuruf, in a discussion about Tthe Governance potential for indigenous Papuans in mining and existence of Pergub Papua No. 41 of 2011, at Center for Women’s Development and Development (P3W) office , Padang Bulan Abepura, Jayapura City, Friday (October 6).

The former Dean of the Faculty of Mining, University of Science and Technology (USTJ) of Jayapura, said the metal mineral resources need to be seriously managed by the right stakeholder. If not so, Papuans will never enjoy it.

“The Papuans should prepare themselves and begin the process of management. And it depends on local governments whether they willing to give authority to the locals or not,” he said.

Papuan mining observer, Hetkan Spel Bidana, said that the management of mining in Papua by delegating authority to the Papuan people is not difficult. The government is sufficiently referring to the main tasks and functions of the Provincial Department of Energy’s Mineral Resources, Law No. 4 of 2009 on Minerba, Law no 30 of 2007 on Energy, and Law 21 of 2001 on Special Autonomy of Papua.

“The government should do the planning, implementation, and control of the program. The government needs to make a general plan for Papua energy, form a Papuan energy council, and arrange Papuan energy entrepreneurs with local regulations.

He said, the government also needs to create a grand design of mineral resources potential in Papua and make action plan of mineral resource mapping. This map is important to become shared knowledge for further management.

After the mapping, the government needs to develop a grand design for the development of carbon energy and renewable energy (green energy), as well as action plan for management and utilization of energy so the benefits would be even clear.

Regardless the mining focus, government also needs to make grand design of conservation and utilization of water resources to avoid pollution.

Much more important than that, the government needs a grand design of development and management of mining in Papua. The people must become economic actors in the field of mining and the preparation and action plans for the development of community mining management should start now.

“First of all it needs a database of human resources of indigenous Papuans (geologists, mines, chemicals, environment, law, economists, sociologists, anthropologists) that give weight to the mine and energy management in Papua,” said the man who has a mining education background. (tabloidjubi.com/Zely)

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Soedarmo: Papuan Coffee promoted in Boston and Paris

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The atmosphere of Papua Coffee Festival – Jubi / Alexander Loen

Jayapura, Jubi – Acting Papua Governor Soedarmo said Provincial Government is going to promote Papuan coffee to Boston and Paris shortly.

He revealed this agenda to reporters when opened the Papua Coffee Festival held in the parking of Bank Indonesia. Banks, local entrepreneurs and coffee farmers participated in this event.

“So, we are not only promoting Papuan coffee domestically but also abroad. Through our partner, we will participate in a coffee exhibition in Boston, whereas in September, I am going to send a team to participate in the exhibition held at the Eiffel Tower,” said Soedarmo on Friday (08/03/2018) in Jayapura.

According to him, the taste of Papuan coffee is not less delicious compared to coffee from other Indonesian regions or even other countries, because he has compared it with others. “I have met with the former Colombian Ambassador; then we compared Papuan coffee with Colombian coffee. But Papuan coffee is still better,” he said.

In the same place, Jayapura Mayor Benhur Tommy Mano claimed the municipal government is ready to support the provincial government in developing local commodities by promoting the local food in every event held by the municipal government.

“Indeed, we are not growing coffee here in Jayapura Municipality, but we are the biggest coffee connoisseurs,” Mano said. (*)

 

Reporter: Alexander Loen

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Freeport and Indonesian Government are unfair to Papuans

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A meeting between religious, youth and customary leaders and former workers of PT Freeport Indonesia conducted in Jayapura. -Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Coordinator of the United Organization against Violence, Peneas Lokbere, accused the US company-based PT Freeport and the Indonesian Government have been racist to Papuans.

According to him, it reflects from the history of the first contract of work between the company and the Indonesian authority in 1967 to the contract extension in 2018 that excluded the participation of Papuans.

“Papuans never have an idea about the content of the agreement. The Government of Indonesia considered them as second citizens, and this is discrimination,” said Lokbere on Thursday (26/07/2018) in Abepura.

Meanwhile, Samuel Tabuni, the Chairman of Papuan Community Forum on Freeport, said Jakarta (the central government) might be proud of taking over the 51 per cent share of PT Freeport, and the provincial might get a 10% share, but he warned about the indigenous rights.

“Since 1967, the indigenous peoples who have tenure rights of the land have never involved in regulating the ownership of shares in the mining company,” said Tabuni on Wednesday (25/07/2018) in Jayapura. (*)

 

Reporter: Benny Mawel

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papua Coffee Festival 2018 will be held in August

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A poster of Coffee Papua Festival 2018. – Jubi / Committee documentation

Jayapura, Jubi – Entrepreneurs, communities, farmers and coffee lovers from various regions are invited to participate in Papua Coffee Festival 2018 which will conduct in Jayapura City from 3 to 4 August 2018.

“We will present Arabica coffee of Wamena, Moenamani coffee of Nabire, Pegunungan Bintang coffee and Robusta coffee of Yapen Islands,” explained the Head of Economic Development Team of Bank of Indonesia Papua Representative Office, Adi Purwantoro in Jayapura City on Tuesday (24/7 / 2018).

Meanwhile, the Assistant Economic Development Team of Bank Indonesia Papua Representative Office, Galih Budi Utomo, said Bank Indonesia collaborate with the provincial government, banks, coffee community, and entrepreneurs in this event.

“We hope the festival would not only about celebration but to boost the growth of coffee business in Papua,” said Galih. (*)

 

Reporter: Sindung Sukoco

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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