Jayapura, Jubi – Fire hit concentrated drying port of PT. Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) in Timika at Amamapare Port, Portsite at 19.09 PM local time.
There has been no official information from PTFI regarding the cause of the fire. This fire incident was informed by some of PTFI workers at Portsite.
But the police said the fire in the 2nd warehouse, at the conveyor position (8DC/8010 Raport Taflon conveyor). Papua Police Public Relations Division, Kombespol Ahmad Kamal said the fire was reported by PTFI at 18:25 local time.
The fire can be extinguished at 18.50 by the PTFI ERG team.
Port siteis a very important part of PTFI’s activities as a mean of receiving necessary materials and equipment and sending PTFI concentrates on board.
As the final process, the concentrate from the warehouse is loaded onto the vessel using a conveyor. The concentrate vessel is partially loaded on the dock ‘concentrate jetty’ and then the ship docks at Sea Buoy A (offshore) to complete the rest of the loading by using a barge.
The use of barges is necessary because of the depth of water that does not allow transports for full loading directly. Every year FI transports its concentrate of more than 100 ships.
As a result of these fires, it is likely that the concentrate delivery process will be hampered due to the burning of conveyors that normally connect the plant with concentrate transport vessels. This port is also the only shipping place for PTFI mined minerals concentrate.
PTFI spokesman Riza Pratama, to Reuters said that they are still conducting investigation and will report it to Ministry of Energy and Mining.(tabloidjubi/Zely)
The government never take Papuan resource wealth, says Indonesian Vice President
Jayapura, Jubi – Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla maintained that the central government had never taken the resource wealth of Papua for their benefit.
“The thought that the central government has been taking the Papua’s resource wealth is not true. In contrast, it’s the central government who provide aids for Papua, it’s like what we do for Aceh,” the vice president told reporters at the Vice Presidential Palace, Jakarta on Tuesday (11/12 / 2018).
The profit sharing of Freeport’s profits is an example of the government’s attention towards Papua.
Moreover, he said the number of funds disbursed by the central government to Papua exceeded the profits of Freeport in 2017.
“Freeport last year only paid a royalty tax just above IDR 10 trillion. Previously it was IDR 18 trillion, but now it decreased. Let’s say that the central government might receive about IDR 20 to 25 trillion from other revenues, but we transfer almost IDR 100 trillion for Papua,” said the vice president.
He further said that many efforts for arranging a dialogue involving both the central and local government and the local community have frequently made to find solutions for development in Papua. However, these efforts often are driven by the political interest of certain groups who want the independence of Papua.
Regarding the independence issue, Vice President Jusuf Kalla firmly said that the central government would not give that to Papua.
“Now, actually, the option of dialogue is also raising a new query whether it’s still applicable? Everything is for Papua, except the independence,” he said. (*)
Editor: Pipit Maizier
Local Government of Jayapura Regency promotes local food
Sentani, Jubi – Jayapura Regent Mathius Awoitauw highlighted the importance of the availability of local food supplies such as sago, fish, tubers and cocoa in Papua. It means that in every official occasion, the local food will serve as a snack or lunch.
“The local government supports the availability of local food stocks including sago-based food, cocoa, fish and tubers to support the local food security program in this region,” said the regent after opening the Jayapura Food Security Board Meeting at Jayapura Regent Office in Gunung Merah Sentani on Tuesday (30/10/2018).
Furthermore, the regent said the local government needs to address the issue of the local food as an alternative to rice. “From the health perspective, the local food is healthier. Therefore, ahead to the regional event such as PON 2020, the local food must represent our culture to visitors, give them an impression of the originality of our food,” he said.
Meanwhile, Tasrip, the Head of Food Security Office of Jayapura Office, said his office keep promoting the local food and conduct training for the local community on local food processing and consumption.
“We hope that through the Food Security Board meeting, there are recommendations to policymakers to jointly urge the local food consumption as well as to support the local food supplies,” he said.
Government to provide market and product mapping
To support the program, Jayapura Regent Mathius Awoitauw then asked the Food Security Board to help the local farmers and fishermen with a market for selling their local food products. The market will maintain the price; therefore the stocks of local food will be increased. “By providing the market, it means we have helped people’s livelihood,” said the regent.
He also hopes that the increase in local food consumption can be a joint movement of the local government and community to improve people’s prosperity and independence of society in the era of globalisation.
Meanwhile, the Head of Regional Planning and Development Board (Bappeda) of Jayapura Regency Hana Hokoyabi said so far they have conducted mapping on potential commodities, and now the local community is also involving in the cultivation and management strengthening system.
“For instance in Unurumguay sub-district, a sago factor managed by the local community has been built. The similar activities have also done in some villages. The local community makes sago flour from the raw sago using the machine. They then sell their products to the markets in Papua and outside Papua,” she said. (*)
Reporter: Engelbert Wally
Editor: Pipit Maizier
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