Daily Archives: December 9, 2018

Papua to build agro tourism in Dusner village

Wasior, West Papua(ANTARA News)- The Ministry of Village, Disadvantaged Regions will develop agro-tourism in the village of Dusner in the district of Teluk Wondama, West Papua.

Head of the district Culture and Tourism Service Frans E.N. Mosmafa said Dusner has been included in the list of villages to be developed into agro-tourism areas in Indonesia.

“On 7 December, I and a number of representatives of seven districts in Indonesia met in Bogor to receive the information from the Ministry of rural and backward area development,” Frans said here on Sunday.

He said, Dusner has three waterfalls tens of meters tall, adding the village also has forests that could be developed as a tourist destination.

He said agro-tourism is potential for rural economic development which could open business activities.

“We are thankful with the government decision to include the village of Dusner in its program to develop agro-tourism. The cost of building the supporting infrastructure would be provided by the Central Government,” he said.

The Ministry will soon built public facilities including pedestrian road, toilets , etc. , he said.

He said he was confident the village of Dusner would one of the main tourist destinations in the area .

“Dusner is easily reached by sea from . It takes only 30 – 40 minutes by boat,” he went on to say.

When the construction of the Manokwari-Wasior-Nabire section of the Trans Papua highway has been completed this location would be easily reached by land.

“President Joko Widodo himself has ordered for the opening of the Manokwar-Wasior road . Therefore, it would certainly be implemented by the Public Works and Housing Ministry. Now the road has been open . It needs only paving with asphalt,” Frans said.

Dusner is a coastal village with white sandy beach , adding, the village is located in the Cenderawasih Bay National Park (TNTC)

The sea is normally clear and quite excepting in December when normally there is high rolling waves.

Many local children enjoy surfing in December. Reporting by Toyiban , A Saragih

Source: ANTARA News

Papua to build agro tourism in Dusner village

Wasior, West Papua(ANTARA News)- The Ministry of Village, Disadvantaged Regions will develop agro-tourism in the village of Dusner in the district of Teluk Wondama, West Papua.

Head of the district Culture and Tourism Service Frans E.N. Mosmafa said Dusner has been included in the list of villages to be developed into agro-tourism areas in Indonesia.

“On 7 December, I and a number of representatives of seven districts in Indonesia met in Bogor to receive the information from the Ministry of rural and backward area development,” Frans said here on Sunday.

He said, Dusner has three waterfalls tens of meters tall, adding the village also has forests that could be developed as a tourist destination.

He said agro-tourism is potential for rural economic development which could open business activities.

“We are thankful with the government decision to include the village of Dusner in its program to develop agro-tourism. The cost of building the supporting infrastructure would be provided by the Central Government,” he said.

The Ministry will soon built public facilities including pedestrian road, toilets , etc. , he said.

He said he was confident the village of Dusner would one of the main tourist destinations in the area .

“Dusner is easily reached by sea from . It takes only 30 – 40 minutes by boat,” he went on to say.

When the construction of the Manokwari-Wasior-Nabire section of the Trans Papua highway has been completed this location would be easily reached by land.

“President Joko Widodo himself has ordered for the opening of the Manokwar-Wasior road . Therefore, it would certainly be implemented by the Public Works and Housing Ministry. Now the road has been open . It needs only paving with asphalt,” Frans said.

Dusner is a coastal village with white sandy beach , adding, the village is located in the Cenderawasih Bay National Park (TNTC)

The sea is normally clear and quite excepting in December when normally there is high rolling waves.

Many local children enjoy surfing in December. Reporting by Toyiban , A Saragih

Source: ANTARA News

Progress in smelter construction by three mining companies slow

Pontianak, W. Kalimantan (ANTARA News) – Progress in the construction of smelters by three mining companies in West Kalimantan has been slow.

“The three companies – PT Laman Mining, PT Kalbar Bumi Perkasa and PT Dinamika Sejahtera Mandiri – have utilized the export facility given by the government , but they have been slow in carrying out the construction of the their smelter projects,” head of the Mineral and Coal department of the regional Energy and Mineral Resources office Sigit Nugroho said here on Sunday.

Two other mining companies PT Indonesia Chemical Alumina of the Antam Group, and PT WHW of the Harita Group, already have smelters in operation.

The government allows mining companies to export unprocessed mineral on condition they build smelter at a certain period.

The government issued a regulation earlier banning export of unprocessed mineral ores hoping to boost the countrys ailing manufacturing sector and to increase added value of mineral products and to open more jobs.

Sigit said the slow progress in the construction of smelters gave rise to suspicion that the three companies have no interest in building smelter and that they had misused the facility given by the government.

Millions of tons of nickel and bauxite ores exported without being processed , but no smelters have been built by the three companies, he said.

He said based on the Law No. 4/2009 , the government may issue export license for mining companies processing their raw minerals in the country .

Mining companies, therefore, need to build smelters in the country or have their minerals processed in smelters of other companies.

Sigit acknowledged he had never made inspection to the smelter projects in West Kalimantan, saying “it is central government policy.”

“However, early next year we plan to make the inspection to see what has held them from implementing their project,” he said.

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has asked regional administrations to take firm measure against mining companies, failing to fulfill the clean and clear (CnC) condition .

In answer to the request, Sigit said he already made reconciliation with mining license holders (IUP) in West Kalimantan last October.

“Therefore, of 528 holders of IUP for mineral and coal in West Kalimantan, three mining companies with the status of non-CnC would have their license revoked . They are PT Ketapang Makmur Mandiri, PT Sumber Agro Lestari, and PT Gema Nusa Abadi Mineral,” he said.

The measure is in line with the Ministerial Regulation No. 43/2015 that IUP of companies with the status of non-Clean and Clear (Non-CnC) would be revoked. Reporting by Andilala, A Saragih

Source: ANTARA News

Progress in smelter construction by three mining companies slow

Pontianak, W. Kalimantan (ANTARA News) – Progress in the construction of smelters by three mining companies in West Kalimantan has been slow.

“The three companies – PT Laman Mining, PT Kalbar Bumi Perkasa and PT Dinamika Sejahtera Mandiri – have utilized the export facility given by the government , but they have been slow in carrying out the construction of the their smelter projects,” head of the Mineral and Coal department of the regional Energy and Mineral Resources office Sigit Nugroho said here on Sunday.

Two other mining companies PT Indonesia Chemical Alumina of the Antam Group, and PT WHW of the Harita Group, already have smelters in operation.

The government allows mining companies to export unprocessed mineral on condition they build smelter at a certain period.

The government issued a regulation earlier banning export of unprocessed mineral ores hoping to boost the countrys ailing manufacturing sector and to increase added value of mineral products and to open more jobs.

Sigit said the slow progress in the construction of smelters gave rise to suspicion that the three companies have no interest in building smelter and that they had misused the facility given by the government.

Millions of tons of nickel and bauxite ores exported without being processed , but no smelters have been built by the three companies, he said.

He said based on the Law No. 4/2009 , the government may issue export license for mining companies processing their raw minerals in the country .

Mining companies, therefore, need to build smelters in the country or have their minerals processed in smelters of other companies.

Sigit acknowledged he had never made inspection to the smelter projects in West Kalimantan, saying “it is central government policy.”

“However, early next year we plan to make the inspection to see what has held them from implementing their project,” he said.

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has asked regional administrations to take firm measure against mining companies, failing to fulfill the clean and clear (CnC) condition .

In answer to the request, Sigit said he already made reconciliation with mining license holders (IUP) in West Kalimantan last October.

“Therefore, of 528 holders of IUP for mineral and coal in West Kalimantan, three mining companies with the status of non-CnC would have their license revoked . They are PT Ketapang Makmur Mandiri, PT Sumber Agro Lestari, and PT Gema Nusa Abadi Mineral,” he said.

The measure is in line with the Ministerial Regulation No. 43/2015 that IUP of companies with the status of non-Clean and Clear (Non-CnC) would be revoked. Reporting by Andilala, A Saragih

Source: ANTARA News