Papua administration pursues cross-country watershed management plan

The Papua provincial administration is disseminating awareness about Indonesia and Papua New Guinea cross-country watershed management by involving a number of stakeholders from several administrations.

General Assistant at Papua provincial administration Elysa Auri said here on Tuesday that watershed management would have to involve personnel from the governments, academicians, private sector and common people.

According to him, the any watershed management model should accommodate the interests of various stakeholders living in the watershed area.

“The watershed management falls within the ambit of the Environment and Forestry Ministry. In Papua, the watershed management involves Papua New Guinea (PNG) as nine rivers flow through the territories of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea,” Elysa added.

He explained that the cross-country watershed management plan between Indonesia and PNG was initiated after deliberations on the issue in several regions of Papua, covering Boven Digul, Mappi, Pegunungan Bintang, Yahukimo, Kerom and Jayapura districts as well as Jayapura city.

Source: Antara News