Jayapura, Jubi – Fuel (BBM) consumption is concentrated in five cities of 29 counties and cities in Papua Province according to Pertamina Retail Fuel Marketing Manager Operation Region (MOR) VIII Maluku-Papua, Zibali Hisbul Masih.
“Jayapura city dominate, which consumes 28.26 percent, then 12.53 percent in Merauke, following Nabire 11.31 percent, Mimika 10.92 percent and Jayapura regency 8.06 percent. Total consumption is 71.65 percent,” he told Jubi recently.
According to Zibali, due to the use of fuel consumption concentrated in those five cities, controlling inflation should continue to monitor the rise of prices in those five regions if it is based on fix price of fuel.
“It’s a point that we need to be aware of related to price fluctuations in fuel sector that encourage inflation, because those area is fundamental,” he said.
Relate to possible inflation, Zibali argued that the price for premium or subsidized fuel such as diesel and kerosene will remain unchanged because the government decided not to raise subsidized fuel prices on April 1, 2017. Pricing is valid up to three months, until June 2017.
Decisions based on Presidential Decree No. 191/2014 and Regulation Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources No.27 / 2016 has sets price of fuel based on types and of special assignments.
“The concern now is the shift in consumer purchasing power of a premium to non-subsidized fuel by 25 percent, in which the non-subsidized fuel will follow world prices of oil,” he said.
Head of Industry and Trade Agency of Papua Province Max Olua say if Pertamina agree the Irian Bhakti commercial can work for the distribution to districts, so that the same prices of fuel is apply in remote district as well.(*)
Papua Bangkit Stadium will ready in March 2019
Jayapura, Jubi – Sports Department of Papua Province is targeting the construction of Papua Bangkit Stadium which meets the FIFA standard located in Kampung Harapan, Jayapura Regency will finish in March 2019
Meanwhile, the Department Head of infrastructure management of Sports and Youth Provincial Office Bernard Sitorus claimed the construction has 97 per cent finished. It only needs small finishing works.
“We continue to push our works, so it would be ready when President Widodo come for its launching,” Sitorus told reporters in Jayapura on Thursday (24/1/2019).
This 45,000-capacity stadium that spent approximately IDR 1.3 trillion of Papua Provincial Budget would be one of the biggest stadiums built in the eastern Indonesia region.
Separately, Dolly Abu Zain, the Site Engineering Manager of PT PP Tbk, added to accelerate the construction, approximately 900 workers were involved in this project, and some facilities including LED and electronic scoreboard have already been installed.
Meanwhile, the instalment of paving blocks for road access to the stadium has 100 per cent completed, as well as the roof installation. Now the homework left is to finish the instalment of the synthetic track.
“Meanwhile, it only needs small finishing works for the inside of the stadium. All chairs (for the audience) already installed,” said Dolly. (*)
Reporter: Alexander Loen
Editor: Pipit Maizer
Governor’s objection to Freeport not be regarded as a political decision
Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan Parliament member of Commission I Yonas Nusy expect people do not regard the Papuan governor’s decision to object the letter of the Environment and Forestry Ministry on the recommendation of 1000 hectares of lands to Freeport for mining exploration from the political perspective.
“The governor’s decision should not be regarded as a political objection, but it’s more to his attempt to protect the protected forest area and Lorentz National Park,” said Nusy on Wednesday (23/1/2019).
Besides, according to him, the expansion of Freeport’s mining exploration areas should be further discussed with the customary landowners. “Even though Papua is part of Indonesia, this land (Papua) is the land of indigenous. Therefore, its customary law should be respected,” he said.
Meanwhile, Papuan Regional Secretary Herry Dosinaen said about Papuan Governor’s response on the ministry’s letter to permit 1000 hectares of land for Freeport’s mining area concession.
“Last time they asked for 2800 hectares, and now more 1000 hectares. But the governor refused it,” said Dosinaen.
He said the reason behind this objection is because the area is part of the forest conservation area and Lorentz National Park that is protected by the government. (*)
Reporter: Arjuna Pademme
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Freeport’s tax debt affects Papuan Regional Budget 2019
Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan Primary Regional Budget (APBD) 2019 reportedly decreased to IDR 13.9 trillion from IDR 14.142 trillion last year due to Freeport’s tax debt on the water surface.
Papuan Provincial Secretary Hery Dosinaen said the tax debt affected the decline of provincial income that then droved to the decrease of the total revenue of the main provincial budget.
“Provincial revenue has decreased because we cannot meet our target due to the delayed tax payment by Freeport,” said Dosinaen in Jayapura.
However, the provincial government said they would not negotiate with the company about this late payment. Further, the governor refused Freeport to pay their tax based on goodwill but their income and profits. “This has caused the out-target payment. Even the plenary to discuss the water surface tax 2017-2018 is still running until now,” he said.
Meanwhile, the First Vice Chairman of Papua Parliament Edoardus Kaize said Papua Provincial Budget 2019 consists more than IDR 895.8 billion in local incomes, more than IDR 4.4 trillion in a balanced fund, and IDR 8.6 trillion in net revenue.
“However, the regional expenditures were more than IDR 13.8 trillion consisted of IDR 6.6 trillion of indirect expenditures, IDR 7.2 trillion of direct expenditures and IDR 50 billion of budget surplus,” said Kaize. (*)
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Editor: Pipit Maizier
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