Archive for April 2008

An Integrated and Independent City will built soon in Merauke

April 23, 2008

Merauke – In the next few months, Papuan Government will build an integrated city in Papua located at Salor District Alim Anim Merauke. Its goal is to open the isolation and to give access for its surrounding area. The region for the city development of covers 35.235 ha and will be begun in 2009. The area is a transmigration location which meets requirement for building an integrated city. One of Papuan guy said,” this is a great project that we all should support”.

The plan is revealed at the meeting during the visit of Secretary for Director General of P4 Trans, Department of Settlement and Transmigration, Nirwanto, accompanied by his 3 directors of P4 Trans to Merauke, on April 22 2008. As it is known that minimum requirement to build a such kind city is an area of 130 ha. The occupants will be all available community in this area such as old transmigration settlements, local inhabitants and new settlements.

This plan is the result of cooperation between the central and local government as well as private sector and enterprises. Its budget is taken 30% from the state budget (APBN), 30% from regency/province budget (APBD) and 40% from other fund such as private sector,” Nirwanto added. Meanwhile, Merauke Regent Drs Johanes Gluba Gebze hopes that the development of area will be able to open access for surrounding areas in the vicinity. “This project is not only to follow up of positive impact of transmigration in Merauke but also to challenge the opinions that the transmigration is not siding to local people,” he said. (Ar10)

 

Government Papua Province Continuing to Build Solar Power Energy in Papua

April 15, 2008

Government Papua Province never stop building Papua.  Last week on 9 April 2008, the Head of Mining and Energy Service Toto Purwanto stated that the Government Papua Province (Pemprov) has used “Special Autonomy Fund” (Dana Otsus) from 2008 onwards for building Solar Power Energy (PLTS) in two regencies.  in Yapen Regency it has built 98 units and in Supiori regency 220 units.  Last year, Papua Pemprov has also built 50 units of PLTS spreading in Tolikara, Boven Digoel and Pegunungan Bintang.

 

For the last project, he added that the tender-development process of those PLTS has been undergoing some time ago and recently it has entered phase of work contract.  “The Development of this PLTS can be realized soon,”  he added.

 

Besides, the development of the third turbin of Micro Hydro Power Plant (PLTMH) in Mulia Puncak Jaya planed to operate this month.  Now, its machine is on the way.  As noted that Turbine 1 and 2 have started operating. The Mining and Energy Service of Papua Province in 2007 has also been programming 8 PLTMHs in some regencies suc as in Wamena (2), in Paniai (1), Puncak Jaya (1), Yahukimo (1), Yapen (1) and Jayapura (2).  All of those projects have been completed and has been operating except in Puncak Jaya which just operating 2 from 3 total turbines.

 

Papuan Students Enjoy Public Service

April 2, 2008

Central Electronic Data Board (BPDE) of Papua Province provides free internet facilities (Warnet) funded from Otsus. This matter is meant to socialize the development of technology to community in order to help them, especially students in accessing various information. The head of BPDE Thobias Solossa,SH, MM said “BPDE paid around Rp 60 million monthly”. The method is very simple, just come to the BPDE Office and fill up the form and after that will be given password to access the internet. “These free internet facilities is to help the community in accessing requirement information for making good business and other various information,”Thobias said.”

One of Papuan visitors, Mateus K (30) who live at Jayapura is quite sad because many of his colleagues do not yet make use of this facilities. “This information is very important, because if today we go through without knowing the development we could not imagine what will happen then. What me us happy is the internet has made students from Papua and non Papua go together and utilize that free facilities. They are Junior School of SMPN 1 Jayapura, Heskia Kaiba (13) and Targus Patai (13) who are Papua origin and Papuan-born and their close friend non Papua Yudistira Dandan (13). Hoping their harmonious relationship could bring prosperity for all Papuans.

 

Government Memperhatikan Pelayanan Informasi Penduduk Papua

April 2, 2008

Badan Pengelolaan Data Elektronik (BPDE) Provinsi Papua menyediakan fasilitas warung internet (Warnet) gratis dengan dana dari Otsus. Hal tersebut dimaksudkan untuk mensosialisasikan perkembangan teknologi kepada masyarakat, sekaligus membantu masyarakat, terutama kelompok pelajar dan mahasiswa dalam mengakses berbagai informasi. Kepala Badan Pengelolaan Data Elektronik, Thobias Solossa,SH, MM mengatakan “Untuk seluruh fasilitas internet yang dikelola BPDE, tiap bulannya kami membayar sekitar Rp 60 juta,”katanya. Caranya sederhana, datang saja ke Kantor BPDE dan mengisi formulir untuk menjadi anggota, sesudah itu akan dikasih password untuk mengakses internet. “Fasilitas internet gratis ini untuk membantu masyarakat dalam memenuhi kebutuhan informasi, baik terkait bisnis, usaha kecil dan berbagai informasi lainnya,”papar Thobias.

 

Dari tahun ke tahun, peminat atau pengunjung Warnet gratis ini mengalami peningkatan yang cukup signifikan, di mana pada 2006 lalu, jumlah pengunjung 2.388 orang dan pada 2007 meningkat menjadi 22.177 pengunjung. Dari 2.388 pengunjung di tahun 2006, 1980 orang diantaranya merupakan pengunjung laki-laki, sedangkan sisanya 408 merupakan pengunjung perempuan. Jumlah pengunjung laki-laki masih mendominasi dengan perbandingan 82,9% dan 17,1%.Kemudian jika dilihat dari sisi orang Papua dan non Papua, pada 2006 jumlah pengunjung orang Papua 781 orang (32,7%) dan non Papua mencapai 1.607 (67,3%). Dari jumlah pengunjung tahun 2006 ini, mayoritas adalah mahasiswa dan pelajar yang mencapai 1.388 orang (58,1%), kemudian swasta 351 orang (14,7%), sisanya pengunjung dari kelompok PNS, TNI/Polri dan kelompok masyarakat lainnya. Selanjutnya untuk 2007, dari jumlah pengunjung 22.177 orang, 18.642 orang (84%) merupakan pengunjung laki-laki, sedangkan pengunjung perempuan hanya 3.535 orang (16%). Kemudian dari sisi orang Papua dan non Papua, jumlah pengunjung orang Papua 5.398 orang (24,4%) dan non Papua 16.764 orang (75,6%). Sedangkan dari kelompok pengunjung itu, juga didominasi kelompok pelajar dan mahasiswa, kemudian swasta, PNS, TNI/Polri dan pengunjung lainnya.

Salah seorang pengunjung orang Papua, Mateus K (30) warga Dok V Jayapura merasa cukup sedih, karena banyak rekan-rekannya yang belum memanfaatkan fasilitas Warnet gratis ini secara baik. “Informasi ini sangat penting, sebab jika hari ini kita lewat, maka kita tidak tahu perkembangan apa yang terjadi. Jika itu terjadi, maka kita termasuk orang yang rugi,” tuturnya. Tampak pula seorang siswa kelas II SMPN 1 Jayapura, Heskia Kaiba (13) dan rekannya Targus Patai (13) menggunakan fasilitas tersebut.
Keduanya datang ke Warnet ini karena diajak Yudistira Dandan (13) (non Papua). Ini merupakan adanya kerukunan yang dapat dijadikan contoh bagi pemuda-pemudi lainnya.