Sentani, Jubi/Antara – The construction of a cargo seaport in Depapre, Jayapura district, Papua province is now entering the ground breaking phase, a local official said here Wednesday (11/03/2015).
The Deputy II of Jayapura district’s house of representatives, Kornelis Yanuaring, said that the land reclamation has been completed.
“The construction of Depapre cargo seaport is one of the government’s development priorities. It is expected that the seaport will be operated next year,” he said.
According to Yanuaring, the land clearing is still being completed by giving compensation to the local owners.
The construction is financed by sharing funding between the central government and the local administration.
“The construction of Depapre cargo seaport was started in 2011,” Yanuaring said.
He hoped that the seaport will be beneficial for the communities in the surrounding areas of Jayapura district.
“Working fields will be widely provided through the opening of the seaport, the administration will get more income and the people’s welfare will increase,” Yanuaring added (*)