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Sunday, 2 February 2014 - 23:31 WIB

District Government of Merauke was urged to sell three Boeing aircrafts

An aircraft owned by Government of Merauke (Jubi)

An aircraft owned by Government of Merauke (Jubi)

An aircraft owned by Government of Merauke (Jubi)

An aircraft owned by Government of Merauke (Jubi)

Merauke, Jubi (2/2) –District Government of Merauke was urged to sell three Boeing aircrafts owned by the community and local government and replace it with a Twin Otter aircraft which is regarded more efficient in providing services to the community in the remote area. 

This was announced by Fransiskus Ohoiwutun, the Chairman of the Democratic Party Fraction of the People’s Representative Council of Merauke, in his fraction’s public review that were reading on Saturday (1/2).
“Yes, this action must be immediately addressed and followed up by the local government, therefore the existing aircrafts would not be neglected under the management of PT. Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA),” Frans said.
Further he revealed the procurement or purchasing of small aircraft would be more useful while to be operated in the remote area as the community is also difficult to get the transportation to the downtown and vice versa.
Meanwhile the Fraction of Keadilan Nurani Sejahtera in their public review reading by Kusmanto, SH (Chairman) said in regards to the current condition of management PT MNA which is uncertain and even stop their service for the community, the District Government of Merauke must firmly ask the Director General of MNA to confirm about the re-operation of some aircrafts owned by the community and local government.

If this situation allowed to be continued and became protracted, Kusmanto added, then it would be affected on the Regional Revenue (PAD). Also the government from now should think about the condition of three aircrafts in the future if PT MNA is completely collapse and declared bankruptcy therefore they will not able to provide services to the community. (Jubi/Ans/P. Maizier)

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