Denpasar, Jubi – The government will build four food warehouses in the province of Papua, especially in regions affected by the snowfall, to ensure residents are not experiencing food shortages.
“The four logistics warehouses will be in Nduga, Puncak, Puncak Jaya, and Lanny Jaya,” said Minister of Social Affairs, Khofifah Indar Parawansa in Denpasar, Bali on Monday (07/12/2015).
The Minister said she had communicated with the four regents in the region about the plan.
Warehouse logistics is required because the actual citizens have tubers that constitute their staple food that can be stored. So that the current can not harvest because the plants die due to snowfall. They will have a stock of food.
Previously, the Ministry of Social Affairs has distributed logistical support such as rice to 32 Nduga residents. In Lanny Jaya government has prepared 100 tonnes of rice reserves (CBP).
“I also have coordination with provincial social affairs and Lanny Jaya regent,”she said.
She continued, the incident actually happened last July when snowfalls hit parts of Puncak, Puncak Jaya, and Lanny Jaya. The death of 32 people in Nduga regency were allegedly caused by malnutrition. (*/Tina)