Jayapura, Jubi – The concept of green economy development in Papua will be based on the five customary territories to find out the potency of each region including mining, agriculture, plantations and livestock.
The Assistant for Economic Affairs and People’s Welfare of Papua Province Noak Kapisa told reporters in Jayapura on Tuesday (02/10/2018) that the green economy development concept is similar to the idea of sustainable development. It includes some aspects of economy, social and environment as well.
“For instance, the sago forests in the south namely in Merauke, Mappi, Asmat and in the North (Waropen, Mamberamo Raya, Mamberamo Tengah), and then in Jayapura. Everything would base on commodities and indigenous territories. Thus, this should apply a value chain process from upstream to downstream” he said.
Through the green economy development, he continued, the provincial government will map the potential commodities and their distribution in Papua.
“Not only sago, other commodities such as coffee, red fruit (pandanus sp.), sweet potatoes, and cocoa are also becoming the priorities in the green economy development,” he continued.
Furthermore, he said the provincial government is very appreciated to an offer to open a coffee plantation in Papua Province from the National Land Council by preparing a report collaborated with relevant ministries on the current potential commodities.
Meanwhile, the Assistant for General Affairs of Papua Province Elysa Auri added that Papua Provincial Government had compiled a master plan and road map of sustainable land based for the green economy development in order to accommodate the economic growth targets. (*)
Reporter: Alexander Loen
Editor: Pipit Maizier