Jayapura, Jubi – Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMI) of Papua met with officials from the Border Agency and Foreign Cooperation and the Papuan Legislative Council (DPRP) to open access to Papuans doing business in neighboring Papua New Guinea (PNG) to anticipate free trade under the ASEAN Community in 2020.
“We’ve done the audience with the parties a few times to open our access to overseas in this case PNG, so that our Papua entrepreneurs can develop their business in the area,” chairman of the Foreign Cooperation Association Yance Mote said to Jubi in Abepura on Monday (11/08/2015).
This aims to help Papuan entrepreneurs to compete with foreign businessmen in the ASEAN Community by 2020. “We want to establish international trade cooperation to face the ASEAN Community, but on the other hand we are also challenged with MSG. Papua and PNG are Melanesian people that coexist in one big island, “he said.
Therefore, Papua Association seeks the opening of the trade route between Papua and PNG. “Well, that’s our intention to meet with the head of the Border and Foreign Cooperation. Before we also had an audience with the DPRP in this case the chairman of Papua Legislative Council “Yance Mote said.
Therefore, he hoped entrepreneurs can conduct cooperation in terms of trade with PNG in which the distance and travel time shorter than Malaysia and the Philippines. “If we could get in there, why not? Do not let the monopoly of trade conducted by other States, while we can empower our own brothers, “Yance Mote said.
During the meeting, head of Border welcomes the intent and purpose of Papua Association for trade cooperation in this case the distribution of basic food and others “I strongly support it, I will communicate with the governor of Papua so that the future could have a dialogue with the consultant in PNG,” Susi Wanggai said. (Roy Ratumakin/ Tina)