Merauke, Jubi – Merauke Regent Romanus Mbaraka and some residents of Kampung Wanam met with the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pujiastuti, after which she announced a halt to the operations of PT Dwikarya owned by a Chinese investor.
Mbaraka said Saturday that added he stopped issuing a permit for the company, causing its activities to stop.
As a solution, an Indonesian-owned company will take over the activities as well as local people by using their own boat.
In the meeting, the minister reminded that should not be any illegal fishing activities carried out, including fishing by using trawling as it would reduce the existing ecosystems in the sea.
Furthermore, Merauke revenue for fisheries in one year reaches approximately Rp. 35 billion. While the tax is around Rp 27 billion.
Head of PT Dwikarya, Ling during a meeting with the Regent of Merauke some time ago said, because of the policy of the central government, hundreds of employees in the company were unable to work. (Frans L Kobun/ Tina)