Jayapura, Jubi – Department of Labor and Population (Disnakerduk) Papua Province recorded as many as 519 foreign workers in Mimika, making them the majority of 857 foreigners who work in Papua.
The head of Training and Employment division, Rano said in Jayapura on Tuesday (9/6/2015) about 49 foreign workers from United States (USA) hold Temporary Residence Permits.
“Besides in Mimika, foreign workers are also working in Merauke, Biak Numfor, Jayapura, Nabire and Jayawijaya,” he said.
Rano explained the 857 foreign workers include those from USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, India, South Korea, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore, the Netherlands and China.
“Foreign workers who work in Biak Numfor are 22 people, 66 people in Merauke, 208 people in, 31 people in Nabire and 11 people in Jayawijaya,” Rano.added.
Previously, head of Department of Labor and Population Papua, Yan Piet Rawar said it would interlace cooperation with the Department of Revenue (Revenue) Papua to work on local regulations on taxes for foreign workers who work in Papua.
“We’re working on that rule, where a tax for foreigners will be adjusted to the field work,” Rawar said.
He explained, an expatriate will be taxed if he works in mining and certain educational fields. “While working in the social field will not be taxed,” he added. (Munir/ Tina)