Jayapura, Jubi – Residents in Keneyam, Ndgua Regency can now buy fuel at normal prices as applied throughout Indonesia after Regent Yairus Gwijangge launched the Distributor of Petroleum and Diesel Fuel (APMS) there on Wednesday (24/08/2016).
Gwijangge thanked PT. Pertamina (Persero) for their ability to distribute subsidized fuel in Keneyam.
It also signals Pertamina’s positive performance, because people who previously had to pay up to Rp 3 million per drum, can now just pay the same cost like other regions.
“Let’s together take care of Pertamina that’s already present among us, do not harm, destroy or burn it. Because it comes for the sake of Nduga people,” he said.
Further he would coordinate with Pertamina in both regional and central offices to monitor the unexpected price increase by the fuel provider.
General Manager of Pertamina MOR VIII Maluku Papua Eldi Hendry said, with APMS already settled in Kenyam, the residents could enjoy the rights of equal price as the residents at other Indonesian regions. “We hope the distributors could provide services to fulfill their needs on fuel, and this APMS could serve everyday so that it could promote the economy of Nduga,” he said.
Hendri also expected the local government could control the APMS services. The owner of APMS PT Suluh Jaya Abadi, Suwardi said he get the quota of 30 KL consisting of 20 KL petroleum and 10 KL solar fuel. “All were on shipping, currently we have 5,000 litters of petroleum and 5,000 litters of solar fuel,” he said.
Nduga resident Obeth Aewakom admitted he was very happy with the presence of APMS because he couldnt pay more for solar fuel for his hotel business. “Earlier I pay Rp 25 to Rp 30 thousand per litter,” he said. (*/rom)