Papua Governor, Lukas Enembe - Jubi

Papua Governor Wants Economic Census 2016 Applied to Freeport

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Papua Governor, Lukas Enembe - Jubi
Papua Governor, Lukas Enembe – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said he wanted the Economic Census that has started since 1 May 2016 by Central Bureau Statistic to also apply to PT. Freeport Indonesia in order to obtain information about what type of business run by the mining company.

“I hope it applies to Freeport as well to show us what type of business inside of the company,” said Enembe after survey by the Central Bureau Statistic of Papua Province on Friday (6/5/2016).

Besides Freeport, he also wanted through the Economic Census, the Central Bureau Statistic could obtain data about native entrepreneurs in Papua.

“Indigenous Papuans need to be surveyed as well to inform the number of indigenous Papuans who run business. Therefore through this census, we hope the Central Bureau Statistic could provide the data. Because Papuans might do not have any business,” he said.

Therefore, Governor Lukas Enembe admitted to fully support the implementation of the Economic Census that is held every ten years, because the result could be a reference for the government to apply the economic policy in Papua in the future.

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“Thus, once again I repeat the Economic Census is very important because it would provide data on the entire economic activities in Papua. So, whether it is a businessman or family head or whatsoever must provide a real data to the surveyors,” said Enembe.

Meanwhile the Head of Papua Central Bureau Statistic JB Priyono said the result of the Economic Census 2016 would be announced in the official speech of the Indonesian President Joko Widodo on 17 August 2016.

“At present, it is only the process of data collecting in the field,” said Priyono.

He added that he strongly expected the data processing could be done immediately so that the result of census could be launched on time though it is still a rough figure. (Alexander Loen/rom)

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