Jayapura, Jubi – Director of the Indonesian Stock Exchange (BEI) Papua Representative Office Kresna Aditya Payokwa said the number of investors in Papua increased to 1,831 companies as of February, from only 500 in 2012.
“Based on our current data, there are 1,831 investors in Papua as per February 2016, and they are mostly located in Jayapura,” said Payokwa in Jayapura on Thursday (24/3/2016).
In 2012, he added, the number of investors was still under 500 people, but each year the number is increased to 1,100 companies in 2015 and 1,831 companies as per February 2016. According to him, Papuan people are currently interesting to investment and to know more about stock exchange.
“Thus, BEI is not only focusing on the increment number of new investors, but also attempting to promote the needs to invest as well as to provide education to the community who want to know about the stock exchange,” he said.
In addition, he said, in Jayapura City, BEI also collaborate with some universities in order to provide education to the students. “We have worked with several campuses in Jayapura such as the University of Cenderawasih and University of Yapis Papua by opening the investment galary,” he said.
He added, through the increment of investors and public interest to get to know about stock exchange, BEI is planning to open the representative office in Papua Barat Province. (*/rom)