Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Provincial Government has allocated Rp 2.64 trillion for 2016 to optimize the production of agriculture, plantations, animal husbandry, fishery and forestry.
Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said in Jayapura on Saturday (19/12/2015) the money is intened to improve regional food security and sovereignty as well as to provide the sufficient supplies of food and people’s nutrition.
“Provincial Government would also encourage the availability of food supplies and to improve the agriculture production on local resources basis,” he said.
Enembe said the capacity of customary people in forestry resources management and community logging business development must also be improved.
“This budget allocation for economic sector is also devoted of small and medium industries to the utilization of resources and guidance in strengthening the network of industrial cluster,” he said.
He explained for the economic policy of Papua Province in 2016 continues to encourage the quality of economic growth, to maintain the stability of the prices of community and development supply needs.
“Education and skills training for job seekers, preparation of ready labor force and creative economic development on local wisdom basis are also allocated from this budget,” he said.
He added this allocation for economic sector is also mandated in the Law No 21/2001 about Special Autonomy for the Papua Province and Special Regional Regulation No. 25/2013 about the Sharing Fund and Special Autonomy Fund Management. (*/rom)