Wamena, Jubi -Office of Tourism and Culture, Jayawijaya District had
budgeted Rp 900 million for mummy conservation that will be conducted
at several points in local area. The funds are used to purchase tools
and chemicals that all must be imported from outside Papua.
“The source of Rp 900 million funds are from Special Autonomy scheme
that we use, the tools and wire and other chemicals needed must be
imported from Surabaya,” said Head of Tourism and Culture of
Jayawijaya Regency, Alpius Wetipo, Wednesday (November 1)
According to him, experts who conserve mummies in Jayawijaya have
entered the final stage, they are referring from the existing data and
discussions with residents in the location of Mummy.
“Mummy damage is caused by rat bites and livestock and lack of care by
local residents,” Wetipo said.
Conservation activities including maintenance and protection have been
carried out at four places including Aikima, Araboda, Yiwika and Pumo.
Regent of Jayawijaya, Wempi Wetipo acknowledged that mummy is part of
the tourism sector importance in Jayawijaya which became the domestic
and foreign tourist attraction.(tabloidjubi.com/Zely)