Jayapura, Jubi – The Wewak municipal government, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea agreed to build cooperation in all sectors with the Jayapura municipal government.
Wewak Mayor Hon Charles Malenki and Jayapura Mayor Benhur Timmy Mano signed a letter of intent at the city hall on Monday (18/5/2015).
Hon Charles Malenki told reporters this visit was the first year to bring quite a lot of delegates. Further he said the visit is very important to open access for both governments due to the readiness of infrastructure at the border area. He hoped the signing of lettter of intent would be followed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
“The most important thing is building cooperation at the first place. We really want to learn, especially on the sectors of agriculture, fisheries, education and tourism as well. We’re interested at the fisheries since there are many rivers in our town,” Malenki told reporters.
“Once we returned to our county, we will report to the East Sepik Governor concerning to the follow up of LoI,” he said. He also said this cooperation is the follow up from the Indonesian President’s visit to Papua New Guinea few times ago. Wewak is the city located in the East Sepik Province with 50 million of population who live in 16 sub-districts.
Meanwhile, Jayapura Mayor Benhur Tommy Mano said the Jayapura Municipal Government opens to other country and wants to share knowledge in many sectors. “During my administrative, Papua New Guinea is very intense to cooperate with the Jayapura Municipal Government,” Mano told reporters on Monday (18/5/2015). He also said they want to work with the Jayapura Municipal Government in many sectors.
“We want to share our achievement in Jayapura Municipality in many sectors such as fisheries, agriculture, education and health as well,” he said. In regards to the broader partnership, he said the municipal government should report to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. (Munir/rom)