President Jokowi agrees to relocate Margono Airport at Wondama Bay

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has expressed his agreement to relocate the Margono Airport at Wondama Bay in Waisor District, West Papua, to a more spacious area. “The transportation minister had said earlier that the extension of the runway at Margono airport was not possible. It means that the airport must be relocated to a spacious area,” President Jokowi remarked while […]

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President Jokowi leaves Morotai for N. Halmahera

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) left Morotai, North Maluku Province, for North Halmahera District at 9:15 a.m. East Indonesia Standard Time on Wednesday to inaugurate numerous seaports. President Jokowi arrived in Morotai from West Papua on Tuesday to inaugurate several infrastructure projects, including a hybrid solar power plant and a micro-hydro electricity plant in the province. After arriving in North Halmahera, […]

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China eyes Papua sago investment

Chinese investors are keen to be involved in the sago processing industry in the Papua region. Indonesia’s investment co-ordinating agency, BKPM, said an initial investment of $US62 million dollars was being planned. Tabloid Jubi reported the BKPM chief Franky Sibarani saying there was a strategic value in the sago processing investment because the sector was categorized as labour-intensive and this […]

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