Monthly Archives: October 2014

PT Dongin Prabhawa Neglecting 27 Children from Ngguti District, Merauke

According to Urbanus Kief Yolmen, who works with children in Merauke’s Ngguti District, 27 children from Nakias and Salamepe villages who PT Dongin Prabhawa has brought from their villages to stay in dormitories in order to continue their studies at middle and high schools are not being treated properly. According to Yolmen, the children have […]

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PT Medco Papua to clear 2000 hectares for rice cultivation

PT Medco Papua will start to plant rice on 2000 hectares of land around several villages in Kurik District, Merauke. The company is currently making all necessary preparations including land-clearing and producing seedlings. The head of Kurik District, Stefanus Kagoup said to on Friday 17th October that the company had already paid ‘tali asih’ […]

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Well-known missionary asks for oil palm plantation to be stopped.

A well-known religious figure around Mimika Regency in Papua, Father Bert Hogenboorn OFM, has asked the Bupati of Mimika Eltinus Omaleng to put a stop to the large-scale planting of oil palm currently being undertaken by PT Pusaka Agro Lestari because it is destroying forests. “I hope the Bupati of Mimika is really aware of […]

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Plans to replant newly privatised plantation in Manokwari

Last May, state plantation company PTPN II’s plantation and factory in Prafi, Manokwari was auctioned off to a Chinese company, PT Yongjing Investindo. PTPN II had been operating in the Manokwari area since 1982, and now many of the oil palm trees have passed the productive age of 25 years. Much of the land is […]

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Not planting, PT Cendrawasih Jaya Mandiri threatened with expulsion.

PT Cenderawasih Jaya Mandiri, a sugar-cane company operating in Merauke Regency has been threatened with losing their operational area. The government has warned the company because it is not fully operational in line with the permits it has received. The head of the forestry and plantation agency in Merauke, Efendi Kanan, revealed on Tuesday (23/9) […]

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