Indonesia looks to domestic tourists for tourism revival in 2021

The government is optimistic of ecotourism being among the driving forces for comprehensively implementing a green economy to boost Indonesia’s economic revival. Ecotourism can be defined as tourism that is conducted responsibly to conserve the environment and sustain the well-being of the local people. Its benefits comprise promoting environmental awareness, offering direct financial benefits for conservation, and monetarily benefitting and empowering the local people. Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs and Forestry (LHK) Alue Dohong affirmed that the management of nature tourism areas can generate income for the region and society…

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Army, police in Beoga ordered to prioritize civilian protection

Papua Police Chief Insp. Gen. Mathius Fakhiri spoke of having instructed his personnel in Beoga Sub-district, Puncak District, to concentrate on protecting civilians and not respond to the armed Papuan criminals’ provocations. “I have ordered our personnel there to steer clear of the armed criminals’ provocative shootings. Most importantly, it is important how they ensure the safety and security of residents,” he told ANTARA in Jayapura, the capital of Papua Province, on Monday. Fakhiri also urged local residents to exercise vigil, and if the needs arises, to take refuge at…

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Military, police posts in Beoga accommodate 42 displaced residents

Some 42 residents of Beoga Sub-district, Puncak District, Papua Province, have taken refuge in military and police posts and in the houses of locals over rising security concerns, according to a police officer. The displaced residents were all in safe and secure settings, but they would be moved to Sugapa Sub-district in Intan Jaya District, Papua Police Chief Insp. Gen. Mathius Fakhiri told ANTARA in Jayapura on Monday. However, Fakhiri could not as yet confirm when they would be moved since related authorities were making the requisite preparations. In his…

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Nemangkawi task force should convince Papuans: Police Chief Prabowo

Police Chief Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo has instructed the Nemangkawi Task Force personnel to strive to convince Papuan people of Indonesia’s adoration for Papua. “Please continue to maintain solidity and synergy in safeguarding our territorial integrity in Papua. Please also convince them that we all love Papua,” Prabowo affirmed. In their security operation, the Nemangkawi Task Force personnel must prioritize the application of soft approaches, he remarked at the launch ceremony of the TV Radio Polri on Monday. TV Radio Polri is a live-streaming program managed by the National Police’s…

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Police to deploy helicopter for evacuating Beoga residents in Papua

Police will dispatch a helicopter to evacuate residents from Beoga, Puncak, to Sugapa, Intan Jaya, as a precautionary measure against an armed criminal group’s violent act, Papua Provincial Police Chief Inspector General Mathius Fakhiri stated. “It is true that we plan to evacuate residents from Beoga to avoid an armed criminal group’s violent act,” Fakhiri noted here on Sunday. Sugapa was selected since it is closer to Beoga as compared to Ilaga and Timika, he remarked. Fakhiri could not furnish an exact count of the number of residents to be…

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Armed Papuan criminals torch civilian helicopter at Ilaga Airport

Several armed Papuan criminals torched a parked PT Ersa Air helicopter awaiting repair at the Ilaga Airport in Puncak District, Papua Province, on Sunday evening. “As a result, the forward hull of the helicopter caught fire,” Ilaga Airport Head Herman Sujito noted in a statement that ANTARA quoted here, Monday. The ill-fated helicopter was parked at the airport since March 31, 2021, whilst awaiting the arrival of necessary spare parts to solve its engine problem, he noted. Papua Police Chief Insp. Gen. Mathius Fakhiri confirmed that armed Papuan criminals had…

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