Got Great Potential and Natural Resources, Raja Ampat Will Have Industrial Area

By : Hariyanto And Aldi Firhand. A | Thursday, February 15 2018 - 17:57 IWST

Raja Ampat, Papua. (Photo: Rachel Abygail / EyeEm)
Raja Ampat, Papua. (Photo: Rachel Abygail / EyeEm)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Waisai - Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) together with Raja Ampat Regency is planning the presence of an industrial estate in the islands district of West Papua, precisely on Misool Island.

"Raja Ampat has great natural resources potential," said Head of BPPT, Unggul Priyanto at the signing of cooperation agreement on spatial plan, preparation of fishery masterplan and industrial estate in Misool Island, Waisai, Raja Ampat, Wednesday (14/2/2018).

The industry that will be developed, said Unggul, is in accordance with the potential of local resources in the field of fisheries, as well as coconut and sago plantations to increase the added value and competitiveness of the region and support the tourism economy.

"With technology, Raja Ampat is expected to be parallel even more advanced than other regions in Indonesia, because if viewed from the potential nature of Raja Ampat tourism is the best in Indonesia," he said.

Director of the Center for Technology of Specific Areas of BPPT, Iwan Sudrajat said, this plan will be followed up with the assessment of infrastructure and financial readiness then followed the preparation of engineering design details of its industrial estate, including the institutional review.

"The plan of this area will manage community-based industries from upstream to downstream so it is expected to improve the economy of the community," he said.

Meanwhile, Head of Bappeda Raja Ampat, Abdul Rahman Wairoy, said the people of the Raja Ampat Islands manage their natural resources traditionally so that the results are not optimal.

"Our people have been planting sago, coconut and fish, and we want the economy to grow by managing it maximally, for example sago is used as flour and its derivatives, coconut oil," he said.

Previously, the Raja Ampat District Government has had a 2010-2030 Regional Spatial Plan (RTRW) prepared on the recommendation of BPPT and set forth in Local Regulation No. 3 of 2012.

However, the RTRW needs to be reviewed by considering changes in strategic environment and national and provincial policies.

In addition to the cooperation of spatial arrangement of industrial estate, there is also cooperation between BPPT and Raja Ampat in the field of marine aquaculture business development and application of marine water management technology to drinkable water. (Tar)

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