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Pioneer ship docks in Nabire's Umar Bay and Yaur

Tabloid Jubi - January 19, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – A pioneer ship has successfully docked in Umar Bay and Yaur Village, Nabire Regency, Central Papua a few days ago. John NR Gobai, a member of the Papua Legislative Council (DPRP) representing the Meepago customary region, revealed that the pioneer ship docked in Umar Bay's Yaur on January 12, 2024.

"For a long time, pioneer ships had never entered Umar Bay and Yaur. That is why we have consistently pushed for their access to these areas. Praise the Lord, the path has now been opened," stated John Gobai in a communication with Jubi on Wednesday (17/1/2024).

He explained that after the Ministry of Transportation, through the Directorate General of Sea Transportation, approved the operation of pioneer ships in the region, the long-awaited aspiration of the local community has finally been realized.

"The pioneer ship docked in Umar Bay around 8 a.m. and in Yaur around 1 p.m.," he said.

Gobai mentioned that following the entry of the pioneer ship into the region, they are seeking support from the Central Papua Provincial Government and the Nabire Regency Government to complete the lacking facilities.

"We also hope that residents from surrounding villages can bring their produce to the city of Nabire or Waropen and contribute to maintaining the ship's comfort during docking," he added.

As the Chairperson of the Special Group of the Papua Legislative Council, he emphasized that Umar Bay is a district located on the border between Nabire Regency, Central Papua, and Wasior Regency, West Papua. The villages in the area include Yeretuar Village, Napan Yaur Village, Bawei Village, and Goni Village.

To shorten the distance of control and ensure even development, especially in maritime transportation, access for pioneer ships to these regions is crucial.

"As of January 12, 2024, the Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia, through the Directorate General of Sea Transportation, has approved and planned for Pioneer Ship Sabuk Nusantara 63 to start operating or docking in Yaur Village, Umar Bay District (Yeretuar), Nabire Regency, Central Papua Province," he stated. (*)

Source: https://en.jubi.id/pioneer-ship-docks-in-nabires-umar-bay-and-yaur