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Papua's People Council urges improved Infrastructure for potential coastal tourism

Tabloid Jubi - December 22, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – John NR Gobai, lawmaker of the Papua's People Council Commission II overseeing economics and tourism, emphasized the need for adequate road infrastructure to support the coastal tourist destinations in Amai Village, Depapre District, Jayapura Regency, Papua.

Gobai highlighted the substantial tourism potential in Tablasupa and Amai villages within Depapre District. To harness the area's potential, Gobai said, there was a necessity for increased attention from the Jayapura Administration and Papua Provincial Government, especially in improving road access.

"There are still road damages and a lack of public transportation. The community relies solely on pick-up trucks or 'blakos'," Gobai stated in a phone interview with Jubi on Saturday, December 16, 2023.

According to Gobai, Yehuda Sorontou, the former head of Amai Village, expressed concerns about damaged roads and the absence of public transportation. Despite the area's promising tourism potential, visitors come not only from Jayapura but also from beyond, including international tourists.

"The majority of the residents in Tablasupa and surrounding areas still heavily rely on the maritime fishing sector, offering sea transportation services, engaging in trade, tourism guiding, and other activities," he explained.

He stressed that due to their coastal stretch, Kampung Tablasupa and Amai possess significant maritime and tourism potential, serving as an economic asset for the local community.

"Hence, government support is essential to improve roads and public transportation infrastructure, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for the residents there," he concluded. (*)

Source: https://en.jubi.id/papuas-people-council-urges-improved-infrastructure-for-potential-coastal-tourism