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Mountainous Papua Govt initiates logistics warehouse project to stabilize staple goods prices in Wamena

Tabloid Jubi - January 17, 2024

Wamena, Jubi – In a strategic move to counter the escalating prices of essential commodities in Wamena, the provincial capital of Jayawijaya Regency in Mountainous Papua Province, the Provincial Government is set to embark on the construction of a dedicated logistics warehouse for staple goods.

The Acting Governor of Mountainous Papua, Velix Vernando Wanggai, revealed that approximately 300 tons of staple goods or related items are transported to Wamena on a daily basis.

Since assuming office on November 13, 2023, Wanggai has prioritized key issues, with a focus on revamping the logistics arrangement system to alleviate the persistently high costs of staple goods in the region.

"Several critical programs need attention this year, and one of our primary concerns is addressing the unreasonably high prices of staple goods in the Mountainous Papua area, directly tied to the inefficiency of the local logistics system," he emphasized.

Wanggai further informed that constructive dialogue has been initiated with the Ministry of Transportation, extending to discussions with airlines operating in and around Wamena and other mountainous regions. This proactive approach aims to establish collaborative efforts to streamline logistics and transportation, ultimately contributing to a more stable pricing environment for essential goods.

The move signifies a commitment from the Provincial Government to ensure the welfare of the residents by tackling economic challenges head-on. The logistics warehouse project is anticipated to enhance the distribution network and reduce the reliance on external factors that may contribute to fluctuating prices.

As the Provincial Government takes concrete steps to address the economic concerns in Wamena, this initiative holds the promise of not only stabilizing staple goods prices but also fostering sustainable development in the region. (*)

Source: https://en.jubi.id/mountainous-papua-govt-initiates-logistics-warehouse-project-to-stabilize-staple-goods-prices-in-wamena