Thursday, April 6, 2017

1) TNI to Build Missile Detachment in Bintuni Bay, West Papua

2) Dates for 48th PIF and Related Meetings Confirmed
3) Freeport won’t reach for arbitration option

THURSDAY, 06 APRIL, 2017 | 17:32 WIB
1) TNI to Build Missile Detachment in Bintuni Bay, West Papua

                                                           Aerial shot of Bintuni Bay, West Papua.[TEMPO/ Arif Fadillah]

TEMPO.COBintuni - Commander of Military District (Kodam) XVIII Kasuari of the National Armed Forces (TNI), Major General Joppie Onesimus Wayangkau mentioned about the missile detachment that is set to be established in Bintuni Bay, West Papua.
The detachment, which will be equipped with radar monitors, is included in Kodam’s new strategic territorial plan to secure vital state assets in West Papua. One of them is the oil and gas refinery operated by SKK Migas and BP Tangguh.
“We’ll establish one missile detachment under Kodam XVIII Kasuari to secure vital state assets such as the oil and gas mine that are located here,” Wayangkau said on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
Wayangkau also said that they are responding to reports coming in from the local residents regarding drone activities in the area. According to the reports, drone activities have been spying and troubling the people living in the vicinity of Bintuni Bay and the people working at the mining companies.
“We have received information about the mysterious spy drone, but we’re having difficulty in detecting it since Papua only has two tracking radars that are located in Biak and Sorong,” Wayangkau said.
Bintuni Bay Regent, Petrus Kasihiu, fully supports the plan of establishing a missile detachment in his region. His administration will provide the land needed for the construction.
“We will definitely prepare the land, Bintuni Bay regional government welcomes Kodam XVIII Kasuari for the unity of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI),” Kasihiu said.
2) Dates for 48th PIF and Related Meetings Confirmed
Thursday 6th April 2017
Samoa will host the 48th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting from 4th to 8th September 2017.
In preparation for the 48th Forum Leaders Meeting, the Forum Officials Committee Meeting, the governing council of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, will meet in Suva on 8 and 9 August preceded by the Smaller Island States Officials Meeting and the Pacific ACP Officials Meeting on 7 August, 20167. A meeting of the Forum Foreign Ministers will also be held on 11 August 2017 in Suva.
The schedule for the 48th Pacific Islands Forum and related meetings to be held in Apia, Samoa will be as follows:
 Monday, 4 September
Smaller Islands States Leaders Meeting
 Tuesday, 5 September
Pacific ACP Leaders Meeting
 Tuesday, 5 September
Official Opening of the 48th Pacific Islands Forum
Wednesday, 6 September
Forum Leaders Dialogue with Civil Society Organisations and Private Sector
 Thursday, 7 September
48th Pacific Islands Forum Plenary Sessions with Associate Member and Forum Observers and Post Forum Dialogue Partners
 Friday, 8 September
Forum Leaders Retreat 

3) Freeport won’t reach for arbitration option
Anton Hermansyah The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, April 6, 2017 | 06:53 pm

The government has said PT Freeport Indonesia will not bring it to the international arbitration tribunal as both parties are in the process of negotiation to seek solutions to their differences.
"No, they will not do it," Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry's mineral and coal director general Bambang Gatot Ariyono told The Jakarta Post in Jakarta on Thursday.
Bambang’s statement was confirmed by Freeport McMoRan Inc. chief executive officer Richard Adkerson, who said, as reported by Bloomberg, that “the arbitration wouldn’t happen if talks are proceeding well”.
Bambang said the government had issued a special mining license (IUPK) to Freeport, which automatically allowed the company to export concentrates.
However, he added, Freeport had eight months to adapt itself to the IUPK requirements, if not, it would have to revert back to a contract of work (CoW).
"It is not a 'temporary contract', we’ve already issued the IUPK for Freeport, but it has eight months to adapt, if it fails it must to go back to a CoW and cannot export concentrates," he said.
Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan said if Freeport chose to revert to a CoW, it would still be allowed to sell to the domestic market. "It will be allowed to revert to the CoW, but with consequences of not exporting anymore," he said. (bbn)

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