Minister pushes Biak’s direct fishery product exports to Japan


Biak (ANTARA) – The potential of Biak Numfor’s fishing sector in Papua needs to be exploited and improved so that the region’s fish products can be exported directly to Japan without transiting through Jakarta.

Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H. Laoly made the remarks during a visit to Biak district on Sunday evening.

“The request for direct fish export to Japan is in line with President Joko Widodo’s directives when he was with Biak District Chief Herry Ario Naap at Bogor State Palace,” he said. declared.

He highlighted the immense potential of Biak Island’s fishing sector, saying that direct exports from Biak airport could bring in trillions of foreign currency.

“I saw that, I personally visited the cold store of the integrated maritime fishing center, yes. There are many types of tuna for great export opportunities,” he said.

In addition to the fishing sector, Biak also has a rich natural, cultural and historical tourist potential, with sites dating from the Second World War.

“I visited Japan’s Biak cave; it was very good and (it had) the prospect of becoming a top tourist destination in the region,” Laoly said.

Upon his arrival at Frans Kaisiepo Airport in Biak on Sunday, the Minister was greeted by the head of the Class II immigration office at the Biak immigration checkpoint, Edward Infaindan.

A Mansorandak dance was performed by local youths to welcome the minister and his entourage.

Laoly paid the visit to Biak Numfor in preparation for the activities of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights in Jayapura. During his visit, he participated in a service at the Ebenhaezer Ridge-Biak Church.

Afterwards, the minister visited a fish processing unit in Biak Numfor district, tourist attractions of Binsari/Japanese caves and Tanjung Sarweri Yendidori.

He also took part in the lively closing ceremony of the 77th Indonesian Independence Day at Cendrawasih Hangar, Manuhua Air Base.

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