Swedish envoy offers Papua economic, environmental cooperation

Visiting Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia Ewa Polano at a meeting with Papua Governor Barnabas Suebu here on Thursday (16/6) offered to cooperate with Indonesia`s eastern-most province in the environmental and economic fields.

The Swedish envoy arrived here by a commercial aircraft on Thursday morning to meet with the Papua governor to discuss the cooperation.

After a closed-door meeting with Polano, Governor Suebu said the Swedish envoy offered him cooperation in economic and environmental activities without disturbing the environmental security.

“Yea, we discussed possible cooperation between the governments of Sweden and Indonesia, especially Papua Province in the economic and environmental fields without disrupting the environmental security,” Suebu said.

The governor said the Swedish government had environmentally-friendly technology.

He added that it was evident from the construction of an airport in Sweden, which is the only environmentally-friendly aerodrome in the world.

Therefore the governor said there would be a possible cooperation with Sweden in the construction of Sentani airport with a new terminal at the said of the runway.

“So the Swedish environmentally-friendly technology can be applied in the construction of Sentani airport in Papua,” Governor Suebu said.

With the technology from Sweden, the governor said there would also be a new green and environmentally-friendly city in Papua with low carbon emission.

“That can be followed up through a cooperation agreement and that what we discussed,” Governor Suebu said.

While for economic field, the governor said the Swedish government wanted to cooperate with Papua in mining sector.

Source: Antara News

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