Timika, Papua (ANTARA News) - The Department of Youth, Sports, Culture, and Tourism (Disporabudpar) of Mimika District, Papua Province, is developing mangrove tourism in Pomako, East Mimika District, in 2018.

Head of Disporabudpar of Mimika Muhammad Thoha stated here on Wednesday that the development of mangrove tourism in Pomako will be focused in the Fish Landing Port.

"Development of the industrial zoning (PPI) area belongs to Mimika District, so we will coordinate with the Mimika District Settlement and Land Office," he stated.

Thoha also explained that mangrove tourism is being developed to utilize the potential of the mangrove forest in Mimika.

"We plan to build several supporting facilities, such as a gazebo and jogging track," he revealed.

To support the development of tourism in Mimika, Thoha has cooperated with PT. Freeport Indonesia to build several supporting facilities, such as museums, facilities at Kiura times and in Ipaya, Amar District.

"We have prepared the master plan and land, and we are still proposing it. Hopefully, next year, it would be realized," he added.

Reporter: Jeremias Rahadat
Editor: Bustanuddin
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