We will also train a number of people in Morotai on how to process coconut commodity..."
Ternate, North Maluku (ANTARA News) - State Enterprises (BUMN) Ministry has provided at least RP9.7 billion for development of five projects in Morotai District, North Maluku Province.

"The district administration will use the funds for constructions of a community health center (Puskesmas), Al Khairat health vocational school and three clean water supply facilities. The funds will also be used to buy two water tank cars and five fishing boats," said special staff of the BUMN ministry Pandu Wijayanto here on Saturday.

The Ministry, said Wijayanto, will also give RP200 million of funds to Morotai for a mangrove rehabilitation project as a regreening program in coastal area.

According to him, the BUMN ministry gives several power generators to increase the capacity of the local state electricity company (PLN) so that they can optimize their services to meet the public needs.

Wijayanto explained the ministry had paid special attention to development in remote areas such as Morotai.

"We will also train a number of people in Morotai on how to process coconut commodity to improve public welfare and add more values to the commodity," Wijayanto said.

Deputy District Head of Morotai Weni Paraisu said his administration appreciates the ministry for providing the assistance.

The local authorities will monitor the implementation of development projects to avoid funds misure.

"Morotai has been an independent district since three years ago. As the district is located in border area, so we still need assistance from the central government, including several state institutions," Paraisu said.

Editor: Priyambodo RH
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