Mon, 10 Oct 1994

$1.1m project left unused

JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya: Governor Jacob Pattipi has expressed concern over reports that a transmigration site worth Rp 2.3 billion (US$1.1 million) in Manokwari has been left unused.

Pattipi has ordered an investigation into the report, dispatching a team of investigators to the 21,555 hectare site.

Quoting sources at the Manokwari regency government, Antara reported that the local head of agricultural affairs was to blame for the failure to open the new agricultural land.(pan)