The Jakarta Post
Mining giant Freeport Indonesia has dispatched an Airfast helicopter to distribute election materials to the remote villages of Hoeya, Jinoni and Puti in Mimika, Papua, an election official has said.
The Mimika General Elections Commission (KPUD) commissioner Agus Hugo Krey said on Tuesday as quoted by Antara that the distribution of election materials to Kuala Kencana and Mimika Baru districts would be conducted today.
Bepindo, a company appointed by Freeport to distribute election materials in Mimika, will also transport the materials to three other villages, namely Diloa, Geselema and Noema, on Tuesday.
The distribution of materials to the three villages, which are located in Jila district, will be conducted using an aircraft departing from Alama airport.
Sixteen ballot boxes, ballot papers and other materials for the three villages should have been distributed on Monday. Due to the limited capacity of the aircraft, 16 ballot boxes were returned to Mimika KPU.
'We'd like to express our gratitude for PT Freeport's support in helping distribute election materials to a number of villages in remote Mimika areas,' said Agus.
As of Tuesday, election materials for 10 districts have been distributed. They are Agimuga, Jita, Mimika Barat, Mimika Barat Jauh, Mimika Barat Tengah, Mimika Tengah, Mimika Timur, Mimika Timur Jauh, Tembagapura and half of Jila district. (ebf)
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