Jakarta , Aug. 1 (JDN.id) – Japan International Cooperating Agency or JICA has granted Indonesia’s Maritime and Fisheries ministry 2.5 billion Japanese yen ($22.4 million) to develop fisheries sector in the country’s outer islands.
Nilanto Perbowo from Maritime and Fisheries ministry and JICA’s representative Shinichi Yamanaka signed the agreement on Tuesday.
The fund will be used to develop fisheries sector in six areas in Aceh, Riau, Maluku, and Papua.
This program will give fiscal support to the MInistry’s development plan of the integrated maritime and fisheries centre, Perbowo said.
Each site will receive a different amount of fund based on their needs.
Sabang site in Aceh province will receive 1.2 billion yen for cold storage, processing installation, ice flake machine, and dock.
Meanwhile Natuna Islands in Riau will be allocated 983,000 yen, Maluku’s Morotai, Saumlaki, and Moa will receive 707 million yen, 692 million yen, and 424 million yen respectively, and 260.9 million yen for Biak site in Papua.
($1 = 111.6 yen)