President Jokowi Listens to Aspirations from Tanjung Pasir Fishermen of Tarakan
In a series of his working visit to North Kalimantan province, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo visited Tanjung Pasir Fisherman Village, Tarakan, North Kalimantan province, Tuesday (28/02) to meet some fishermen and hear firsthand their aspirations.
In the meeting, the fishermen talked about obstacles while heading seaward, from fuel supply to fishing gears.
“In my opinion, everything is good in general though there is still a complaint about occasional supply of subsidized diesel,” the President told the press.
Furthermore, other fishermen also complained about fishing gears. According to Tarliana, a fisherman’s wife who joined the dialog, fishermen needed assistance to buy new fishing gears. She also requested the President to provide coastal women assistance to develop entrepreneurship in managing local fisheries and marine products.
“We request for the Government’s assistance to provide new fishing gears such as machines, trawl, and fishing boats because in this extreme weather it is difficult for us to buy those gears. We also request for coastal women assistance to create ideas on how we develop entrepreneurship in managing natural resources products”, she emphasized.
In response to the aspirations, the President had instructed related ministers to resolve the fishermen’s complaints. (BPMI SETPRES/UN) (GA/MUR)