FEATURE: Electric motorbikes helping lift fortunes in remote Papuan town

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After crossing a wide, brown river with thick virgin mangroves on its banks, a motorboat arrives at its destination -- an isolated region that brings on an otherworldly feeling of distance. The boat could barely carry five people on its short, rocking journey through Indonesia's Asmat Regency in the easternmost province of Papua, an area that occupies most of the western half of New Guinea, the second largest island in the world, and is considered to be the country's least developed region. But within Asmat exists an even more remote area called Agats, which can only be accessed by boat. Comin...

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