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Indonesia believed to be vital contributor to Middle East peace

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:27:20 +0700

Indonesia was invited to attend a conference in Paris on January 15, 2017, as the country is believed to be an important contributor to peace in the Middle East. Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister A.M. Fachir represented ...



Closely supervising temporary foreign workers

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:21:04 +0700

Reports on arrests and deportations of foreign workers have become quite frequent lately, as regional authorities across the country have intensified supervision over foreigners to prevent violation of working permits or ...



CPO export drops but price on the rise

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:17:38 +0700

Indonesias export of crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivatives fell by nearly 2 percent to 25.7 million tons in 2016 from 26.2 million tons in 2015. Despite export decline, the price of crude palm oil (CPO) is on the rise, ...



Indonesian govt threatens to revoke permits of mining companies

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:13:37 +0700

(image) Mining companies have, so far, benefited from exploiting and exporting Indonesias mineral ores without processing it at home, thereby causing losses to the nation. Hence, in 2009, the government had taken a decision to ban ...



Indonesia appreciates Saudi government for hajj quota increase

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:21:51 +0700

Indonesian government has highly appreciated the Saudi Arabian government for an increase of the formers hajj pilgrims quota to 211,000 in 2017 from 168,800 last year. President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the increase in ...



Govt should focus on tapping fisheries resources

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:49:12 +0700

The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry (KKP) should now focus on the utilization of the countrys abundant fisheries resources, and not on their supervision only. The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) ...



PSSI appoints Danurwindo as timnas technical director

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:41:03 +0700

In the congress of the All-Indonesia Football Association (PSSI), the countrys highest soccer association appointed a former senior coach Danurwindo as the technical director of the national soccer teams or Timnas who will help ...



Jakarta LRT to be operational in two years

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:36:11 +0700

The first phase of Jakarta Light Rail Transit (LRT), a type of rapid transit that uses electric-powered trains, will certainly be ready for operation in the next two years. Started in September 2015, the first phase, ...



Govt to revoke visa-free facility

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 23:59:31 +0700

The Indonesian government has decided to revoke its visa-free facility for a number of countries but it has not disclosed how many countries of the 169 facility recipients will be affected as it will still carry out further ...



Foreign firms urged to float shares at stock exchange

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 05:19:41 +0700

(image) Foreign companies, whose assets and income originate in Indonesia, are being urged to float their shares on the Indonesian Stock Exchange (BEI) as an Initial Public Offering (IPO). There are some 52 foreign investment ...



Govt to set up cyber agency to fight fake news

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:16:11 +0700

The Indonesian government will soon establish a National Cyber Agency to help overcome the threat of fake news that aims to spread slanderous messages and hatred through social media. President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had ...



Govt to retain focus on infrastructure development in 2017

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:18:00 +0700

Infrastructure is one of the backbones of economic growth so the government will retain its focus on infrastructure development this year. Last year, infrastructure did not function optimally in supporting economic growth. ...



Gain and loss from visa-free travel policy

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:53:54 +0700

(image) The Indonesian government has offered visa-free travel for tourists from more group of countries, hoping to lure in more visitors and boost the country tourism sector. Currently tourists from 174 countries are no longer ...



Indonesian agricultural programs deemed successful in 2016

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 06:44:44 +0700

(image) One of the aims of the Indonesian governments programs in 2016 was to advance the agricultural sector, in order to regain the countrys self-sufficiency in rice, as in the past. Due to its efforts to introduce mechanized ...



Indonesia`s economic growth to increase in 2017

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 06:09:49 +0700

(image) Many have predicted that while the global economic environment will remain uncertain in 2017 Indonesias economic growth next year will be higher than in 2016. In 2016, national economic growth was initially set at 5.3 ...



Yearender - Indonesia records highest number of natural disasters in 2016

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 18:33:45 +0700

Indonesia was battered by 2,342 natural disasters in 2016, the highest in the past 14 years, making it one of the most violent years in recent memory. According to data from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), ...



Yearender -- Indonesia`s role in handling maritime piracy in ASEAN

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 17:57:46 +0700

Maritime piracy and sea border security has been one of biggest problems faced by countries in Southeast Asia region in 2016. Sailors and ship crews who came across sea borders in Southeastp Asia, for example in the ...



Indonesia should cut unnecessary electricity costs

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:00:07 +0700

(image) The price of electricity in Indonesia is relatively high due to high investment and production costs, reducing the global competitiveness of the countrys electricity board. The investment and production costs are high ...



Yearender - Wakatobi to increase tourist visits by 40,000 in 2017

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 19:48:46 +0700

The scenic Wakatobi district, famous for its marine tourism, in Southeast Sulawesi Province, has been identified as one of Indonesias 10 flagship tourist destinations. As a result, the district government is committed to ...



Manado-Bitung toll road to be ready in two years

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 23:45:04 +0700

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said the Manado-Bitung toll road is a priority for the government, and hoped that the road would be operational by 2018, as scheduled. This mega project in the Indonesian province of North ...