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Bappenas aims to add 1.8 mln green economy workers by 2030

The National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) is targeting to add 1.8 million workers in the green economy sector by 2030. The workers will be spread across the energy, electric vehicles, land restoration, and waste ...

9 Aug 2022 9:38 pm
Ferdy Sambo ordered Brigadier J's shooting: police chief

Inspector General Ferdy Sambo allegedly ordered Second Bhayangkara E to shoot Brigadier J at Sambos official residence in Duren Tiga, South Jakarta, and has been named a suspect in the case. National Police Chief ...

9 Aug 2022 9:06 pm
Ferdy Sambo named suspect in Brigadier J's death

National Police chief, General Listyo Sigit Prabowo, announced Inspector General Ferdy Sambo as a suspect in the death of Brigadier Nofriansyah Yosua Hutabatara or Brigadier J at the National Police Headquarters in Jakarta on ...

9 Aug 2022 9:01 pm
Govt raises Rp10.64 trillion from state sukuk auction -

The government mopped up Rp10.64 trillion in funds from the auction of state sukuk or Government Sharia Securities (SBSN) on Tuesday, with the incoming bids recorded at Rp30.85 trillion. In an official statement issued in ...

9 Aug 2022 8:58 pm
MPR highlights importance of anticipating global economic threats

Speaker of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR)Bambang Soesatyoon Tuesday highlighted the importance of promptly anticipating the threats arising from the global economic crisis that could affect national ...

9 Aug 2022 8:08 pm
Kijing Terminal to bolster port ecosystem for industrial downstreaming

The operation of Kijing Terminal at Pontianak Port could help strengthen the national port ecosystem and logistics industry, and thereby, support industrial downstreaming, State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir has ...

9 Aug 2022 7:41 pm
BRIN develops nutritious biscuits to tackle anemia in pregnant women

The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) has created nutritious biscuits for pregnant women to ensure they get adequate nutrition in order to prevent anemia and childhood stunting.Nutritious biscuit products ...

9 Aug 2022 7:39 pm
5.9-magnitude quake hits Maluku Tenggara Barat

An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 hit Maluku Tenggara Barat District, Maluku Province, on Tuesday night, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). The earthquake which struck at 07:59 p.m. West ...

9 Aug 2022 7:32 pm
Electricity sector's coal consumption rose 60 percent in six years

Indonesia's coal consumption in the electricity sector increased by 60 percent in the past six years, according to the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry.The electricity sector remains the biggest user of coal in ...

9 Aug 2022 7:24 pm
President urges people to not seek medical treatment overseas

President Joko Widodo called on people to desist from seeking treatment overseas, as the government had built modern hospitals in the regions.I am very sad to hear that there are people in our country, who fell sick and ...

9 Aug 2022 7:05 pm
Ministry prepares steps to mitigate impact of global food crisis

The Agriculture Ministry has prepared a number of strategies to address the impact of the current global food crisis, which include increasing production, diversifying food, strengthening stocks, and modernizing the agriculture ...

9 Aug 2022 6:58 pm
Indonesia, Malaysia ink defense cooperation pact

Indonesia and Malaysia strengthened cooperation in the defense sector through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto and his Malaysian ...

9 Aug 2022 6:53 pm
Pfizer as booster not planned for people aged 16-17: Ministry

The Ministry of Health has no plan to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose for people in the age bracket of 16-17 years in Indonesia.We have not thought of a policy because the (application of) EUA ...

9 Aug 2022 6:45 pm
Indonesia, Malaysia must work in unison for world peace: minister

Indonesia and Malaysia must always work in unison and move forward together to achieve world peace, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has said. He made the statement after a meeting with Malaysian Defense Minister Dato' ...

9 Aug 2022 6:36 pm
People's trade activities contribute to economic growth: Vice Minister

People's trade activities contributed to the national economic growth of 5.44 percent in the second quarter of 2022 as per data released by Statistics Indonesia (BPS), Deputy Minister of Trade Jerry Sambuaga ...

9 Aug 2022 6:26 pm
BRIN develops soybean hydrolyzate technology to address malnutrition

The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) has developeda soybean hydrolyzate production technology to increase the iron content in food to prevent malnutrition, anemia, and childhood stunting.The first ...

9 Aug 2022 6:16 pm
West Java's task force to address nonformal medical staffs' demands

The West Java government has formed a task force to find a solution to the demands of local nonformal employees in the medical and non-medical sectors.I consider all their aspirations. West Java's solution is to ...

9 Aug 2022 6:11 pm
Three key variables in PK21 extreme poverty data: BKKBN

Data from the 2021 Family Data Collection (PK21) used in the Targeting Program for the Acceleration of the Elimination of Extreme Poverty (P3KE) had three important variables, the National Population and Family Planning Agency ...

9 Aug 2022 5:43 pm
Indonesia takes over as chair of ASEAN Committee in Beijing

Indonesia has assumed the chair of the ASEAN Committee in Beijing (ACB) for the next six months. Indonesia's chairmanship of ACB was inaugurated during a ceremony held to mark the 55th anniversary of the 10-nation regional ...

9 Aug 2022 5:34 pm
Govt expands network of laboratories to support research on monkeypox

The Health Ministry has expanded the network of laboratories to research genome sequencing for monkeypox in 10 major cities in Indonesia.All Environmental Health Engineering Centers (BTKL) throughout Indonesia are used ...

9 Aug 2022 5:32 pm
Everyone must help maintain positive economic growth: minister

Everyone must help maintain Indonesias positive economic growth and the current well-controlled inflation level, especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic has not ended yet, Investment Minister Bahlil Lahadalia has ...

9 Aug 2022 5:30 pm
Capital city relocation to reduce likelihood of Jakarta sinking

The capital cityrelocation to East Kalimantan could help lower the likelihood of Jakarta sinking, according to Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria.(This is) because there would be a shift in the number of ...

9 Aug 2022 5:08 pm
BMK beneficiaries must utilize assistance as business capital: Jokowi

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the recipients of working capital assistance (BMK) to utilize the funds as business capital to develop their businesses and meet their needs.Don't use this assistance money ...

9 Aug 2022 5:02 pm
Indonesia requires over US$1 trillion to achieve SDGs target: Bappenas

Indonesia requires over US$1 trillion to achieve the target of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Program in 2030, National Development Planning Minister, concurrently Head of National Development Planning Agency ...

9 Aug 2022 4:55 pm
Minister Masduki highlights need for diversifying Bali's economy

Minister of Co-operatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Teten Masduki has highlighted the need for Bali province to diversify its economy outside the tourism sector to boost resilience against any decline in tourism. Bali ...

9 Aug 2022 4:02 pm
Gov't seeks to conduct food diversification to anticipate food crisis

The Ministry of Agriculture emphasized the need for diversification of foods consumed by the community to anticipate the threat of a food crisis, especially as the population continues to grow with each passing year. The ...

9 Aug 2022 3:59 pm
Bappenas develops Green Economy Index to see transformation results

The National Development Planning (PPN) Ministry and National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) developed the Green Economy Index (GEI) to observe effectiveness of the government's efforts in conducting green economic ...

9 Aug 2022 3:57 pm
Need climate action to tackle inflation: BI

Climate change is an important agenda that Indonesia needs to handle since it has a significant role in inflation, deputy of Bank Indonesia's economic and monetary policy department, Wahyu Agung Nugroho, has said. Based on ...

9 Aug 2022 3:51 pm
Climate change losses could touch Rp544 trillion in 2020--2024: gov't

In the absence of policy intervention, Indonesias potential economic losses due to climate change could reach Rp544 trillion in 20202024, Director of Environment at the Ministry of National Development and Planning ...

9 Aug 2022 3:48 pm
President to recalculate state budget to increase social assistance

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) echoed his commitment to recalculating the state budget to explore possibilities to increase the amount of social assistance disbursed to residents.If our state budget is capable, we will, ...

9 Aug 2022 3:45 pm
Indonesia direly needs brilliant, creative digital talents: minister

Indonesia is in urgent need of brilliant and creative digital talents to compete amid developments in digital technology, according to Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Nadiem Anwar Makarim.I ...

9 Aug 2022 3:04 pm
Economy must grow 6% annually to achieve 2045 vision: ministry

The domestic economy needs to grow six percent annually for Indonesia to achieve its 2045 vision of becoming a high-income country, Director of Environment at the Ministry of National Development and ...

9 Aug 2022 3:01 pm
Gov't should thwart illegal sending of migrant workers: House member

Indonesian House of Representatives' (DPR's) Commission I member, Christina Aryani, urged the government to categorically ensure supervision and take firm action against perpetrators sending Indonesian migrant workers ...

9 Aug 2022 2:58 pm
Education Minister opens 2022 International Olympiad in Informatics

Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Minister Nadiem Anwar Makarim opened the 2022 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) here, Tuesday. In his remark, he noted that hosting the 34th edition of IOI has been an ...

9 Aug 2022 2:26 pm
Jakarta expedites booster vaccination to avoid COVID-19 red zones

The Jakarta provincial government has expedited booster vaccination as an effort to suppress COVID-19 transmission following an increase in the number of Neighborhood Units (RT) entering the red zone to 28.We have urged ...

9 Aug 2022 2:13 pm
BRIN prioritizes food, energy research as Hakteknas draws near

The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) prioritizes research and innovation for food and energy sovereignty that also became the focus during the commemoration of 27th National Technology Awakening Day (Hakteknas) on ...

9 Aug 2022 1:43 pm
Yahukimo should achieve food resilience for Papua Pegunungan: KSP

The Presidential Staff Office (KSP) encouraged the Yahukimo District authority, Papua Pegunungan Province, to take all requisite measures to ensure food resilience and to supply food for the region.Yahukimo is not only ...

9 Aug 2022 1:34 pm
G20 should realize blue carbon ecosystem against climate change

Maritime and Natural Resources Deputy at the National Development and Planning Agency (Bappenas) J. Rizal Primana encouraged G20 member countries to realize a sustainable blue carbon ecosystem in order to handle climate ...

9 Aug 2022 1:20 pm
Ministry readies action plan for wellness tourism development

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is currently preparing the 2022-2026 National Action Plan to be used as a reference and guideline in the development of wellness tourism. The ministry's Deputy for Tourism ...

9 Aug 2022 1:12 pm
PeduliLindungi integration to realize global health protocol standards

Harmonization of global health protocol standards, especially for cross-border travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, became one of the key issues in the G20 Health Working Group. During the first G20 Health Working Group ...

9 Aug 2022 1:07 pm
Uno open to inputs on Komodo National Park entry fee

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno reiterated his commitment to accept inputs from tourism and creative economy actors in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, regarding the Rp3.75-million (US$251) entry fee to Komodo ...

9 Aug 2022 11:49 am
Police capable of completing investigation into Brigadier J's murder

Coordinating Minister forPolitical, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD expressed confidence in the National Police's capability of completing the investigation into the murder of Brigadier Yoshua Hutabarat, known ...

9 Aug 2022 11:46 am
President Jokowi officiates Kijing Terminal in Port of Pontianak

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) officiated Kijing Terminal in the Port of Pontianak, West Kalimantan, that is expected to bolster competitiveness of the province's main products.This province has great potential in ...

9 Aug 2022 11:33 am
Basarnas to add 74 speed boats reaching 36 knots

The National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) will add 74 speed boats that can travel at 36 knots to improve search and rescue services for accident victims at sea. These boats are expected to arrive in 2023, Head of ...

9 Aug 2022 11:29 am
Indonesia trying to bolster global synergy through G20 Presidency

Indonesia is striving to strengthen synergies in the global industrial, trade, and investment sectors through its G20 Presidency, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, has emphasized.Indonesia ...

8 Aug 2022 11:30 pm
Ministry seeks to overcome COVID impact on children's immunization

The 2022 National Child Immunization Month (BIAN) is being implemented to boost basic immunization coverage among children, which has been hindered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Ministry has said.After (the ...

8 Aug 2022 11:27 pm
Serang-Panimbang toll road to boost southern Banten economy: minister

The under-construction 83.67-kilometer Serang-Panimbang toll road could help improve the economy of the people living in the southern area of BantenProvince, Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said ...

8 Aug 2022 9:58 pm
Indonesia strengthening research for food, energy sovereignty: BRIN

The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) has said that based on the lessons taught by the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesia is strengthening research and innovation to build food, energy, and health sovereignty.The ...

8 Aug 2022 9:51 pm
Economic transformation helps Indonesia reach high-income nation goal

The National Development and Planning Ministry has said that economic transformation is one strategy that could help Indonesia to move closer to its goal of becoming a high-income country by 2045.Our target in 2045 is ...

8 Aug 2022 9:46 pm
President wants 2023 APBN deficit below 3% of GDP: minister

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has directed his staff to maintain the 2023 State Budget (APBN) deficit below 3 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has informed. The President ...

8 Aug 2022 9:31 pm