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Optimistic of successful Peparnas in Papua: Minister Amali

Minister of Youth and Sports, Zainudin Amali, has said he is optimistic about the success of the XVI National Paralympic Week (Peparnas), which Papua province is currently preparing to host. A coordination meeting took place ...

18 Oct 2021 9:29 pm
Jakarta maximizing use of heavy equipment to accelerate mud dredging

The Jakarta provincial government has said it is maximizing the use of heavy equipment to speed up mud and garbage dredging in several rivers and reservoirs to anticipate flooding.We maximize (the use of) all the heavy ...

18 Oct 2021 9:05 pm
New medicines give hope in transition to endemic phase: minister

New anti-virus medicines that are currently under development globally are a source of hope to Indonesia in the transition from the pandemic to the endemic phase, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin has said. While delivering ...

18 Oct 2021 8:47 pm
Limited space in Mina hindering national hajj quota increase: ministry

The Religious Affairs Ministry has acknowledged limited space in Mina Valley, which would be densely crowded during the annual Hajj ritual, as a challenge to seeking an increase in the national hajj quota from Saudi ...

18 Oct 2021 8:39 pm
Indonesian gov't forms team to lift doping sanctions soon

A team has been established to accelerate the lifting of the sanctions against the Indonesian Anti-Doping Agency (LADI), which were imposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali has ...

18 Oct 2021 8:29 pm
MPR Speaker calls attention to COVID uptick in 5 provinces

People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo on Monday drew attention to a report indicating a sharp spike in coronavirus cases in five provinces -- Jakarta, Central Java, West Java, East Java, and South ...

18 Oct 2021 8:19 pm
Anticipatory steps key to tackle La Nina events: BMKG

All stakeholders need to make efforts to anticipate the impact of hydrometeorological disasters stemming from La Nina weather phenomenon and the rainy season, Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) head, ...

18 Oct 2021 7:56 pm
Bali quake highlights importance of anticipatory measures: minister

Minister of Social Affairs, Tri Rismaharini (Risma), on Monday emphasized the importance of anticipatory measures in mitigating disasters that can cause casualties.Not only to see the condition but also to map how to ...

18 Oct 2021 7:33 pm
Indonesia to administer nearly 300 mln vaccines by year end

Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin has estimated that the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country could approach 300 million by the end of this year.Today, we have achieved 172 million doses of ...

18 Oct 2021 7:24 pm
Ministries collaborate to tighten control on fish, salt imports

The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and the Ministry of Trade inked a cooperation agreement to tighten control on the imports of fish and salt to protect domestic food commodities.We shared a mutual goal to ...

18 Oct 2021 7:17 pm
Ombudsman presses for evaluating Highest Retail Price policy for rice

The Highest Retail Price (HET) policy for the rice commodity should be evaluated to adjust it to the current conditions in order to ensure fairness, according to Indonesia's Ombudsman. According to Ombudsman member Yeka ...

18 Oct 2021 7:01 pm
Deel raises $425M in Series D funding to continue transforming the future of work

Deel, the remote hiring company shattering job barriers worldwide, announced today that it has raised $425 million in Series D funding, taking the total amount raised by the company to over $630 million. The latest funding round ...

18 Oct 2021 6:57 pm
West Jakarta expedite information dissemination on illegal loans

The West Jakarta city government has said it is coordinating with bona fide savings and loan companies to expedite information dissemination to the public to prevent people from falling victim to illegal online ...

18 Oct 2021 6:53 pm
New US-UNICEF agreement inked to support Indonesia's COVID-19 response

The US government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) signed a new five-year agreement to support Indonesia's response to the immediate risks of the COVID-19 pandemic and its long-term impacts on ...

18 Oct 2021 6:43 pm
Sustainable fashion is not trend but obligation: IFC

Sustainable fashion is not just an annual trend but an obligation that should be fulfilled by the fashion industry in Indonesia, National Chairman of the Indonesian Fashion Chamber (IFC) Ali Charisma stated. The fashion ...

18 Oct 2021 6:35 pm
Pandjaitan cautions against third COVID-19 wave at year end

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, has urged Indonesians to exercise caution considering the possibility of a COVID-19 third wave during Christmas and New Year's Eve this ...

18 Oct 2021 6:25 pm
Ministry details efforts to protect Indonesians from death penalty

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has detailed efforts made by the government to protect Indonesian citizens (WNI) from the death penalty abroad.There are three principles that we adhere to protect Indonesian citizens which ...

18 Oct 2021 6:13 pm
2021 Human Rights Festival reflects government's commitment: Official

Deputy V of the Presidential Staff Office Jaleswari Pramodhawardani affirmed that the 2021 Human Rights Festival is a form of the government's commitment to realizing human rights-friendly districts and cities. She ...

18 Oct 2021 6:04 pm
BRIN facilitates utilization of technology in farming for public

The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) facilitates the use of technology, such as in the farming sector, for the people, so that they can reap substantial benefits.The BRIN will introduce applicative ...

18 Oct 2021 5:50 pm
Bekasi District close to achieving 70% vaccination coverage

With 69.44 percent of its population receiving the first coronavirus vaccine dose, Bekasi District is close to achieving herd immunity, the district's COVID-19 task force has said.We hope to achieve herd ...

18 Oct 2021 5:47 pm
BRIN builds genomics research center for life, environmental science

The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) has built a genomics building at the Cibinong Science Center, West Java, which will be utilized for whole-genome sequencing, life science, and environmental ...

18 Oct 2021 5:46 pm
Meratus Geopark management to edify public on importance of geopark

The Meratus Geopark Management Agency emphasized that edifying people residing around the Meratus Mountains, South Kalimantan, is crucial to raising awareness on the importance of the geological heritage and deriving economic ...

18 Oct 2021 5:42 pm
NTT needs more accurate data for extreme poverty reduction: Amin

Vice President Ma'ruf Amin has urged the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) government to update data on the extremely poor in the province for the implementation of the extreme poverty reduction program from 2022 to 2024.I ...

18 Oct 2021 5:41 pm
Indonesia's G20 presidency to have greater grassroots-level impact

Indonesia will officially hold the 2022 presidency of the Group of 20 (G20) from December 1, 2021, as Italy hands over the year-long leadership to Southeast Asia's biggest economy at the Rome Summit, October 30-31. With ...

18 Oct 2021 5:38 pm
Target of 5.2% economic growth in 2022 achievable: economist

Indonesia can achieve economic growth of 5.2 percent next year through a massive COVID-19 handling and recovery effort, senior economist Chatib Basri has said.If we are capable of handling the pandemic by accelerating ...

18 Oct 2021 5:31 pm
Intellectual property can boost national economic growth: ministry

Protecting intellectual property can encourage national economic growth, Director General of Intellectual Property at the Law and Human Rights Ministry, Freddy Harris, has said. In a press statement released on Monday, he ...

18 Oct 2021 5:26 pm
Death penalty is worst-case scenario of discrimination against women

Death penalty on women is one of the catalysts of violence and gender-based discrimination against womankind, Chairwoman of the NationalCommissiononViolence against Women(Komnas Perempuan) Andy Yentriyani ...

18 Oct 2021 5:00 pm
Pandemic has weakened protection of migrant workers: Komnas HAM

The COVID-19 pandemic has rendered Indonesian migrant workers vulnerable to virus transmission, according to the National Commission on Human Rights (KomnasHAM). There are two reasons for this: first, migrant workers are ...

18 Oct 2021 4:40 pm
REDISCOVER THURAYA WE, Affordable access to corporate & welfare apps

Dubai (ANTARA), Oct 18 For almost every task, we now expect that theres an app for that. Businesses are capitalizing on a $105 billion app economy, with a CAGR of 57% this year. Recently, and because of the pandemic, ...

18 Oct 2021 4:36 pm
Minister seeks active role of youth in tackling climate change

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has sought active participation of the youth in handling climate change.The youth have an idealistic, innovative character, and they are ...

18 Oct 2021 4:21 pm
Govt's structural reformation creates sustainable economy: Ministry

Several structural reformation efforts undertake by the government are not only for facilitating recovery but also for creating a sustainable economy, according to Head of Fiscal Policy at the Ministry of Finance Febrio ...

18 Oct 2021 4:17 pm
Beware of illegal online loan services

Despite the Greater Jakarta Police Force having arrested three perpetrators operating illegal online loan services in Tangerang, more people continue to fall victim to similar practices amid the mushrooming of several of these ...

18 Oct 2021 3:33 pm
PLN ready to provide electricity for Mandalika World Superbike

State-owned electricity provider PT PLN (Persero) has completed all requisite preparations to provide electricity to the Mandalika International Street Circuit (MISC) that will host the last series of the 2021 World Superbike ...

18 Oct 2021 2:24 pm
NTT should boost agriculture production to eliminate poverty: VP

Vice President Ma'ruf Amin called on the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) provincial government to develop programs that bolster production in the agriculture, livestock, and fisheries sectors in order to reduce extreme ...

18 Oct 2021 2:19 pm
PLN ensures zero downtime during race at Mandalika Circuit

State-owned electricity company (PLN) has ensured a reliable electrical system during the race at the Mandalika Circuit, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), through zero downtime, or no blackouts even for a second. PLN Regional ...

18 Oct 2021 2:15 pm
New Zealand joins APEC's efforts to implement business ethics pacts

APEC reinforces the importance of ethical business conduct for small businesses in health sector by expanding implementation of ethics pacts, as New Zealand launches a consensus framework to intensify ethical collaboration in its ...

18 Oct 2021 1:30 pm
NTT should apply contextual program to end extreme poverty: Amin

Vice President Ma'ruf Amin urged the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) provincial government to act promptly to handle extreme poverty by implementing contextual and applicable programs for the affected community.I want the ...

18 Oct 2021 12:28 pm
Maharani lauds Indonesian men's badminton team for claiming Thomas Cup

Speaker of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) Puan Maharani lauded the Indonesian men's badminton team for winning the Thomas Cup after beating the team from China.Our badminton women's doubles won ...

18 Oct 2021 12:17 pm
Ardern to deliver opening address at APEC CEO Summit 2021

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will deliver the opening address at the APEC CEO Summit 2021 from Aucklands Aotea Centre on Thursday, November 11 (New Zealand time). The state of the world in this second year ...

18 Oct 2021 11:57 am
The 30th anniversary of Azerbaijan with great success

October 18 marks the 30th anniversary of the restoration of the state independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The state independence of Azerbaijan is a huge wealth and a source of pride for every Azerbaijani compatriot ...

18 Oct 2021 11:32 am