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  • 10 July 2018
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Gov’t to Develop National Observatory in Amfoang, East Nusa Tenggara

An event to mark the construction of the first National Observatory, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Monday (9/7) (Photo: Ministry for Research, Technology, and Higher Education)

An event to mark the construction of the first National Observatory, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Monday (9/7) (Photo: Ministry for Research, Technology, and Higher Education)

Clear sky that is free from air pollution is necessary to observe stars, planets, and other sky objects. In that consideration, the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Lapan) choose Amfoang, area located on the slopes of Mount Timao, Amfoang Tengah Subdistrict, Kupang Regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) as the location of the national observatory.

The statement was enunciated by the Head of Lapan Thomas Djamaluddin in the event to mark the construction of the first National Observatory owned by Lapan in Amfoang, Monday (9/7). According to him, Amfoang which is located in the southern hemisphere is an advantage because of the number of observatories that observed the southern sky is only a few, among others in South Africa, South America and Australia.

  • 9 July 2018
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Gov’t to Intensify Communication with US in Response to GSP

Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto accompanied by Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Thomas Lembong delivers a press statement, at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, on Monday (9/7)) (Photo: Rahmat/PR)

Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto accompanied by Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Thomas Lembong delivers a press statement, at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, on Monday (9/7)) (Photo: Rahmat/PR)

The Indonesian Government has announced it will intensify communication with the US Government following the instruction given by US President Donald Trump to review the duty-free program for Indonesian goods because the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) policy is considered to create deficit for the US in the US-Indonesia trade.

“We will communicate with the Government of the United States (US). We will also conduct dissemination for products that are still within the scope of GSP,” Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto told reporters after a limited meeting at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Monday (9/7).

  • 9 July 2018
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President Jokowi Tells Ministries, Institutions to Focus on Completing Planned Programs

President Jokowi and a number of Ministers in a Limited Meeting at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, on Monday (9/7). (Photo by: Rahmat/Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi and a number of Ministers in a Limited Meeting at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, on Monday (9/7). (Photo by: Rahmat/Public Relations Division)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo asserted that challenges Indonesia is facing are quite tough, particularly due to to global economic uncertainty.  To that end, the President told all ministries and institutions to focus on completing the planned programs immediately.

“(Do) ensure that the implementation of strategic programs and projects is executed on time and maintain good governance, right on target so that the impacts can be immediately felt by the people,” the President said in his introductory remarks at a limited meeting on the Realization and Prognosis of 2018 State Budget Implementation at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Monday (9/7).

  • 7 July 2018
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President Jokowi to Review Granting of National Hero Title to ’98 Activists

President Jokowi officially closes National Consultation of the ’98 Activists at the JI Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta, on Saturday (7/7) (Photo: Fitri/PR)

President Jokowi officially closes National Consultation of the ’98 Activists at the JI Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta, on Saturday (7/7) (Photo: Fitri/PR)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo promises to follow-up a recommendation to give national hero title to the ‘98 Activists who died in the Trisakti, Semanggi I, and Semanggi II tragedies in 1998 reform movement.

“I will follow it up by several reviews according to the prevailing regulations. We will annouce the result and decision immediately,” President Jokowi said in his remarks during the closing of National Consultation of the ’98 Activists at the JI Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta, on Saturday (7/7).

  • 7 July 2018
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President Jokowi Appreciates Development of Domestic Farming Industry

President Jokowi visits Indo Livestock 2018 Expo & Forum at the Jakarta Convention Centre (JCC), Senayan, Jakarta, on Friday (6/7) (Photo: Jay/PR)

President Jokowi visits Indo Livestock 2018 Expo & Forum at the Jakarta Convention Centre (JCC), Senayan, Jakarta, on Friday (6/7) (Photo: Jay/PR)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Friday (6/7) attended Indo Livestock 2018 Expo & Forum at the Jakarta Convention Centre (JCC), Senayan, Jakarta. In that event, the President asserted that this livestock exhibition illustrates how the livestock in our country is growing so fast.

The Head of State also said that post-slaughter processed meat products, such as nuggets and sausages are now being exported. He believes that this is a proof of giant leap in the livestock industry.

  • 6 July 2018
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Gov’t to Take Over Supervision of Vessel in Lake Toba

Kapal-di-Toba-300x199Ministry of Transportation decided to take over supervision of transportation services in Lake Toba, North Sumatra after a vessel, KM Sinar Bangun, sank in this lake in mid-June causing death of hundreds of people.

Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi said that the decision was taken because not all transport regulators at Regional Governments can perform their responsibilities properly.

  • 6 July 2018
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Online Single Submission System to be Launched Soon

President Jokowi inspects one of the booths at the 2018 Apkasi Autonomy Expo, held at ICE BSD Serpong, Tangerang, Banten, Friday (6/7). (Photo by: Agung/Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi inspects one of the booths at the 2018 Apkasi Autonomy Expo, held at ICE BSD Serpong, Tangerang, Banten, Friday (6/7). (Photo by: Agung/Public Relations Division)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo reminded the regents and heads of office not to issue permit for weeks, months, let alone years.

“What the existing online system is for if it still takes more than a month to issue the permit. Investors seem reluctant to invest in your region if this continues to happen,” the President said in his remarks at the opening of the 11th National Working Meeting (Rakernas) of the Regency Administrations Association (Apkasi) at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD City, Tangerang, Banten, Friday (6/7).

The President went on to explain that the Central Government has created an Online Single Submission (OSS) to be launched this coming week.

  • 5 July 2018
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President Jokowi Asks Regional Heads to Create Conducive Situation

President Jokowi meets with a number of Regents at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, on Thursday (5/7). (Photo: Oji/ Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi meets with a number of Regents at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, on Thursday (5/7). (Photo: Oji/ Public Relations Division)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo asked the regional heads to participate in creating a conducive situation so that Indonesia becomes more developing. This was enunciated by the President when meeting with a number of regents in the Garuda Room of the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, on Thursday (5/7).

“The President has ordered that the people not be taught to think too complicated. Democracy belongs to the people. Let us create a safe, conducive condition,” said Regent of North Mamuju Agus Ambo Djiwa, one of the regents who attended the meeting with President Jokowi.

  • 5 July 2018
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No Price Hike of Fuel Used by Majority of People

Participants of a Thematic Forum of the Governmental Public Relations Coordination Board (Bakohumas) organized by Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in Bogor, West Java, Thursday (5/7) (Photo: Edi N/PR)

Participants of a Thematic Forum of the Governmental Public Relations Coordination Board (Bakohumas) organized by Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in Bogor, West Java, Thursday (5/7) (Photo: Edi N/PR)

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources reported selling prices of oil which used by the majority of the people, such as Premium, Solar, Kerosene and Pertalite, are not raised, just like the price of Pertamax fuel.

Director of Downstream Regulatory Agency for Oil and Gas at Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Yulia Rahmawati explained that based on Presidential Regulation Number 43 of 2018 on the Amendment of Presidential Regulation Number 191 of 2014, the price of designated fuel oil distributed in designated areas is stipulated by the Government, not subsidized, and allocated with additional cost for the distribution.

  • 5 July 2018
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President Jokowi: Our Economy Affected by Global Economic, Political Uncertainty

President Jokowi greets the Regents before meeting at Garuda Room, Bogor Palace, West Java, Thursday (5/7) (Photo: Oji/PR)

President Jokowi greets the Regents before meeting at Garuda Room, Bogor Palace, West Java, Thursday (5/7) (Photo: Oji/PR)

After completing the first batch of meeting with regents from several regions across Indonesia, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo resumed the meeting to the second batch at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Thursday (5/7).

For the record, the meeting was convened in several batches to limit the participants so that the regents can freely convey problems they face in their respective regions to the President.

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