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  • 25 March 2017
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President Jokowi: If not Serviced Properly, Tell Me

President Jokowi and First Lady Ibu Iriana Jokowi pay a working visit to Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra, on Saturday (24/3) afternoon. (Photo: PR/Oji)

President Jokowi and First Lady Ibu Iriana Jokowi pay a working visit to Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra, on Saturday (24/3) afternoon. (Photo: PR/Oji)

Amidst a series of working visits in Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Jokowi, distributed the Smart Indonesia Card (KIP), Healthy Indonesia Card (KIS), Aspiring Family Program (PKH), and Supplemental Nutrition Program (PMT), on Saturday (25/3) afternoon.

As stated by President Jokowi, the number of KIS recipients is 706 children. “For Elementary School (SD) students, they receive Rp450,000.-, Junior High School (SMP) students Rp750,000.-, Senior High/Vocational School (SMA/ SMK) students Rp1 million,” the President said.

  • 24 March 2017
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Government, DPR Announce 2017 Hajj Price

Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin and members of Commission VIII of the DPR show an agreement document DPR on the 2017 hajj price, on Friday (24/3). (Photo by: Public Relations Division of the Ministry of Religious Affairs)

Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin and members of Commission VIII of the DPR show an agreement document DPR on the 2017 hajj price, on Friday (24/3). (Photo by: Public Relations Division of the Ministry of Religious Affairs)

The Government and Commission VIII of the House of Representatives (DPR-RI) overseeing religious affairs have agreed on the new price of hajj (Biaya Penyelenggaraan Ibadah Haji) this year.

The new hajj price this year amounts to Rp34,890,312, rising by 0,72% (Rp249,000) compared to that of last year.

  • 24 March 2017
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Ambassadors Must Contribute to Indonesia’s Economic Development, Cabinet Secretary Says

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung meets a number of Indonesian Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary inaugurated on 13 March 2017, on Friday (24/3), at the Cabinet Secretary’s Office, Jakarta

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung meets a number of Indonesian Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary inaugurated on 13 March 2017, on Friday (24/3), at the Cabinet Secretary’s Office, Jakarta

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said that Indonesia’s economy is now on the top 20 countries, and ranked 15 in the world.

Therefore, the Government believes that on the 100th Anniversary of the Indonesian Independence in 2045, Indonesia will be among top 4 countries in the world if political stability is maintained and the economy grows by 5 to 6 percent, Pramono added.

  • 24 March 2017
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President Jokowi Starts his Working Visit to N. Sumatera

President Jokowi visits SMAN 1 Matauli Pandan, Central Tapanuli Regency, Friday (24/3) morning (Photo: BPMI)

President Jokowi visits SMAN 1 Matauli Pandan, Central Tapanuli Regency, Friday (24/3) morning (Photo: BPMI)

Starting a series of his working visit to several places in North Sumatera Province, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo, on Friday (24/3) morning, visited SMAN 1 (public high school) Matauli Pandan, Central Tapanuli Regency.

Their arrival was welcomed by former Speaker of the House of Representatives Akbar Tanjung and his spouse Nina Akbar Tanjung. Then, they went around the school and took picture with top achiever students as well as the teachers.

  • 23 March 2017
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Melinda Gates Appreciates Indonesia’s Social Assistance Programs

President Jokowi receives Melinda Gates, the Co-Chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, at the Suma I Waiting Room, Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Jakarta

President Jokowi receives Melinda Gates, the Co-Chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, at the Suma I Waiting Room, Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Jakarta

Prior to his departure to pay a working visit to Riau Islands Province, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo received Melinda Gates, the Co-Chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, at the Suma I Waiting Room, Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Jakarta, on Thursday (23/3).

In that 30-minute meeting, President Jokowi showed several e-money cards as the form of Indonesia’s social assistance program. “We have Smart Indonesia Card (KIP), Healthy Indonesia Card (KIS), and Aspiring Family Program (PKH). These programs are aimed at improving people’s prosperity and human resources quality. The Government also starts using banking services,” the President said.

  • 23 March 2017
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Mothers Should Give Nutritious Food to their Children, President Jokowi Says

President Jokowi, accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Jokowi, has a dialogue with recipients of KIP at Batam, Riau Islands, Thursday (23/3) afternoon. (Photo: PR/Agung)

President Jokowi, accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Jokowi, has a dialogue with recipients of KIP at Batam, Riau Islands, Thursday (23/3) afternoon. (Photo: PR/Agung)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo asked mothers to give their children high protein foods in addition to the supplementary nutrition.“Don’t forget to give high protein foods, such as egg, fish, meat, tofu, tempe, etc, so the children will be smart,” the President said when distributing Healthy Indonesia Card (KIS), Smart Indonesia Card (KIP), Aspiring Family Program (PKH), and Supplementary Feeding (PMT), at the yard of Galang Subdistrict’s office, Batam, Riau Islands, on Thursday (23/3).

However, for supplementary feeding, the President reminded to follow the rules. For pregnant women in their first trimester, the President explained, they shall consume 2 pieces of biscuit/day, while for those in their second and third trimester they shall consume 3 pieces/day. “Its nutrition composition is really high,” the President said.

  • 23 March 2017
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President Jokowi: Indonesia Condemns London Terror Attack

President Jokowi makes statements about London terror attack on Thursday (23/3), at the Hang Nadim Airport, Batam

President Jokowi gives a statement about London terror attack at the Hang Nadim Airport, Batam, on Thursday (23/3)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo admitted that he received a report from the Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi about terror attack in London, the United Kingdom (UK), which killed five people and injured a dozen people.

“The Government of Indonesia condemn such cruel terror attack in any form or manifestation,” President Jokowi said in a waiting room of the Hang Nadim Airport, Batam, Riau Islands, on Thursday (23/3).

  • 22 March 2017
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Downstream Mining Industry Must Be Developed, President Jokowi Says

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan and Minister of Transportation Budi K. Sumadi attend a limited meeting on Wednesday (22/3), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan and Minister of Transportation Budi K. Sumadi attend a limited meeting on Wednesday (22/3), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo asserted that the era of selling natural resources is over. Not to mention that the Government has stopped selling raw materials. Therefore, the President called on people to change the paradigm from mineral and coal as commodities to mineral and coal that bring added value to the national economy.

According to the President, development tendency in developed countries showed that they took a big leap and changed from the countries which sell natural-resource commodities to countries which strengthen their processing industries. Thus, we must also change, not to mention that there are several countries which take a bigger leap by expanding to service industry.

  • 21 March 2017
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President Jokowi: Improve Consumer Protection

President Jokowi leads a limited meeting on Consumer Protection on Tuesday (21/3), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

President Jokowi leads a limited meeting on Consumer Protection on Tuesday (21/3), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

Indonesia’s consumer confidence index (IKK) which was at 30.86 percent last year is still considered low or only reached the level of ‘understand’, compared to that of the European which was at 51.31 percent.

The statement was made by President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo in his introductory remarks at a limited meeting on Consumer Protection on Tuesday (21/3), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta.

President Jokowi also asserted that Indonesia’s consumer complaint behavior is still low. “There were only 4.1 consumer complaints for every 1 million Indonesians in general. While in Korea, there were 64 consumer complaints for every 1 million Koreans,” President Jokowi added.

  • 21 March 2017
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North Kalimantan Will Catch Up with Other Provinces: President Jokowi

Governor of North Kalimantan Irianto Lambrie attends a limited meeting led by President Jokowi on Tuesday (21/3), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

Governor of North Kalimantan Irianto Lambrie attends a limited meeting led by President Jokowi on Tuesday (21/3), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

Although North Kalimantan is the youngest province of Indonesia, the Province which is part of Indonesia’s veranda that directly borders with neighboring Malaysia, is expected to catch up with the economy in other provinces in Kalimantan Islands.

“North Kalimantan Province has quite abundant potentials that must be used for the greatest benefit of all people,” President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said in his introductory remarks at a Limited Meeting on the Evaluation on Implementation of National Strategic Projects and Priority Programs in North Kalimantan Province on Tuesday (21/3), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta.

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