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  • 1 October 2015

Asks for Re-Calculated, President Hope Premium Price Could be Lowered Again


Asks for Re-Calculated, President Hope Premium Price Could be Lowered Again

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) asked Pertamina to recalculate the price of fuel oil (BBM), which on Wednesday (30/9), has been announced by the Director General of Oil and Gas, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, I Nyoman Wiratmaja, unchanged until January 2016.

“Try counted again. Although, it was announced yesterday by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, but this country needed. Please be counted again, is it still possible premium was lowered, although a little bit,” said President Jokowi when giving an introduction to the limited cabinet meeting regarding the licensing pruning, in the President’s office, Jakarta, Thursday (1/10) afternoon.

  • 1 October 2015

Minister of Home Affairs Cuts Licensing Process in Region


Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo

Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo said the implementation of the Economic Policy Package issued by the Central Government would be optimal if the regional governments in both provinces and regencies could accelerate the development of the effective and efficient governance.  

Therefore, through Minister for the Empowerment of State Apparatus and Bureaucratic Reform, he added, the Government keep trying to cut many bureaucratic procedures. He said that his Ministry has returned 139 problematic regional regulations which can hamper the investment process, etc.

  • 1 October 2015

Deflation Rate in September Reach 0.05%


Cordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution

Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution admitted there is 0.05 % deflation in September 2015 as announced by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) on Thursday (1/10).

However, Darmin asked all not to hasty indicated that the deflation is caused by the improvement in economy. “Actually, it must be measured the reason behind the deflation, in one side it sounds good, but in other side the deflation indicates the demand in economy slows down,” Darmin said on Thursday (1/10), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta.

  • 1 October 2015

Office of the President Carrying Out the Ceremony of “Kesaktian Pancasila” Day


Ceremony of “Kesaktian Pancasila” Day, held in Ministry of State Secretariat, Jakarta, Thursday (1/10).

The officials and employees within the Presidential Office, Jakarta, which comes from the Ministry of State Secretariat, Cabinet Secretariat, Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security, Coordinating Ministry of Human Development and Culture, Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, Council of National Security, Presidential Staff Office, Presidential Advisory Council, and National Disaster Management Agency, Thursday (1/10) morning at 07.45 am, carrying out the ceremony of “Kesaktian Pancasila” Day 2015.

  • 1 October 2015

Marine Resources Will be Exhausted, Susi Prepare Fishing Moratorium


Minister of Marine and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti when appearing in the Public Workshop “Sea for the Future of the Nation”, in Jakarta, Wednesday (1/10)

Minister of Marine and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti expressed that marine resources in Indonesia has to be exhausted. Thus, the things we need to do now is to conduct the fish farming.

“There must be sustainability for the results of marine able to reserved for the next generation,” said Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti, at the Workshop Public “Marine for the Future of the Nation” Strategic Policy Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, at the Ballroom Mina Bahari III, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Jakarta, Wednesday (30/9).

  • 30 September 2015

Head of BKPM: Permits 3 hours for a Minimum Investment of Rp 100 billion or Can Absorb 1000 Labors

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Head of Investment Coordinating Board Franky Sibarani

Head of Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Franky Sibarani explained, permits investment completed within 3 (three) hours as stated by Coordinating Minister for Economics Darmin Nasution, produces three products, namely the principle permits itself, the deed of company, and the Taxpayer Identification Number (of NPWP ). To process the permits within 3 hours, the agency also prepares in-house notary.

But Franky remind that there are prerequisite for the permits investment in 3 hours, namely carried out in an industrial area, investors can directly conduct the selection of sites in the industrial area, and then immediately began to build or start doing construction operations. The investment that set is at least Rp 100 billion, or employ of 1000 Indonesian workers.

  • 30 September 2015

President Joko Widodo Meets Businessmen and Merchants to Anticipate Price of Rice


President Joko Widodo Meets Businessmen and Merchants to Anticipate Price of Rice

President Joko Widodo asked businessmen and rice mill enterpreneurs to support the program of the Government to achieve food self-sufficiency. He told that invitation in his remark when hosting a lunch for the rice mill enterpreneurs, rice businessmen, and rice merchants in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi (Jabodetabek) at the State Palace, Jakarta on Monday (28/9).

The invitation is aimed at anticipating an abundant rice production in the future. Moreover, the rice harvest attended by the President last time in Karawang could produce 13.4 tons per hectare.

President Widodo instructed Minister of Agriculture Amran Sulaiman to distribute rice seeds all over Indonesia including new farms.

  • 30 September 2015

President Jokowi Upbeat National Rice Needs Will Be Fulfilled

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President Jokowi Upbeat National Rice Needs Will Be Fulfilled

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo on Sunday (27/9) visited a rice field in Karawang, West Java, to see the harvest of a new variety of rice, 3S.

On that occasion, the President expressed his optimism that rice needs in the country would be fulfilled particularly after the rice variety, found by the Bogor Institute of Agricultural (IPB) is able to produce 13.4 tons of rice per hectare.

“The improvement is very significant. We need this kind of intensification to make rice production increase significantly,” President Jokowi said, adding that the variety had been tested in 500 hectares area and would be planted in 100 thousand hectares area.

  • 30 September 2015

A Year, Indonesian Population Growth Equals to Singapore Population


Head of BKKBN, Dr Surya Chandra Surapaty giving a press conference, after received by President Jokowi, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (29/9)

Head of the Population and Family Planning (BKKBN) Dr Surya Chandra Surapaty, MPH, Ph.D., Said that Indonesia’s population growth rate currently at 1.49 percent, is too high. Therefore, the government through the BKKBN conveyed that Indonesia’s population growth rate can be reduced to 1.1 percent.

“With a growth rate of 1.49 per cent of the Indonesian population will increase by 4.5 million people. It’s the same with a population of Singapore,” said Surya Chandra told reporters after received by the President of Joko Widodo (Jokowi), in the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (29/9) afternoon.

According to Surya, the concern is that Indonesia’s population becomes not qualified, because most of them inhabit in slum areas, in poor areas.

  • 30 September 2015

Cabinet Secretary: No Agreement on Singapore’s Offer to Tackle Haze

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A view in Singapore that covered by Haze sourced from forest fires in Sumatera area

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung admitted that the Singaporean government had offered assistance to extinguish forest and peatland fires, which brought about haze crisis in Singapore, to the Indonesian Government.

However, he said that the Government decided to try to extinguish the fire our with its own ways.

“I admitted, there are attempts (to offer assistance). However, based on the reports from the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) and the Minister of the Environment and Forestry, until now, we are still trying to do what we can do,” Pramono said to reporters after a limited meeting in Jakarta, on Monday (28/9) afternoon.