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  • 28 September 2015

Has Attempted Hard, Vice President Let the Singapore Helps to Extinguish Forest Fire

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The scenery in Singapore are covered in smog from forest fire in Sumatra

Vice President Jusuf Kalla asserted the government of Indonesian is open to any country, including Singapore, if Singapore wants to help extinguish the forest fire in the country (Indonesia) to eliminate the smoke.

“We are very open then go ahead please. Singapore can look and please if Singapore wants to help. Do not just talk,” the Vice President said in New York, USA, on Sunday (28/9), respond to Singapore’s Foreign Minister K Shanmugam who protested the way of the government of Indonesia to address the forest fire that caused smoke haze in Singapore.

Foreign Minister Shanmugam pointed to the data Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) Singapore, which has reached the highest figure in the year, at the level of 341.

  • 28 September 2015

Government Tries Hard to Call for Rain, Jokowi says


President Joko Widodo delivered a speech after donating a sacrificial cow at Al Karomah Mosque, Martapura, South Kalimantan, on Thursday (24/9).

On the second day of his working visit to South Kalimantan which was on the day of Eid Al-Adha 1436 H/2015 M (Islamic day of sacrifice), President Joko Widodo accompanied by the First Lady Hj. Iriana Joko Widodo performed Eid Al-Adha prayers at Al-Karomah Great Mosque, on Jln. Ahmad Yani, Martapura sub-District, Banjar Regency, South Kalimantan, on Thursday (24/9) morning.

The President and the First Lady performed Eid Al-Adha prayers together with about 20,000 worshipers led by K.H. Wildan Salmon, Head of Taffizul Qur’an of Al Karomah Great Mosque and listened to khutbah Idul Adha under the theme “Sacrifice and Pilgrimage” by K.H. Khalilrurrahman.

After performing Shalat Ied, the President and the First Lady headed to the place for donating the Sacrificial Animal in the front yard of the mosque on foot. The President gave a sacrificial cow to the Committee.

  • 28 September 2015

Ministers Sign 12 Regulation of Economic Policy Package

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Coordinating Minister for Economy Darmin Nasution and Head of Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Franky Sibarani

As many as twelve regulations, including 11 drafts of government regulations (RPP) and one draft of presidential regulations (RPerpres) were signed by a  number of ministers in a coordination meeting on Tuesday (22/9) at the office of the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy and ready to be enacted.

The twelve regulations are parts of the Economic Policies Package announced by President Joko Widodo on 9 September 2015.

There were originally 15 regulations ready to be signed by ministers. However, when they were discussed in the coordination meeting, the ministers agreed to postpone the signing process because there are several issues that must be discussed first.

  • 25 September 2015

Monitor Hazes in Central Kalimantan, President Joko Widodo Postpones Working Visit to Sinabung


President Joko Widodo when observing hot spots of peat land fires in South Kalimantan on Wednesday (23/9)

After visiting several cities in South Kalimantan from Wednesday to Thursday (23-24 September), President Joko Widodo decided to continue his working visit to Central Kalimantan to monitor forest and peat land fires which caused haze calamity in the province and postpone his working visit to North Sumatera to monitor the relocation of the refugees of Mount Sinabung’s eruptions.

A member of the presidential communication team, Ari Dwipayana, in his press statement on Thursday (24/9) said that after performing Eid-ul-Adha prayer at Al Karomah Grand Mosque, Banjar Regency, South Kalimantan, on Thursday (24/9), the President and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo, were scheduled to continue the working visit to North Sulawesi. However, after the prayer, President and his entourage monitored peat land fires in Kapuas and Pulang Pisau Regencies, Central Kalimantan which was located 130 km via land route from Banjar Regency.

  • 25 September 2015

President Joko Widodo Reobserves Locations to Monitor the Progress

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President Joko Widodo headed back to hot spot locations at Guntung Damar Village, Landasan Ulin District, Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan, on Wednesday (23/9)

While some of the reporters were sending pictures and others were taking a break at the hotel where President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo stayed, the Assistant of President’s Personal Secretary Devid Agus Yunanto, on Wednesday (23/9) at 15.30 WITA, asked all reporters to get ready to follow President who was going to leave the hotel.

At the moment, officers from Protocol Bureau, as well as Press, Media and Informatics Bureau of Presidential Secretariat were busy calling the reporters. One by one, the reporters headed to the vehicles that were ready to go.

At 16.05 WITA, nine reporters who were accompanying the President from Jakarta entered the cars prepared for the reporters.

  • 25 September 2015

Government Forms National Committee of Coral Triangle Initiative

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Government Forms National Committee of Coral Triangle Initiative

Through a consideration that inter ministries and institutions coordination is required in implementing the programs and activities of Coral Triangle Initiative on coral reefs, fisheries, and food security, President Joko Widodo, on 22 July 2015, signed Presidential Regulation Number 85 of 2015 on National Commitee of Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security or called as CTI-CFF National Commitee of Indonesia.

Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security is a multilateral cooperation to overcome the threat in marine ecosystems, coastal, and small islands in the region of world coral triangle through acceleration and collaborative action, supported by participation of stockholders in the scope of the countries in the area of world coral triangle.

  • 25 September 2015

President Jokowi Kicks Off Working Visit to South Kalimantan, North Sumatera, and Jambi

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President Jokowi Kicks Off Working Visit to South Kalimantan, North Sumatera, and Jambi

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo,  accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Widodo and a number of ministers of the Working Cabinet, from Wednesday (23/9) to Friday (25/9) afternoon begins his working visit to three provinces:South Kalimantan, North Sumatera, and Jambi,

 Presidential Communication Team, Sukardi Rinakit in his press release on Wednesday (23/9) morning said that the President and his entourage would fly to South Kalimantan province on Presidential Aircraft Boeing Business Jet (BBJ-2).

The plane is scheduled to take off from Air Force Base Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta, on Wednesday morning at 08.00 a.m. and it is scheduled to arrive at Syamsuddin Noor Airport, Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan, at 11.10 a.m Central Indonesian Time.

  • 23 September 2015

The Efforts to Extinguish of Forest Fires, President Invites All to Move


President Jokowi reviewing the land burnt in Guntung Damar village, Banjarbaru City, South Kalimantan, on Wednesday (23/9).

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) invites all elements of society to move and exert every effort to extinguish the forest fires in Indonesia.

“We must be aware that the land burnt already thousands of hectares. Losses from land fires have reached trillions. I want all of us to move, military, police, local government, the community all together ‘all out’ utmost fight the fire,” President Jokowi said, when reviewing land burnt in Guntung Damar village, Banjarbaru City, South Kalimantan, on Wednesday (23/9).

Forest fires, according to President Jokowi, is difficult to extinguish so it needs the cooperation of all elements to overcome.

  • 23 September 2015

Peak Event of 2015 TNI Anniversary Will Show Air and Naval Powers

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The Indonesian National Defence Forces Commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo

The peak event of the Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI)’s 70th Anniversary on October 5 will be held at Indah Kiat Beach in Cilegon, Banten. At the event, TNI will accentuate the theme ‘Indonesia as the World’s Maritime Fulcrum’ by presenting sea and air battle demonstrations from the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) and the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU).

“We choose Cilegon because it is the closest area to Jakarta and we could hold the demontrations there. It means that TNI AU could release a shot into the air, so does TNI AL,” TNI Commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo said after received by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Tuesday (22/9) afternoon.

  • 23 September 2015

President Joko Widodo Appoints Bukit Barisan Military Commander to Lead Coordination for Sinabung Management

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President Joko Widodo Appoints Bukit Barisan Military Commander to Lead Coordination for Sinabung Management

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has signed a Presidential Regulation to coordinate the management of the victims of Mount Sinabung’s eruption, in Karo Regency, North Sumatera.

Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung explained that through the Presidential Regulation, President Widodo has appointed Military Commander RegionI/ Bukit Barisan(Pangdam I Bukit Barisan) Maj. Gen. Lodewyk Pusung to coordinate the management in the field so that the relocation issue and others can be solved by the local Government immediately.