President Jokowi: Gov’t Will Now Focus on Human Resources Development

Date 6 April 2018

After focusing on infrastructure development, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo stressed that the Government’s next focus is investment on human resources. “This means, our cultural and character values will determine whether our nation can compete with other countries,” said President Jokowi in a meeting with artists and cultural activists at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Friday (6/4). “These […]

Gov’t to Stabilize the Price of Staple Food for Eid Al-Fitr 1439H

Date 5 April 2018

Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita extended his readiness to maintain the supply and stability of staple food prices on the occasion of Ramadhan and Eid Al-Fitr 1439H/2018 as directed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s in a Limited Cabinet Meeting on Thursday (5/4). According to Enggartiasto, the most sensitive issue is the price of rice. However, […]

Gov’t Issues Regulation on Foreign Worker Recruitment

Date 5 April 2018

In an effort to support the national economy and provide more employment opportunities through investment, the Indonesian Government considers it necessary to re-regulate the permit for the use of foreign workers. Based on this consideration, President Joko Widodo on 26 March 2018 signed President Regulation Number 20 Year 2018 on Recruitment of Foreign Workers (link […]

President Jokowi Encourages Growth of Young Entrepreneurs

Date 5 April 2018

Indonesia still needs many entrepreneurs to develop national economy, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. Therefore, the Government continues to encourage entrepreneurs, especially young entrepreneurs, to grow and develop, the President added.

Indonesia’s Export in 2017 Rises by 16.22%

Date 5 April 2018

Indonesia’s export volume in 2017 reached US$168.7 billion, rising by 16.22 percent compared to US$145.1 billion in 2016. “Indonesia’s export growth is the highest in ASEAN after Vietnam,” said Secretary General of Ministry of Trade Karyanto Supri at at thematic forum of the Coordinating Agency for Community Relations (Bakohumas) held at Santika Premiere Hotel, Yogyakarta, […]

Gov’t to Provide Indigenous Faiths Column on ID Card

Date 4 April 2018

The Indonesian Government confirms that the decision to implement the Constitutional Court (MK) decision related to the inclusion of indigenous faiths in the Electronic Identity Card (e-KTP) has been communicated to religious leaders, religious council leaders, indigenous faith-based organizations, and a number of related parties. Therefore, according to Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, […]