Aero-Engines Europe Virtual, September 16-17, Will Replace Live Event

NEW YORK, June 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aviation Week Network will hold Aero-Engines Europe Virtual, a digital event with enhanced matchmaking opportunities and high-quality educational content, September 16-17.  The proactive decision to transform this annual conference into a virtual event was made after reviewing government and business restrictions on travel and with the health and safety of […]

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Bulog to distribute 900,000 tons rice to 10 million families

Jakarta The State Logistics Agency (Bulog) is prepared to hand out 900 thousand tons of rice under the government’s social assistance program to 10 million beneficiary families nationwide impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bulog’s President Director, Budi Waseso, stated here on Tuesday that each family will receive 15 kilograms of rice under the Social Affairs Ministry’s program to run until December 2020. “After the program was successfully implemented in Greater Jakarta, this time, we implement the program nationwide. Bulog is still entrusted with implementing the program,” he stated. Waseso revealed…

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Indonesia successful in minimizing forest fires, claims minister

Jakarta Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD, has claimed that Indonesia has successfully minimized forest fires, with no massive fires reported in the country in the past few years.   The government has prepared some integrated measures to prevent land and forest fires, Mahfud said here on Tuesday, after a limited meeting on the issue, led by President Joko Widodo.   “In the meeting, we have discussed the situation in 2020, as we are not only dealing with land and forest fires, but also COVID-19. Hence,…

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VP upbeat about rapid development in sharia economy in Indonesia

Jakarta Vice President Ma’ruf Amin is optimistic of rapid development in sharia economics and finance in Indonesia, particularly following the establishment of the National Sharia Economic and Financial Committee (KNEKS). “I am hopeful that the development of sharia economy in Indonesia will accelerate after the establishment of the National Sharia Economic and Financial Committee (KNEKS). As a chairman, I lead directly the development efforts of sharia economics and finance,” the vice president remarked while delivering speeches at the 56th Anniversary of the Universitas Muslim Indonesia (UMI) Makassar virtually from Jakarta…

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Tourism Minister highlights significance of applying health protocols

Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio highlighted the criticality of implementing strict health protocols before planning to reopen tourism destinations in the new normal times. In a statement received in Jakarta on Tuesday, Kusubandio noted that several tourism sector players awaited the issuance of health protocol policies in the tourism sector and the creative economy since in the past three months, they were compelled to halt activities owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. “At the moment, we are planning to open natural-based tourism venues and activities that have a…

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Ujung Kulon National Park prepares to reopen

Pandeglang, Banten The Ujung Kulon National Park (TNUK), which has been categorized as a green zone eco-tourism site, is ready to receive tourists while applying strict protocols to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, said park officials. “Insyaa Allah (God willing), the tour will soon be opened at the Ujung Kulon National Park. We have prepared the standard operating procedures (SOP), (and we are now) just waiting for the circular from the Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Forestry (KLHK) (giving the go-ahead for the reopening),” Andri Firmansyah, spokesperson for the Ujung…

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