Indonesia,Canada complete regional development program

Jakarta Indonesia and Canada have completed the second phase of the Responsive Innovation Fund (RIF) program, which aims to strengthen and coordinate national support for the development of innovative local economies. The innovations involve developing more efficient production processes, new methods for service delivery, sharing resources with other districts to increase efficiency, or using tools and technology to help overcome distances and other obstacles. The program was implemented through Indonesia’s Ministry of National Development Planning and the National Development Planning Agency and Canada’s Global Affairs Canada (GAC), which is affiliated…

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NSLIC/NSELRED facilitates consultations on land conversion, beef stock

  Jakarta National Support for Local Investment Climates/National Support for Enhancing Local and Regional Economic Development (NSLIC/NSELRED) facilitated ministries’ and cross-national agencies’ representatives and agriculture ministry for virtual public consultations regarding land conversion and beef stock regulations. NSLIC/NSELRED is a project funded by the Government of Canada, through Global Affairs Canada (GAC). Its key partners are the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) and Cowater International Inc. that were selected as the project implementers through a competitive process. In a statement in Jakarta on Monday (July 27), a public consultation…

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Ranks should not forget big strategic agendas against COVID-19: Jokowi

  Jakarta President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) urged his cabinet members to not forget the big strategic agendas amid the ongoing endeavors to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. “I want to emphasize again that although we face a difficult situation, we must not forget the big agendas, the great strategic agendas of our nation,” President Jokowi remarked during a limited meeting on the Draft of the State Budget of 2021 held through videoconferencing from the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Monday. President Jokowi lay emphasis on the need to always bear…

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BNN-Lampung arrests three, seizes 16.5-kg meth, 8,996 ecstasy pills

  Bandarlampung, Lampung Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency (BNN)-Lampung Office confiscated 16.53 kilograms (kg) of crystal methamphetamine and 8,996 ecstasy pills in addition to apprehending three drug dealers following a recent drug raid operation by this agency. The suspects, identified as Sukirman (28), Eko Riyanto (39), and Suyoko (40), are all residents of Lampung, the agency’s head, Brig. Gen. I Wayan Sukawinaya, stated in Bandarlampung, the capital of Lampung Province, on Monday. The local BNN officers launched a 14-day investigation to ascertain the accuracy of a tip-off received from a community…

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Macroeconomic assumptions in 2021 draft state budget remain optimistic

  Jakarta Macroeconomic assumptions in the 2021 draft state budget would remain optimistic but correspondingly realistic, given the expenditure requirements for priority programs and also the impact on widening the budget deficit, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated. During an online limited meeting from the Bogor Palace, West Java, on Tuesday, Jokowi noted that the priority program of the 2021 state budget would focus on expediting economic recovery and ushering in transformation in various sectors. Furthermore, fiscal spending will be channeled to stimulate reform programs in the fields of health, food,…

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