Foreign investment in North Sumatra rises to Rp14 trillion in 2020

Medan, N Sumatra (ANTARA) – Foreign investment inflows in North Sumatra more than doubled to Rp14.036 trillion in 2020 from Rp5.693 trillion a year earlier. The 2020 foreign investment represented 44 percent of the total investment in the province which stood at Rp32.226 trillion last year, Chief of the North Sumatra Provincial Investment and Integrated One-Stop Licensing Office Effendy Pohan said here on Saturday. The foreign investment mostly went to the electricity, gas and water sector at Rp10.557 trillion, the food industry at Rp1.397 trillion and the mining sector at…

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Army distributes aid to W Sulawesi quake refugees by chopper

Mamuju, W Sulawesi (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Army (TNI AD) distributed humanitarian aid among refugees of the January 15’s powerful earthquake in an isolated area in Mamuju district using a helicopter. “TNI AD will continue to distribute aid among earthquake refugees in isolated areas in Mamuju district using a helicopter,” Commander of the Mamuju District Military Command Colonel Aji Sartono said on Saturday. The isolated areas are located in Tapalang sub-district, Mamuju district, West Sulawesi province “The areas are difficult to reach by land, either by four-wheeled or two-wheeled vehicles,…

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Aceh BKSDA releases Sumatran tiger cub to Mt Leuser National Park

Banda Aceh (ANTARA) – The Aceh Natural Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA) released a Sumatran tiger cub (Panthera tigris sumatrae) that has recovered from the snare wound, to Mt Leuser National Park. “After some observations and thorough health check, the veterinarian team said that he has recovered and could be released to his nature,” head of Aceh BKSDA Agus Arianto said here on Sunday. Arianto said, the tiger cub named Danau Putra was released to the Mt Leuser National Park (TNGL) on Saturday (Jan 30) with the help of the military…

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Bali’s GWK Cultural Park will be closed temporarily

Badung, Bali (ANTARA) – The Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park in Bali will be temporarily closed from February 1, 2021 to curb the risk of COVID-19 transmission, with the increased number of visitors. “The decision was taken as our support to the government’s policy to stop the COVID-19 transmission, especially in Bali Province,” GM Marketing Communication & Event GWK Cultural Park, Andre Prawiradisastra said here on Sunday. Previously, the popular tourist destination was closed when the pandemic gripped the country in March and was only reopened in early December…

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28 Acehnese fishermen self isolate after being repatriated from India

  Banda Aceh, Aceh (ANTARA) – Some 28 Acehnese fishermen who have just been repatriated from India are conducting self isolation in Jakarta before being flown to Aceh province. “They will be quarantined for five days and then flown to Aceh after they are really declared free from the COVID-19,” Chief of the Liaison Agency of the Aceh Provincial Government (BPBA) Almuniza Kamal said on Sunday. While in Jakarta, the 28 Acehenese fishermen stayed at Mercure Hotel on Gatot Subroto Street to conduct self isolation and undergo swab test, he…

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AP II completes construction of Purbalingga Airport’s runway

Jakarta (ANTARA) – State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) has completed the construction of airside facilities including runway, taxiway and apron at Jenderal Besar Soedirman Airport in Purbalingga, Central Java. The runway is 1,600 meters long and 30 meters wide, the apron is 69 meters long and 109 meters wide, and the taxiway is 15 meterd wide, PT Angkasa Pura II President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said in a written statement released on Sunday. The airside facilities can be used to serve twin propeller aircraft such as ATR 72-600.,…

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