Indonesia, Mexico businesses ink cooperation pact

  Jakarta The Indonesian Embassy and the Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) in Mexico City have facilitated business cooperation between Indonesian and Mexican companies for export of furniture, home decor items, and textiles. The cooperation is part of efforts taken since early this year to increase Indonesia’s exports to Mexico, the Indonesian Embassy in Mexico City said in a written statement issued on Saturday. The agreement includes cooperation to export Indonesian furniture to Mexico and market Balinese clothes and textiles to the country. Indonesia exported a container load of furniture…

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Preserving the sustainability of Papuan staple sago

Sago, a starch extracted from the centre or pith of tropical palm stems, particularly Metroxylon sagu, has traditionally been a major staple food in Papua. Sago starch obtained from local starch-producing plants from the Arecaceae family is commonly processed into several types of foods consumed by the people of Papua. Traditional sago food products in Papua include papeda, plate sago, buburnee, sago Tutupala, sago uha, sinoli, and bagea. But lately, sago has been losing its prime place in kitchens in the eastern Indonesian province. Mama Ike, a sago seller at the Hamadi…

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Semarang’s flooding caused by extreme rainfall, tidal flooding: govt

Semarang, C Java The Indonesian Government claimed that flash floods that inundated Semarang city’s Kota Lama (Old Town) neighborhood and several other areas on Saturday was caused by extreme rainfall and tidal flooding. “The rainfall data show that it is categorized as ‘extreme’. Based on the hydrological analysis, the rainfall is a 50-year recurrence interval,” Public Works and Housing Minister Basoeki Hadimoeljono said. In removing the standing water, three water pumps were used to pump the flood water into the Semarang River, he told journalists on the sidelines of his…

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Mt Merapi spews hot lava for 10 times

  Yogyakarta Mount Merapi located between Central Java and Yogyakarta Provinces, on Sunday morning spewed hot lava for 10 times with a maximum sliding distance of one kilometer, according to the Geological Disaster Research and Technology Development Center (BPPTKG). “Avalanches of incandescent lava occurred for 10 times, with a maximum sliding distance of 1,000 meters to the southwest or upstream of Krasak and Boyong Rivers,” Head of BPPTKG Hanik Humaida said here on Sunday morning. During the observation period of midnight until 6 a.m., Mount Merapi also experienced 27 earthquake…

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Dompet Dhuafa distributes fast-food boxes to Semarang’s flood victims

Jakarta Charity organization Dompet Dhuafa’s volunteers in Central Java Province distributed fast food boxes to many residents of Muktiharjo Lor neighborhood in Genuk Subdistrict, Semarang city, affected by flash floods on Saturday evening. “Until Saturday evening, we kept searching for people getting stuck at home due to the floodwaters inundating their neighborhood area. They are served with fast food boxes,” Head of Dompet Dhuafa-Central Java Office Satria said. The fast-food boxes were also donated to those in Kuningan neighborhood, Semarang Utara Subdistrict, he said, adding that the Dompet Dhuafa volunteers…

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Indonesia’s economic growth in 2020 above average : expert staff

Jakarta Indonesia’s economic growth in 2020, which contracted by 2.07 percent (yoy), was above the global average, according to Kunta Wibawa Dasa Nugraha, expert staff in charge of state expenditure affairs of the Ministry of Finance. “Although it’s a minus, but the world level was minus 3.5 percent, it means we are much better than the world average. There were even countries with a minus far above 3.5 percent,” he said in the Webinar on the Acceleration of Social Economy here on Sunday. The peak of Indonesia’s economic depression was…

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