Indonesia encourages industrial transformation

Since 2010, the Industry Ministry has bestowed green industry awards upon industries in the country. Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Industry Ministry is encouraging the manufacturing industry to embrace technological transformation to usher sustainable development through the concept of green industry. The concept of green industry calls for the efficient use of resources, recycling of materials, application of environmentally friendly and sustainable processes, and utilization of waste as an alternative energy source. “Since 2010, the Industry Ministry has bestowed green industry awards upon industries in the country,” Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang…

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Vaccination campaign key for revival of Bali’s tourism industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has dragged Indonesia into serious public health and economic crises, like many other countries in the world. Tourism has been the worst affected by the impact of the pandemic, and the tourism industry of Bali, one of the world’s most famous tourist resorts, has been especially hit hard by COVID-19. Since the country recorded its first confirmed cases on March 2, 2020, the Indonesian government has been determined to win the battle against COVID-19. From January 13 this year, the government has rolled out a nationwide vaccination…

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Cause of fire at Pertamina refinery under investigation

We also want (the results of the) study from the international agency which handles occupational accidents like (the one that happened) now. Indramayu, W Java (ANTARA) – State-owned oil and gas firm Pertamina, in cooperation with an international agency, is investigating the cause of a fire that engulfed the company’s refinery in Balongan, Indramayu district, West Java, early this week. The international agency is expected to reveal what happened at the oil refinery and what led to the fire at its four storage units, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif…

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BMKG cautions community of likely coastal flooding in NTT’s regions

Kupang (ANTARA) – The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) warned the people of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) of likely coastal flooding forecast to occur on April 1-3, 2021, in parts of the province. “There is a likelihood of coastal flooding occurring due to tidal activity, high waves, and strong winds, as well as high rainfall,” Head of the Maritime Meteorology Station Tenau Syaeful Hadi stated here on Saturday. The tidal phenomenon is forecast to occur in parts of the province, including on the north coast of Flores Island and…

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BPS records 42.16-percent rise in Maluku’s exports in February 2021

Ambon (ANTARA) – The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Maluku Province recorded that export activities in the province in February 2021 were valued at US$1.11 million, an approximate 42.16-percent rise from the figure in January this year. “The cumulative export value of Maluku during the January-February 2021 period reached US$1.90 million, or decreased by 83.69 percent as compared to the same period in 2020,” Head of Maluku Province BPS, Asep Riyadi, stated here on Saturday. All of Maluku’s exports in February 2021 came from the non-oil and gas sector, with…

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Governor supports Baai Island Port as national export-import gate

Bengkulu (ANTARA) –  Bengkulu Governor Rohidin Mersyah has supported state port operator PT Pelindo II (Persero) to develop Baai Island Port to serve as a gateway for national exports and imports. The port, with direct connectivity to the toll road, will significantly contribute to economic growth in Sumatra Island, specifically in Bengkulu Province. “Surely, we have to support it and manage the surrounding area to support its operation, so it can serve as a gate for national exports and imports,” Mersyah stated here on Saturday. According to Mersyah, development of…

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