Heavy rainfall, lightning, blustery winds forecast in several regions

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) has forecast downpour along with lightning and gusty winds to occur in several parts of Indonesia’s regions. According to BMKG’s forecast here on Saturday, torrential rains along with lightning and blustery winds can potentially occur in Aceh, Banten, Bengkulu, Jakarta, Jambi, West Java, East Java, West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, and East Kalimantan. North Kalimantan, Lampung, Maluku, West Nusa Tenggara, Papua, West Papua Barat, West Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, South-East Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, West Sumatera, and South Sumatra are…

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DPD chief urges building contractors to be heedful of environment

Bengkulu (ANTARA) – Regional Representative Council (DPD) Chief A. A. La Nyalla Mahmud Mattalitti has called on building contractors to accord priority to the quality of jobs and be sentient of their impact on the environment. Mattalitti made the statement in response to several infrastructure and housing projects planned to be built this year in East Java Province. The projects, which are the government’s priority projects, will cost an estimated Rp139.07 trillion. “Building contractors must pay attention to the quality (of jobs) and environmental issues through green construction. Do not…

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Indonesia’s economy to get significant boost from culinary industry

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The culinary industry plays an important role to drive Indonesia’s economic growth, according to Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno. “Indonesia’s culinary arts is a potential industry that continues to grow. The industry will boost the national economy and create numerous jobs,” Uno stated here during a virtual culinary business school organized by Foodiz on Saturday. The minister highlighted the importance of possessing knowledge on business and culinary arts in order to develop the culinary industry that can compete in the international market. “In this…

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KADIN calls for aligning economic stimulus with business requirements

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – Economic stimulus for businesses should be industry-specific, as the COVID-19 pandemic has had differing impacts on different sectors, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) Deputy Chief for National Business Development Arsjad Rasjid stated. “The impact (of the pandemic) on each industry is different. Hence, the economic stimulus would also differ. This will necessitate collaboration with the (business) association that is directly related to the industry’s problem,” Rasjid noted. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of the country’s industry, Rasjid remarked. “The pandemic has changed…

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Investment Ministry’s formation educes positive investor sentiment

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The approval to establish the Ministry of Investment at the House of Representatives’ plenary meeting will lend positive sentiment to investors, economist at the Indonesian Center for Reform on Economics (CORE), Yusuf Rendy stated. “This adds to the government’s efforts to improve the investment climate by upgrading from agency to ministry. It will surely be perceived as a positive sentiment for investors,” Rendy noted in Jakarta on Saturday. The economist believes that the positive sentiment will also depend on the extent to which the Ministry of Investment…

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Quake rocks Malang, E Java; no tsunami warning issued

Jakarta (ANTARA) – A 6.7-magnitude earthquake caused by subduction activity shook areas in the southwest of Malang, and was also felt in other parts of East Java, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported on Saturday. Based on the location of the epicenter and the depth of the hypocenter, the earthquake was a medium-sized quake and caused by subduction activity, informed head of the BMKG Earthquake and Tsunami Center, Bambang Setiyo Prayitno, in a statement received here on Saturday. The results of a source mechanism analysis showed the earthquake…

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