Georgia among top-ranked countries to source tech services

Georgia has debuted at Kearney’s Global Services Location Index (GSLI) 2021 and took 19th place among the top-ranked countries to source tech services, announces the export promotion agency Enterprise Georgia, Trend reports citing Agenda.ge. GSLI is a biennial ranking published by leading global management consulting organisation Kearney. For 2021’s edition of the ranking, 60 countries were assessed in 47 measurements grouped in four main categories: financial attractiveness; people, skills and availability; business environment; digital resonance. Georgia is at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and posts competitive rankings on financial attractiveness, workforce skills,…

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Indonesia Reports 4,512 Newly-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 131 New Deaths

The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 4,512, within one day, to 1,672,880, with the death toll adding by 131 to 45,652, the Health Ministry said yesterday. According to the ministry, 4,344 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1,526,978. The virus has spread to all the country’s 34 provinces. Specifically, within the past 24 hours, Jakarta recorded 926 new cases, West Java 754, Riau 377, East Java 231 and Bangka Belitung 200. No new positive cases were found in three provinces, namely…

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Indonesia Bans Land, Air, Water Travels During Eid Al-Fitr

Indonesia issued a letter of prohibition on travels using land, air and water transportation means, from May 6 to May 17, to curb the pandemic, during the Islamic post-fasting festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Transportation Ministry said. According to the ministry’s spokesperson, Adita Irawati, the policy applies to passenger cars, buses, ships and airplanes. “This policy is enforced in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Irawati said. Cases and deaths of COVID-19 used to rise sharply after long holidays. The ban has exemption for people, including those on medical…

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BMKG issues warning of torrential rains in several Indonesian regions

The Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) has issued an early warning of torrential rains accompanied by lightning and whirlwinds  to occur in several parts of Indonesia on Sunday. According to BMKG’s website here on Sunday, several provinces that will experience torrential rains along with lightning and blustery winds are Aceh, Banten, Bengkulu, and West Java. Similar weather conditions can also occur in the provinces of West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, Lampung, Maluku, North Maluku, Papua, West Papua, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, West Sumatra, and South Sumatra.…

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4,000 workers in Aceh lose jobs due to pandemic

More than 4,000 people in Aceh have lost jobs since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in Indonesia in March 2020, Chief of the Aceh Labor Alliance Saiful Mar said. “The total number of laid off workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Aceh reaches more than 4,000,” he said in Banda Aceh on Saturday. Most of the workers were employed in hotels, mining companies and service companies before they were laid off, he said. “Hotels contributed most to the number laid-off workers, reaching up to 800,” he said. The hotel workers…

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Ministry builds access road to support Ahmad Yani Airport operation

The Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Ministry has built an access road to Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang, Central Java, to support its operation. Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said in a statement here on Sunday development of an international airport would need a dedicated lane. “All international airports in National Strategic Regions (KSN) in metropolitan areas such as Soekarno-Hatta in Jakarta, Juanda in Surabaya, Kualanamu in Medan, Hasanudin in Makassar, and Ngurah Rai in Denpasar have been supported by toll road,” the minister…

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