Bali police probe 21 inmates poisoned after drinking disinfectant

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA) – The police are investigating the case of 21 inmates hospitalized after allegedly drinking disinfectant coalesced with beverage powder at a female correctional facility in Bali Province on Thursday. “I, along with the team, sought information from the correctional facility officers and chief regarding the chronology of events. We are waiting till the inmates at the hospital recover to conduct further investigation,” Chief of the North Kuta Police Precinct Adjunct Commissioner Putu Diah Kurniawandari stated here on Friday. During the case reconstruction of the incident, the police…

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Ministry, Bali Polytechnic discuss cooperation in rural tourism

Badung, Bali (ANTARA) – The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry and state-run Bali Polytechnic Institute discussed cooperation in developing tourist villages, including the Bakas Tourism Village in Banjar Angkan Sub-district, Klungkung District, Bali Province. “I hope this cooperation would start with a pilot project first in the Bakas Tourism Village since it is included as a pilot village. Hence, we want to see its development towards becoming an independent tourism village,” Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno stated here on Friday. Uno had earlier noted that Bali was…

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LPEI continues to support exports by MSMEs through training

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesian Export Financing Agency (LPEI), or Indonesia Eximbank, continues to encourage exports by Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through the Coaching Program for New Exporters (CPNE) in several major cities in the country. “The program aims to increase national exports, assist national economic recovery, and increase the capacity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the regions to conduct export activities and market their products in the global market,” LPEI Executive Director D. James Rompas noted in a statement here on Saturday. Rompas remarked that LPEI…

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State firms as foster parents of 17 sports branches: Minister

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amal revealed that 17 state-owned companies will become “foster parents” of selected sports branches. “Each of the state-owned companies will become a foster parent of each of the sports branches,” the minister remarked during an online press conference from Yogyakarta on Friday night. Amal held the press conference in Yogyakarta on the sidelines of his visit to disseminate Presidential Instruction No. 3 of 2019 on expediting national football development. “We will work together with the presidential instruction and expected presidential regulation on…

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Ujungkulon Park records increase in Javanese rhino population

Jakarta (ANTARA) – A Javanese rhino gave birth to two calves at the Ujung Kulon National Park in Banten Province, according to the Environment and Forestry Ministry. The two Javanese rhino calves were recorded in the camera trap at the national park located in the western tip of Java Island on March 18, 2021, the ministry noted in a press statement released on Saturday. The two rhino calves were born to a female rhino named Ambu, who had last given birth to a baby in 2017. Meanwhile, the nearly one-year-old…

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Govt, private sector, universities collaborate against climate change

Depok (ANTARA) – Chairman of the Research Center for Climate Change, University of Indonesia (UI), Prof. Jatna Supriatna, stressed on collaboration among the government, private sector, and universities, as institutions with research capabilities to address climate change. “Indonesia needs an investment of around US$250 billion to prevent climate disasters, according to the 2018 Biennial Update Report (BUR),” Supriatna noted in his statement here on Saturday. Hence, collaboration between the government and private sector as well as universities is deemed crucial since the handling of climate change requires not only financial…

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