COVID-19 task force spokesperson tests positive for coronavirus

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Expert team coordinator and spokesperson for the COVID-19 Response Task Force, Wiku Adisasmito, confirmed he has tested positive for the virus after traveling to regions where cases have spiked in the past couple of weeks. “I want to inform (the public) of my health condition. As you know that in the past few weeks I paid a working visit to several regions which recorded a surge in COVID-19 cases, such as Kudus and Bangkalan,” he said in a press statement released on Saturday. He said he tested…

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Communication Ministry, Makassar City Govt to provide digital training

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Communication and Informatics plans to provide digital training in cooperation with  the Makassar City Government, to 10,000 people in the city. “There is a commitment from the provincial government and the city government to empower Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) not only on a local scale, but also on an international scale. Why are they targeting 10 thousand digital talents in South Sulawesi, especially Makassar? Because the Mayor of Makassar will not only provide training for these human resources, but also wants to…

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Bappenas ready to help W Nusa Tenggara develop STIPark

Mataram, W Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA) – The National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) is ready to assist West Nusa Tenggara provincial government in creating as wide chance as possible for local people to become entrepreneurs through the Science, Technology, and Industrial Park (STIPark) incubation program. “We will support STPark through the development of infrastructures under a government-to-business cooperation (KPBU) scheme. The West Nusa Tenggara provincial government will be responsible for it. We will start it with a study to make sure the mechanism,” Bappenas Deputy for Development Rudy Soeprihadi Prawiradinata said…

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Commmited to Reducing CO2, Pertamina collaborates with Japanese companies & ITB in Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage

Jakarta (ANTARA) — PT Pertamina (Persero) continues to contribute supporting the commitment of Indonesian government to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 29% or for international support is targeted to reach 41% by 2030. The global commitment is contained in the Paris Agreement at the Climate Change Conference (The Conference of Parties-COP 21) in Paris.   This commitment is also in line with the implementation of Pertamina’s Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) principles. It was reaffirmed by collaborating with the Japan Group, namely JANUS, JGC Corporation, J-Power, and Institut Teknologi…

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akpreneur Fest encourages Jakarta’s MSMEs to grow

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Jakarta provincial administration and Jakarta Experience Board are organizing Jakpreneur Fest 2021 until late June 2021 to encourage micro small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) to develop. “We pin hope on MSMEs to revive the stagnant economy due to the pandemic. Therefore, we need support from the government, regional government-owned companies and private parties to increase the capability of MSMEs in a bid to boost the local and national economies,” acting chief of the Jakarta Provincial Office of Industry, Trade, Cooperatives and Small and Medium Scale Bsinesses…

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Jambi’s CPO price falls Rp1,28/kg to Rp8,981/kg

Jambi (ANTARA) – The price of crude palm oil in Jambi province for the June 18-24, 2021 period fell by Rp1,281 per kilogram from Rp10,262 per kilogram to Rp8,983 per kilogram, according to the CPO pricing team. The price of fresh fruit bunch also dropped Rp214 per kilogram from Rp1,873 per kilogram to Rp1,659, while the price of palm kernel declined by Rp204 per kilogram from Rp6,537 per kilogram to Rp6,333 per kilogram, spokesman for the Jambi provincial fresh fruit buch pricing team Putri Rainun, said in a written statement…

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