Over 12.91 million Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The number of Indonesians receiving their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine rose by 142,834 to reach 12,912,623 as of Friday afternoon, according to the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling. As many as 552,594 Indonesians received their first vaccine jab, taking the total tally to 25,482,036. The recipients of the first vaccine dose represent 63.15 percent of the 40,349,049 recipients targeted under the first and second phases of the national vaccination program. The number of fully vaccinated Indonesians make up 32 percent of the targeted recipients. The…

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Superior Indonesian soybeans

To get a new variety, we need six years. About six to seven years are needed to get a new variety, especially for Sugentan 1 and Sugentan 2 Soybean is the main raw material used in the manufacture of tempeh and tofu that are widely consumed by Indonesian people. Fresh soybeans, with high protein content, are used to make tempeh that is savory, delicious, and nutritious. Indonesia, through the National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan), produces several superior soybean varieties by breeding plants using radiation mutation techniques. One of the ways…

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Ministry’s team tasked with tackling NTT’s sea pollution and damage

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) government, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), concurred on establishing a team for combating marine pollution and damage in the province’s waters. “This is good synergy and commitment among the central government, the regional government, and the international non-government organization (NGO) in accelerating the handling of pollution in NTT,” acting Director General of Marine and Fishery Resources Supervision, Antam Novambar, noted in a press release here on Saturday. Antam revealed that the three agencies…

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No workers held hostage after attack on Papua’s Yahukimo

It is true that Bingki Village is vacant after its residents took refuge over concerns of the armed terrorist group attacking the village again Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) – No residents and construction workers were held hostage by an armed Papuan terrorist group following Wednesday’s shooting at PT Crenoma’s truck in Bingki, Yahukimo, Papua, 172/PWY Military Resort Command Chief Brigadier General Izak Pangemanan confirmed. The truck, carrying construction materials, was shot at on Wednesday evening, prompting the driver to turn back and save himself in Bingki Village, Pangemanan noted. On Thursday,…

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Jakarta ensures adequate stocks of oxygen concentrators

“We have coordinated with the Industry, Trade, and Small and Medium Business Office and oxygen suppliers and producers. In essence, oxygen is produced in adequate quantities.” Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Jakarta Provincial Health Office has made assurance of sufficient stocks of oxygen concentrators in the wake of a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the capital in recent weeks. Head of the Jakarta Provincial Health Office Widyastuti confirmed on Saturday that her office had coordinated with relevant agencies to ensure the supply of oxygen concentrators to hospitals. “We have…

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Jambi’s per-kg CPO price drops by Rp256 to reach Rp8,725

Apart from CPO, the prices of palm kernel and fresh fruit bunches also dropped Jambi (ANTARA) – The price of crude palm oil (CPO) per kilogram in Jambi Province for the June 24-July 1 period this year plunged considerably by Rp256 to reach Rp8,725, from Rp8,981. “Apart from CPO, the prices of palm kernel and fresh fruit bunches also dropped,” spokesperson for the Jambi provincial fresh fruit bunch pricing committee Putri Rainun noted in a written statement released on Saturday. The price of fresh fruit bunches also decreased by Rp61…

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