Govt promoting bio-CNG as LPG substitute

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian government is encouraging the conversion of biogas into bio-compressed natural gas (CNG) for use as a primary energy substitute for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), a senior official has said. “Bio-CNG involves the purification of biogas by separating carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon tetraoxide (CO4) and scrapping other imperitic gas components to produce methane having content above 95 percent,” director of bioenergy at the Mineral Resources and Energy Ministry, Andriah Feby Misna, said in a written statement released on Friday. Before it is purified, biogas contains…

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HNW seeks unified efforts from all parties to overcome pandemic

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Deputy Chairperson of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Hidayat Nur Wahid, popularly known as HNW, requested all parties to work closely together to surmount over the COVID-19 pandemic. HNW also invited all parties to bolster vaccination programs for the community and edify citizens in the context of implementing emergency public activity restrictions (PPKM). “As stated by the Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan, this virus does not discriminate between humans. It is important for us to ensure collaboration, concern, and command in implementing strategies to overcome COVID-19,” HNW…

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Indonesians urged to worship at home to cut COVID spread

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Religious Affairs Minister Yaqut Cholil Qoumas has asked Indonesians to temporarily worship in their homes to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission. “The daily number of positive COVID-19 cases is still increasing. For the time being, let us reduce mobility, be patient, and stay at home. For the time being, we will carry out worship at home,” he said in a press release issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Jakarta on Friday. Houses of worship in emergency community activity restrictions (PPKM) zones and high (red)…

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Indonesia, Singapore collaborate in building human resources

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia and Singapore have continued to intensify bilateral ties, including in developing quality human resources, as the Indonesian Ministry of Industry forged cooperation with Singapore Polytechnic. “This is a tangible commitment from us in supporting the government’s program on implementation of the Making Indonesia 4.0 roadmap that encompasses the aim to create industrial human resources that are ready to enter the Industry 4.0 era,” Head of the Ministry’s Human Resources Development Agency, Arus Gunawan, noted here on Friday. Gunawan remarked that during the 2018-2019 period, the ministry…

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Amin urges clerics to safeguard public from perils of hoaxes

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Vice President Ma’ruf Amin called on ulemas to protect the people from the threats of hoaxes posed through their spread and receipt. “Senior clerics (Kyai) rabbaniyyin ulemas, who are vigilant, are what we need, and what is needed now. Allah has ordered us to invite the public to be careful. We have to look for clarity,” Amin noted in a statement received on Friday. The vice president made the statement during a virtual audience with Jamiyyah Ahlith Thoriqoh Al-Mu’tabaroh An-Nahdliyah via videoconferencing from his official residence in…

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