Health Ministry invites public to collaborate to prevent suicides

Director of Prevention and Control of Mental Health and Drug Problems (P2MKJN) at the Ministry of Health Dr. Celestinus Eigya Munthe, Sp.KJ, M.Kes invited the public to collaborate in building a mental health system to prevent suicides. In connection with the commemoration of World Suicide Prevention Day, which falls on September 10, he noted that suicide is a serious problem throughout the world. Also, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to an increase in mental health problems. “We are obliged to strengthen mental health, welfare in the community together by…

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World Bank approves $380 mln loan to build Cisokan hydro power plant

The World Bank’s Board of Directors had approved a loan of $380 million for the development of the first pumped storage hydro power plant in Indonesia on Saturday. The power plant will be built on the upper reaches of the Cisokan River located between Jakarta and Bandung, with a capacity of 1,040 mega watts (MW). “We welcome the project, since the PLTA will be the first one in Indonesia. It represents a turning point in the efforts towards decarbonization in Indonesia,” World Bank Country Director for Indonesia and Timor-Leste Satu Kahkonen…

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Pos Indonesia’s assets can become e-commerce distribution centers

The assets of state-owned postal company PT Pos Indonesia (Persero), located in very strategic locations throughout the country, can be utilized as distribution centers for e-commerce, State-owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir has revealed. “I think Pos Indonesia’s assets, which are extraordinary in location, can also be used as distribution centers for e-commerce,” Erick Thohir said in an online discussion here, Saturday. According to him, the location points for Pos Indonesia’s assets are extraordinary and have the advantage of being distribution centers with the fastest and closest point. “The location points…

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Putting an end to the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia

Scientists have predicted that the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which peaked in Indonesia on July 15, 2021, may not be the last, as the coronavirus continues to mutate. Experts from the Alliance of Indonesian Scientists for Pandemic Resolution said the situation is like a trap in which the cycle would revolve at high transmission rates with the emergence of new variants – longer pandemics – economic crises – and the lessening of public activities. According to the COVID-19 Task Force report, from November 2020 to January 2021 Indonesia…

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Pertamina ensures sub-holding activities monitored through PICC

The state-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina (Persero) has ensured that its sub-holding business process is monitored through its big data center called Pertamina Integrated Command Center (PICC). Currently, the business sector must keep innovating, including PT Pertamina, State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir said in a written statement received here Saturday. The innovations that must be carried out are digitalization and research and development (R & D) attempts which have been the keys to the success of various world-class companies. “Many global companies that used to depend on natural…

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Papua PON theme song brings spirit of unity: committee

The XX Papua National Sports Week Organizing Committee (PB PON) launched an official song and video to enliven plans for the national event, which will be held in Papua from October 2-15, 2021. “It brings a message of enthusiasm for the implementation of the National Sports Week (PON), which will be held for the first time in Papua. In the song, there is a spirit given from Papua to the event’s participants, as well as welcome for the athletes from all over the nation,” Head of Division II of the…

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