COVID-19 vaccination coverage in Depok reaches 58 percent

Depok, West Java  The number of recipients of the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination in Depok City, West Java, reached 943,001 people, or 58.44 percent of the total targeted 1.6 million. According to the city government’s press release received here on Saturday, the number of fully vaccinated people in Depok stood at 391,200 people, or 24.24 percent of the vaccination target. Head of the Disease Prevention and Control Division of the Depok Health Service, Umi Zakiati, confirmed that in the group of medical workers, 17,009 people had received the…

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Synergy paramount to building WRS ecosystem: Vice Trade Minister

Jakarta  Synergy is required to build the Warehouse Receipt System (WRS) ecosystem in Indonesia to perform the best and boost the prosperity of farmers in Indonesia, Vice Minister of Trade Jerry Sambuaga stated. In his statement received here on Friday, Sambuaga highlighted several necessary factors to build the WRS ecosystem. The various crucial factors are support from the central and regional governments as well as WRS institution, independent and professional warehouse managers, supporting infrastructure, creation of distribution networks, and farmers or fishermen’s institutions in WRS warehouses. “These factors can create…

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President highlights Indonesia’s energy, climate commitments at MEF

Jakarta  Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) virtually attended the 2021 Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) from the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, on Friday night. According to a written statement received from the Press Bureau of the Presidential Secretariat here on Saturday morning, Jokowi was one of the 10 heads of state and/or government participating in the forum. In his speech, Jokowi noted that currently, various sectors in the world — comprising energy and climate, were reeling from difficulties. However, it cannot be handled only by one…

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Indonesia’s flagship products promoted in mall in South Africa

Jakarta  Indonesia’s flagship products are being promoted in one of the largest malls in South Africa, Sandton City, by holding a week-long in-store promotion on September 14-20. The promotion was conducted by the Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) in Johannesburg and supported by the Indonesian Embassy in Pretoria, according to a written statement issued by the Indonesian Embassy and received here on Saturday. ITPC Johannesburg and the Indonesian Embassy in Pretoria showcased Indonesian products that already penetrated the South African market, including instant noodle products, biscuits, coconut drinks, medicines and…

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Indonesia eyes repositioning for global competition amid pandemic

Jakarta  The conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic have impelled Indonesia to reposition itself and rise amid the global competition, according to State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir. “It is the right time for Indonesia amid the pandemic to reposition itself and rise amid the global competition,” Thohir noted in an official statement received here, Saturday. One of these opportunities is the development of the battery industry for electric vehicles, especially since Indonesia is the largest nickel producer. In connection with the electric battery industry, Minister Thohir had earlier held discussions with…

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IndiHome organizing Cool Indonesia program to support art talent

Jakarta  IndiHome, which is a part of state-owned telecommunication company TelkomGroup, has launched a program called ‘Cool Indonesia’ in a bid to support Indonesian’s art talent. “The Cool Indonesia Program is a golden opportunity for people who have art talent such as singing, dancing in order to promote Indonesia on the international stage and to perform at the World Expo Dubai 2020,” Telkom’s Consumer Business Service Director FM Venusiana R said in a written statement here on Saturday. So far, more than 600 talents that have joined the program, she informed. Auditions for…

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