Legislator asks government to reduce garlic import

Legislator Andi Akmal Pasluddin of the House of Representatives’ Commission IV has, asked the Ministry of Agriculture to reduce the imports of garlic which reach more than 450,000 tons annually . The lawmaker said in a statement here on Sunday that 99 percent of Indonesia’s garlic imports came from China, while the rest, amounting to […]

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Minister encourages birdcage artisans to register for NIB

Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Teten Masduki encouraged birdcage artisans who are members of the Mekarsari Jaya Mandiri Entrepreneurs and Bamboo Artisans Association to register for Single Business Number (NIB). “We will continue to transform the (birdcage business) from informal to formal business. Currently, the legality of business is enough with NIB,” […]

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Minister in awe by the singing skill of a girl with disability

Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini was amazed by the singing skill of girl with vision disability, Oktria Nofianti, while she was in Pangkalpinang Mayor’s official residence in Bangka Belitung. “This golden voice is a gift that God gives to anyone, because God is all-just and self-sufficient,” she said in a written statement received in Pangkalpinang […]

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BMKG installs 17 more seismographs across Indonesia

The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has begun installing 17 seismographs  across Indonesia to push for better information efficiency and accuracy and tsunami early warnings. “These shelters and seismograph networks are needed to reinforce the network to improve the efficiency and accuracy of information and tsunami early warnings at the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics […]

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Minister outlines schemes to bring investment in car batteries

Minister of Investment / Head of Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Bahlil Lahadalia has pointed out several implemented strategies to attract investment in electric car batteries in Indonesia. In addition to boosting promotions and offering ease of licensing, BKPM has also been looking for options to acquire an electric car company from Germany. “State-owned Enterprises (BUMN) will have IBC […]

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Members of Ambaidiru armed group surrender to Yapen Police, Papua

Members of an armed group of Ambaidiru kampong, Kosiwo Sub-district, have surrendered to Yapen Police on an occasion witnessed by local officials and kampong chiefs. Senior Commissioner Ahmad M Kamal, spokesman of the Nemangkawi operation task force, in a statement on Sunday expressed his hope that others armed groups would follow such a step. “(When) […]

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