Day: January 8, 2023

SOEs Minister keen to develop economy on Nias Island

State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir said he is keen to develop and improve Nias Island’s economy. He said he has conveyed his willingness when speaking to regional leaders regarding the long-term development. “Earlier, we had a talk with regional leaders. With the help from the central government, we will

SOEs’ market operations help maintain basic food prices: minister

State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir said the market operations carried out by SOEs attempted to maintain the affordability of prices of nine basic commodities in Indonesia. “We will continue to push for market operations to stabilize the prices of staple foods. We want to avoid price increases of these nine basic

Bolster role of pesantren to strengthen people’s independence: VP

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has asked all parties to strengthen the implementation of Islamic boarding schools (pesantren) throughout Indonesia to encourage the people’s self-reliance, since pesantren, as educational institutions, can optimize the people’s capability. “Pesantren must also become a center for the empowerment of community’s economy. We build the pesantren, thus people can become independent,”

Indonesia vows to get prepared for resumption of full hajj quota: VP

Indonesia would get prepared if the Saudi Government resumed its full hajj quota in this year’s hajj season, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has said. “I think if the condition has got back to normalcy, it is time to resume the full hajj quota,” he said on the sidelines of his visit

4.1-magnitude earthquake hits West Java’s Pangandaran district

An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 hit Pangandaran District in West Java Province on Sunday at 00:10 a.m. local time but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to infrastructure. The epicenter of the earthquake was located about 125 kilometers southwest of Pangandaran at a depth of 10 kilometers,