Astra donates 50 more ventilators for 18 provinces

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Publicly-listed automotive giant PT Astra International Tbk has donated 50 more ventilators, worth Rp20.8 billion, for several areas in 18 out of 34 provinces in Indonesia. “Astra is consistent and will always work hand in hand to support the efforts by the government, community, and medical workers to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Indonesia. By donating these ventilators, we hope they can handle COVID-19 patients quickly,” Astra president director Djony Bunarto Tjondro said in a written statement released on Thursday. He expressed the hope that the…

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PSBB sentiment to likely weigh heavy on IHSG over weekend

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Jakarta Composite Share Price Index (IHSG) will likely come under pressure on the weekend amid the Jakarta provincial administration’s decision on total re-imposition of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the capital. The index of the Indonesian Stock Exchange (BEI) opened 97.24 points lower, down 1.99 percent, at 4,794.23, on Friday morning, while the index of the 45 most liquid stocks (LQ45) shed 23.15 points, or 3.06 percent, to touch 732.97. “The plan on tight re-imposition of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta will likely lend a…

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Rupiah to likely record another correction over PSBB re-imposition

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – The rupiah will likely record another correction in the Jakarta interbank market on Friday amid Jakarta administration’s decision on total re-imposition of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the capital since Monday (Sept 17). At 9:44 a.m. local time on Friday, the rupiah shed 63 points, or 0.42 percent, to trade at Rp14,918 per dollar as compared to Rp14,855 earlier. “The rupiah is likely to come under pressure today amid the re-imposition of PSBB in Jakarta that will potentially slow down the national economy,” Chief of Research…

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Construction of Labuan Bajo logistics terminal to conclude in December

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Construction of the Wae Kelambu Multipurpose Terminal in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) is targeted for completion in December 2020 and will serve as a logistics terminal to support Labuan Bajo, the province’s popular tourist destination. Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan is optimistic that the terminal will help alleviate poverty and boost the people’s welfare in the region. “This is remarkable. I and the minister of public works and public housing (PUPR) came here to observe the planning when we hosted the IMF-World…

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Indonesia to obtain 30 million COVID-19 vaccine doses at 2020-end

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery Committee (KPCPEN) Head Erick Thohir revealed that Indonesia will receive 30 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by 2020-end, and it will have 300 million vaccine doses in 2021. “Insya Allah (God willing), by the end of this year, we will have 30 million doses of the vaccine, and in 2021, we will receive 300 million doses of the vaccine,” Thohir, concurrently the state enterprises minister, remarked while delivering a virtual inaugural speech at Padjajaran University, Bandung, West Java, on…

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Indonesia explores cooperation with several vaccine producers

    Jakarta (ANTARA) – State Enterprises Minister and Committee for COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery (KPCPEN) Executive Chief Erick Thohir is tapping possibilities for cooperating with vaccine producers apart from Sinovac to make the vaccine available for Indonesians. “Since the onset, we have explored (the possibility of cooperation) with CEPI WHO, and Alhamdulillah (thank God), yesterday, Health Minister Terawan (Agus Putranto met) with UNICEF. Of course, we also look into the possibility of cooperation with other parties, such as AstraZeneca, CanSino, and Pfizer,” Thohir noted in a scientific…

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