Government should aggressively attract investment: Apindo

The ministry will encourage a number of efforts to more actively attract investors to Indonesia. Starting from facilitating access to licensing and banking to providing comprehensive services to investors until they start production. Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian government, through the Ministry of Investment should aggressively attract foreign and domestic investment amid the pandemic, executive director of the Association of Indonesian Entrepreneurs Research Institute (Apindo), Agung Pambudi, has said. “The Ministry of Investment should be aggressive to attract investment for job creation and Economic Value Added increase, in order to…

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Do not underestimate BMKG’s disaster warnings: minister

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini has asked her ministry’s officials not to underestimate disaster warnings issued by the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). Instead, they must take anticipatory measures in response to them. “When the earthquake hit Palu, the BMKG had warned, but there was no response action taken, and that cost us many lives. Therefore, don’t let it happen again; please, take immediate anticipatory steps,” she said. Speaking at  a disaster preparedness session in an online event organized by the Directorate General of Social Protection and…

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Idul Adha as sacrifice for something better: Governor Baswedan

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Governor of Jakarta interpreted Idul Adha as a long sacrifice during the COVID-19 pandemic in pursuit of something better. “We are sanguine that God would replace this long sacrifice with something better Insya Allah (God’s will),” Baswedan stated on his Instagram account @aniesbaswedan here on Tuesday. During his speech, the governor cited an exemplary story about Prophet Ibrahim’s family — Siti Hajar and Prophet Ibrahim himself — who lived around 4,300 years ago, with a lesson that still holds relevance and offers wisdom in the midst of the COVID-19…

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President holds Eid al-Adha prayer at Bogor Palace

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo held the Eid al-Adha prayer with a limited congregation, which included members of the Presidential security guard (Paspampres), at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java on Tuesday. “I performed the Eid al-Adha prayer this morning in the courtyard of the Bogor Presidential Palace with a limited congregation,” the President wrote on his Instagram handle @jokowi on Tuesday. He said that members of Paspampres led the prayer and delivered the sermon . Though the participants were limited, the prayer went smoothly, he added. “As the preacher…

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Government extends emergency mobility restrictions until July 25

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday evening announced the extension of emergency mobility restrictions (PPKM) until July 25, 2021, saying they will be gradually relaxed from July 26 depending on the trend in coronavirus infections. “If the trend of cases continues to decline, then on July 26, 2021, the government will gradually lift restrictions,” said Widodo in a video statement streamed on the Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube channel. The government had earlier announced emergency mobility restrictions in provinces across Java and Bali, as well as 15 districts/cities outside…

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