Products differentiation to increase tourist visit: Tourism Minister

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno said product differentiation would become a way to increase qualified tourists visit to rest areas. “If there are several products that are different from each other, it will increase sales and will be remembered by visitors. Later this rest area will be a memorable spot,” Uno said at the 229B Kanci – Pejagan Toll Road Rest Area in Cirebon District, West Java Province on Saturday (Jan 22). For this matter, the minister urges the local creative economy players to create product differentiation for…

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PUPR Ministry to relax license for construction business

The Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono said he would relax business license in construction services to encourage a favorable business climate for the sector. Hadimuljono said the construction services in public works and public housing are among the sectors that still run well. “This was shown by the absorption of the ministry’s budget for 2021 that has reached 94.21 percent . Of the total budget of Rp152.09 trillion, the PUPR Ministry has managed to absorb Rp143.29 trillion,” the minister said in a written statement received here,…

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SMEs Ministry to support village project for Mt. Semeru victims

The Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Ministry has said it will be involved in the development of a new residential area for Mount Semeru victims as a modern village. “We will support the business development of the disaster-affected residents with a new cooperative-based business model,” Cooperatives and SMEs Minister Teten Masduki said during a visit to the construction site of the new residential area in Sumbermujur Village, Candipuro Sub-district, Lumajang District, East Java Province, on Saturday. Residential housing and various community business centers will be built in the 79.6-hectare area,…

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Biak district encourages Suneri village into agro-fishery tourism

The Biak Numfor district government in Papua province is encouraging the development of agricultural zone in Suneri village, Yendidori sub-district into agro-fishery tourism. The Biak Numfor district government highly supports preparations for the development of Suneri into agro-fishery tourism by providing production tools and various local farm commodities , Biak Numfor district head Herry Ario Naap said in a written statement released on Sunday. The district head along with Chief of the Agriculture and Food Security Office I Made Suardana handed over the production tools and vegetable and fruit seeds to local people.…

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PUPR Ministry to use 3D printing for special house construction

The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) would start to apply 3D printing technology in the construction of special houses with digital method in 2022. “In 2021 the ministry and related partners have tested the 3D printing application in the construction of landed house in Yogyakarta. In 2022, we will apply 3D printing in the construction of special houses,” The Director-General of Housing at the ministry Iwan Suprijanto said in a statement received here, Sunday. The ministry would also encourage the development of creative financing schemes, human resource development, completion…

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Epidemiologist asks gov’t to re-evaluate PPKM policy

An epidemiologist from the University of Indonesia Tri Yunis Miko Wahyono asked the government to evaluate the implementation of community activity restriction (PPKM) amid the increasing number of Omicron cases. “Government must re-evaluate the PPKM leveling. The social restrictions must be changed or raised,” Wahyono said here on Sunday. He later explained that the death case due to the Omicron variant is an alarm for the government to take mitigation steps to reduce community activities. In addition, he also suggested the government to tighten entrances in the border and re-implement…

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