World Bank Approves US$100 Million for Water Supply in Indonesia
Indonesia has received a World Bank loan of US$100 million for its National Urban Water Supply Project.
INDONESIAN CARRIERS REMOVED FROM EU BLACKLIST, 119 AIRLINES STILL BANNED
All Indonesian carriers have been removed from Europe’s list of banned airlines just as the European Union is deploying a new system aimed at preventing unsafe aircraft entering its airspace.
— Airline Ratings
EU new palm oil rule seen to be setting up clash with Malaysia, Indonesia
EU negotiators on Thursday agreed to phase out the use of palm oil in transport fuels from 2030, setting up a clash with producer countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia.
— The Star Online
Thailand may avenge fruit ban
Thailand is mulling retaliatory measures against Indonesia after the latter banned imports of Thai longan and durian during harvest seasons.
— Bangkok Post
Japan and Indonesia in top five global coffee retail markets as single-serve grows
Japan and Indonesia are ranked among the top five world’s largest coffee retail markets by volume.
— Food Navigator-Asia
Indonesian Economy More Resilient to External Shocks, but More Work Needed: AMRO
The United States Federal Reserve raised its interest rate for the second time this year on Wednesday (13/06), while signaling that there may be two more hikes before the end of 2018, putting pressure on financial markets in emerging countries.
— Jakarta Globe
Ministry reduces sentences for over 80,000 prisoners
The Law and Human Rights Ministry has reduced prison sentences for 80,430 Muslim prisoners across Indonesia in commemoration of Idul Fitri this year.
— The Jakarta Post
W. Java Governor retires after 10 years, wants to take up farming
Prosperous Justice Party politician, Ahmad Heryawan retired as West Java Governor on Wednesday after serving for 10 years from 2008-2018.
— The Jakarta Post
Indonesia inaugurates its first three solar plus storage mini-grids
The Indonesian villages of Merabu, Long Beliu and Teluk Sumbang, located in the isolated Berau district of East Kalimantan have, at last, gained uninterrupted access to electricity, thanks to three hybrid mini-grids – comprising solar PV and lithium-ion battery storage – commissioned by Akuo Energy, a French renewable power developer, which has established a subsidiary in Bali, Indonesia.
— PV Magazine
Boat Capsizes Off The Coast Of Makassar, At Least 13 Dead And Dozens Injured
At least 13 people have died after a boat carrying holidaymakers capsized off the coast of Makassar. Dozens of other passengers have been rushed to hospital with varying degrees of injuries.
— Indonesia Expat
2018 Homecoming Records Lower Accidents
National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian said that the number of traffic accident number during this year’s homecoming period has dropped by 32 percent compared to last year.
TransJava Infrastructure Development Expected to Boost Economic Potential in Java‘s South Coast Line
Chief of Staff of the President (KSP) Moeldoko said that TransJava infrastructure development will boost the economic potential in Java’s South Coast (Pansela) line.
— Netral News
Bali choco park to serve as new tourist attraction
Bali Choco Park, a new tourist attraction, is set to be opened soon and promises to house a combination of various types of cocoa and other rare plants in Kemenuh Village, Sukawati Sub-district, Gianyar District, Bali Province.
— Antara News
Indonesia ups use of corn hybrid seed
Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture is aiming for the country’s corn production to reach 33.13 million tonnes in 2025.
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