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INFRASTRUCTURE

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Indonesia Has Modern International Pesantren President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has inaugurated the establishment of Modern Dea Malela Islamic Boarding School (pesantren) in Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara. Jokowi expressed his amazement at the modern structure of the pesantren buildings that are unique adjusted the contour of the hill. “This will be an international campus, God willing. It is not a dream, it will become a reality,” said Jokowi, as reported by setkab.go.id on Monday (7/30). Dea Malela Islamic Boarding School is projected as an international Islamic education institution. The boarding school’s auditorium is to be named after Jokowi, Engineer Joko Widodo. “I think the auditorium is quite huge. I don’t know yet, but I already said yes,” said Jokowi. setkab.go.id

He also reminded Indonesia as a nation with a lot of differences ranging from ethnicity, culture, to the religion. Even so, Indonesian people can still unite in these differences. “Therefore, I invite all of us to take care of the Islamic brotherhood, to care for the brotherhood of the Wathaniyah, because this is our common duty in facing the differences,” said Jokowi. On the same occasion, the President’s Special Envoy for Inter-religious and Civil Dialogue and Cooperation, Din Syamsuddin, said that some of the students who study at Dea Malela coming from Thailand, Cambodia, Russia and Timor Leste. “The construction of pesantren buildings is supported by the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Religion, and state-owned companies Pertamina, PLN, BNI, and BRI,” Din said. (Setkab/TPP)

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President Jokowi Urges Millennials To Innovate During his visit to Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) delivered a public lecture to the students of Sumbawa Technology University (UTS). In his presentation, Jokowi reminded the youngsters to keep innovating. Jokowi said the industrial revolution 4.0 is in sight. The technological era is also growing very fast. For this reason, Indonesia must be able to catch up while preparing the nation’s young generation to be able to face the challenges of the era. “McKinsey Global Institute says that the industrial revolution 4.0 has a speed of change 3,000 times the first industrial revolution. This can only be anticipated by the university by preparing the students at their best to be able to face the changes,” Jokowi said at the Sumbawa Univer-

sity of Technology Stadium, Pernek Village, Moyohulu District, Sumbawa Regency, NTB, on Monday (7/30). Jokowi also invites the young generation to see the current reality, where changes are evident, ranging from artificial intelligence to three-dimensional printing technology. “Let’s look at the speed of change (such as in) artificial intelligence, advance robotic, and 3D printing. The changes are very fast. Imagine, designing a house only takes 24 hours with 3D printing,” he said. Jokowi added, changes also

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occur in daily transactions, which may not be realized by many people who are facilitated by non-cash and digital payments. Although, Jokowi admitted that he himself has never used modern payment instrument of credit card. “I never have a credit card, I don’t really understand it. While I have yet to try using credit card, now appeared another payment methods of PayPal, Alipay, Bitcoin cryptocurrency. We must understand and be prepared for such changes,” he said. To that end, Jokowi added he hoped the university can

educate the students and generate graduates who are able to innovate in facing any changes. Although currently Indonesia is still lagged behind, with hard work together, it is not impossible for Indonesia to be at the forefront. “One day, we pray, it is not we who are busy catching up the technology development from other countries, but instead other countries will learn technology from Indonesia. It all will happen if young people are trained well in innovation like being done at the Sumbawa University of Technology,” said Jokowi. (DET/TPP)

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“It’s okay to be different with our neighbors. But still get along well. It’s a party of democracy. This is our adulthood in politics, our maturity in politics”

McKinsey Global Institute says that the industrial revolution 4.0 has a speed of change 3,000 times the first industrial revolution. This can only be anticipated by the university by preparing the students at their best to be able to face the changes.”

The US Department of State has announced an investment program in Asia worth US$113 million that focuses on the digital economy, energ y and infrastr ucture. As reported by VOA Indonesia, in his remarks to the US Chamber of Commerce For um in Washington, US Secretar y of State Mike Pompeo said the investment ref lected American involvement in the region and dedication to supporting independence there. This announcement was

Donald Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, an important free trade agreement in the region.”

delivered while concerns grew about an all-out trade war between the US and

China regarding import tariffs. A more confrontational approach to China has been at the center of the Tr ump administration’s policy in Asia. At the beginning of his presidency, Donald Tr ump withdrew from the TransPacif ic Partnership agreement, an important free trade agreement in the region. Pompeo said that despite withdrawing from the pact, American companies continued to advance US economic interests in the region. (TPP)


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Singapore and Indonesia Prioritize Increase of Investment in Kendal Industrial Park

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President Jokowi Appreciates Development of Domestic Farming Industry President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Friday (6/7) attended Indo Livestock 2018 Expo & Forum at the Jakarta Convention Centre (JCC), Senayan, Jakarta. In that event, the President asserted that this livestock exhibition illustrates how the livestock in our country is growing so fast. The Head of State also said that post-slaughter processed meat products, such as nuggets and sausages are now being exported. He believes that this is a proof of giant leap in the livestock industry. “Post-slaughter processed meat products, such as nuggets and sausages began to pour into Japanese mar-

ket, and will be soon exported to Vietnam and Malaysia. I think it is a leap in the livestock industry that hopefully can improve our trade balance because we have many exportoriented products,” the President added. The exhibition taking place from 4 July 2018 and was participated by various people, including businessperson, researchers, observers, producers, consumers, and government institutions engaged in livestock and fishery sectors. The participants are not only Indonesians but also international communities. “I notice there are many foreign companies taking part in

this exhibition, and there are also many domestic companies that have started introducing modern equipment,” the President stated. President Jokowi said that in this exhibition adopting a theme “Animal Protein, the Source of Indonesia’s Food Sovereignty in Order to Improve Global Market”, modern equipment is a way that can increase fish harvesting from ponds by 30 to 40 percent. “I think this kind of measures will continue to be developed because whatever our needs in the livestock industry there are still a lot of opportunities that can be used by the business communi-

ty and the society,” President Jokowi said. In that event, the President was impressed by domestic farm businesses, including free-range chicken farm that is able to produce 100,000 DOC (day old chick) per month even though free-range chicken farm business was predicted to be wiped out from the market. “In fact, the production is increasing because there are companies operating in that field, though they are still new companies, the production can reach 100,000 per month. It is such a huge figure,” the President firmly said. (Setkab/TPP)

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Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security of Singapore Teo Chee Hean has met with President Joko Widodo for discussing the investment in Kendal Industrial Park. “There are major projects such as the Kendal Industrial Park and the progress in establishing the polytechnic of wood industry,” said Foreign Affairs Minister Retno LP Marsudi after accompanying President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in the meeting held at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Thursday (7/19) According to her, the meeting discussed the Singapore investment in the Kendal Industrial Park. It also talked about the number of Singaporean companies who have realized their investment plans there. “We updated how

many companies have been operating there,” she said. Retno added, the meeting also discussed Singapore’s investment in the tourism sector in Indonesia. “The cruise ship have already been sailing, the tour guides for the cruise ships are also ready. We discussed the Singapore’s investment in the tourism.” The cruise ship named Genting Dream serves the route of Singapore, Surabaya, and Bali. Retno Marsudi emphasized that basically the honorary visit of Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore was as a step to prepare the annual retreat of Singapore Prime Minister on October 11, 2018 in Bali. “Every year we do the annual retreat to monitor the progresses. For example, the bilateral investment agreement which has been negotiated four times. This year negotiation is expected to be the last,” she said. (IND/TPP)

Regarding Freeport, President Jokowi: We Have Made Impressive Progress President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo responded to the comments made by some parties who considered that the divestment of 51 percent of PT Freeport Indonesia’s shares to the Government of Indonesia through stateowned mining holding company PT Indonesia Asahan Alumunium (Inalum) has not been binding. The President went on to explain that first process must be the Head of Agreement (HoA), which will be followed up by a second, third agreement, and so on. “I need to say, the deal took a long process of almost 3.5 years, almost 4 years and this is very tough. If it can get into the Head of Agreement, it has been a very impressive progress,” the President told reporters after giving a public lecture on the 2nd Batch of National Defense Training of Democratic National (Nasdem) Party, in the Nasdem National Defense Academy Building, Pancoran, Jakarta, on Monday (16/7). The President asserted that it does not mean that the agreement is directly signed, as the negotiation took a long process of 3.5 years. “Alhamdulillah we are grateful for the progress,” the President firmly said.

As reported earlier, the Government of Indonesia through PT Inalum with Freeport-McMoran Inc. (FCX) and Rio Tinto have signed the Head of Agreement related to the sale of FCX shares and Rio Tinto’s participation rights in PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) to Inalum, at the Ministry of Finance, Jakarta, on Thursday (12/7). “The Inalum’s share ownership in PTFI after the sale of shares and rights is now 51 percent from the previous figure of 9.36 percent,” Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati told a press conference at the Ministry of Finance on Thursday (12/7) afternoon. According to Sri, under the Agreement, Inalum will spend 3.85 billion USD to obtain Rio Tinto’s participation right in PTFI and 100 percent of FCX at PT Indocopper Investama, which owns 9.36 percent of PTFI’s shares. “The parties will complete this sale before the end of 2018,” Sri said. Meanwhile, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan added that, with the signing of this Agreement, the whole agreement with FCX, which includes divestment of 51 percent shares, changes from Contract of Work to the Special Mining Permit (IUPK) have been completed including the commitment to building smelter facilities. (Setkab/TPP)

Not Only Growing, Indonesia’s Economy Must Also Be Equal

Indonesia Must Make Radical Changes to Outrun other Countries, President Jokowi Says The life of nation of Indonesia should change to correspond with prediction of the World Bank, McKinsey, and National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) that Indonesia will become the world’s top four economies in 2045, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo asserted. The President also welcomed a statement delivered by Nasional Demokrat (NasDem) Party Chairman Surya Paloh concerning the importance of restoration movement in Indonesia, in which old values must

be translated in the context of new values, namely rationalized values. “Change old mindsets, overhaul the rules that trapped us and make us unable to move quickly, and to make immediate decision. That are factors that hold us,” President Jokowi said when delivering a public lecture to State Defense Academy of NasDem Party Batch 2, at the ABN building of NasDem Party, Pancoran, Jakarta, Monday (16/7). Therefore, all elements of

nation must jointly undertake planned reforms, make radical and strategic changes in mindset, as well as in leadership strategy, from top to bottom level and include the whole community. “If we do not make those changes, we will trap in the same old routines. Without realizing it, we will be left behind by other countries,” President Jokowi added. According to the Head of State, Indonesia has been left behind by Singapore, Malaysia,

the Philippines, and recently by Vietnam. “We should not let Laos and Cambodia outrun us,” the President firmly said. For that reason, President Jokowi called on everyone to build this nation with high military spirit. “We want to top the countries that have outran us, including Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand; with high spirit we can exceed all of them. We will be in front of them,” President Jokowi concluded. (Setkab/TPP)

Vice President Jusuf Kalla (JK) reminded if the budget of ministries or institutions spent must be able to produce quality development. Because the continued impact of this is related to economic growth in Indonesia. This was conveyed by Vice President JK during the 2018 National Internal Supervision Coordination Meeting with the theme “Guarding the Accountability of Government Procurement of Goods and Services for Quality Development” at the Office of the Financial and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP), Jakarta, Tuesday (7/17). “Now our economy is growing at 5.04 percent, although of course our target is higher. But not only is it growing but there is also equity so that it can be enjoyed by all,” he ex-

plained. In addition, he said, infrastructure development also has a further impact on other business units, which can expand employment while increasing income for the wider community. “Of course that is what we aim for as quality development,” he added. Jusuf Kalla also said that the quality of development is also influenced by good coordination starting from planning at Bapppenas, budgeting at the Ministry of Finance, and implementing it by Ministries / Government Agencies. In addition, the supervision of the BPK, BPKP, KPK, Prosecutor’s Office, Police, and Inspectorate General as the Government Internal Supervisory Apparatus (APIP) so that the budget spent is used effectively and efficiently according to the program.


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NATIONAL Now Permit of Doing Business Can Be Obtained Within 1 Hour Through OSS ekon.go.id

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, accompanied by other ministers and heads of related institutions, inaugurated the implementation of Online Single Submission (OSS) System on Monday (7/9). The OSS was launched

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in the framework of business licensing service applicable in all the ministries, institutions and local governments throughout Indonesia, which has been done through the One Stop Integrated Licensing (PTSP). In addition to PTSP, people now can ac-

cess the OSS System anywhere and anytime. “The OSS, whose implementation is regulated in Government Regulation No. 24 of 2018, is the government’s effort to simplify the business licensing and to create a fast and cheap licensing service model, while providing certainty,” said Darmin. With the OSS system, he added, the business license can be obtained in less than an hour. Also attending the inauguration of this OSS System were Governor of Bank Indonesia Perry Warjiyo; Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Financial Services Authority Wimboh Santoso; Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo; Minister of Communication

and Informatics Rudiantara, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly; Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto; Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial/Head of National Land Agency Sofyan Djalil; Tourism Minister Arief Yahya; Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reforms Asman Abnur, Head of Investment Coordinating Board Thomas Lembong; Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko; as well as representatives of ministries and heads of other institutions. In his speech, Darmin explained that the OSS System was built since October 2017 as the implementation of Presidential Regulation No. 91 of 2017 on the Acceleration

of Businesses Implementation and had been tested conceptually in three locations of Purwakarta, Batam and Palu. The design of this information technology-based system is basically by interconnecting and integrating the licensing service system in BKPM/ central PTSP (SPIPISE) and regional PTSPs by using SiCantik Kemenkominfo system. It also includes the systems from various ministries and institutions, such as the Indonesian National Single Window (INSW) system, the General Legal Administration System of the Justice and Human Rights Ministry, and the Information System for Population Administration of the Home Af-

Indonesian Manufacturing Industry Increases Exports to Australia by 18 Percent

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Manufacturing industry plays a major role in increasing Indonesia’s export value, one of which is the exports to Australia. In the first quarter of 2018, Indonesia’s exports to Australia from the manufacturing sector recorded an increase of 18.7 percent, to US$399.3 million from US$336.3 million in the same period in 2017. “The government is spurring the exports, especially from the manufacturing industry. This sector is considered able to provide significant contributions in boosting the national economic growth and reduce the trade deficits,” said Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto in Jakarta, on Tuesday (7/17). The upswing in the manufacturing industry lifted the Indonesia’s total export to Australia in the first quarter of 2018 to US$667.8 million

or a 13.1 percent increase compared to the same period last year. The increase in manufacturing exports to the Kangaroo Country was driven by the growth of a number commodities, namely electronics, plastics and plastic products, metal products, machinery, wood products, and rubber products. Meanwhile, the major role of the industry in the export structure of Indonesia in 2017 is able to contribute up to 74.10 percent with the value of US$125.02 billion, up 13.14 percent compared to 2016 about US$109.76 billion. In the first quarter of 2018, the manufacturing industry recorded a total export value of US$32 billion, up 4.5 percent compared to the achievement in the same period last year of US$30.6 billion. The

three manufacturing sectors with the largest export value in the first quarter of 2018 are food industry at US$7.42 billion, basic metal industry at US$3.68 billion, and chemicals and chemical goods at US$3.25 billion. So far, Indonesia’s leading export commodities to the Kangaroo Country are furniture, chemical products and processed rubber, food and beverages, textiles, and electronics. Airlangga said that his ministry is still intending to increase further RI’s exports to Asutralia, especially for completely built up (CBU) vehicles either driven with fuel or electricity. “Because the automotive factories there are all closed. This is an opportunity for us,” he said. (KEMENPERIN/TPP)

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We believe that it is important to serve the investors in the future with all the required facilities such as electricity, connectivity, and economic efficiency.”

Minister of StateOwned Enterprises Rini M. Soemarno has invited US investors to invest in the seven sectors of renewable energy, mineral mining, infrastructure, land transportation, sea

and air transportation, manufacturing industry, and tourism in Indonesia. The offer was delivered by Rini in the investment forum of “Central for Strategic & Interna-

tional Studies (CSIS) Bank BNI Roundtable” in Washington DC, US, on Tuesday (7/24) local time. “We believe that it is important to serve the investors in the future

with all the required facilities such as electricity, connectivity, and economic efficiency,” she said. Rini further said Indonesia is developing a huge potential in geothermal energy, solar panels, and wind power plants. The State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) running energy business are currently focusing on the development of geothermal projects worth US$19.3 billion. In energy, she continued, Indonesia is the fifth largest coal producer in the world with the proven reserves of 26 billion tons per 2017. From the infrastructure sector, Rini said there are investment opportunities

in the Special Economic Zone (KEK) in Walini, West Java. The investment value offered here is at least US$3.6 billion. The investment opportunities are also available in various concessions of Transit Oriented Development (TOD). This facility will support the connectivity areas for the multi-mode transportation. “Indonesia’s manufacturing sector is equally interesting, supported by 128 million local workers. In the tourism sector, we are developing Mandalika ecotourism area in Lombok which will be the destination for 2 million tourists every year,” she added. (BSN/TPP)

fairs Ministry. Darmin said that the OSS operation is currently being conducted at the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs with the support of INSW and other relevant ministries. “But this is only a transitional period while preparing for its permanent operation center at BKPM,” he added. Meanwhile, Head of BKPM Thomas Lembong said the PP-24/2018 is a positive and comprehensive milestone to synchronize the regulation of licensing in the central and regional governments. According to him, for the investment or business activities that have been running, the owners can adjust their licensing through the OSS System,

either in getting the Business Registration Number (NIB) or the extension permit, business license changes and or commercial license. Currently, the Coordinating Ministry for the Economic Affairs has set up an OSS Lounge which is expected to become the standard in all PTSPs. In the OSS Lounge there are self-services, assisted services, priority services, general investment consultations, and clinics. A Task Force unit to oversee the licensing process has been formed in each province. The formation of Task Force at the regency/city level is underway and almost complete, just waiting for the endorsement in several regencies/cities. (IND/TPP)

Luhut Offers Kulonprogo and Komodo Airports to India The government offers several airport development projects in Indonesia to the Indian government. This issue was discussed in a meeting between Coordinating Minister for Marine Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan and Indian Ambassador to Indonesia Pradeep Kumar Rawat. Deputy of Infrastructure Coordination Division of the ministry Ridwan Djamaluddin said India is interested to invest in several national airports, including the Kulonprogo Airport in Yogyakarta, the Komodo Airport in Labuan Bajo, and the Silangit Airport in North Sumatra. “There are many other airports that India may be interested in. Besides Kulonprogo, there are also Labuan Bajo and Silangit,” said Ridwan at the Ministry of Mar-

itime Affairs, Jakarta, on Thursday (7/26). Specifically for Kulonprogo Airport, according to Ridwan, India considers the business potential in Yogyakarta is pretty good. Due to the consideration, India showed interest in the development process as well as in the management of the airport. Currently, Ridwan added, Indian representatives are in the discussion with PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero), as the managing company of the airport, about the investment opportunities in the Kulonprogo Airport. However, the investment from India is still undecided yet. “They have been studying, and now they want to discuss further with AP I. They are still interested and in talks with AP I, but have not decided yet,” he said. (CNN/TPP)

Manpower Minister Calls on UK Investors to Invest in Human Resources The Indonesian Minister of Manpower M. Hanif Dhakiri received an official visit of UK Business delegation at the Ministry of Manpower Office, Jakarta, on Wednesday (7/25). In this meeting, Minister Hanif called on the investors and business people from the UK to invest in Human Resources (HR) in Indonesia. “The government invites the business and industry community from inside and outside Indonesia to support the development of human resources by building a system of job training and professional certification in an integrated model for Indonesian workers,” said Manpower Minister Hanif. He added the involvement of the business and industry community is needed to accelerate the improvement in the work competencies and meet the growing demand for workers in various regions. During this time, according to Minister Hanif, the investment in human resources

from the private sector in Indonesia is still very low. In fact, these companies who that ultimately enjoy the more competent human resources. Therefore, the investment in human resources from inside and outside the country is the key for the business world to get competent human resources and in accordance with the development of the labor market. “We have to ensure that the competency qualifications we train to the participants are truly in accordance with the needs of the companies, in accordance with the job market demand,” Minister Hanif explained. To the British investors, the minister also said that the Indonesian government continues to strive to realize a conducive business climate, either in terms of regulation, licensing, incentives, and so forth. “We also strengthen the aspect of supervision so that its implementation in the field is truly in accordance with what we expect,” said Hanif. (LPT/TPP)


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INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONALBRIEF 9th Joint Commission Meeting of Indonesian and Thailand in Yogyakarta

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Indonesia and Thailand renew friendship and commitment at Senior Official Meeting (SOM) of the 9th Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) in Yogyakarta (7/5), chaired by Desra Percaya, Director General for Asia Pacific and Africa (Indonesia) and Damrong Kraikruan, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Thailand). The meeting preceded the Ministerial Meeting of 9th JCM between Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi and Thailand Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Director General for Asia Pacific and Africa, Desra Percaya Pramudwinai on July 6, 2018. JCM is a strategic forum in reviewing and strengthening Indonesia-Thailand bilateral relationships as well as to bring real benefits to people in both countries.

Indonesia Agrees on First UN International Migration Document The final draft of Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) was agreed upon by UN member states at the sixth-round negotiation on July 9-13, 2018. This is historic since the GCM is the first document on the governance of international migration. Indonesia actively contributed inputs during the GCM drafting process, aimed to strengthen the protection of migrants workers. “Their protection is a national urgency and should be prioritized in the UN discussion agenda,” said Dian Triansah Djani, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations in New York.

Kendari Strengthens Cooperation with La Rochelle France Since 2012, Kendari City has formed a partnership with La Rochelle in France, especially in tourism and urban environment. In early July 2018, Kendari Mayor Sulkarnain Abdul Kadir and President of La Communauté d’Agglomération (CdA) La Rochelle, Jean-François Fountaine agreed to strengthen their cooperation. The Kendari mayor and his delegates paid a working visit to La Rochelle and held an event of “Célébes Sud Est: Plongez dans l’inexploré” with 20 French tour operators on July 11 at the Sofitel Hotel in Paris. In the event, Southeast Sulawesi offers tourist destinations of Wakatobi Islands, Labengki, and Matarombeo.

Deputy Chairman for Investment Climate, Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Farah Ratnadewi Indriani has offered investment opportunities in tourism, agriculture and education sectors to Australia during an Indonesia-Australia Business Roundtable on Investment Opportunities and Policy Updates in Tourism, Agriculture and Education Sector” held in Sydney, Australia (7/3). Speaking during the Roundtable in front of targeted Australian businesses, Farah briefed the participants on Indonesia’s pro investment policy, including projects ready to offer as well as the ongoing in-

vestment service reforms in Indonesia. “Indonesia is an attractive business destination for its two competitive advantages, namely its strategic location and market size,” said Farah. “Under the current government, priority investment will be focused on tourism and creative economy along with supporting sectors”, she added. The business roundtable was officially opened by the Indonesian Consul General to New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia, Heru Subolo. During his remarks, Heru said the event is an opportunity for Indonesia to update the

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#SmartEmbassy at The Indonesian Embassy in Singapore to Protect Indonesian Citizens and Economic Diplomacy On official visit to Singapore, Indonesian Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo, took time to visit the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore. During the visit, Prasetyo visited the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore’s public service facilities and appreciated the breakthrough in the utilization of #SmartEmbassy digital technology at the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore for the protection of Indonesian citizens and economic diplomacy. Prasetyo said, “#SmartEmbassy the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore is a tangible manifestation that the country is there for its citizens” Previously, #SmartEmbassy of the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore also received an appreciation from the President of Indonesia, Joko Wido-

do at the opening of the RI Head of Representative Meeting at the Pancasila Building, last February. The Indonesian Ambassador Ngurah Seajaya explained that #SmartEmbassy continues to be developed as a technology application to improve Indonesian citizens’ protection / services and economic diplomacy. Collaborating with starts up Glexindo from Bandung, economic diplomacy was developed into a market place application from contacts to contract, specifically to allow market access as wide as possible abroad for Indonesia’s flagship export products displayed at the #SmartEmbassy virtual showcase. Accompanied by Ambassador Ngurah Swajaya, Attorney General of the Republic of Indonesia, Attorney Gener-

seph Yen-Ching Chao said that last year, at least 133 Taiwan investments were planted in these southern countries with a value of US$43.5 billion, jumping 54.51% compared to figure in 2016. “On the other hand, Taiwan has approved 521 investments from these countries worth US$270 billion in 2017, an increase of 15.80% from 2016,” Joseph said while speaking at a seminar of Muslim Youth Exchange Camp for Southeast Asian Countries in Taipei on Monday (7/23). In Indonesia, Taiwan has established the Taipei Economic Trade Office (TETO) in Jakarta. Meanwhile, the Indonesian

Strategic Partnership between Indonesian Consulate General and Sindh Board of Investment (SBI) Proposed

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al H.M Prasetyo also reviewed the services of citizens at the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore, ranging from the management of passports and visas, the services of sailors and Indonesian migrant workers. For the record, the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore serves an average of 200-300 people every day. In addition to appreciating the breakthrough of the Indonesian Embassy, which last year received a certificate from the Corruption Free Re-

gion (WBK), Attorney General, H.M. Prasetyo conducts dialogue with citizens and gets the impression of satisfaction for the fast and friendly service of the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore. Furthermore, the Attorney General, hopes that a breakthrough like this should be an inspiration for his staff to make a breakthrough to utilize technology to improve the effectiveness of the implementation of the tasks of the Indonesian Attorney’s Office. (TPP)

The Role of Indonesian Muslims in Taiwan’s Economy Taiwan continues to push its economic cooperation with other countries, including Indonesia. The economic cooperation ranges from trade, investment, to tourism. Taiwan President Tsai IngWen has been implementing the New Southbound Policy (NSP) since 2016 to establish closer non-diplomatic relations with its partners in the south. The target countries are Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Australia, Laos, Brunei Darussalam, Thailand, Singapore, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and New Zealand. The representative of Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry, Jo-

Australian businesses on the many new developments in Indonesia which are important but unknown yet to Australian businesses such as simplification of business licensing procedure and the Indonesian Government’s strategic plan for attracting investment in tourism, agriculture and education sectors. “Indonesia and Australia do have strategic proximity, which I believe gives us a set of advantages such as lower cost transport and freight,” told Heru. “Indonesia is always open for business, and we are ready to facilitate our Australian partners to realise your business plans in Indonesia”, Heru

added. Other speakers at the event include Deputy Director for Indonesian Tourism Destination, Indonesian Ministry of Tourism Henky Manurung and Vice Chairman for Food Processing Industry of the Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) Juan Permata Adoe. Speaking about the growth of tourism sector in Indonesia, Indonesian Ministry of Tourism Henky Manurung spoke about how important it is for Australian businesses to tap into this opportunity. “Tourism growth rate in Indonesia is at 22 percent, three times the regional and global growth. Our domestic tourist trips last year reached 265 million and currently more than 90 percent tourism businesses are open for foreign investment, even allowing for 100 percent foreign ownership”, Henky explained. In his presentation, Juan emphasised the opportunities for Australian businesses in food processing industries in ten priority commodities in Indonesia. According to Juan, Indonesia can serve as Australia’s production hub to reach larger market in Asia. “Indonesia’s agribusiness sector can benefit from Australia’s expertise in developing a model of cooperative management system as well as funding and insurance system in agriculture sector,” told Juan. The Indonesia-Australia Business Roundtable was coorganised by BKPM/Indonesian Investment Promotion Center (IIPC) in Sydney , the Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney, Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and was supported by the New South Wales Government. The event was co-chaired by Director of IIPCSydney Sri Moertiningroem and Senior Manager for ASEAN of the NSW Department of Industry Guy Boekenstein. (KEM­LU/TPP)

government also set up the Indonesian Trade Office in Taipei. In 2017, Indonesia recorded a trade surplus against Taiwan of up to US$1.8 billion. Indonesia is also one of the largest suppliers of migrant workers to Taiwan. From 600,000 migrant workers in Taiwan, 241,000 are from Indonesia. Not only that, about 29,000 Indonesians have married Taiwanese and at least 4,400 Indonesian students are studying at a number of universities in Taiwan. As the majority of Indonesia’s population are Muslim, it affects indirectly to the increasing number of Muslim population in Taiwan. Therefore, the

local government continues to develop facilities and destination of halal tourism for Muslims, from the mosques to the hotels that are friendly to the Muslim community. The result is the number of Indonesian tourists visiting Taiwan in 2017 increased by 46% from the previous year, to more than 189,000 people. This number is expected to continue to grow, as Taiwan continues to develop its Muslim-friendly tourism. “Even Taiwan has the application to help Muslim people in finding halal places,” said Joseph. (DTK/TPP)

The Consul General of Indonesia in Karachi, Mr. Totok Prianamto, along with officials from the Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi, held a meeting with Ms. Naheed Memon, the Chairwoman of the Sindh Board of Investment (SBI) in her office in Karachi on 4 July 2018. The SBI is a Sindh Province government body which facilitate and coordinate incoming investment in the province. The body also oversee the implementation of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in the province. The Consul General conveyed that one of his mission is to foster the economic, trade and investment relations between Indonesia and Pakistan, particularly in the Sindh Province. He commended the Sindh government role in encouraging the investment in the Province, through the betterment of security and overall investment climate. The Consul General stressed that it is the government’s duty to create a better business climate. He stated that the Government of Indonesia also striving to achieve that through deregulations, simplifications of investment procedure and all in all convincing and ensuring the security and profitability of investments to the investors. Regarding the possible investment cooperation between the two countries in Sindh Province, the Consul Gener-

al added that it is imperative to know which sectors are potential to be the areas of cooperation. Responding to the statement, Ms. Memon conveyed that there are a lot of sectors with enormous investment potential. Pakistan, she said, is a fast-developing country with large demographics, creating massive consumption and mentioned sectors such as health, food processing, vocational education and mining as examples. To that end, Ms. Memon proposed that the SBI become a strategic partner to the Consulate General to promote investment potential of Sindh Province to Indonesian investors, and vice versa, through scheduled seminars. The Consul General welcomed the initiative. He also informed the SBI that the Consulate General will hold the Palm Oil Fair of Indonesia (POFI) 2018 in Karachi on 6 September 2018. It will consist of seminar and exhibition regarding Indonesian palm oil and will invite Indonesian public and private stakeholders in palm oil. Ms. Memon stated her interest to be partner for the event. The Consul General thanked Ms. Memon and SBI and will further follow-up the opportunities for cooperation between the Indonesian Consulate General and SBI. (KEM­LU/TPP)


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Sidrap Wind Power Plant Supplies 75 MW Electricity to South Sulawesi

Manado-Bitung Toll Road Project Funded by BNI PT Bank Negara Indonesia Tbk (BNI) has participated in financing the Manado-Bitung Toll Road Project. The project is carried out by PT Jasamarga Manado Bitung (JMB), a consortium of three state-owned enterprises (SOEs) of PT Jasa Marga, PT Wijaya Karya, and PT Pembangunan Perumahan. BNI’s funding for the toll road development project is in the form of additional Working Capital Credit (KMK) and Land Acquisition Fund (DTT) amounting to a maximum of Rp623.56 billion. The KMK and DTT from BNI added to a simi-

lar funding facility disbursed in 2017, supported by a BNI’s subsidiary, with maximum amount of Rp816 billion. The KMK and DTT agreement was signed by BNI and PT Jasamarga Manado Bitung in Jakarta on Tuesday (7/17). The signing ceremony was attended by Jasa Marga Finance Director Donny Arsal, Managing Director of PT Jasamarga Manado Bitung George IMP Manurung, and General Manager for SOEs & Government Institutions Division of BNI AAG Agung Dharmawan. The 39.9-kilometer toll road

is the first one operating in North Sulawesi province with a concession period of 40 years. The BNI’s portion in the Investment Credit (KI) scheme is Rp652 billion or equivalent to 18.2 percent of the syndicated banking loan of Rp3.59 trillion. Agung Dharmawan said that BNI added the KMK and DTT financing facility for the project amounting to Rp623 billion, bringing the total fund to Rp992 billion. “If it is added with the Investment Credit (KI) facility from BNI, PT Jasamarga Manado Bitung will get a total fund of Rp1.6 trillion,” he add-

ed. The total investment needed to built the Manado-Bitung Toll Road, according to him, is Rp5.12 trillion. About 70 percent of the fund or amounting to Rp3.59 trillion will be sourced from the syndicated banking loan, including from BNI. The KMK and DTT facility is also provided by BNI’s subsidiary of BNI Syariah. The KI facility is provided by a syndication of BNI, Bank Mandiri, BCA, PT Sarana Multi Infrastuktur, ICBC Indonesia, BPD Sulselbar, BPD Riau, and Bank Jateng. (ROL/TPP)

Angkasa Pura: PP KSO Bidding Winner of Airport Development in Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta

PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) has announced PP KSO as the bidding winner of the development project of Yogyakarta International Airport in Kulon Progo. Corporate Secretary of Angkasa Pura (AP) I Israwadi said the tender process and the decision taken have followed the

applicable procurement rules. The winner of the tender was announced on July 5, 2018. “The project will be done by PP KSO. They achieved the highest scoring compared with other consortium bidders,” he said on Thursday (19/7). He added that the selection process was carried out both

administratively and technically assisted by the Team for Guarding and Securing Governance and Development (TP4P) from the Attorney Office, Financial and Development Supervision Agency (BPKP), and Institute for Community and Development Study (LPKP).

Construction of Kunciran-Serpong Toll Road to be Completed in January 2019 P T Marga Trans Nusantara (MTN), a subsidiary of P T Jasa Marga (JSMR), targets the Kunciran-Serpong toll road to start operational in the first quarter of 2019. Currently, the land acquisition process is almost completed. “The land acquisition now reaches 96.69 percent, and the target for completion of the 100 percent construction is January 2019. Then

the target for operational is in the first quarter of 2019,” said MTN’s President Director Truly Nawangsasi in Jakarta on Friday (7/20). P T ASTR A Infra, a shareholder of MTN, has affirmed that the Kunciran-Serpong toll road project is going to be completed on time. “Later, once the Kunciran-Serpong toll road is operated, it will distribute the traffic density, so in the end

will reduce the logistics costs and improve the competitiveness,” said President Director of ASTR A Infra Djap Tet Fa. For your information, as of July 15, 2018 the progress of the construction of Kunciran-Serpong toll road section 1 of Kunciran-Parigi (6.9 km) reached 55.9 percent and the section 2 of Parigi-Serpong (4.3 km) reached 60.3 percent. (MDK/TPP)

Three bidders participated in the tender process, namely PP KSO, Waskita Adhi Abipraya KSO, and Wika Utama Nindya KSO. According to Israwadi, the construction of the airport will be done in one package of workmanship. The 3,250 meters runway is targeted to be completed in April 2019. At that time, it is expected that the works on apron will have reached 50% while the terminal building construction will have reached between 35% and 40%. Currently the existing Adisutjipto Airport has the capacity to accommodate only 1.7 million passengers a year, while in fact the number of passengers reached 7.8 million people in 2017. AP I also mentioned that Yogyakarta is at risk of losing a potential tourist visit of 3.2 million per year due to the low capacity of the airport. The passenger capacity is directly proportional to the number of seats provided by the airlines. As the capacity is low, the number of airline seats is also small and so the number of tourists. (AP/TPP)

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has inaugurated the operation of several power generation projects in South Sulawesi, including the Sidrap Wind Power Plant (PLTB) with a capacity of 75 Mega Watt (MW). President Jokowi said, Indonesia has a huge potential for Renewable Energy (EBT), especially wind and geothermal. However, currently the utilization is not optimal. “We have a great potential, for geothermal the potential is 29,000 MW. It has been utilized at about 2,000 MW or only 10 percent,” President Jokowi said when inaugurating the operation of several power plants at the location of Sidrap PLTB, South Sulawesi, on Monday (7/2). Sidrap PLTB, South Sulawesi, was officially connected to the Southern Sulawesi electricity network system on April 4, 2018. The construction of this power plant is in line with the government’s target to increase the portion of Renewable Energy (EBT) to 23 percent of the total national energy usage by 2025. As many as 30 Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) have been installed at Sidrap PLTB, producing electricity for the Southern Sulawesi network. The turbine farm, located in Lainungan Village, Watang Pulu District, Sidenreng

Rappang Regency, South Sulawesi, uses 40 percent Domestic Component (TKDN) level and absorbs around 1,150 workers. Covering a land area of 100 hectares, the height of the turbines is 80 meters equipped with 57 meterlong propellers. This area has become a tourist destination especially for the people in South Sulawesi, which is about 150 km from Makassar City. “By saying ‘Bismillahirahmannirohim’ I officially open the wind power plant in Sidrap,” the president said. According to Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ignasius Jonan, Sidrap PLTB is the first wind power plant operating in Indonesia. The construction process takes 2.5 years. Sidrap PLTB is able to supply electricity to 150,000 households with 450 Volt Amper (VA) electric meter. “We announce that at this location the 75 MW PLTB has been completed built. This is the first commercial PLTB ever built in Indonesia,” he said. In addition to Sidrap PLTB, President Jokowi also inaugurated the operation of another power plants, namely the Punagaya power plant with a capacity of 2x100 Mega Watt (MW) and a 2x135 MW capacity of Jeneponto power plant expansion. (TPP)

Construction of Patimban Port Phase I Costs Rp9 trillion The construction of Patimban Port in Phase I costs Rp8.99 trillion. The construction of this port will start next month. Director General of Sea Transportation of the Transportation Ministry Agus Purnomo said the construction of Patimban Port is divided into several phases. “The Phase I costs Rp9 trillion or Rp8.99 trillion for the exact figure. Hopefully this project will start soon,” he said after signing the contract won by a consortium of contractor for the Phase I Patimban Port construction at the Transportation Ministry, Central Jakarta, on Friday (7/27). The construction of Patimban Port will be done by a consortium of Penta OceanToa-Rinkai-Wika-PP. While the funding will come from the Japan International Co-

operation Agency (JICA). In the financing agreement with JICA, there are 10 work packages to be carried out. “In this JICA loan terms, there are 10 work packages. The Phase I consists of three construction packages, one supervision package and two operator consultant packages. Then, there is one package from Public Works and Public Housing Ministry (PUPR) and one supervision package at PUPR. The phase II will be carried out in mid2020. “The fifth package is building terminal, and the sixth package is dredging the post basin to be done in one year after,” he said. In 2019 a soft opening will be held and the total construction project of Patimban Port in Subang, West Java, will be completed in 2027. (TPP)

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East Java Improves Public Services to Grow Investment and Tourism tribunjatim.com

Central Java and Brisbane Enhance Investment Cooperation Central Java Provincial Government enhances the cooperation with Australia, especially in the investment. This was disclosed by Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo when he received a visit of the delegate of Brisbane City Government, Australia, in the 2nd floor of governor’s office, Jalan Pahlawan Kota Semarang, on Monday (7/23). In the open meeting, Ganjar, seated next to Brisbane Mayor Graham Quirk, said the relationship of Central Java and Brisbane is excellent, especially in the trade sector. “We have been working together for decades, and have a pretty good trading relationship. Brisbane is a sister city of the Semarang City. We want to develop our relationships in

arts and culture, education and business,” said Ganjar after the meeting that took place from 10:00 to 10:30 am. Although short, according to Ganjar the meeting was fruitful and will be followed up. Besides, previously there was an intensive communication with the Australian Consulate General. “We will follow up to provide information on what are the good potential businesses in Central Java. They bring a delegate from construction, aviation, oil and gas, as well as mining. We will meet them with our representatives in charge of handling investment for exploring the potentials that can be cooperated,” he added. When meeting the Australian Consulate General last

month in Surabaya, Ganjar said he had realized some cooperation. “Some collaboration plans have been realized, while the others are not yet. So, this is an opportunity to ‘remind’ them to realize the cooperation.” He also said some investments from Australia want to be realized in Central Java. Some of them are in the manufacturing sector. The meeting with the Brisbane mayor run quickly, after the exposure of a number of cooperation plans they were exchanging souvenirs. Ganjar got a souvenir of Aboriginal works of art, while Graham got a replica of wayang (shadow puppet), tea, coffee, palm sugar powder, and some books on Central Java tourism. (SP/TPP)

East Java Governor Soekarwo has said that the provincial government will continue to improve the public services by upscaling the human resources and enhancing the performance of bureaucracy. The improvement is expected to have a positive impact on investment, infrastructure and tourism in East Java. These remarks were delivered during a presentation before the judges of Indonesia’s Attractiveness Index (IAI) 2018 in the Tempo Building, Jakarta, on Thursday (7/19). The governor, who is familiarly called Pakde Karwo, said that in the field of investment, East Java Provincial Government will continue to develop innovations such as the

system of East Java Investment Super Corridor (EJISC). The system is run by the One Stop Service and Investment Office (DPMPTSP) of East Java Province. “EJISC provides information needed by the investors like the available lands for investments, making it easier for the investors both domestic and overseas to make decision,” the governor said. He further said that in 2017 the foreign direct investment (PMA) in the province reached Rp269.87 trillion, up significantly from the previous year of Rp37.34 trillion. The domestic investment (PMDN) in 2017 also increased to Rp58.28 trillion, from the previous year of Rp24.09 trillion. In the infrastructure sector, East Java provincial government will continue to

develop toll roads and the acceleration of the construction of double track railway. Meanwhile in the marine infrastructure, the ports will also continue to be developed, including the construction of new ones in Probolinggo and in Prigi as a pioneer in southern Java. “For the air infrastructure, we are developing Abdurahaman Saleh Airport, Malang, to become an international airport,” said Pakde Karwo. According to the tourism data, the number of foreign tourists in in 2017 was 625,729 people or an increase of 1.15 percent from the previous year of 618,615 people. For domestic tourists, the number reached 58,649,178 people in 2017, an increase of 7.48 percent from the previous year of 54,565,006 people. (Tribun/TPP)


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TOURISM Minister: To Become World Class Destination, Palu Must Have International Airport rilis.id

Tourism Minister Arief Yahya has said that to make Central Sulawesi a world-class destination, the Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie Airport in Palu should serve direct international flights. “About 75% foreign tourists want direct flights, so Central Sulawesi has to make it happen if it wants to attract more tourists from other countries,” said Arief when launching the Central Sulawesi Calendar of Events 2018, accompanied by Central Sulawesi Governor Longki Djanggola at the Tourism Ministry, Jakarta, on Tuesday (7/17). The minister further explained that promoting tourism needs elements of 3A (Attractions, Amenities, and Accessibility). The main attraction in Central Sulawesi is

maritime tourism, with its icon of Togean National Park, claimed as one of the best underwater destinations in Indonesia. Unfortunately, the nearest town to Togean, named Ampana, is about 370 km from Palu or 8 hours driving. Therefore, the development of access to Togean Island is urgently needed. “Togean Island is the best island in Indonesia for underwater attractions. Unfortunately, to get there we need 8 hours driving, ideally 2-3 hours. There must be a flight from Palu to Ampana,” said Arief. According to him, the Mutiara Airport has met the specifications as an international airport for its runway has the length of 2,500 meters and width of 45 me-

ters with a load-bearing power can be raised to 56 PCN for accommodating the aircrafts of Boeing 737-800 type. “Central Sulawesi can learn from Banyuwangi Regency of which after having international airport, its tourism sector grew 300%. North Tapanuli Regency is also the same, after having Silangit International Airport the number of tourists in Lake Toba is up three times,” the minister said. The initial phase can be done by Palu Airport is serving charter flights and the Tourism Ministry is ready to provide subsidy. Meanwhile, Governor Longki Djanggola said the connectivity is a major concern of the local government of Central Sulawesi in developing the tourism. Still, he has targeted to attract 3.825 million tourists consisting of 75,000 foreign and 3.75 million domestic. “We have 8 flagship events this year, including the Pesona Palu Nomoni Festival held from September 28 to October 3 and the Pesona Lipuku Festival held on November 2-6,” he said, adding that there will be also Togean International Oceanic on August 7-11, Tour de Central Celebes on October 14-18, and Tomini Bay Festival on October 14-16. (KEMENPAR/TPP)

Tourism Ministry Supports Asian Games 2018 by Holding Wonderful People Quiz kemenpar.go.id

To enliven Asian Games 2018 in August, the Tourism Ministry has organized a “Wonderful People” quiz with the prize of meeting the public figure/influencer with the fans in a fine dinning on Saturday night (7/21) at Artotel Hotel, Jakarta. In addition to fine dinning vouchers at Jakarta Artotel, the winning fans also got souvenirs and exclusive merchandise from the Tourism Ministry. The quiz was held on Instagram account of Tourism Ministry on July 1720, 2018. The quiz participants competed by creating 1 minute supportive vlog for Indonesian athletes who will compete in the Asian Games 2018. Through the “Wonderful People” quiz, the public figures are expected to inspire the youngsters to reach an achievement in their respective fields and participate in promoting Indonesian tourism. For this time “Wonderful People” quiz, the inspirational figure is national volleyball athlete Berllian Marsheilla. This athlete has 164,000 Instagram followers, has won many

titles such as Best Player Popnas Kejurnas 2005, Best Spiker Piala President 2005, Best Libero Proliga 2015, Best Libero Proliga 2016, as a member of Indonesian volleyball team winning two silver medals at the SEA Games 2017. Sheilla said she wants to bring the Indonesian volleyball team to excel in the Asian Games 2018. The “Wonderful People” fine dinning began with Sheilla sharing her key of success in becoming a national volleyball athlete. She started playing volleyball at third grade of elementary school and her struggle to become a professional athlete was not easy. To make the talent scouts noticed her, Sheilla kept playing in championship after championship. “The championship is a place where talent seekers look for new athletes. So, I always try to show the best when I take part in a championship,” Sheilla said. Besides volleyball, traveling is another favorite activity of Sheilla. “I like exploring various tourist destinations in Indonesia, es-

pecially beaches. Wakatobi and Raja Ampat are by far my favorite destinations,” said the athlete who also has a travel agent. Head of Public Communications Bureau of the Tourism Ministry Guntur Sakti said that the quiz is a real support of the ministry to the Asian Games. “We certainly have a moral responsibility to participate in promoting the Asian Games. One way to do it is through this Meet and Greet Wonderful People. This activity is also a real step to introduce Indonesian athletes to the public. The hope is more spectators will come to the venue to watch the games,” said Guntur. Tourism Minister Arief Yahya also welcomed this activity as it promotes the Asian Games more widely. “The participants are active on the social media. The invited athletes are also outstanding and active on the social media. So I think this event is very good, because they post the activities and are seen by many people,” he added. The Wonderful People quiz was also supported by the Wonderful Indonesia Co-Branding, Hydro Coco. Hydro Coco is one of Indonesia’s products that supports Indonesian tourism by issuing thematic packages of Exotic Indonesia. This packaging promotes the best nature destinations in Indonesia such as Padar Island in Labuan Bajo, Bali’s Broken Beach Nusa Penida, Raja Ampat in Papua, and Bali’s Atuh Nusa Penida Beach. The winners of the “Wonderful People” quiz also got the opportunity to take part in the games about the Asian Games 2018 and the social media of the minsitry with the prize of vouchers to spend the night at Tauziah Group Hotel.

Sail Indonesia Moyo Tambora 2018: Driving Investment and Tourism in NTB Sail Indonesia Moyo Tambora (Sail Motam) 2018 is expected to attract more investments and become a means of tourism promotion of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). As many as 42 countries will participate in the Sail Motam 2018 to be held in Sumbawa Island Regency on September 9-23, 2018. “With the participants coming from 42 countries, we hope it will encourage the entry of investment as well as promote the NTB tourism destinations, especially Moyo Island and Tambora,” said Deputy Governor of NTB Muh. Amin when launching the Sail Indonesia Moyo Tambora, Pesona Lombok-Sumbawa 2018, and Pesona Moyo Festival 2018 at Balai Kartini, Jakarta, on Sunday (7/15). He said the NTB this year targets to attract 4 million tourists with 2 million of them are foreign travelers. “We expect this event to be a driver of incoming investment to NTB which last year was less than 5% of the total national investment amounting to Rp650 trillion.” However, the economic growth in NTB last year reached 7.1% or above the average national growth. This reduced the poverty rate to 2% and is expected to become 1% in the next five years.

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Meanwhile Deputy for Tourist Destination Development of the Tourism Ministry Dadang Rizki Ratman said to succeed the Sail Motam 2018, a complete promotion strategy is needed. “The promotion will comprise of preevent called Lombok Sumbawa Enchantment Month 2018 held from August 18 to September 16, the on-event of Sail Motam 2018, and post-event of Pesona Moyo Festival from September 10 to October 8, 2018.” The Sail Indonesia Moyo Tambora 2018 is jointly organized by Sumbawa and NTB local governments in cooperation with the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Tourism Ministry. This event aims at promoting the marine tourism destinations in NTB especially Satonda Island, Moyo Is-

land, and Tambora or Samota in Sumbawa Regency to the international communities, as reflected in the theme of Sail Indonesia Moyo Tamboran 2018 ‘Discover Samota’. Meanwhile, to support the Sail Motam 2018, a series of other events will also be held, among others are Tambora Vulcano Tour, International Yacht Rally, Cultural Performance of Moyo Tambora, City Parade, Maritime Expo, Moyo Tambora Fun Run, International Culinary Program, Maritime Cultural Dialogue, Investment Forum, International Seminar on Asia Pacific Geopark Networks, Buffalo and Horse Racing, International Paragliding Competition, as well as free health services for the local people. (TPP)

Tourism Ministry and ASLI Develop Senior Tourism

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The Association of Senior Living Indonesia (ASLI) held its second ASLI Expo and Senior Festival 2018 (AESF 2018) this year, and this time it was organized at Inna Heritage Hotel Denpasar, Bali, on July 14-15, 2018. AESF 2018 was attended by Deputy for Tourism Destination Development of the Tourism Ministry Dadang Rizki Ratman, Vice Regent of Sleman Sri Muslimatun, Chairman of ASLI Marlin Marpaung, Chairman of ASLI Committee of Bali Expo dr. I Gede Patra, ASLI Co-Founder Pieters Simanjuntak, and

Founder of the Senior Living Herman Kwik. Being met after the event, Dadang said, “We are trying to give understanding and information to the tourism business people about the market segment of elder people whose number keeps increasing from year to year, either in Indonesia and in other countries.” He added that the ASLI members are expected to encourage all the tourism business players in Indonesia to work together on the market segment of elder people. “The data show that there is an increase from previous years. Furthermore, through this seminar let us synergize

with other parties working on health, infrastructure, security and social,” Dadang said. In the meantime, Marlin said, “We are grateful for the initiative of the Tourism Ministry in developing the senior tourism, as we also want to contribute. The number of elder tourists visiting Indonesia is expected to be able to exceed Thailand whose elder tourists reach 20 percent.” “We are preparing a synergy with the tourism business people and the government to realize the expectation,” he added. (ANT/TPP)


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EDUCATION Number of President University Graduates Increases by 24.6% with 107 Foreign Students president.ac.id

President University held its 13th graduation ceremony at Jababeka Convention Center, Cikarang, on Saturday (7/21), led by Rector of President University Dr. Jony Oktavian Haryanto and attended by all officials and lecturers. There were also some invited guests, such as Coordinator of Private Colleges Region IV (Kopertis IV) Prof. Dr. Uman Suherman, USA, M.Pd., a number of ambassadors and representatives of several companies that become partners of President University. The graduation ceremony this time had the theme of “Improvement of Entrepreneurial Spirits for Generation Z and Beyond”. Through this theme, President University wants to remind its graduates to keep developing entrepreneurial spirit either working as a professional (or often called intrapreneurship) or as an entrepreneur. To become a developed and prosperous nation, Indonesia still needs a lot of new entrepreneurs, including those

from the Generation Z. In his speech, Jony Haryanto said, “There are 979 graduates and postgraduates inaugurated today. The number is 24.6% higher than last year of 786. Among them, there are 107 graduates of international students from China, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.” To all the graduates, Jony Haryanto advised them to always be ready to compete and never stop upscaling their knowledge and skills in accordance with technological developments. “One of the hallmarks of the education system at President University is that in addition to emphasizing academic achievement, the students are also educated to be ready to work in various fields of industry as well as entrepreneurial insight.” To that end, President University has developed its own academic method and system to prepare its students to have high competitiveness, ready to work and have entrepreneurial spir-

it. In that way they are expected to be able to become agents of change in the work environment or in the society. Ir. Dwi Larso, MSIE., Ph.D., Vice Rector for Academic Affairs of President University, said that to make the students have high competitiveness and ready to work, President University applies an internship program. “This internship is compulsory. Through the internship program, many President University students have been recruited even before they were graduated. This is an evidence of how President University graduates have a high competitiveness in the labor market.” To face the disruptive Industry 4.0 era, President University continues to sharpen its curriculum based on the graduate character development to become a future leader with integrity, global vision and entrepreneurial spirit. President University’s latest curriculum aims to encourage its graduates to become pro-

fessionals who excel in their respective field, as well as to become entrepreneurs in various business sectors both social and commercial, including the use of technology, especially information technology (IT). “To become a developed and prosperous nation, Indonesia needs more than 5 million entrepreneurs, or around 2% of its population. President University is committed to contribute by creating the best new entrepreneurs. We encourage and facilitate the students to create ideas and be creative, then execute the ideas through our business incubator. From this experience, hopefully after graduation they can create new jobs. This is the aspiration developing among our students, who come from the generations Y and Z,” added Dwi Larso. The success of President University in preparing its graduates ready to work and ready for entrepreneurship is also reflected in the profiles of the graduates. According to Dr. Ing. Erwin Parasian Sitompul, M.Sc, Chairman of the 13th Graduation Committee of President University, noted there are various achievements from the graduates of President University. Among them are the title of the best graduate (summa cum laude) with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.00. There are also 37 outstanding students (cum laude), and 25 students with national/international achievement in non-academic fields (art, culture, sport). Founded in 2001, the President University has generated thousands of graduates working in national and multinational companies, government offices, as well as entrepreneurs. (TPP)

12 Countries Participate in International Communication Conferences at UI dok. humas fisip ui

The Department of Communication Sciences, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia (FISIP UI) has held an international communication conference, participated in by representatives of 12 countries. The conference was titled 2nd Indonesia International Graduate Conference of Communication (INDO IGCC), held on July 11-12, 2018 at the FISIP UI in Depok. About 100 postgraduate students of FISIP UI and representatives

of 12 countries engaged in discussions with the theme “Mode of Communication and Mode of Production from Human to Post Human”. Quoted by detik.com, Chairman of 2nd INDO IGCC Committee Irwansyah said, “First, we build the issue of post truth where the symptoms of post truth already exist. In the first INDO IGCC, we discuss Brexit and Donald Trump becoming president. On that basis we then build the idea of how to study the

post truth in Indonesia, thank God finally the idea spread throughout Indonesia and became a topic of conversations in the academic world including the practitioners and professionals.” Regarding the post human issue which became the theme of 2nd INDO IGCC, Irwansyah discussed the development of technology that makes dependency. There must be a collective effort to promote awareness so that humans are not controlled by the technology that they created. “If today’s technology users are wise, they can intelligently utilize the technology much better. All this time there is criticism that the post human is considered to cause human amputation for depending on the technology and wanting to live mechanical and linear like technology,” he said. “Therefore we hope that the dynamics of academic community who now pay attention to the post human, will make people in the macro and micro order can develop ideas that technology is created by humans, so do not be too dependent on the technology,” he added. The countries participating in the event are Indonesia,

the United States, Britain, Bangladesh, Finland, Norway, Australia, Pakistan, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium and Malaysia. Azman Azwan Azmawati from Universiti Sains Malaysia, as a speaker at the final session of the reflection of the conference, said that she was very interested in the post human study in the critical thinking approach. “Okay, because I am going to reflect at the end of the discussion, it is good, the artificial intelligent is good, the technology is good, but nothing beats the brain that God gives human, that’s what I’m saying it’s a tool but it’s not our masters,” she said. The 2nd INDO IGCC began with a plenary and parallel sessions held in small spaces to accommodate 85 presentations of communication science research journals which are divided into five sub-studies namely Cultural Studies, Communication Studies, Corporate Communication, Media Management and Marketing Communication and Political Communication Management. (TPP)

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The Indonesian Biological Olympiad team (TOBI) again brought the good news by presenting four silver medals from the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) 2018. Indonesian students competed with 265 students from 68 countries participating in the 29th IBO held in Tehran, Iran, on July 15-20, 2018. The four Indonesian students winning the IBO 2018 medals are Samuel Kevin Pasaribu (SMA Unggul Del, North Sumatera), Syailendra Karuna Sugito (SMA Semesta BBS, Semarang), Aditya David Wirawan (SMAK 1 Petra, Surabaya) and Silingga Metta Jauhari (SMAN 8 DKI Jakarta ) The 29th IBO was opened officially on Sunday, July 15, 2018, by the Education Minister of Iran in Tehran. In the opening ceremony, President of IBO Dr. Poonpipope Kasemsap said that in addition to competing, the collaboration and networking are two important things that must be built by the young scientists in the future. On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, the IBO participants worked on four practice topics for 1.5 hours each. The four topics are: 1) Plant Biology (physiology and adaptation of plants), 2) Biochemistry and Molecular Biol-

ogy (isolation of protein, 3) Animal Biology (observation on leech and mite anatomy), and 4) Microbial Ecology and Evolution. On Thursday, July 19, 2018 the participants worked on two sets of theory questions using a computer with a total working time of six hours. All tests were conducted at Shahid Beheshti University Campus, Tehran. The practice and theory tests are considered more difficult than the previous IBO. Besides, the hot and dry weather in Tehran is another challenge for the Indonesian students. The outcome broke the dream to be gold medal winner for five years in a row. This also indicates the competition is getting tougher. The Indonesian students were accompanied by five mentors, namely Agus Dana Permana (lecturer of Biological Sciences and Technology School - Bandung Institute of Technology/ ITB); Ahmad Faizal (Biological Sciences and Technology School - ITB; Ida Bagus Made Artadana (Faculty of Technolobiology University of Surabaya), Ihsan Tria Pramanda (teacher of Biology Olympiad Indonesia), and Muamar Surawidarto (Directorate of High School Development, Education Ministry). (KEMDIKBUD/TPP)

Contribution of 105.000 Graduates of BINUS to This Archipelagic Country The BINUS University has been graduating 105,000 students during its 37 years existence and the graduates are now separately living in about 50 countries. To accommodate them and as a forum for them to exchange ideas in how to contribute more to the country, the BINA NUSANTARA Alumni Association (IKA BINUS) was established in 2017. However, the inauguration was only held on Saturday (7/21) by Rector of BINUS University Prof. Harjanto Prabowo. “The 105,000 BINUS graduates is not just a number, but how each of these graduates can contribute and empower the community for the betterment of the nation. Therefore I would like to invite all BINUS alumni to contribute something which has a major impact on the community, the nation and the country,” he said. IKA BINUS was founded with the vision to nurture family bonding among the alumni and generate activities beneficial for the alumni themselves, the alma mater and the global community. The vision will be realized in the mission of building networks and creating programs. Arifa Tan, a graduate of Informatics Management (now In-

formation System) class of 1988 was appointed as the president of IKA BINUS for the period of 2017-2020 . Currently, she is working as the CEO of PT Orbit Nasional Eduk. “I hope all the alumni of Bina Nusantara University can be a good example and have positive impact for many people,” she said during the inauguration. Arifa is assisted by Marjuky Ch, graduated from the Informatics Management as the Vice President; Dyhana Paramita Lim, graduated from the Informatics Management as the Treasurer; Rudy Hartono Manurung, graduated from the Japanese Literature as the Secretary General; and Agus Edy Sutomo, a graduated from the Information Engineering as the Secretary General II. Currently IKA BINUS has 4 work divisions, namely Alumni Engagement chaired by Lusiana, graduated from the Informatics Management; Alumni Business Empowerment chaired by Matthew Kelvin Halimin, graduated from the Computer System; Alumni Social Activity chaired by Brenda Regina Hansen, graduated from Hospitality, and Alumni Development chaired by Della Rosa, graduated from Computerized Accounting. (TPP)

First in the World, Unpad Studied the Compound Molecular Structure of “Mareninne” in International Research Project Unpad is actively involved in a consortium of international research projects that identify the potential of the diatoms Haslea ostrearia in the aquaculture sector. The research project funded by the EU Agency Horizon 2020 which is attended by 21 universities from 12 countries in the world. The “Genus Haslea, New Marine Resources for Aquaculture” or GhaNa (Ghana) project aims to explore the utilization of diatoms mareninne bioactive compound of

Haslea ostrearia, a microalgae in the waters of various sectors. Unpad researchers headed by Professor of Biochemistry from FMIPA, Prof. Dr. Toto Subroto, M.S., focuses on research related to ecophysiology and biochemical aspects. The consortium coordinated by Prof. Jean Luc-Mouget of Universite du Maine, Le Mans, France has divided every member country to work on specific research packages. Research has been ongoing from 2017 to 2021. “(This research) develops new marine resources for blue bio-

technology that focus on antimicrobial, aquaculture, biodiversity, cosmetics, ecophysiology, and others,” said Prof. Toto in the discussion of “Unpad Priority Research and Cooperation for Prosperous Society (Riung Karsa)” at Unpad Training Center, Bandung, Friday (27/7) afternoon. Further Prof. Toto explained, mareninne compound is a blue pigment that is often used to green the shells in the western France. Green shells are much in demand especially among the nobility of European society.

This is based on the hypothesis of the benefits of green shells for health. Although it has been used as a natural shell dyes since the 18th century, no research has been able to solve the molecular structure of mareninne. The last recent study concluded mareninne as a glycoside. Through this consortium, Unpad goes further on smashing mareninne structure. Together with two other Unpad researchers, Muhammad Yusuf, PhD, and Fiddy Semba Prasetya, PhD, Prof. Toto traced

the structure of mareninne compounds and their role. “We have made progress from this research,” Prof. said. Toto. Currently, the research is entering the stage for publication. Successfully raising the economic value of shellfish, mareninne becomes an interesting study for science. One of the interesting functions of mareninne is its ability to be an antibiotic. Mareninne compounds effectively increase endurance, especially in shrimp and shellfish larvae. During this time, continued Prof. Toto, shrimp seed

or larvae are susceptible to death due to weak metabolism power against bacteria and virus attacks. “Mareninne is expected to be applied in ponds or shrimp and shellfish cultivation,” Prof. said. Toto. This research maintained marine biodiversity and its sustainability. The samples were taken from the sea and then were reproduced in the laboratory. “Thus, the ecosystem has been well maintained,” said Prof. Toto. (Unpad/TPP)


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Being Favored, Kendal Industrial Park Now Houses 80 Factories The Kendal Industrial Park in Central Java, managed by PT Kawasan Industri Jababeka Tbk (KIJA), has been filled with 80 factories. “The land plots used by these factories are averagely under 100 hectares,” said Chairperson & Founder of Jababeka Group Setyono Djuandi Darmono in Cikarang, Bekasi, on Tuesday (26/6) quoted by industry. co.id as saying. According to Darmono, the current revenue growth from the Kendal Industrial Park has stabilized the financial performance of Jababeka. The company is no longer experiencing a deficit in its efforts to develop the estate. “The condition is in line with the company’s target to make Kendal the main source of revenue later. The area has been well prepared by the company to become the most complete and integrated industrial estate,” he said. With such a concept, Darmono added, a businessman who operates his business in this industrial park has the certainty in doing business and expansion. “So, the managing company of Kendal Industrial Park no longer needs to cover the management expense, neither needs the money from the shareholders; it has been running well,” he said. In mid-June 2018, there are 43 investors ready to build factories in Kendal Industrial Park. The investors are engaged in the manufacturing of furniture, food, food packaging, steel, label printing, and toys. There are five companies that have been operating in Kendal Industrial Park, namely PT Tat Wai Industries from Singapore with a land area of about 10,000 square meters, running a business in furniture; PT APP Timber, PT Ganda Sugih Arthaboga, PT Roda Maju Bahagia, and PT Multifilling Indonesia. In its September 2017 financial statements, the KIJA’s subsidiary PT KI Kendal reported to own assets worth Rp1.49 trillion, growing 20.10% from Rp1.24 trillion in the same period of previous year. The land area to be developed in the Kendal Industrial Park is 581 hectares worth Rp1.34 trillion. (IND/TPP)

S.D. Darmono: Authority Bodies Augmented, Economic Growth May Reach 10 Percent Indonesia Development Forum was again held, this time at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta, on Tuesday (7/11). The 2nd session, entitled “INSPIRE II: Regional Growth Centers: What Works Best?”, presented 4 panelists, namely Director of the Priority Infrastructure Provision Acceleration Committee (KPPIP) Henry Toruan, Federal Commissioner Iskandar Regional Development Authority Malaysia En Mohamad Saelal, President Commissioner and Founder of PT Jababeka Tbk SD Darmono, and Head of Bappeda Karawang Regency Eka Sanatha. In his presentation, Henry said that the economic movement is almost 60 percent in Java. While Eka emphasized the importance of the industrial estates’ role in the economic development in Karawang regency. In response to the two issues, Darmono said that the investments in Indonesia cannot be given the same incentive across the board, “If the incentive is the same, investors will prefer to build in big cities in Java. Or the capital city, because the infrastructures there are complete.” During the question and answer session, many participants

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Garuda Indonesia Wins Skytrax’s The Worlds Best Cabin Crew Award The national airline Garuda Indonesia for the fifth time was again awarded The World’s Best Cabin Crew by Skytrax, an independent airline rating agency based in London, England. Garuda Indonesia has been receiving the world’s best cabin crew award since 2014. The award was handed over by CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted, to President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Pahala N Mansury, during the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards held at the Langham Hotel, London in coincidence with the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow aerospace exhibition in England on Tuesday (6/17). Also witnessed the awarding ceremony was Director of Services of Garuda Indonesia, Nicodemus P Lampe. President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Pahala N. Mansury said, the winning of The World’s Best Cabin Crew award is a pride for Garuda Indonesia, and Garuda Indonesia proudly presents this achievement to the nation

were interested in Darmono’s statement about the industrial estate management which he equated it with the concept of mall management. In this discussion, he mentioned the importance of authority body. “Actually, our malls are not inferior to Singapore’s. When we are inside the malls, everything is as good as the malls in Singapore, because the malls are managed with strict rules and adequate facilities to make us feel comfortable. However, when we are exiting the malls, then it is different with Singapore,” he said. He further explained that

and country of Indonesia, which will soon celebrate the 73rd independence. “This achievement also makes Garuda Indonesia the only airline in the world that has successfully keeping the title of “The World’s Best Cabin Crew” for five consecutive years. This appreciation certainly has its own meaning for us, as amid the various operational challenges faced by the company, Garuda Indonesia has succeeded in proving its commitment by continuously improving the standards of the best recognized quality of cabin crew services in the world,” Pahala said. “This award is also a tangible proof of the ongoing commitment and hard work of Garuda Indonesia employees, especially the cabin crews who have present-

ed the best Garuda Indonesia experience to all service users,” he added. The award, according to him, is also a challenge for Garuda Indonesia in the future to continue to provide the best Indonesian hospitality to the world, considering that maintaining this title will certainly be more difficult. The selection of Garuda Indonesia as “The World’s Best Cabin Crew 2018” is based on an assessment through customer satisfaction survey conducted by Skytrax globally involving more than 18 million passengers. The survey was carried out on more than 245 international airlines, and is held annually by measuring 41 main aspects related to products and services provided by the airlines. (TPP)

more authority bodies are needed to boost the economic growth in Indonesia, even it may reach 10 percent. Previously Darmono told about Nusa Dua, “There is a good example about the authority body, which is Nusa Dua in Bali. The government developed Nusa Dua under the authority body of Bali TDC (Tourism Development Center). The result is, Nusa Dua becomes the driver for the whole Bali development.” “Batam used to be ruled by an authority body too, from initially 30,000 inhabitants to become 1.3 million people in a short time. But

after the reforms, with the Law on Regional Autonomy, Batam now has 3 leaders, the head of Batam Authority Body, the mayor and the governor,” he added. According to Darmono, Batam should be returned to the central government under the law of UUD No.18 B, which has been approved by many legal affairs experts and this is possible. “The president only needs the support of the mayor of Batam to process it. If it is realized, Batam’s concept can be copied throughout Indonesia. I think this is a reasonable thing to do in accelerating our economic growth.”

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Bizcom Invites Startups and Corporations to Collaborate in Developing Business Trends The differences between startups and corporations opens up the opportunity for both to complement each other. Moving from this phenomenon, Bizcom Indonesia held the 17th Investor Gathering with the theme “The Possibility of Collaboration Between Established Companies and Startups” at the Fairmont Hotel, Senayan, Jakarta, on Thursday (7/26). Innovation is the key to the success in doing business. However, grabbing the market share is quite a challenge for the startups. On the other hand, corporations seem overwhelmed to keep up with the changing business trends. This event was held to to provide a forum for the Bizcom community to discuss the potential for collaboration between startups and corporations. Bizcom Indonesia CEO

“I think if this is realized, our economic growth will be not only 5 percent, but it may reach 9-10 percent. Because the zone becomes a special area; and what Karawang has to lose to give only 10 square kilometers of its thousands of square kilometers territory to be managed by an authority body. The government should build the infrastructure and designate who will head the authority body. By this way, decisions will be made quickly and efficiently. It will also change the whole area of Karawang into more neatly arranged because there is a good example,” he concluded. (TPP)

Sendra Wong said, “Running a startup or a corporation are equally challenging. Therefore, a collaboration is needed to strengthen them in facing these challenges. It is time for business people to see with a new perspective. Why should we compete if we can move forward together in a collaboration.” The collaboration refers to the principle of mutual benefit, just like the collaboration of conventional and online transportation in serving the people, he added. “The startups get benefits in terms of reputation, capital, and data owned by conventional transport corporations, while they can take the advantage of the startup-owned technology to optimize their business.” Meanwhile Director of Jababeka Group Sutedja Sidarta Darmono said, “The startups provide

many innovations that the corporations do not have. For example, there is now an application that allows us to find information and conduct property transactions easily. But for a collaboration, both startups and corporations must make sure they have the same vision and mission.” Through this event, Sendra said he hoped more startups and corporations will collaborate to build Indonesia. “Their collaboration will give more impact to the people.” The event presented panelists of Director of Jababeka Group Sutedja Sidarta Darmono, Donald Wihardja from the Convergence Ventures Partner, Principal Alpha JWC’s Erika Dianasari Go, Co-founders of Gorry Holdings Gradana and Helopt Wiliam Susilo Y. , and Division Head of E2Pay.co.id Ariyo Nugroho. (TPP)


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BUSINESS BUSINESSBRIEF Banks Can Save Rp17 Billion per Day, Thanks to GPN Facility Bank Indonesia (BI) says the National Payment Gate (GPN) reduces the costs for non-cash transactions using debit cards and automatic teller machines (ATMs). Deputy Director of Electronics and GPN Aloysius Donanto said in Jakarta on Monday (7/30) previously Indonesia used the foreign principals to process non-cash transactions, so the banks must pay the routing services. The total cost for using the services reached Rp25 billion every day. By using the GPN facility, the transaction fee is only Rp7.25 billion. “Indeed there is a savings of Rp17.7 billion per day,” Aloysius Donanto said.

Citilink Indonesia Again Brings in New Airbus A320 NEO The budget carrier Citilink Indonesia again brings in NEO Airbus A320 aircraft to improve its services. “To enhance our services to the passengers, Citilink Indonesia brought in one more unit of Airbus A320 NEO (New Engine Option) from Toulouse, France. Citilink Indonesia want to keep the fleet at the average age of 4 years,” Vice President Corporate Secretary and CSR of Citilink Indonesia Ranty Astari Rachman said in Jakarta on Monday (7/30). The plane arrived at Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Cengkareng, on Sunday (7/29). The engine of Airbus A320 NEO is eco-friendly, more fuel-efficient, and quiet.

Sari Roti to Build New Factories in Lampung and Gresik PT Nippon Indosari Corpindo Tbk. (ROTI) as the producer of Sari Roti brand, in 2018 will build two factories in Gresik and Lampung with operational target in mid 2019. The projects are financed by the proceeds of rights issue in late 2017which reached Rp1.4 trillion. This is a series of ROTI’s business expansion. In April 2018, ROTI also opened a new factory in the Philippines. “The factory in the Philippines only produces white bread with the capacity of 100,000 loaves per day,” said Vice President of ROTI Lukito Kurniawan Gozali in Jakarta on Tuesday (7/17).

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Cikarang Dry Port More Efficient with IoT Technology Cikarang Dry Port as the only land port in Indonesia is now increasingly sophisticated with the application of internet of things (IoT) technology. This was revealed by Managing Director of PT Cikarang Inland Port (Cikarang Dry Port managing company) Benny Woenardi during the Asia IoT Business Platform Media Day at Ritz-Carlton Hotel Jakarta on Wednesday (7/4). The digitalization by utilizing the IOT technology has proven to drive efficiency and cutting the business procedures while increasing the productivity. With these perceived benefits, more than 83% of Indonesian business players are currently exploring or even implementing the IoT technology solutions, according to the survey of Asia IoT Business Platform in ASEAN last year. According to the survey, 11.8% of businesses have implemented IoT and 5.1% have benefited from implementing it, while 29% are exploring the existing

IoT solutions, and 37% are gathering facts and studying the IoT solutions. Meanwhile, the latest Asia IoT Business Platform 2018 survey on ASEAN companies is underway and the results will be presented at the 25th Asia IoT Business Platform (AIBP) in Jakarta, to be held on August 28-29, 2018. The latest information on IoT technology implemented in Indonesia this year as well as its comparison with other countries in ASEAN will be one of many interesting topics to be discussed at the AIBP 2018 which will take the theme of “Digitization of Local Enterprises in Indonesia”. In the logistics and port sector, the utilization of IoT technology can produce efficiency up to 60% -70% and accelerate the business process. Such a benefit has been felt by Cikarang Dry Port. “The port ecosystem involves various parties. The chain communications in the past can be done simulta-

neously now with the IoT technology. So, the previous half-day job is now able to be finished in a few minutes. That’s what the increased efficiency drives the productivity means,” said Benny Woenardi. According to Benny, at first the impact of the technology will be small, just about 10% -15% efficiency generated. “Now, compared with the beginning, it’s probably already produced 60% -70% efficiency,” he added. He also said that the Cikarang Dry Port at first used the IoT technology for the electronic seals, for tracking and contain-

er safety. Then it expanded with the smart port and auto gate. “In April 2018, the mobile apps have been realized. Later in August, we will have full e-payment and e-billing system in our mobile apps (My CDP).” The IoT technology, he added, needs be used along with increased volume of throughput at the Cikarang Dry Port. From the beginning of its 5-year operation, the throughput volume at Cikarang Dry Port continues to increase. In the first half of 2018, it has increased by 27% over the same period of the previous year. (TPP)

Ginza Jababeka, First Business Loft in Prospective Area of East Jakarta The massive development of infrastructure, commercial facilities and human resources (HR) has made Kota Jababeka a new economic center in East Jakarta. Covering a land area of 5,600 hectares, Kota Jababeka plays a big role in creating new jobs and reducing the burden of capital city DKI Jakarta. These factors make Kota Jababeka the main destination for multinational companies to build their industries. The high population causes high mobility inside and outside Kota Jababeka so that the facilities and infrastructure supporting the mobility in Jababeka continue to be increased.

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GM Corporate Marketing of Jababeka Residence Handoyo Lim said the management see that this is the right time to launch the latest product and the first in East Jakarta, named Ginza, a modern business loft to accommodate businesses, restaurants, cafes, banking services, showrooms and offices for national and international companies. “Ginza is the first business loft and shophouse complex in East Jakarta,” Handoyo said during the press conference of Ginza launching at the Ritz Charlton Hotel in Jakarta on Tuesday (7/31). According to him, the need for business loft in Cikarang is potentially high because it is supported by more than 4,000

multinational companies from 30 countries in Kota Jababeka and its surroundings. “Ginza will be suitable for the companies or supporting industries of multinational companies that have been running businesses in Kota Jababeka, Cikarang, Karawang and surrounding areas for decades,” he said. Handoyo added, the strategic location of Ginza will make it more attractive, especially after the completion of transportation infrastructure development in East Jakarta, such as the JakartaCikampek Elevation Toll Road (scheduled to operate in 2019), Kertajati International Airport (starting operation in mid2018) and Patimban Port.

Ginza Business Loft offers limited products of 10 units of business loft and 4 units of land plot. The building unit consists of 6 meters Wide Type (3 floors plus mezzanine, 284 m2 building and 90 m2 land), 8 meters Wide Type (5 floors, 528 m2 building and 120 m2 land) and 11.5 meters Wide (6 floors, 811 m2 building and 173 m2 land). The land plot units are sized in a range of 1,600 m2 - 3,400 m2. Ginza Business Loft is priced starting at Rp4.9 billion. With the availability of complete facilities and infrastructure, the selling price of Ginza Business Loft is competitive with other business lofts in the Greater Jakarta area. (IND/TPP)

IPC and Ministry of Energy to Develop Renewable Energy PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) or IPC and the Research and Development Agency for Energy and Mineral Resources (Balitbang ESDM) signed a memorandum of understanding on research, development and utilization of technology in the fields of energy and mineral resources. With this cooperation, Balitbang ESDM will support the study of the fulfillment of electricity needs in all ports managed by IPC, especially from renewable energy sources. “The ESDM Research and Development Team have the resources to map the port’s energy needs. On the other hand, IPC needs this mapping to ensure the fulfillment of energy needs, such as electricity in

all ports, which continues to increase every year,” said IPC Commercial & Business Development Director Saptono R. Irianto accompanied by the Head of the Energy and Mineral Resources Research and Development Agency FX Sutijastoto. The scope of the MoU signing is to prepare a collaborative plan that includes an inventory of the potentials from both parties for cooperation by conducting studies, feasibility studies, and development to fulfill energy needs in the IPC working area in an effort to utilize and human capital development, among others ESDM Research and Development experts in the fields of energy and mineral resources, exchange of data and

information and other activities agreed upon by both parties. This MoU is valid for a period of three years. Saptono, explained that IPC is currently reviewing plans to build a Solar Power Plant (PLTS) at Teluk Bayur Port, West Sumatra. This plan appears to answer the increasing need for electricity supply, in line with the increasing volume of activity in Teluk Bayur Port. “It is not impossible that the development of renewable energy will also be replicated in all ports managed by IPC. We want IPC as a modern port to take part in developing and utilizing renewable energy, which is relatively cheap and environmentally friendly, “he concluded. (TPP)

Bukalapak Launches Unilever Indonesia Official Store

EasyPay Expands Through Gojek Top-Up and Mobile Legend

To accommodate the needs of users of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) products, Bukalapak launched the Unilever Indonesia Official Store. The program targets product users from well-known brands, Unilever Indonesia. So they can get various Unilever products at Bukalapak. Especially for body care products, facial care, household needs, food, drinks, children’s and baby’s needs and men’s needs. Associate Vice President of Brand Bukalapak Ari K. Wibowo said that FMCG products were the daily necessities of the Indonesian people. “Bukalapak users can buy their daily necessities online at Bukalapak at the best price without the need to visit offline stores,” he said, Tuesday (7/10). A total of 29 brands of Unilever Indonesia products are available at the official store. Namely Axe, Bango, Buavita, Cif, Citra, Clear, Close Up, Domestos, Dove, Fair & Lovely, Lifebuoy, Lipton, Lux, Molto, Pepsodent, Pond’s, Hijab Fresh,

PT EasyPay Indonesia National Payment Systems (EasyPay), expanded its reach by presenting new services for e-wallet payments and online games. EasyPay Indonesia’s Chief Marketing Officer Alexander Gladko, said that currently EasyPay Indonesia customers can top-up their e-wallet through EasyPay Indonesia service. “For e-wallet, EasyPay Indonesia can now top-up a Gopay e-wallet from Gojek Indonesia,” he explained. “Seeing the rapid development of Gojek, we are sure there will be many EasyPay users who will use this service,” he added. For online gaming, EasyPay Indonesia now provides services for payment of Mobile Legends, one of Indonesia’s favorite online games this year. “Now Indonesian EasyPay customers can buy diamonds (digital censorship in Mobile Legends games) at one of thousands of automatic kiosks and

Rexona, Rinso, Royco, Sariwangi, Sunlight, Sunsilk , Super Pell, TRESemme, Vaseline, Vixal, Wipol and Zwitsal. In order to attract consumers, it provides several special and exclusive promos that are valid from July 9-22, 2018. Among others, free up to Rp 30,000 for minimum purchases of Rp 100,000 products at Unilever Indonesia Official Store, using JNE and J & T logistics partners with the UNILEVERFREE promo code on all platforms. This promo can be used a maximum of twice in that period. In the period from 23 July to 9 August 2018, Bukalapak users who make transactions minimum Rp 125,000 at Unilever Indonesia’s Official Store will get a discount of Rp 25,000. Users can use the UNILEVER25 voucher code on all platforms and a maximum usage of twice in that period. In addition, starting from 9 July to 9 August 2018 Bukalapak users can also enjoy special discounts. Direct discount up

We want to ensure that our products will be available in various channels that they choose, both offline and online.” to 35% at this official store. Unilever Indonesia’s Head of eCommerce, Hira Triadi said comfort and practicality were the reasons consumers chose to shop through e-commerce. That is what underlies Unilever in partnership with many e-commerce channels, including Bukalapak. Through this collaboration, he hopes that Unilever will be able to reach more consumers who want to spend their daily needs. “We want to ensure that our products will be available in various channels that they choose, both offline and online,” he explained. (TPP)

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EasyPay agents in Jabodetabek and Bali,” explained Ferdian Agung, Head of Commercial and Strategic Partnership for EasyPay Indonesia. “Both Gojek and Mobile Legends have been used by millions of people from various backgrounds. We are confident that EasyPay, which is available in various classes, from traditional shops to modern stores, will be able

to bridge between customers and products, “Alexander explained. Besides that on the same occasion, EasyPay Indonesia also launched its new logo. With a design that symbolizes agility in service and minimalist design, EasyPay Indonesia hopes this new logo can provide positive energy to all employees and their partners. (TPP)


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Jakarta Heli Club Flies Indonesia Famous Youtuber To Watch Mission Impossible 6 with Tix.id

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The entertainment service app Tix.id and Indonesian digital wallet DANA collaborate with Jakarta Heli Club to take the winners of TixCopter contest riding a helicopter to the cinema theater to watch the movie of Mission: Impossible Fallout. The helicopter departed from GP Plaza, Jakarta, to the movie theater in Senayan City, Jakarta, on Wednesday (7/25). In addition to the winners, four influencers and famous Youtubers of Raditya Dika, Awkarin, Ria Ricis, and Kemal Palevi were also invited. The four of them accompanied the winners flying in the helicopter to go to the theater to watch the movie together. Chairman of Jakarta Heli Club Iwan Darmawan Hanafi

said, “In essence, we synergize to promote the Jakarta Heli Club to all segments that fit the market demand.” Meanwhile Tixindo Director Sean Kim said, “The TixCopter program will provide an unforgettable experience for the app users, while educating the digital lifestyles with Tix.id and DANA. In the future, such an

exciting experience will be held together with the screening of blockbuster films in Indonesia.” The person in charge of this event, Sani said, “Through this event, we hope Tix.id and DANA will be better known in the community.” “We ride the helicopter to go to watch the movie together be-

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Kopi Kapal Api Inspired Young People to Become Sociopreneur stories from Indonesian sociopreneur who have succeeded in finding a solution and giving social impact to the problems that exist in the surrounding environment through the business they live. On this occasion the involved mentors can transmit the spirit of sociopreneurship that continues to grow and develop in Indonesia and help in opening network access. Our hope is that many young people will be inspired to become potential sociopreneur activists and join forces to realize their real goals in the Secangkir Semangat #BuatNyataTarget program. “Kapal Api Group Brand Manager John Api Suwarsono explained.

Enthusiasm sharing creative ideas and discussing opportunities to create social businesses was shown by the participants who attended the Networking Day by Kopi Kapal Api at Ngalup Co-working Space, Malang. The event, which was attended by dozens of young people, was also used as an opportunity to meet with sociopreneur who had already gone through a social concept and mentor the Secangkir Semangat program in order to get inspiration, experience and networking in the development of ideas or businesses that want to be pioneered. “We present Networking Day in 6 cities in Indonesia as a place to share inspirational

In an inspirational story sharing session at the Networking Day event, Leonard Theosabarata who is the founder of the Makerspace Indoestri also a national mentor who provided the participants with the importance of understanding and undergoing a process in making an effort to continue to innovate. “Motivation is the biggest ammunition to realize our own goals. I believe that the selfmade spirit of making things by hand is what is needed now. Passing through each process with hard work and persistence in developing skills will provide valuable learning so that we can appreciate the work of others “Leo said (TPP)

cause we want to be different from the others and secondly, we want to give the same experience as in the Mission Impossible movie where in many scenes there are actions using the helicopter,” he answered the question why riding a helicopter to go the cinema theater in Senayan. (TPP)

Kawan Lama Retail Group continues to improve by digitizing their services. Kawan Lama does not only build its own ecommerce ruparupa.com, the company also develops KL Kiosk. At present, the new KL Kiosk service is found in retail outlets in Jabodetabek. Nana Puspa Dewi, Marketing Director of Kawan Lama said that currently the contribution of sales through e-commerce is not too significant. But the growth chart continues to increase from year to year. “Ruparupa.com is still small but growing quite well, although (contribution) has not been significant,” she said, quoted from kontan.co.id, Thursday (7/6).

In addition, to provide a more complete shopping experience to customers, KL Kiosk is placed in several company outlets in Jabodetabek. Currently, KL Kiosk is only available at Ace Hardware and Informa outlets. “We are not in all Ace Hardware and Informa because they are partners and they need more time to procure the units,” she continued. What is clear, currently Ace and Informa customers are able to experience a more complete shopping experience. Because one of the features of KL Kiosk is that it can pay bills and other necessities while shopping at the outlets owned by Kawan Lama. (TPP)

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A total of 116 companies from China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia participated in the Indonesia International Toys & Kids Expo (IITE) 2018 on July 26-28, 2018 at the Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta. More than 2,000 products, from the children’s toys and equipment industry, including baby and child toys, baby equipment, children’s clothing, baby furniture, learning support, to playing stuff, were on display. The 2018 IITE was held jointly by the ChaoYu Expo and Peraga Expo. ChaoYu Expo General Manager Jason Chen said the exhibition area this time reached 4,000 square meters or twice as vast as last year. “Indonesia is a lucrative children’s toy market, supported by the growth of

population and economy, as well as increasing demand. ChaoYu Expo hopes that this exhibition can become a business meeting for the entrepreneurs, exporters, and all relevant stakeholders in the context of developing the national industry of toy and child products,” he was quoted by Bisnis.com on Wednesday (7/25). Chen added that he hoped to take the opportunity to promote Indonesian-Chinese cooperation in the intelligent robot toys. He introduced Chinese Smart Robot called Dobi who holds the world record as a robot that can dance simultaneously. This is Dobi’s first appearance outside China. According to Chairperson of the Indonesian Toy Association Lukas Sutjiadi, the performance of toy sales in Indonesia was quite stable. “Currently, the toy market is still stable, not too sluggish as in the quarter I of 2018. Al-

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Hendra Manurung PhD, International Chancellor, President University

2018, marks the 60th anniversary of Indonesia-Japan relations. It establishes on 20 January 1958 with the Signing of the Treaty of Peace between Japan and Indonesia. After the exchange of ratification, diplomatic relations was established. Since its establishment, the friendship and cooperation between the respective countries have been strengthened. The relations between the two countries have been strengthened significantly over the years, reflected in the increased mutual visit between the two leaders as well as senior officials in the past few years. Both countries are actively engage at regional and international forum and continue to cooperate in strengthening peace and stability in the region. In term of investment, Japan is the second biggest investor to Indonesia and one of the main trade partners to Indonesia. Both countries have engaged in Strategic Partnership for Peaceful and Prosperous Future signed on 28 November 2006 as well as Indonesia – Japan Economic Partnership Agreement signed on 20 August 2007. Japan’s investment in Indonesia in 2016 reached US$ 5.4 billion, while until the 3rd quarter 2017, Japan’s investment has reached US$ 4 billion. At the same time, the index of doing business in Indonesia jumped up from 114th position in 2015 to 72nd in 2017. Both countries have been cooperating not only in the field of economy, politics and security, but also the people-to-people exchange. Japan has commitment to sustainable work with Indonesia government in various fields, including the sector of maritime affairs and fisheries. It remarks how Japan with Indonesia becomes strategic partner especially in the fishery sector. Many Indonesian fishery products are exported to Japan such as tuna, squid and some species of reef fish. These two countries also agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in maritime affairs, counterterrorism, infrastructure development and manufacturing, with the Japanese willing to expand their production base in Indonesia, mostly in creating Indonesia Japan’s production base for its ASEAN market. The two countries signed an exchange of note on the Integrated Marine and Fisheries Centers and Fish Market to enhance cooperation in developing fisheries centers on Indonesia’s outer islands, including Biak in Papua, Morotai in North Maluku and Sabang in Aceh. Indonesia government has encouraged Japanese government to invest in Indonesian fisheries and develop its outermost islands. Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudji-

astuti stated that Japan has a big interest in developing the maritime affairs and fisheries sector in Indonesia. It is proved by Japan’s outstanding commitment to grant 6 billion yen or equivalent to Rp724.2 billion. Additionally, the grant will be used to build 6 Integrated Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Centers (SKPT) in six outer islands of Indonesia. The six islands offered are Sabang, Natuna, Morotai, Saumlaki, Moa, and Biak. The fund uses to install 6 units of coastal radars, building fish markets and cold storage facility. For the SKPT, Japan agreed to build it on the Morotai and Natuna Island. SKPT development begins with the groundbreaking in 2018. Morotai, one of the outermost islands that will be a joint project between the Indonesian and Japanese governments to develop the fishery sector as Japanese love tuna, skipjack, and mackerel. Japan should keep helping Indonesia in developing the fishery sector in the future. The Japanese fishery companies in Indonesia from year to year continue to increase their investment and production capacity. The relation between Japan and Indonesia is always very good and since years ago most of the Indonesian fishery products have been exported to Japan. Japanese government has been aware of the big potential of fish industry in Indonesia and a Japanese fishery company plans to move its plant from Thailand to Indonesia. In 2017, total trade between the two countries increased by around 13 percent to more than US$33 billion, making Japan Indonesia’s second biggest trade partner, just after China. Japan was also the second largest investor into Indonesia, making up 15.5 percent of total foreign direct investment (FDI) with US$5 billion. After U.S atomic bomb to Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945, Japan’s national interest lies eternally in keeping Asia’s seas unequivocally open, free, and peaceful mostly in maintaining them as the commons for all the people of the world, where the rule of law is fully realized. Thus, to achieve these goals, since 1950 to the present day Japan has consistently devoted its energy in two objectives. In light of its geographic circumstances, the two objectives are natural and fundamental imperatives for Japan, a nation surrounded by ocean and deriving its sustenance from those oceans, a na-

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tion that views the safety of the seas as its own safety. Though times may change, these objectives remain immutable. One of these areas where Japan has concentrated its diplomatic effort is to ally with the U.S. America is the world’s greatest naval power and preeminent economic superpower. While Japan is Asia’s largest maritime democracy and a liberal capitalist state second only to the U.S. It stands to reason that these two nations are strategic partners. The U.S is shifting its focus to the confluence of the two oceans, the Indian and the Pacific region. At such a time, the Japan-U.S alliance takes on a more vital significance than ever before. The second of the two vital objectives that have kept shaping the diplomacy of Japan depends on the seas for its safety and prosperity which strengthening closer ties with maritime Asia. In 1983, Takeo Fukuda, then prime minister of Japan, made three promises to the members of ASEAN. Japan would never become a military power. Japan would forge ties with ASEAN based on heart to heart understanding. And Japan would be an equal partner of ASEAN and its member countries. The 60th anniversary of Indonesia-Japan Diplomatic Relations is a strategic momentum for the two countries to reflect what the two countries have achieved together and look forward to a vibrant partnership in the future. * Hendra Manurung is currently Lecturer of International Relations at President University, Cikarang, and graduated from St. Petersburg State University, Russia Federation


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THE GLASGOW LINK

DR. (HC) S.D. Darmono, President University’s founder - Prof. Scott Younger OBE DEng (Hon) PhD, International Chancellor, President University

One of the latest alumni of Glasgow University is President University’s founder, Dr S D Darmono, also chairman of Jababeka, who was honoured with a D Univ (Hon) in June this year. While President University is a young, active upwardly mobile institution and an important contributor to the development of Indonesia, Glasgow University is one of the oldest universities in the world with a long pedigree. So the following few paragraphs provide some notes on its history and the key people there who made significant contributions to mankind’s development over the centuries. Following the issuance of a papal decree in 1451, Glasgow’s university, located in the centre of the city, started from humble beginnings. Religious studies and arts were the main subjects before the 18th century Enlightenment started to open minds to new enquiries of a more scientific and technological nature. The second half of the 18th century was the time of such intellectual ‘giants’ as David Hume (philosopher) and Adam Smith. The latter was a student of David Hume, then became professor of moral philosophy and later professor of economics who wrote his seminal work, The Wealth of Nations, while at Glasgow. He left Glasgow for Oxford University only to be enticed back and is reputed to have commented that at Glasgow there would be ‘less drinking and more thinking’! It was at the university in the 1780s while experimenting in his laboratory with steam that James Watt invented and developed his condenser, paving the way for the future of steam power and the birth of the Industrial Revolution, triggering the astonishing pace of human endeavour and production that has taken place over the past two centuries. The first small steam ship, Bell’s Comet, sailed on the River Clyde in 1809

and some twenty years later two dredgers were built which allowed the dredging of the upper reaches of the river bringing the industry up towards the western edge of the city and transforming the engineering developments based on the city. During the Napoleonic wars around the turn of the century, military leaders began to pay more attention to logistics matters for moving troops quickly to battlefields, resulting in increasing attention to transport issues and the maintenance of roads. Following the treaty of Versailles in 1816 to signal the end of the Napoleonic period of strife, engineers realised that many of the activities that had evolved during this wartime could well be put to civil use, particularly since there was a growing desire to travel within Europe. A few fairly young engineers in 1818 got together and formed the Institution of Civil Engineers, marking out civil engineering as a subject in its own right. Glasgow University in the following decade, appreciating the need to pass on the knowledge of road building and the upcoming idea for railways, as well as engineering structures decided to establish a Faculty of Civil Engineering, the first in the world. Today, President University’s new Civil Engineering department is a valuable, if not necessary, contribution towards the development of this country, Until the mid-1800s, the considered opinion was that the killer diseases of cholera and typhoid were miasmas, air-borne. In the mid-1800s, medical work finally demonstrated that the diseases were water-borne and the first ever clean water system was built to provide for the city of Glasgow, a pipeline from Loch Katrine, located some 40 km to the north of the city and working to this day. In the 1860s, the university moved to its current site, a drum-

lin (residue from the retreat of the Ice Age leaving a large mound of highly compacted soil), Gilmorehill, on top of which the architect Gilbert Scott’s magnificent building sits as the beacon of the city. The second half of the 19th century saw an impressive period of activity in chemistry, physics, medicine and engineering, including the work of Lord Kelvin, arguably the pre-eminent scientist of the period. Included in his work was his contribution to the laying of the trans-Atlantic cable and the Absolute scale for temperature, the Kelvin scale. Professor Lister introduced antiseptics in surgery and his name appears in any Indonesian Apotik under the brand name Listerine! Joseph Black in chemistry and Lord Rankine in engineering are just some other major names that have carried down the years. In 1896 the world’s first X-ray department was opened by John MacIntyre. These were also the halcyon days of shipbuilding and heavy engineering and Glasgow was one of, if not the leading, city in the world for many decades. It was a time when ships moved from sail to hybrids and then fully steam driven. Early diesel power emerged later in the 1920s. Jumping ahead into the 20th century in 1913 Frederick Soddy, one of several Nobel prizewinners, discovered isotopes and in 1926 John Logie Baird invented television, now just part of everyday life. In 1958, Ian Donald showed the first ultrasound images of a foetus and 9 years late Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered radio pulsars, followed in 1974 by the creation of the Glasgow Coma Scale by Graham Teasdale and Bryan Jennett. And even more recently, a Glasgow team led by Sheila Rowan first detected gravitational waves, first postulated by Einstein. The research continues today with cutting edge work proceeding

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in medicine and the sciences. Further, Glasgow is reinventing itself as a main centre for the challenge of big data, and the University is bringing together urban social scientists, data scientists and statisticians from the University and six partner universities to unlock the insights of life in cities around the world to design for the ‘smart’ city environments of the future.. This is really important to Indonesia, which is steadily urbanising and is projected to have a further 90 million of its population living and dependent on an urban environment by mid-century. Jababeka has defined the outline of the problem with its projection of the “100 Cities” programme. Glasgow University has a student population of over 26,000 from over 140 countries, and pleasingly an increasing number from Indonesia. It has a research community of 3,000 research and teaching staff, which handle more than 300 postgraduate taught programmes. Some 95% of students are in employment or further study after graduation and the city has been listed in the top 10 of world cities by Tripadviser. UNESCO listed it as the 1st City of Music. But very much the people of the city are friendly and open to visitors. President University is already starting to work with Glasgow and see this as a highly beneficial opportunity to “Move fast” to follow Dr Darmono’s mantra. For Glasgow it is a great opportunity to embrace a young, fast-growing country, in turn home to one of the nicest people of the world. (TPP)

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PT PLN targets to use solar energy up to 1,047 MegaWattpeak (MWp) by 2025. Until 2018, the utilization of solar energy has been 94.42 MWp.” tives in eliminating redundant rulings. The ESDM Ministry has revoked 186 regulations in the sub-sectors of oil and gas, minerals and coal, electricity, new and renewable energy (EBTKE), as well as the ones on the oil and gas task forces of SKK Migas and BPH Migas. As many as 90 regulations have been simplified, consisting of 18 regulations on oil and gas, 20 regulations on

electricity, 32 on minerals and coal, 5 on EBTKE, 12 on SKK Migas and 3 on BPH Migas. For electricity, the stateowned company PT PLN targets to use solar energy up to 1,047 MegaWattpeak (MWp) by 2025. Until 2018, the utilization of solar energy has been 94.42 MWp. Meanwhile, Director of Planning and Development of New and Renewable Energy Infrastructure and Energy Conservation (EBTKE) of the ESDM Ministry M. Arifin said that the utilization of solar energy in Indonesia is still very small compared to the potential. He added the challenges in the development of solar energy generation are that the offgrid system needs more reliable power storage technology, while the on-grid system requires better backup generator. (Heros/TPP)

ESDM Minister Ensures Electric Car Program Continues The electric car program is a commitment of the Indonesian government to reduce CO2 emissions by 29 percent in 2030, while maintaining the energy security. Currently, the government is preparing a Presidential Regulation on the Acceleration Program of Electric Motor Vehicle for Land Transportation. “The electric car program must be running, not matter what. The government has no intention to stop the program, we push it instead. The Presidential Regulation is being prepared,” said Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Minister Ignatius Jonan at the Leaders Forum 2018 at PT Pertamina (Persero), Jakarta, Saturday (7/14). According to Jonan, the electric car development is carried out as part of the national energy security program in the transportation sector, to reduce the import of fossil fuel used by the cars to-

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Confidence ASLI EXPO & Senior Festival 2018 Two main topics were discussed at the Asli Expo and Senior Living (AESL) 2018. With the theme “Spirit of Healthy and Productive for Elderly”, AESL 2018 is expected to be a forum for the seniors to nurture their independence. Chairman of AESL 2018, dr. I Gede Wir­ yada Patra Jaya, said the AESL 2018 is a form of real caring for elder people. This event discussed important issues related to the health of the elderly and the tourism packages suitable for them. “Healthy means not only physically but also psychologically. In the second topic of tourism, we want to encourage the elderly to try running a tourism business by creating tour packages for their fellow seniors. This is the first AESL event

in Bali and the response is so incredible,” he said at Hotel Inna Heritage Bali Denpasar on Saturday (7/14). According to dr. Patra, some elder people have formed organizations or communities, but they still need wider social activities especially in the spiritual side and Bali is the right place for enhancing the spirituality. “I would like to invite those who concern about elder people to hand in hand enhance the senior living program. The government’s attention has been great; now it’s the private sector’s turn. Hopefully we can work together to make the senior living program more alive with more activities,” he said. (Irawan/TPP)


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SPORTS Borobudur Golf and Country Club Holds 3rd Round Perpesi Joglosemar Gelangmas Tournament On Tuesday (7/26), the 3rd Round of Perpesi Joglosemar Gelangmas Tournament was held at Borobudur International Golf and Country Club. This tournament is a 3-month-routine tournament which is a routine agenda for Perpesi (Indonesian Senior Golfers Association) Region IV in Yogyakarta, Solo, Semarang, Magelang, and Banyumas areas. The tournament was the 3rd round tournament held by the Banyumas Branch of Perpesi. The tournament was attended by 132 golfers consisting of 20 participants from the Banyumas branch, 16 participants from the Magelang branch, 19 participants from the Solo branch, 34 participants from the Semarang branch and 43 participants from the Yogyakarta branch. This tournament was divided into several categories, namely Ladies Flight (maximum handicap 26), Man Flight A (age 55-59, maxi-

mum handicap 18), Man Flight B (age 60-64, maximum handicap 20), Man Flight C (age 6569, maximum handicap 22), Man Flight D (age 70-74, maximum handicap 24), and Man Flight E (age 75-77, maximum handicap 26). The tournament contested for each individual category are Runner Up Nett, Best Nett, Best Gross, Best Net Overall and Best Gross Overal, as well as in team category which are Team Nett and Team Gross. The best Nett Best category was achieved by Rustam Narus from Yogyakarta with a score of 63 with handicap 18. While, Kasdan won Best Gross Overal with a gross score of 74 and handicap 8. Team Nett was won by the Yogyakarta branch of the Perpesi team with a score of nett 207, while Team Gross was won by the team Perpesi Semarang branch with a gross score of nett 241. Photo by : Haris Hudiyanto (TPP)

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