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INFRASTRUCTURE

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Land Acquisition for Serang-Panimbang Toll Road Completed in June 2018

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Why Investors Choose Central Java to Invest During the year 2017 the investment value in the province of Central Java increased significantly due to various factors. One of the factors is that a number of people of Central Java origin who had moved to other regions in Indonesia and succeeded there then decided to invest in their homeland. Their investments have been contributing to the economic growth and the locally generated revenue (PAD), like being stated by Head of the Investment and One Stop Service Office (DPMPTSP) Central Java Prasetyo Aribowo, SH, M.Soc, SC. “There is a significant increase in the investment from 2011 to 2017, which can be seen from the data and diagrams at the DPMPTSP Central Java province,” said Prasetyo. Besides the contribution of origin people, the policy on the ease of doing businesses has also attracted many foreign investors to choose Central Java to invest. The other supporting factors are the abundant availability of labors with the minimum wage still relatively low, while the price of land is also cheaper compared with the other provinces in Indonesia. The Central Java province is also known as conducive for investment and secure. “Those are what make the investment value in Central Java keep increasing from year to year,” added Prasetyo. The realization of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased more than double from Rp14.11 trillion in 2016 to Rp31.67 trillion in 2017. The Domestic Investment (PMDN) unfortunately decreased from by Rp24.07 trillion 2016 to Rp19.87 trillion in 2017. The dominated country of origin of the foreign investment in Central Java in 2017 is Japan with an investment of US$1.123.90 million for financing 77 projects. South Korea is in the second rank with US$546.77 million investment for 208 projects, followed by India with US$244.18 million for 30 projects, Singapore with US$179.83 million for 127 projects, and British Virgin Islands with US$77.28 million for 66 projects. The next is Hongkong with US$68.25 million for 66 projects, Malaysia with US$36.27 million for 13 projects, Germany with US$20.84 million for 16 projects, United States with US$19.11 million for 33 projects, and Taiwan with US$18.98 million for 30 pro­jects. (IND/TPP)

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Jokowi’s 30 Strategic Projects Worth Rp94.8 Trillion Completed President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has completed 30 national strategic projects (PSN) worth Rp94.8 trillion for 2016-2017 period. The data was revealed by the Committee for Priority Infrastructure Provision Acceleration (KPPIP) on Tuesday (4/17). 20 Projects completed in 2016 worth Rp33.3 trillion are: 1. 14km toll road of Gempol – Pandaan, East Java (Rp1.47 trillion) 2. Sentani Airport, Jayapura, Papua (Rp1.47 trillion) 3. Juwata Airport, Tarakan, North Kalimantan (Rp1.39 trillion) 4. Bandara Fatmawati Soekarno, Bengkulu (Rp1.67 trillion) 5. Mutiara Airport, Palu (Rp1.39 trillion) 6. Matahora Airport, Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi (Rp662 billion) 7. Labuan Bajo Airport, Komodo Island, NTT (Rp662 bil-

lion) 8. Soekarno Hatta Airport Expansion (Including Terminal 3), Banten (Rp4.7 trillion) 9. Kalibaru Port, DKI Jakarta (Rp12.0 trillion) 10. Belawan-Sei Mengkei gas pipeline with capacity of 75 mmscfd, North Sumatra (Rp1.21 trillion) 11. PLBN & SP Entikong, Sanggau, West Kalimantan (Rp152 billion) 12. PLBN & SP Mota’ain, Belu, NTT (Rp82 billion) 13. PLBN & SP Motamassin, Malacca, NTT (Rp128 billion) 14. PLBN & SP Skouw, Jayapura, Papua (Rp166 billion) 15. Seunara Paya Dam, Sabang,

Aceh (Rp57 billion) 16. Rajui Dam, Kab. Pidie, Aceh (Rp138 billion) 17. Jatigede Dam, Sumedang, West Java (Rp4.82 trillion) 18. Bajulmati Dam, Banyuwangi, East Java (Rp454 billion) 19. Nipah, Madura, East Java (Rp213 billion) 20. Titab Dam, Buleleng, Bali (Rp496 billion) 10 projects completed in 2017 worth Rp61.5 trillion are 1. 11Km toll road of Soreang – Pasirkoja, West Java (Rp1.51 trillion) 2. 36.3Km toll road of Mojokerto - Surabaya, East Java (Rp4.98 trillion)

3. 16.7Km Tanjung Priok Access Road, DKI Jakarta (Rp6.27 trillion) 4. Raden Inten II Airport, Lampung (Rp1.47 trillion) 5. Development of Jangkrik and Jangkrik North East Fields in Muara Bakau Work Block, East Kalimantan (Rp45.5 trillion) 6. State Border Post (PLBN) & Supporting Facilities construction in Nanga Badau, Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan (Rp154 billion) 7. State Border Post (PLBN) & Supporting Facilities construction in Aruba, Sambas Regency, West Kalimantan (Rp131 billion)

8. State Border Post (PLBN) & Supporting Facilities cons­ truction in Wini, Central North East Timor, NTT (Rp130 billion) 9. Teritip Dam, East Kalimantan (Rp262 billion) 10. Umpu Irrigation System in Way Besai, Lampung (Rp1.078 trillion). In early 2018, the government through KPPIP re-evaluated the national strategic projects. The result was 14 projects were dropped from the list, while 1 project and 1 program were added, bringing to the total projects to 222 plus 3 programs worth Rp4.100 trillion. (DTK/TPP)

IMF Boss: We See Indonesia Much Better Now The world economy is in a state of recovery with a po­ sitive outlook, although it still has some risks that remain to be wary of. One of the risks is related to the potential tightening economy due to record breaking of the highest global debt. So, what about the economic condition in Indonesia? Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde said that Indonesia has a bright prospect related to the potential for its economy to grow in the future. “We see Indonesia as a much better country now,” she said at the launch of Global Policy Agenda 2018, at the

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IMF headquarters, Washington DC, on Thursday (4/19). The indicator, according to

her, is the relatively high economic growth in Indonesia compared to the average of

world economic growth which is in the recovery process. “Indonesia still grows above 5%, quite high and above the average world economic growth,” she said. Moreover, the current government is very consistent in carrying out the economic policy reforms marked by cutting the energy subsidies that had been considered to burden the state finances, Lagarde said. “I am impressed by the determination of President Jokowi to remove many of the fuel subsidies and shift the fund to infrastructure and public health,” she added. “Indonesian people now can enjoy the healthcare ser-

vices with only using a plastic card, which is a smart cart (BPJS card). As you know, I visited with President Jokowi one of the hospitals when I came to Indonesia some time ago and learned more than a third of the population is benefitting from access to free healthcare,” Lagarde said. Another point that makes IMF optimistic on the Indonesia’s economy outlook is the government’s efforts in simplifying the investment licensing by utilizing the digital system. “We also appreciate the digitalization of almost every aspect of licensing that makes it more transparent,” Lagarde said. (DTK/TPP)


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Vice President Jusuf Kalla Chairs International Trade Related Meeting Vice President Jusuf Kalla chaired a limited meeting with several cabinet ministers on Friday (20/4). The meeting was attended by Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignatius Jonan, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi, Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman, and Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister Mohamad Nasir. “This meeting discusses our future economic policy, what should be done in terms of our relationship with other countries,” said Jusuf Kalla when opening the meeting at the Vice

President’s Office, Jalan Medan Merdeka Utara. According to Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, the two-hour meeting discussed internal settlements related to Indonesia’s international economic cooperation with several countries. “The topics include Indonesia-Australia cooperation called Indonesia-Australia CEPA, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or RCEP, the collaboration between ASEAN with six countries of India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and the Free Trade Agreement or FTA with European countries of Switzerland and Norway. So, there were many to discuss in the meeting,” said Darmin. (TRB/TPP)

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President Jokowi Discusses Economy with 11 Ambassadors President Joko Widodo has discussed efforts to improve Indonesia’s economy with 11 ambassadors of friend countries while submitting their credentials at the Merdeka Palace. “Some ambassadors are from the countries of European Union (EU). The president re-emphasized the importance of mutually beneficial economic cooperation and currently we are negotiating the Indonesia-EU CEPA,” said Foreign Affairs Minister Retno LP Marsudi at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, on Wednesday (4/4) after accompanying the president. With the ambassadors of Russia, Georgia, Latvia and Poland, the president discussed the trade relations on palm oil with EU. To Russian Ambassador Ly-

udmila Georgievna Vorobieva, the president said he wanted to increase the bilateral trade from US$3 billion to US$5 billion. The foreign affairs minister said that the relation on trade and investment with Russia was also proposed in the context of Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). “We call on Russia to support Indonesia in the efforts to develop economic relations with EAEU,” said Retno. With Australian Ambassador Gary Francis Quinlan, the president discussed the IndonesiaAustralia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). President Jokowi invited Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to attend the 2018 meeting of Our Ocean Confe-

rence in Bali in October. He also appreciated the role of Australia in hosting the ASEAN-Australia Summit. While South Korean Ambassador Kim Chang-beom, the president discussed the efforts to increase the economic coope­ ration, especially in industry. “When the president of South Korea visited Indonesia, the Strategic Partnership is promoted to the Special Strategic Partnership focusing on the accelleration of industrialization. The president asked the acceleration of industrialization to be continued as a focus for Indonesia’s cooperation with South Korea,” the minister said. The other ambassadors handing over their credentials to President Jakowi are from the

The president reemphasized the importance of mutually beneficial economic cooperation and currently we are negotiating the Indonesia-EU CEPA.” Kingdom of Bahrain Mohamed Ghassan Mohamed Adnan Shaikho, from Georgia Irakli Asashvili, from Fiji Seleima Dikawakawayali Veisamasama, from Poland Beata Stoczynska, from Uganda Dorothy Samali Hyuha, from Gambia Ramzia Diab Ghanim, from Latvia Normans Penke, and from Ivory Coast Jeanne Guehe. (OKZ/TPP)

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President Joko Widodo has signed the Presidential Regulation No. 20 of 2018 on the Employment of Foreign Workers. This regulation facilitates foreign workers (TKA) to get a job in Indonesia and is expected to lead to the increased investment and national economy improvement. The regulation rules the employer to have the fo­reign worker employment plan (RPTKA) endorsed by a minister or authorized official. The RPTKA is not mandatory if the foreign workers are: a. Shareholders who are members of the board of directors or commissioners of the employer; b. Diplomatic and consular officials; c. Having skills needed by the government. For emergency and urgent work, the employer may apply for RPTKA approval no later than two working days after the employment. Every foreign worker is obliged to have the limited stay visa (Vitas), prepared by the employer or the expatiate him/herself. When approved, the Vitas will be gi­ ven with limited stay permit (Itas) for

maximum two years and can be extended in accordance with the provisions of the law and regulation. The Itas allows the expatriates to in and out of the country during its validity period. The new regulation requires every expatriate who works more than six months in Indonesia must be insured at the insurance company incorporated Indonesian law. The regulation was signed by Jokowi on March 26, 2018 and promulgated by Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly on March 29, 2018. The Presidential Regulation is valid after three months since the date of promulgation. It replaces the Presidential Regulation No. 72 Year 2014 on Employment of Foreign Workers made during President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. In a limited meeting on March 6, President Jokowi said he still got complaints on how complicated the process to get permit for hiring expatriates. “I am asking to process the permit faster and online in an integrated way between the Ministry of Manpower and Immigration under the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights,” said Jokowi. (KPS/TPP)

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President Jokowi Appreciates HIPMI for Encouraging Young Entrepreneurs to Grow The government continues to encourage the young entrepreneurs to grow and develop. Indonesia, according to President Joko Widodo, needs many entrepreneurs to advance the national economy. “Our country needs entrepreneurs whose number should increase each year. In almost all developed countries, the number of entrepreneurs is above 14 percent of the population. Currently, Indonesia has only 3.01 percent,” said the president after receiving the Executives of Central and Regional Chapters of Indonesia Young Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMI) at

the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Thursday (4/5). President Jokowi appreciated the efforts carried out by HIPMI in encouraging the youth to become entrepreneurs by campaigning at the schools, colleges, and even Islamic boarding schools (pesantren). “They have programs of HIPMI Goes to School, HIPMI Goes to Campus, and HIPMI Goes to Pesantren. I think this effort will encourage the young people to try to build their own businesses,” he said. In the meeting, HIPMI also conveyed the obstacles faced in the field, especially in the re-

gions. Bahlil Lahadalia, Chairman of HIPMI Central Executive Board, said HIPMI wanted to participate more in the national development projects set by the government. “They got complaints from the local young entrepreneurs in the regions for not being involved in the government’s big projects. This is what I want to discuss with the ministers of State-Owned Enterprises, Public Works, and Transportation in order to enlarge the circulation of money in the regions so that the development is really beneficial for all,” said the president. Jokowi added that he would

find out why the local young entrepreneurs in the regions were not involved in the development projects. He believed it was nothing to do with the capability of the entrepreneurs. “From the meeting with the HIPMI delegate, I believe they have the capability. I will see into it later when meeting with the ministers,” he said. Accompanying the president during the meeting were Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto. (SETKAB/TPP)

The Industry Ministry on Wednesday (4/4) launched the Making Indonesia 4.0 as a roadmap of Indonesia’s strategy in entering the Industry 4.0 era at the Jakarta Convention Center. The launch is part of Indonesia Industrial Summit 2018 inaugurated by President Joko Widodo. Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said that Industry 4.0 needs to be implemented immediately to answer the challenges today. “The revitalization of industrial sector needs to be done so that Indonesia will not be left behind from other countries that are increasingly competitive,” he added. One strategy to enter the Industry 4.0 era is by boosting five manufacturing sectors to strengthen the fundamental structure of Indonesia’s industry. The five sectors are Food and Beverage, Automotive, Electronics, Chemical, and Textile. “With the commitment and active participation of the government, the private sector and the public through the right partnerships, we are all confident that Industry 4.0 will bring benefits to the nation,” Airlangga said. Meanwhile Head of the

Agency for Industrial Research and Development (BPPI) Ngakan Timur Antara said the performance of industrial sector continues to show a significant contribution to the national economic development. Based on the Manufacturing Value Added, Indonesia’s position rose from the 11th in 2015 to the 9th in 2016, surpassing the UK and Canada. Contributing 17.88% to the GDP, the Indonesian manufacturing is ranked 4th in the world 15 countries whose manufacturing contributes to its GDP above 10 percent. “The figure even the highest in ASEAN and it continues to grow,” said Ngakan. The industrial sector has contributed Rp335 trillion to the state revenues. “The year 2017 is a period of rebound with the non-oil and gas processing industry grew 4.84%, after previously slowing down for three consecutive years,” he added. On the investment value in the period of 2012-2017, the industrial sector contributed 46.4%. The Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) report by Nikkei and Markit revealed that Indonesia’s manufacturing PMI rose from 49.9 in January to 51.4 in February 2018. The February PMI was the highest since June 2016 and the index above 50 indicates that the manufacturing is expansive. (TPP)


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The Ministry of Industry has been working on the development of manufacturing industries in Central Java, especially the export oriented labor-intensive ones such as the textile and textile products (TPT), footwear, and furniture which have so far contributed significantly to the growth of national economy. “Those sectors are performing well. The Ken­ dal Industrial Park has been contributing significantly, so we continue to actively attract more investments into the estate,” said Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto after a dialogue with the students of Semarang State University on Friday (4/6).

The data from the Industry and Trade Office of Central Java Province show the investment value in the manufacturing industry in 2015 reached Rp10.7 trillion. It is targeted to increase 10-fold to Rp104.3 trillion by 2035. The labor absorption is also espected to increase from 3.2 million people in 2015 to 6.2 million by 2035. To achieve the targets, the government has been encouraging the Kendal Industrial Park to play its role more in attracting new investors to operate in there. Until January 2018, the integrated industrial estate, which was inaugurated in November 2016, has attracted 39 investors from

Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Japan. The industrial park is targeted to attract investment up to Rp200 trillion and to employ 500 thousand people. The companies that have been operating in Kendal Industrial Park are engaged in the industries of furniture, food,

A bigger opportunity is also given to the local and national private construction companies to improve their capability.”

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food packaging, steel, label printing, and dolls. According to the minister, Central Java is one of the provinces that become the location of choice for the investors who want to expand their businesses. “For example, Boyolali. We can see that the unemployment rate there is close to zero, thanks to the expansion of large companies there,” Airlangga said. Some big textile and textile products companies in West Java have been known relocating or expanding their businesses to Central Java, especially Boyolali. This movement has resulted in the employment of 5,000 local workers. (GTR/ TPP)

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The government through Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati keeps enhancing the fiscal incentives to attract more investors in a bid to reach the target of 5.4% economic growth this year. “To maintain the economic momentum, we focus on rising the investment and export because these two were hit hard when the commodity prices dropped. We have to find a way to make these two engines of economic growth to rise again,” Sri Mulyani told the press in Jakarta on Wednesday (3/28). She said her office has been simplifying the rules regarding fiscal incentives. “The bottom line is the more investments, the more incentives. The biggest incentive will be given to the investment of

Rp30 trillion and more with free corporate income tax (PPh) up to 20 years.” According to her, the figures were set after learning from the neighboring countries. “We want to beat what the neighbors have to offer.” Meanwhile Head of Fiscal Policy Department of the Finance Ministry, Suahasil Nazara, explained more detail about the new tax holiday. Starting from an investment of Rp500 billion, it will get an incentive of free corporate income tax up to 5 years. The highest is the investment of Rp30 trillion and more will get free corporate income tax up to 20 years, without any conditions. “The tax holiday is primarily for the upstream industry,” Sua-

hasil said, adding that the government needs to push the investment since its contribution to the Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) reaches 32%. Head of Special Unit for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (SKK Migas), Amien Sunar­yadi, said he was surprised and pleased with the new incentive. This rule according to Amien will attract many new investors of oil and gas upstream industry into Indonesia. “We are so pleased with this new tax holiday. It will boost the investment in upstream industry of oil and gas. The investment last year reached US$9 billion and this year it is expected to rise to US$13 billion,” Amien said. (CNBC/TPP)

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Indonesia can take advantage from Singapore, already known as a financial hub in Asia, to get financing in the development projects for tourism and digital economy.”

Singapore entrepreneurs gathered at the Office of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) on Thursday (4/5) to discuss the business to government scheme, as a followup of Indonesian-Singapore Business Council (ISBC) meeting in Singapore on September 7, 2017. The discussion was attended by Head of BKPM Thomas Trikasih Lembong, KADIN Chairman Rosan P

Roeslani, EDB Chairman Beh Swan Gin, SBF Chairman Theo Siong Seng and Singapore Ambassador to Indonesia Anil Kumar Nayar. According to Lembong, three sectors have been chosen to optimize the cooperation between the two countries, namely capital market, digital economy, and tourism and its supporting infrastructure. “Indonesia can take ad-

vantage from Singapore, already known as a financial hub in Asia, to get financing in the development projects for tourism and digital economy,” he said. ISBC is a forum for Indonesian and Singaporean businesses to meet and cooperate, supported by BKPM and Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) as counselors. ISBC members are top 10 business entities from

Indonesia and 10 from Singapore. The Indonesian members are KADIN, Sintesa Group, PT Bank Mandiri, PT Jababeka, PT Lippo Karawaci, PT BCA, Rajawali Corp., PT Garuda Indonesia, PT Air Asia Indonesia and Traveloka. The Singaporean members include EDB, SBF, Singapore Manufacturing Federation, Singapore Infocomm, Technology Association, Singapore Precision Engineering and Technology Association, Hotel Properties Limited, and Kappel Corporation Limited. The ISBC is expected to bring in more investments from Singapore to Indonesia. In 2017, the realization of investment from Singapore in Indonesia was US$8.4 billion or 26.2% of the total investment, making Singapore as the num-

ber one investor country in Indonesia. The Singapore investors have invested heavily in the transportation, warehousing, telecommunications, agriculture and plantation as well as paper industry. The location of investment is still dominated by Java (51%), while the rest of 49% is outside Java. In the second position is Japan with investment of US$5 billion, followed by China US$3.4 billion, Hong Kong US$2.1 billion and South Korea US$2 billion. In the fourth quarter of 2017, the investment realization from Singapore reached US$2.3 billion or 27.8%, Japan US$1 billion or 11.9%, Hong Kong US$800 million or 9%, South Korea US$700 million and China US$600 million. (DTK/TPP)

Plastic wastes become a serious problem in the world today because they will never decompose so that they are damaging the environment. The problem of plastic wastes has become a serious concern of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti who said that she is determined to work on reducing the plastic wastes. She has started

from her nearest environment, her office. Susi asked all the employees of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries to not bring bottled water to the office. Those who defy by bringing bottled water to the office will get fined Rp500,000. “I’m considering reward the one who report the violation with 20% of the fine,” said Susi in Jakarta on Wednesday (3/28). (DTK/TPP)

Minister Hanif Urges Entrepreneurs and Labor Unions to Maximize Bipartite Forum Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri has called on employers and labor unions to maximize the bipartite forum in quickly resolving the disputes between them. “If there is a problem, please discuss it in an open way with trust to each other between labor unions and employers,” said Hanif when opening the event about Collective Labor Agreement (PKB) titled “Realizing Business Continuity and Welfare of Workers by Establishing Collective Labor Agreement” at the Holiday Inn Jababeka Cikarang, Bekasi, on Tuesday (4/17). The minister further said both parties should minimize the misunderstandings to succeed the establishment of the agreement. He added that with PBK, the rights and obligations of employers and workers will be clearly stated and more than 96% of negotiations reached agreement. Minister Hanafi also mentioned the importance of labor union in the company’s organizational structure, given the innovation in a company often comes

from the workers or union. “Employers should make room for labor unions to grow and the unions must also be productive,” said Hanif. He reminded the employers and workers not to use physical force in dialogue. If both put forward the physical might, it will only result in chaos. “Physical force will be responded with physical force and usually it will bring us nowhere,” Hanif said. Data from Manpower and Transmigration Office of Bekasi Regency show the number of companies in the industrial estates in Bekasi Regency is 4,345. While the number of workers is 1.214.052 (Jababeka Industrial Estate, MM2100, Lippo Cikarang, EJIP Industrial Park, and Delta Mas). From that number, as many as 377 companies have run the corporate regulations, while those who already have PKB are 150 companies. The event was attended by hundreds of invitees from 1,650 factories located in the Jababeka Industrial Estate. (MENAKER/TPP)


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INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONALBRIEF Mali Prepares 1 Million Hectares of Land for Indonesia Chairman of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) of Mali, Youssouf Bathily said on Wednesday (4/5) that Mali government is keen to strengthen the cooperation with Indonesia. In 2017, the trade value between the two countries reached US$31,980,900 with a surplus for Mali due to the huge imports of cotton. According to Bathily, Mali government has prepared 1 million hectares of land area for the cooperation in agriculture and irrigation with Indonesia. The cooperation in mining and petroleum is also open for the oil President of the Republic of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita reserves of 634,500 m3, as well as a program to build 440,000 houses valued at US$140 billion. (KEMLU/TPP)

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Tunisian Trade Minister Supports RI-Tunisia Preferential Trade Agreement

Indonesian Ambassador to Tunisia Prof. Dr. Ikrar Nusa Bhakti paid a visit to Tunisian Trade Minister Omar Behi on Tuesday (3/27). The trade minister said he welcomed the efforts to strengthen the trade cooperation between the two countries and hoped the trade between Indonesia and Tunisia to keep increasing in the future. The Trade Minister of Tunisia also responded positively to the Indonesian ambassador’s invitation for Tunisian entrepreneurs to attend the Trade Expo Indonesia in October and the Indonesia-Africa Forum in April. He expressed Tunisia’s commitment to complete the discussion of RI-Tunisia Preferential Trade Agreement which is expected to boost the trade volume of both countries. (KEMLU/TPP)

RI Invites Andorra to Increase Trade and Investment Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs A.M. Fachir met with Andorra Foreign Affairs Minister Maria Ubach Font in Andorra La Vella on Monday (4/9). The meeting was held to boost the cooperation in trade and investment. “The trade and investment cooperation between the two countries is very dynamic in the last three years,” said Fachir. Minister Ubach welcomed positively and invited Indonesia to become the partner in its agenda of economic diversification. Fachir also encouraged people-to-people relationships through the BSBI (arts and culture scholarship) program, interaction among entrepreneurs and the exchange of artists of both countries. (KEMLU/TPP)

In his speech at Usindo gala dinner on Wednesday (4/18) in Washington, Coordinating Minister for Economy Luhut Pandjaitan explained the economic progress in Indonesia and the huge opportunity for investment from Sabang to Merauke. “Currently we focus on the infrastructure development to boost the economy and strengthen the unity of Indonesian people spreading on 70 thousand islands,” he said. He added the development is also conducted more in regions outside Java, especially eastern Indonesia, to reach equality. According to him, based on the ongoing development, in 2019 the economic growth could be expected to reach 6%

Taiwan’s National Health Insurance: A Model for Universal Health Coverage Indonesia has a modern health insurance (KIS) with 193.1 million members and 92.4 million of them enjoy free healthcare. This amazing achievement is in line with the World Health Organization’s goal to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. Taiwan offers cooperation to accelerate the process of building universal health coverage in Indonesia. Taiwan launched the National Health Insurance (NHI) initiative by integrating medical programs and has been expanded to provide equal coverage to all citizens from birth, regardless of age, financial status or employment status. Furthermore, all foreigners who legally work or reside in Taiwan are also afforded the same coverage. The NHI is a public program run by the government based on a single-payer model. Taiwan’s health system has undergone several reforms over

the last 20 plus years to ensure its sustainability. Implementing the Global Budget Payment on top of Fee-For-Service reimbursement method effectively reduced annual medical expenditure growth from 12 percent to 5 percent since 2003. And the way premiums are collected has also changed from being purely payroll-based, to including supplementary premiums based on capital gains, which has created a surplus into the National Health Insurance Fund. In addition, the NHI’s information system has migrated to the cloud, making it much easier for hospitals, clinics, and doctors to access medical information. Hospitals are encouraged to upload computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans so they can be retrieved for follow-up consultations. A personalized cloudbased service called My Health Bank also enables patients to

check their medical records at any time. The government has adopted a wide range of measures to reduce health inequalities affecting disadvantaged groups. Premium subsidies are provided for the low-income and near-poor households, as well as the unemployed. In a globalized world, it is impossible for countries to overcome all their healthcare challenges on their own. It is only through interdisciplinary and international cooperation a global health system can be built consistently and cost-effectively meets the healthcare needs of the world’s citizens and bring to fruition the WHO’s ultimate goal of health for all. Taiwan has a great deal of experience in a universal health insurance system and the best way to share the experience with other countries is through participation in the World Health Assembly and the WHO. Unfortunately, political obstruction led to Tai-

According to Mendis, Indonesia can use the investment money from China for building roads, airports, seaports, railways and other connectivity necessities. “However, be careful, don’t trap into a massive debt like Sri Lanka.” After going through more than 25 years of civil wars, Sri Lanka was desperate to rebuild the country, but nobody would help except China who supported it diplomatically and financially. China invested heavily in airport, harbor, sport stadium, conference hall and roads. “Unfortunately, they are not used properly so the facilities are being called the emptiest in the world,” says Mendis. On the other side, Sri Lanka realized it had to use 90 per-

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cent of national income to pay back the loans to other countries, mostly to China. When a new government came in, they renegotiated how to pay back the investment. The result is to give China 99 years lease for the harbor. This sparked protests from the people and made other coun-

The government will soon focus on the education, especially for training and technology vocational education in the regions outside Java.”

have been built. The sea toll concept to connect the spreading islands has also generated some positive results in economy and sea transportation. The tourism has also become priority in the development by promoting new tourist destinations such as Labuan Bajo, Lake Toba, Mandalika and Banyuwangi as the New

Bali. “Hopefully they will increase the revenue from tourism in the future,” said Minister Luhut. Closing his speech, Luhut mentioned the political year 2019 in the legislative and presidential elections. According to him, President Joko Widodo who will run again for the presidential candidacy, is currently supported by 70% of the political party from previously only 30%. The minister assured that the presidential election will go smoothly, not like the rowdy election of Jakarta governor, because President Jokowi is known as devout Muslim, humble, and never use his power for personal purposes. (TPP)

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wan being denied an invitation to the 70th WHA as an observer last year. Taiwan seeks to participate in the 71st WHA this year in a professional and pragmatic way, as part of global efforts to realize the WHO’s vision of a seamless global disease prevention network. This also goes in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal 3, which is to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages by 2030. (TPP)

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Indonesia Can Take Advantage of China’s Investment Policy As archipelagic country with 17,504 islands, Indonesia badly needs a good connectivity, from Sumatra in the west to Papua in the east. China’s initiative to reestablish a modern Silk Road by providing investments for infrastructure development, called One Belt One Road policy, can be utilized by Indonesia, says Patrick Mendis, Associate-in-Research of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. “Good infrastructures have proven to alleviate the poverty and solve trade problems in many countries. How to make the infrastructures into a connectivity is important, like what you have in Jababeka in using the roads, railway and ports into a connectivity,” he further says.

and even 7% in 2021. Besides the infrastructure development, Luhut added, the policy to oblige the raw materials to be processed first before being exported has proven to be quite effective in driving the growth of economy. Regarding manpower, Minister Luhut said Indonesian manpower still need to be upskilled further. “The government will soon focus on the edu­c ation, especially for training and technology vocational education in the regions outside Java.” He added that now remote areas in Indonesia have shown some development progresses. For example, in the border areas of Kalimantan and Malaysia, where public facilities

tries like Pakistan, Nepal and Myanmar canceled their Chinese investment plans. “Now the China’s present in Sri Lanka creates a huge issue for India and United States. It’s not only economically but has also become geopolitical issue,” Mendis says. (IRAWAN/TPP)

Foreign Affairs Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi has utilized the Indonesia-Africa Forum (IAF) 2018 to strengthen the cooperation between Indonesia and African countries. The minister held five bilateral meetings on Wednesday (4/11) with a vice minister of Somalia, a vice minister of Ghana, Ugandan ambassador to Indonesia, head of Nigeria’s investment institution, and CEO of Ethiopian Airlines. “The Indonesian government welcomes the development of economic relations between Indonesia and Africa, which is marked by an increase in the trade volume with some countries,” said Minister Retno. With Somalia, the bilateral trade volume increased by 30% every year, even in 2017 the rise reached 80% compared to 2016. With Uganda, the increase reached 55% in 2017. Indonesia’s trade volume with African countries still has the potential to increase further due to the high economic growth. “Especially with Ghana, because the country’s economic growth is 7.9%,” Retno added. At the bilateral meeting,

Somalia invited Indonesia to invest in the infrastructure development of roads and ports, as well as in the agriculture. “Indonesia welcomes and plans to send a team of experts to design the construction of a port in Somalia,” she said. Ghana also invited Indonesian construction companies to take part in the development and financing its program of 1 million homes. According to Minister Retno, Indonesia is seriously encouraging Indonesia-Africa connectivity by opening the Jakarta-Addis Ababa direct flights served by the Ethiopian Airlines. The aviation company will work with Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF AeroAsia) in the aircraft maintenance and ground handling. “Currently the GMF AeroAsia has been working with airlines from African countries of Nigeria (Max Air and Hax Air), Libya and Djibouti,” she added. In the politics, Somalia and Uganda expressed their supports for Indonesia’s nomination as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 20192020 period. (KEMLU/TPP)


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After Building Runway 3, Soetta Airport Will be able to Serve 114 Flights/Hour beritatrans.com

Ministry of Maritime Affairs Provides Rp200 Billion to Build Infrastructure in Morotai The administration of Morotai Island Regency, North Maluku, has stated that the central government allocates Rp200 billion fund in its national state budget (APBN) to be disbursed through the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry for the construction of infrastructures in Morotai. Head of the Regional Development Planning and Research Agency of Morotai Island, Abjan Sofyan through a press release issued on Thursday (3/29), said the state budget fund aimed to accelerate

the development in Morotai. The infrastructure projects to be developed this year include the construction of embankment in Buho-buho Village, East Morotai District, the opening of a road in Sopi Village and Wayabullah Village with the length at 14 kilometers worth at Rp100 billion, bridge replacements with fund allocation at Rp6 billion, the construction of new bridges for Rp44 billion, the installation of clean water supply worth at Rp12 billion, the construction of a dam in Telai village with fund allocation

The Morotai Island Regency is located on the border line and has various potentials that can be developed, one of which is tourist destination.”

at Rp26 billion, and a Rp600 million worth wastewater treatment plant.

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Land Acquisition for SerangPanimbang Toll Road Completed in June 2018 PT Wijaya Karya Serang Panimbang (WSP) has targeted the land acquisition for the construction of 83.7 kilometers Serang-Panimbang toll road will be completed in June 2018. WSP President Director Entus Asnawi said currently 35% of the land needed for the Serang-Cileles segment has been acquired. The process of appraisal and payment continues to be accelerated. The land areas to be used for the construction of SerangPanimbang toll road consist of public land 80% and the rest of 20% is owned by state-owned enterprises (SMEs). “In June the acquisition of public land will be completed, while the takeover of land owned by the forestry SMEs of

As for enhancing the settlement areas, the fund allocation reaches Rp26 billion and will be divided into traditional market Rp16 billion and special houses Rp10 billion. The government has designed the Morotai Island Regency as a Special Economic Zone. The Morotai Island Regency is located on the border line and has various potentials that can be developed, one of which is tourist destination such as the white sand on the beach of Dodola Island. (JPP/TPP)

PTPN and Perhutani may take longer,” Entus said on Monday (4/2). There are 5,507 plots of land covering 758 hectares in 14 districts and 51 villages to be acquired. So far, the problem in the land acquisition was mostly overlapping ownership, but only 5% according to Entus. “On the land areas that have been acquired, some physical works have been commencing, for example, clearing the

soil, making the iron frames for cross grain and installing the poles for the overpass,” he said. The construction of SerangPanimbang toll road is divided into three sections namely Section 1 (Serang-Rangkas Bitung) with the length of 26.5 km, Section 2 (Rangkas Bitung-Bojong) 33 km, and Section 3 (Bojong -Panimbang) 24.40 km. The project is carried out with the scheme of GovernmentBusiness Entity Cooperation

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(KPBU), where the government will only work on the section II and the rest is done by WSP. The investment value of the project reaches Rp5.3 trillion, while the government’s part will be Rp3.3 trillion. The toll road is intended to support the development of Tourism Special Economic Zone Tanjung Lesung and to enhance the connectivity while improving the econo­ mic growth in Banten. (BSN/ TPP)

The construction of the third runway and east cross taxiway will improve the flight services at the Soe­ karno-Hatta (Soetta) Airport. Once completed, the airport’s capacity will increase to 100 million passengers per year. The traffic of the flights will also increase to 114 aircrafts per hour from currently 81 per hour. “The bottom line is that the current capacity of Soekarno Hatta which is 63 million will be increased so that we can accommodate more than 100 million. Or in craft movement, it will increase from 81 per hour to 114,” said Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi at the Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, on Sunday (4/15). President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II (AP II) Muhammad Awaluddin said the construction of the third run-

way requires 216 hectares of land area. However, the totaled land plots have been acquired so far reached 115 ha. “The remaining 101 ha are still under process. Our calculation is that we will finish the land acquisition in August or September 2018,” he said. Awaluddin added that the construction works will be done in parallel. The plan is that the construction of the third runway will be started by the end of April. According to Awaluddin, the construction of runway will take 16 months. Thus, the runway will be completed around August next year. “The construction of the runway will need 16 months. Our estimation is the parallel construction of the runway and taxiway will be completed in July or August 2019,” he said. (DTK/TPP)

In June, West Java International Airport (BIJB) Kertajati to be Inaugurated West Java International Airport (BIJB) Kertajati, Majalengka, will be inaugurated in June. BIJB is expected to boost all sectors, especially the economy and business in the surrounding areas. However, it will need a good anticipation from the local government and local people to be able to create a multiplier effect to the regional economy. “The BIJB presence certainly provides a fresh air for the investors in the region, especially the hospitality entrepreneurs. But, if the local government does not have a strategic plan, the region will remain left behind from the ones outside of Cirebon,” said Chairman of Association of Hotels and Restaurants Indonesia (PHRI) Cirebon Chapter, Reza Hakiki, on Friday (4/6). Kiki, his nickname, further said the hospitality in Cirebon City so far is not supported maximally by the Cirebon Municipal Government which has become a complicated problem. Amidst the expanding infrastructure development to support the investment climate in Cirebon, the local government is considered too slow in welcoming the BIJB which will soon be operated. According to him, the Cirebon Municipal Government has yet to solve the disturbing problems in the city, such as floods, congestion, garbage, and street vendors, which currently make the

travelers who visit the city of Cirebon become disappointed. “However, my prediction is that within one to five years, the hotel occupancy in Cirebon will increase,” he said. Still, specific for the Cirebon City area, it might be left behind because the investors most likely will choose to build hotels near the airport. Moreover, the tourist destinations in the Cirebon City are not that many and tend to be boring. Kiki said there should be a synergy between the local governments of 3 regions in Cirebon area to work on the opportunities as well as the challenges of the BIJB Kertajati presence. “If the condition of Cirebon City keeps like this, the visitors will get bored. They only need one day to see all the tourism sites. The tourists usually come here just for culinary and batik,” he added. In fact, Kiki said, once the BIJB operational, it is not impossible that the Cirebon visitors will want to proceed to Bandung area because, in addition to the neat urban planning with a soothing village scenery, Bandung has many tourist destinations. “We should have a strategic plan to welcome the BIJB. Private sector cannot work alone. There should be a common policy between the regions around BIJB. If it’s just like this, we will be left behind,” Kiki concluded. (PJS/ TPP)

North Bali Airport to be Built When Ngurah Rai Reaches Maximum Capacity The plan to develop the North Bali Airport will be realized, but it will be done after the Ngurah Rai Airport has reached its maximum capacity, according to Director Ge­neral of Air Transportation Agus Santoso. He said the traffic of passengers at Ngurah Rai Airport currently is about 21 million per day. “This year the traffic of passengers has reached 21 million passengers and will keep growing from year to year,” he said at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs, Ja-

karta, on Tuesday (4/3). Agus said that the maximum capacity of Ngurah Rai Airport is able to accommodate up to 35 million passengers. Therefore, there is a plan to build another airport in the north of Bali, while Ngurah Rai Airport is in the south. “With the single runway and additional apron, Ngurah Rai Airport can only accommodate 30 million or 35 million at the top,” he added. “That is why we are considering build the North Bali Airport. Besides, the hangar

in the airport in the south of Bali also has limited capacity. So, the plan to build the North Bali Airport is still rolling, but the realization will wait for the capacity of Ngurah Rai Airport to reach its peak,” Agus said. He estimated the peak capacity of Ngurah Rai Airport will happen within 5 to 10 years. “Yes, the prediction is based on the fact that in one year the average growth of passengers is 11%, so in 5 to 10 years it will reach the maximum capacity,” he concluded. (DTK/TPP)


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Kendal Regent: Regional Generated Income Up 102.3% In a plenary meeting with the Regional House of Representatives about the Regional MediumTerm Development Plan (RPJMD) of 2016 – 2021, Kendal Regent dr. Mirna Annisa, MSi presented the accountability report (LKPJ) 2017 on the 9 development missions including the democratic, transparent, accountable, effective, efficient, clean, and free of KKN governance. The missions also cover creating intelligent, superior and noble human resources, and making the investment climate to become conducive to create more jobs. In the implementation of RPJMD 2016 – 2021 in the year 2017 with the tagline of Kendal Ber­ k hidmat, the local government policy focused on the infrastructure development and excellent public services. The locally generated regional revenue in 2017 reached Rp404,911,988,883 or 102.30% exceeding the target of Rp395,818,878,534. The balancing fund was targeted at Rp1,313,578,186,000 and was realized at Rp1,258,083,866,283 or 95.78%. The other legitimate incomes of 2017 were targeted at Rp348,437,540,549 with the realization of Rp384,492,565,839 or 110.35%. The local state budget (APBD) of 2017 was targeted at Rp2,336,759,859,994 and was realized at Rp2,091,829,069,982 or 89.52%.

The target of health improvement through the availability of drugs according to the needs was set at 83% and was realized at 95% at the 9 community health centers (Puskesmas). The care for malnutrition cases reached 100% of the target, while the realization of family latrines which meet the standard reached 87.61% from the target of 85%. The industry of marine and freshwater aquaculture resulted in 24,142,548 kilograms of fish, while the catches of fish on the ocean reached 3,326,763 kilograms or 155% of the target of 2,138,213 kilograms. In the agriculture sector, the rice production reached 241,924 tons from the target of 256,832 tons. The corn production was 239,122 tons from the target of 209,869 tons. The production of onion reached 318,903 quintals, chili 60,104 quintals, coffee 1,206.50 tons, cloves 252,87 tons and rubber 171,67 tons. Meanwhile the livestock exceeded the targets with the cattle 20,634 heads, goat 37,781 heads, and laying chicken 4,099,100 heads. In the cooperation with third parties, Kendal Regency government has been working together with PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III in building the Kendal Port to support the development of Kendal Industrial Estate. (IND/TPP)

Banyuwangi was selected by Canada as the region to receive its Responsive Innovation Fund (RIF). The RIF is a partnership program between Indonesia and Canada through the Natio­ nal Support for Local Investment Climate/National Support for Enhancing Local and Regional Economic Development (NSLIC/ NSELRED). Banyuwangi will receive Rp1 billion for the development of villages included in the National Priority Rural Areas (KPPN). Head of the Regional Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) Banyuwangi Suyanto Waspotondo said Canada considered Banyuwangi able to improve the city-village relationship by building new growth centers in its territory. “This program is focused on the innovative breakthroughs in delivering the public services and growing the local economy.

The fund is expected to stimulate the economic development and local investments based on innovative approaches,” Suyanto said. He added that especially in the local economic development, Banyuwangi gets the highest score which should thank to its village-based agrotourism development program. Three districts of Licin, Kalipuro and Glagah were assessed by a joint team of Canada and Indonesia (Bappenas). The three districts are located on the slopes of Mount Ijen with the potential of natural beauty and plantation. “The Banyuwangi Regency has designed a program that encourages the three districts to take advantage of their potentials to become attractive tourism destinations,” said Suyanto. He further said that Canada will also provide technical assistance, ranging from the im-

provement of community institutions and product quality to tourism promotion. “For example, strengthening the institutional groups of tourism awareness (Pokdarwis), preparing the tour packages, developing the coffee starting from how to cultivate until it’s served, developing the tourist attractions, and empowering the poor to support production. We will also assist in the regional branding, promotion and marketing activities whether conventional, online and networking development,” Suyanto added. Banyuwangi Regent Abdullah Azwar Anas expressed his gratitude for the attention of Indonesian central government and Canada to the region. “This collaborative work reinforces our shared commitment to strengthen rural development directed in the President Joko Widodo’s policy,” Anas said. (DTK/TPP)


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The Tourism Ministry in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy in Hanoi held a Sales Mission Toba Lake Destination on April 2, 2018 at the Apricot Hotel Hanoi. The event was partaken by 7 Indonesian travel agents from Jakarta, West Java, Yogyakarta and Bali, as well as 38 tour operators in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Sales Mission Toba Lake Destination 2018 this time managed to sell 670 tour packages valued at Rp1.56 billion or US$113,820. The sales consist of paid transactions of 110 tour packages worth Rp429,18 million or US$31,100 and potential transactions of 560 tour packages worth Rp1.138 billion or US$82.658. In 2017, the Sales

Mission recorded US$377,392 of transactions or an increase of 192% from US$134,136 in 2016. Earlier on March 29 - April 1, the Tourism Ministry parti­ cipated in the Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) 2018 held at the Hanoi International Center for Exhibition (ICE). From the target set at Rp6.2 billion or US$450,386, the Indonesian Pavilion managed to sell 2,669 tour packages worth at Rp13.4 billion or US$993,000 (up 164% from 2017). Featuring Pinisi Ship design, the Wonderful Indonesia Pavilion also won Top 10 Impressive Booths Award at the VITM 2018. Minister Counselor Sur­ yana Sastradiredja, as the representative of Indonesian Embas-

Wearing Balinese Traditional Clothes, Miss Universe 2015 Alumni Welcomed by Karangasem Warmth Fourteen beautiful women of Miss Universe 2015 alumni visited Karangasem Bali on Saturday (4/14), welcomed by Karangasem Regent IGA Mas Sumatri and Secretary Gede Adnya Mulyadi in Taman Ujung. The 14 women are Fran­ cesca Keiko (Ecuador), Narissa Nena (Great Britain), Joanna Cooper (Ireland), Fatima Idubina (El Salvador), Toria Nichole (Bahamas), Tonie Maria (Cayman Island), Daniela Luviana (Nicaragua), Vanessa Tevi (Malaysia), Pham Thi Houng (Vietnam), Lisa Marie White (Singapore), Cynthia Samuel (Lebanon), Janeta Kerdikosvill (Georgia), and Anna Vergelskaia (Ukraine). Wearing traditional Balinese clothing, complete with a bouquet of flowers, they were entertained with the traditional music Gambelan Selonding and Gender Subagan while enjoying Karangasem typical food. “We will stay for four days in Bali. In addition to Karangasem, we will also visit Ubud, Gianyar, Uluwatu, and Badung,” said Anindya Kusuma Putri, one of the finalists of Miss Universe 2015 as the host of the reunion. After touring the royal heritage of Taman Ujung, they spend the night at the Cottage

Hopefully they will tell the beauty of Karangasem and other destinations in Bali on the social media, since their followers reach 3 million per person on average.” of Candidasa Temple. “All are amazed by the beauty of Karangasem. We deliberately chose Karangasem because we also want to contribute in a way to the recovery of Karangasem after being affected by the eruption of Mount Agung,” said Anin. The visit of the beauty pageant alumni, according to her, is expected to promote Bali tourism. “They will promote Karangasem to their friends how beautiful and unique Karangasem is after seeing it by themselves,” she added. Tourism Minister Arief Yahya welcomed the visit, saying that they will become good endorsers as they have many fans from all over the world. “Hopefully they will tell the beauty of Karangasem and other destinations in Bali on the social media, since their followers reach 3 million per person on average,” said Minister Arief Yahya. (KEMENPAR/TPP)

sy, in delivering his speech said that the embassy fully supported the activities of the Tourism Ministry in promoting Indonesian Tourism in Vietnam. Such an effort is expected to increase the number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia to reach 20 million by 2019. In 2017, about 60,000 Vietnamese tourists visited Indonesia, while as many as 81,065 Indonesian tourists visited Vietnam. To promote Indonesia and make Vietnamese people more knowledgeable about Indonesian tourism, the Indonesian Embassy in Hanoi and the Tourism Ministry have been actively involved in various a civities, including the Familiarization Trip/ Famtrip. During 2017, the embassy had sent 9 journalists from Dep Magazine, Wanderlust, Vietnam Tourism Review, Travellive, Vietnam Net, Buddhist Media, Tuoi Tre, Hanoi TV and Timeout Magazine, as well as one blogger to have a Famtrip to Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Solo, Bali, Aceh and Sumatra. (KEMLU/TPP)

To Ease Access to Tanjung Lesung, New Bus Route from Airport to Pandeglang Operated In celebrating the 144th anniversary of Pandeglang Regency, Damri Pioneer Bus Transportation started a new route to Tanjung Lesung from the Soekarno Hatta (Soetta) Airport via Pandeglang starting on Sunday (4/1). This route was opened by the Transportation Office (Dishub) of Pandeglang Regency to support Tanjung Lesung as a Special Economic Zone (KEK) for tourism. The bus is also to facilitate the public in Pandeglang to travel out of the regency. According to Dishub, the Damri’s new route will not harm the existing public buses since the route has been carefully set to avoid being crossover with other buses’. A feeder bus will take the passengers at Tanjung Lesung and depart to Labuan Terminal, then to Cimanying Menes intersection, and will end at the Kadubanen Terminal in Pan-

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deglang. From Pandeglang, the passengers going to Soetta Airport should take the Damri airport bus. The Damri bus will facilitate the tourists who want to vi­ sit KEK Tanjung Lesung directly from the Soetta Airport. So, the tourists will feel more comfortable as they do not need to transit or change when using the public transportation. It also will support the Na-

tional Strategic Project (PSN) of KEK Tanjung Lesung in attracting more tourists. Damri currently ope­rates 2 units of bus daily, but later it will add to 5 units. General Manager of Tanjung Lesung Hotel & Resort Widi Widiasmanto said, “This is good news and gives new spirit to Tanjung Lesung. Clearly the central and local governments support the development of Tanjung Lesung.” Widi added that the operation of Damri bus hopefully would make Tanjung Lesung increasingly known and more attractive to the tourists. “We have provided all the facilities for middle-up and middle-low target market,” he said. In connection with the Asian Games 2018 sporting event, Widi said, “This year Jakarta will host the Asian Games 2018, hopefully it will have a positive impact to Tanjung Lesung. We will prepare the tour packages to anticipate it.” (TPP)

Sriwijaya Air Issues Magic Card, Travelers Can Fly at Will sportourism.id

Claimed as the first in the aviation world, Sriwijaya Air has launched a magic card to make the holders able to fly as many as they want for a year. The magic card is named Sriwijaya Air Travel Pass (SJ Travel Pass), detikTravel reported on Tuesday (4/10). By holding the SJ Travel Pass card, the customers will be given the convenience to use it at any time for one-year term. “So, they can fly at any time without any exception, even during the peak season of certain big holiday usually referred to as black-out dates,” said Agus Soedjono, Senior Manager of Corporate Communication of Sriwijaya Air Group. The card holders are also given the flexibility to use the card as they desire. “The flexibility given is that they can use the SJ Travel Pass to fly once a month, once a week, or even every day,” he added. To get the SJ Travel Pass, the travelers must spend Rp12 million and the card

will be valid for one year. The SJ Travel Pass can be purchased through the official website of Sriwijaya Air Group, Sriwijaya Air Mobile App and Sales Office of Sriwijaya Air throughout Indonesia. The number of SJ Travel Pass cards is limited so that the sales are open only for two months starting from April 9 to June 9, 2018. The issuance of SJ Travel Pass is supported by Sriwijaya Air Group’s banking partners, including Bank BCA, Bank BNI, Bank Mandiri and Bank Permata. The support is not only in the form of being the distribution channels, but also in providing 0% installment facility for payment using the credit card with the tenors of 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. “Indeed, this is the first ever such a card in the world of aviation services. It will be the only card that can be more meaningful to the customers because they get the convenience and freedom to travel with Sriwijaya Air Group,” Agus said. (DTK/TPP)


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PT Sentramitra Dayautama to Expand by Building Another Factory in Jababeka

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The growing business and increasing demand for energy has encouraged PT Sentramitra Dayautama (SMDU) to build another production plant with the target to be operational in the next 3 years. Jababeka is chosen by SMDU as the location of the plant because the company sees the big potential market in the Jababeka and Cikarang area. SMDU has picked a 6,300-hectare of land in the Jababeka Industrial Estate 8 for building the factory. This expansion is to anticipate the compa-

ny’s business which keep growing healthily. Currently SMDU already has a manufacturing plant in the Jababeka Industrial Estate 3 “Before starting the construction, we will study the similar factories in the world first to get the best design for our plant, from the production to the packaging processes,” said SMDU Director Tjandra Widjaya, during a media gathering at Menara Batavia, Jakarta (4/9). “This year we plan to visit a factory in Italy, for lithium pack-

aging as we plan to use lithium for the forklift batteries,” he added. Regarding the plant of SMDU in Jababeka 3 today, it is currently working on Deep Cycle products. As for the dry battery products, SMDU uses the trading system because the Deep Cycle battery products cannot be packaged in Indonesia. “In Jababeka 3 we have services, battery accessories and back to back rental,” Tjandra said. According to him, SMDU is

trying to expand its market to eastern Indonesia by cooperating with the local companies. Such a cooperation has been started in Makassar, South Sulawesi. “If we want our business to grow bigger, of course we have to partner with the local entrepreneurs. We also want to connect with the government projects in power plant and port for ins­ talling a charging station system, as our business focuses on the battery technology,” Tjandra said. (IRAWAN/TPP)


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Jababeka Residence Launches Monaco Townhouse PT Grahabuana Cikarang as the managing company of Jababeka Residence launched its newest property product of Monaco Townhouse on Sunday (4/7). The launching event was enlivened with a fun rally by clubs of certain car brands such as Mercedes, Honda Brio, Avanza-Xenia, and so forth. General Manager of Corporate Marketing PT Grahabuana Cikarang Handoyo Lim said that Jababeka has built enough facilities to support Jababeka as a self-sufficient township. “The facilities will become the catalyst in raising the prices of property there in the upcoming 2 to 3 years,” he said. During the launch, 123 units of Monaco Townhouse jababeka.com

were offered. Located in the Sport City area, the Monaco Townhouse provides three kinds of unit: 58/60 with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, while 49/60 and 43/45 with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Sport City is a 21-hectare residential and commercial superblock area with green landscapes and wellequipped sports facilities. It is just 15 minutes away from the Cikarang Commuter Line/KRL Station and 30 minutes driving to Jakarta through the elevated toll road which will be operational in 2019. Jababeka Residence is a lucrative investment destination with the yields up to 12% per year, making the Kawana Golf Residence serviced apartment with the price of Rp 33 million/m2 oversold. The potential of Jababeka Residence is supported by transportation infrastructure of 3 Cikarang tollgates, JR Connexion bus, KRL Commuter Line, elevated toll road of Jakarta-Cikampek, as well as LRT and MRT of Balaraja-Cikarang with station located at the center of CBD Jababeka. (TPP)

Jababeka and 18 Tenant Rewarded CSR Award from West Java Provincial Government West Java Provincial Government held the Joint Inauguration of 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Projects and awarded the companies with certain achievements at the Hotel Intercontinental, Bandung, on Tuesday (4/17). PT Jababeka Tbk and 18 of its tenants won the CSR Award. Every year, the Bappeda West Java as the CSR Facilitation Team held the event to give appreciation to the CSR Partners of the province for their caring to the environment. Interestingly, 18 award-winning companies are located in the Jababeka Industrial Estate, namely PT Menara Terus Makmur (MTM), PT Air Products Indonesia, PT Bekasi Power, PT Katsushiro Indonesia, PT L’Oreal Manufacturing Indonesia, PT Mane Indonesia, PT Mattel Indonesia , PT MMC Metal Fabrication, PT Nippon Indosari Corpindo Tbk, PT Nippon Steel and Sumikin Material In-

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Cikarang Dry Port Introduces Integrated Port at CeMAT Southeast Asia Cikarang Dry Port (CDP) displayed its modern integrated post concept at the CeMat Southeast Asia 2018 held on May 2-6, 2018 at the ICE BSD, South Tangerang. The exhibition is organized by Debindo in cooperation with Deutsche Messe, the world’s largest logistics company from Germany. CDP’s General Manager of Commercial Imam Wahyudi said the CDP’s participation aimed to introduce its integrated port development. “Our goal is to provide solutions to the users, especially those located in the eastern corridor. However, we do not close the door for those in the west like Tangerang here. The number of users of our services from Tangerang

donesia, PT Showa Indonesia MFG, PT TRAD Indonesia, PT ICI Paints Indonesia, PT Ferron Par Pharmaceuticals (Member of Dexa Groups), PT Supernova Flexible Packaging, PT Komatsu Undercarriage Indonesia, PT United Tractors Pandu Engineering and PT Astra Zeneca Indonesia. In addition to the 18 companies, PT Jababeka Tbk as the estate manager also won the CSR Award. Jababeka participated in the event by presenting a CSR booth featuring 55 participant companies in West Java. As many as 170 companies have participated as West Ja-

continues to increase. Through this event, more people will know and share what CDP is all about,” he said on Wednesday (5/2). The CDP booth in the exhibition provided door prizes of 3 Jakarta-Denpasar Sriwijaya Air round tickets and 2 vouchers to stay at Tanjung Lesung drawn during the event. Sales Manager of Sriwijaya Air Jakarta Area Geraldo Purba said Sriwijaya sponsored the event to promote further the brand of Sriwijaya Air. “So, besides branding, we also want to be known better. We want public to know that Sriwijaya also has interesting promos, not less than its competitors. Here, we also offer the Travel Pass, our

new program. The passengers only pay Rp12 million and they can fly as many as they want in one year, no limit,” he said. “We chose to cooperate with CDP, because it has many clients. Also, maybe we will get into the cargo businesses in our flights later,” he added. Managing Director of PT Banten West Java (BWJ), as the managing company of KEK Tanjung Lesung, Rully Lasahido said, “We as 1 of 10 new Bali want to invite people to visit the CDP booth at the CeMAT Southeast Asia to feel a vacation on the beach with a view of Mount Krakatau and get to know the Banten original cultures of Rampak Bedug dance, batik and its culinary.” (REZA/TPP)

va’s CSR Partners since 2011, of which 40 are State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN), 3 are Regional-Owned Enterprises (BUMD), and 127 are private companies with total CSR fund disbursed in the 2011-2017 period at Rp1.39 trillion. “West Java Provincial Government appreciates the companies who have contributed and successfully run their CSR programs in line with the local government programs through the CSR Jabar Facility Team. The CSR activities become social investments from the companies. I hope we can build West Java together,” said West Java Gov-

ernor Achmad Heryawan in his speech. Meanwhile Senior Manager of PT Jababeka Infrastructure Aris Dwicahyanto said to presidentpost.id, “The number of participants in the CSR collaboration with Jababeka increased in 2017 from previously 16 to 18 companies. The number of participants who joined the CSR communication forums increased as well.” Aris mentioned the importance of the support of tenants in accordance with their respective expertise to be able to run the CSR programs sustainably. “Astra Zeneca, for example, has expertise in education; Dexa

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Vynn Capital Aims to Help Digitalize Traditional Businesses Malaysian Venture Capital company Vynn Capital has been intensively targeting the startups in Southeast Asia and Indonesia becomes one of the target countries that will be funded by the company headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. The company was founded by Victor Chua, who previously was the Vice President of Gobi Ventures, and Darren Chua who was previously working for IE Singapore. To the presidentpost.id, Victor said he wants to help digitalize the traditional businesses. “We are looking for a company with a great potential, not necessarily a unicorn like Go-Jek but it has to be a good one and that we think it will have a big impact to the economy; in creating jobs and opportunities to other businesses.” Victor added that what differentiates Vynn Capital from others is the company’s focus on the traditional businesses to brings them to the new

Medica in health, Mattel in education also, ICI Paints in creativity, Mane in social, Showa in safety riding and so on,” he said, adding that this year the CSR activities will be focused on maximizing the waste processing, while last year the focus was on the mangrove planting. “Every year we also have an Ecoweek program, a one-week event together with tenants to give back in an environmentally friendly corridor to the communities both inside and outside the estate. Hopefully next year we can hold the Ecoweek event on the Earth Day in May,” Aris concluded. (EVA/TPP)

economy or digital era. “We are also looking for industries that are ready to adopt our technology, and at the same time they can improve their skills and insights with our investors who certainly have experiences in the field.” Synergy The word synergy becomes one of Vynn Capital’s advantages as it seeks to create synergy among the startups as well as between the startups and the investors. “So, there will be an interest between the two parties, where the startups can learn from investors and the investors can also learn from the startups on how to run a business in a new way,” Victor said.

Vynn Capital has been targeting 5 industries namely travel, property, FMCG, female economics (cosmetics, skincare and women life cycle related products) and logistics or enabler (fintech). “We want startups from different industries to collaborate mutually and be supportive to each other. We also want investors to do the same (specialists of various industries but willing to exchange experiences),” said Victor. Currently Vynn Capital has three advisors, pioneer in the advertising industry in Malaysia Tan Sri Vincent Lee, Chairman of Jababeka Group in Indonesia S.D. Darmono and CEO of Pacific Travel Association (PATA) in Thailand Dr. Mario Hardy. (TPP)


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Rating agency Moody’s Investor Service (Moody’s) raised the Sovereign Credit Rating (SCR) of Indonesia from Baa3/ Positive Outlook to Baa2/Stable Outlook on April 13, 2018. “The key factor supporting the decision is a credible and effective policy framework conducive to the macro economic stability,” Moody’s said on Friday (4/13). The increased foreign exchange reserves and prudent fiscal and monetary policies also strengthen Indonesia’s resilience and capacity in facing

the external turmoil. BI Governor Agus Martowardojo in his statement said the rating is the highest ever from Moody’s. “Now Indonesia has been recognized by four international rating agencies one level higher than Investment Grade.” (DTK/TPP)

Hooray! Now Shopping at Tokopedia Can Use Kredivo Kredivo announced on Tuesday (4/10) its partnership with Tokopedia, the largest local e-commerce merchant and one of Indonesia’s unicorns. The cooperation will allow the Tokopedia customers to pay their shopping with instant credit from Kredivo, supported by flexibility in the installment and easy 2-click checkout. “Tokopedia and Kredivo share a common vision to provide adequate financial inclusion and simplify the shopping experiences,” said Akshay Garg, Co-Founder and CEO of Kredivo. “The inclusive payment is an added value in the shopping experiences at Tokopedia in a safe, comfortable and transparent way,” said Melissa Siska Juminto, COO of Tokopedia. (ADRIAN/TPP)

GE Entrusted to Maintain Largest PLTG Owned by Jawa Satu Power PT Jawa Satu Power, a consortium of PT Pertamina, Marubeni Corporation, and Sojitz Corporation, has signed an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract with a consortium of General Electric (GE), Samsung C & T and PT Meindo Elang Indah, for its combined-cycle gas power plant (PLTG) of Jawa 1. Jawa 1 will become the biggest PLTG in Indonesia using GE’s latest gas turbine technology with the capacity of 1,760 MW. The plant is expected to start operating in mid-2021. GE also signed a maintenance service agreement for 25 years in monitoring, predicting, and improving the reliability and efficiency of the PLTG. (SWA/TPP)

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Bekasi Power Claims Contract with PLN Still Running PT Bekasi Power, a subsidiary of PT Kawasan Industri Jababeka Tbk (KIJA), has said it respects the PLN’s decision to temporarily suspend the electricity purchase from the company’s gas-fired po­wer plant (PLTGU). According to PLN, the suspension was imposed due to the electric power surplus experienced by the Java-Bali network. President Director of PT Bekasi Power Teguh Setiawan said the power purchase contract currently is still running. Later, the company’s PLTGU will supply PLN again whenever it needs more electricity, given the contract with PLN is valid until 15 remaining years. “We will follow the instructions from PLN, while the contract is still running for both sides. So, we will complete the

contract. Currently our PLTGU is idle, but we can turn it on whenever PLN asks for,” he said on Tuesday (4/3). There was a rumor that KIJA planned to sell Bekasi Power, but Teguh dismissed it. According to him, currently each party respects the exis­ ting contract and PT Bekasi Power is ready to supply the

electricity again to PLN whenever the state-owned company asks for it. “We are still following the contract. PLN never said it will terminate the contract, no, we never said that either. PLN is experiencing oversupply right now. So, we just wait for the instruction from PLN when we will supply the electricity

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Taiwan Investment Increases 166 Percent, KADIN and TAITRA Sign MoU for Cooperation To enhance the bilateral trade cooperation between Indonesia and Taiwan, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Friday (3/3O3) in the President Lounge, Menara Batavia, Jakarta. The MoU was signed by TAITRA CEO Walter M.S. Yeh and Chairman of KADIN Indonesia Taiwan Committee S.D. Darmono, witnessed by TAITRA Chairman James C.F. Ms. Huang, Vice President of Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs Wang Meihua, Vice Chairman of KADIN Indonesia Taiwan Committee Rini Lestari, Vice Chairman of KADIN Indonesia Internatio­ nal Relations Division Shinta Widjaja Kamdani and Head of Indonesian Economy and Trade Office (KDEI) Robert James Bintaryo.

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In his speech, Darmono revealed his dream to be able to cooperate with Taiwan through Morotai Island as the gate of eastern Indonesia. According to him, the location of Morotai Island is very strategic as the gateway to Indonesia in the east. “If it is not strategic, General McArthur would not use it as his military base during the World War II,” he said. Darmono also added, “But we will keep pursuing this cooperation from Jakarta, by trying to make other businesspeople to understand this dream.” In the meantime, James C.F. Huang said that 2017 was a good year for Taiwan. “The bilateral trade between Indonesia and Taiwan in 2017 increased by US$8 million or about 15 percent from the previous year. And Taiwan’s investment to Indonesia increased 166 percent that year,” he added.

again, surely when it experiences a shortage,” he added. The power plant managed by PT Bekasi Power so far is the largest contributor of KIJA’s revenue. Last year, it accounted for 45.39% of the revenue or higher than the revenue from the land development and property of Rp1.1 trillion. (KTN/TPP)

“All of this shows that Indonesia and Taiwan have promising prospect in the cooperation. TAITRA will support all forms of cooperation proposed by KADIN,” James said. Shinta added, “We need foreign direct investment in Indonesia by cooperating with other countries, including Taiwan.” According to her, the Indonesian government has seriously been working on the investment climate to make it more conducive. This is evidenced by the re-

visions of regulations and the issuance of policy packages that support the foreign direct investment and cooperation. Currently Taiwan is implementing a strategic policy on economy and trade called the New Southbound Policy to increase its roles in the development of countries in ASEAN and South Asia. Through the New Southbound Policy, it is expected that the trade relations between Indonesia and Taiwan will move forward to a better level. (TPP)

Unilever Initiates Indonesia Hygiene Forum to Raise Awareness of Healthy Living Aiming to increase the public awareness of hygiene and health, Unilever has established a collaborative forum called Indonesia Hygiene Forum. President Director of PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk, Hemant Bakshi said, “The low public awareness of the importance of health and hygiene is of concern to us. To that end, we initiated the formation of Indonesia Hygiene Forum (IHF) as a platform for communication and collaboration in health and hygiene by the academics, government, experts, communities, business people and others to jointly improve the public awareness through educational and scientific approaches.” The Indonesia Hygiene Fo-

rum is one of the realization of Unilever Sustainable Living Program (USLP), a business strategy to grow the business while halving environmental impact and increasing social impact. One of the goals of USLP is improving the health and wellbeing of 1 billion people by 2020. Data from the Directorate General of P2P show in 2016 there were still 6.8 million cases of diarrhea in Indonesia. Dr. Wani Devita Gunardi, SpMK, chairperson of the Association of Indonesian Clinical Micro­ biology Experts (PAMKI) DKI Jakarta said, “This figure can be lowered significantly if the people know the causes and how to prevent it. Harmful bac-

teria are all around us, even in the houses which look clean. Therefore, it takes greater attention to educate the public related to this hygiene issues.” Drg. Kartini Rustandi, M.Kes, Director of Occupational Health and Sports, Directorate General of Public Health of the Ministry of Health offered similar view, “Education is the basic step to raise the public awareness. The symptoms and the disease should be explained scientifically so that people can understand to the root of the problem. I hope the Indonesia Hygiene Forum will help the government program in socializing the dangers of an unhealthy lifestyle.” (ADRIAN/ TPP)


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ENERGY sapling-inc.com

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International Powermax, 28-30 November 2018 at JIEXPO Kemayoran, Jakarta Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Minister Ignasius Jonan on April 9, 2018 signed the Minister of ESDM Regulation No. 21 of 2018 on the Calculation of Retail Prices of Fuels. This regulation is a revision of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No. 39 of 2014. Based on the Article 4 paragraph 1 of the new regulation, the profit margin from the retail prices of General Fuel Types or non-subsidized fuels is set at 10% maximum. In the ESDM Minister Regulation no. 39/2014, the profit margin was pegged at 5% for lower limit and 10% for upper limit. Now in the new regulation the lower limit of 5% is removed so that the profit taken by a non-subsidized

fuel distributor business can be below 5%. The Article 4, paragraph 3, stipulates that the business entities who want to change the prices of non-subsidized fuels shall get approval from the minister. In the article 4, paragraph 4, it is mentioned that the minister may approve or reject the proposal to change the prices of non-subsidized fuels by taking into consideration the economic situation, public purchasing power, as well as the real economic and social conditions of the people. “In the case of discrepancy in the application of retail prices of General Fuel Types, the business entities are subjects to sanctions in accordance with the applicable laws

In the case of discrepancy in the application of retail prices of General Fuel Types, the business entities are subjects to sanctions in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations.”

and regulations,” reads the ESDM Regulation no. 21/2018 article 4 verse 7 as reported by kumparan.com on Thursday (4/9). The ESDM Minister Regulation No. 21/2018 was enacted on April 10, 2018. (KPR/TPP)

Powermax 2018 is the international platform that fuels Indonesia’s electrification. Discover projects, funding availabilities to gain competitive advantage. Showcase your products & services to clinch power, energy & grid related projects. Presents the prospect of power-energy outlook and the latest project, providing market and industrial player, showcase the update new development technology and information to spur the industry sector globally. This event will connect to over 800 international visitors and buyers across businesses and it also expected to be opened by the President of the Republic Indonesia Ir. H. Joko Widodo. POWERMAX 2018 is CoOrganized by National En-

ergy Council, SKK Migas and Prakarsa Jaringan Cerdas Indonesia (PJCI) that will refer quality buyers and explore cooperation with your company. National Energy Council that led by President of Republic Indonesia will hold a conference with theme “Indonesia Energy Security” on 28 November 2018. Following day Conference on 29 November by SKK Migas and Seminar Panelist on 30 November by Prakarsa Jaringan Cerdas Indonesia. POWERMAX 2018 targeted to international power and ener­g y companies Owners, Ministers, policy making government agencies, EPC, Directors, Managers, Engineers, Consultant, Contractors and Suppliers who operate across the up, mid and downstream sectors of the Power Plant, Renewable Ener­ gy, Manufacturing – Automa-

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EVENT ICC Allstars and President University Hold Biggest Cheerleading Competition ICC Allstars and President University held a cheerleading competition of ICC Allstars Cup 2018 at the Jababeka Convention Center, Cikarang, on April 14-15, 2018. As many as 44 teams with 700 personnel from Jabodetabek and Ban­ dung participated in the competition. The event was attended by Head of Sports Division of Bekasi Regency H. Hasan Asari, Committee Chairman of ICC Allstars Cup 2018 Raymond Haryanto, President University’s Deputy Director of Marketing Michael Rino and Chairman of Bekasi Industrial Tourism (BIT) BA Hadisantoso. In an interview with pre­ sidentpost.id, Raymond said,

“ICC Allstars Cup 2018 is the biggest cheerleading competition ever held by a club in Indonesia with an international standard. So, participating in the ICC Allstars Cup 2018 will know how the world competitions look like.” In the meantime, Hasan Asari said, “Cheerleading is a sport that is attractive to the junior high and high school students in Bekasi. Hopefully the cheerleading will become a sport branch in the local sports competitions of POPDA and PORDA.” He added that he will gather the cheerleaders in the schools and send them to participate in the various competitions. Photo by President Post (SAFAK/TPP)

Senior Living D’Khayangan and Kawai Music Hold Piano Competition for Kids Senior Living D’Khayangan in cooperation with Kawai Musik held Kids Piano Competition at the Activity Room of D’Khayangan, Jababeka, on Sunday (4/8) to find piano kid players in Bekasi and Kara-wang area. The Kids Piano Competition is the first ever of its kind held in Cikarang. It was open for the children under 15 years old. The competition consisted of 3 categories of age with the participants of 25 children from various institutions providing music lessons in the Bekasi and Karawang area. The event was attended by two world renowned musicians of: 1. Yoshiko Kimura 2. Alfred Young Sugiri Yoshiko Kimura is an instructor for the international piano competition at Japan Kawai Music School and has the experiences in Hongkong and Thailand Kawai Music School as the music school manager. Meanwhile, Alfred Young Sugiri is known as a classical and jazz young musician in Indonesia. He has performed at the important music festivals such as Bach International Festival,

Brahms Festival in Germany, Indonesia Piano Festival, Parahyangan Classical Music Festival and Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (with Ananda Matez and Karim Suweileh) in Indonesia. “The new event is very good. This kind of event should be held regularly every year. Many kids here already have a good piano skill; with a little improvement, they will be able to play music that is touching the heart,” Kimura said. Alfred added, “This event is very good, spurring the creati-vity of the children. The sound production played by those children was 90% very good. I hope more children will participate in this kind of competition.” Meanwhile, Head of Event and Promotion of Senior Living D’Khayangan Agustinus said, “Kids Piano Competition is held to seek the talented children in playing piano in Bekasi and Karawang.” Here are the winners of Kids Piano Competition: Category A First Place: Ignasi Kania Wikan Purwacaraka Lippo

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BIT Holds Fun Rally of Car Clubs to Liven Up Launching of Monaco Townhouse Jababeka Jababeka Residence has launched its newest property product, Monaco Townhouse. PT Grahabuana Cikarang, the managing company of Jababeka Residence, held the launching event followed by picking the unit at the Hollywood Junction, Cikarang, Bekasi, on Sunday (4/7). Monaco Townhouse is part of the newest area in Jababeka Residence called Sport City, a 21-hectare residential and commercial superblock with a green landscape and well-equipped sports faci-lities. The Sport City is just 15 minutes from the Commuter Line KRL Cikarang Station and 30 minutes to Jakarta through the elevated toll road which will be operational in 2019. The event was also enlivened by the attendance of members of several brand car clubs in Cikarang, such as Mercedes and BMW, who then staged a Fun Rally. The special Fun Rally was organized by the Bekasi Industrial Tourism (BIT). To presidentpost.id, Head of Bekasi Industrial Tourism B.A. Hadisantoso said, “Hopefully such a synergy between the developer with the car club community will encourage other car clubs in Jakarta and even Bandung to have a rally to the Jababeka area.” Meanwhile, Head of Bekasi Regency Tourism Office, Sutia Resmulyawan said, “We expect the Sport City will be able to organize automotive

sports events like in the Sentul circuit as well as the off-road ones.” Sutia suggested that Fun Rally held that day to be scheduled as a regular community agenda by BIT. “So, all the events related to hobby in West Java and DKI Jakarta can be accommodated in Jababeka and the tourism center of Graha Pariwisata will become international arena,” he added. The Fun Rally was attended by 55 participants mostly from the GOT (Generation of Territory) Club and Mercy Langka. Representing GOT, Hendrik Abeng said, “What envisioned by GOT members, including the car clubs at the President University, has become reality. The Mercedes car photo on the cover is the winner of the previous Fun Rally contest.” One participant of Fun Rally said, “Everyone appreciated it, asking for the event to be held more often. We’re grateful PEC lends its back yard for the car clubs to do various activities. Meantime PHRI Official Maulana said, “Hopefully the cooperation between BIT and Jababeka Residence will upscale the status of Cikarang area. We also hope Jababeka will soon realize its plan to build the F1 circuit like the one in Singapore as part of the Sport City development.” Photo by Bekasi Industrial Tourism (TPP)


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EDUCATION Ambassador Mission of Japan to ASEAN: Japanese Government Welcomes for More Students From Indonesia president.ac.id

President University hosted Kazuo Sunaga, Ambassador Mission of Japan to ASEAN in a seminar titled “45th Anniversary of Japan-ASEAN Friendship and Cooperation” that was held in Charles Himawan Auditorium President University located in Jababeka Industrial Estate, Cikarang (5/4). Chairman of Jababeka Group and Founder of President University, S.D Darmono, Rector of President University, Dr. Jony O. Har­ yanto, S.E, MM., MA, along with rectorate members

and approximately 400 students and lecturers came to the event. Kazuo Sunaga talked about the history of Japan-ASEAN relationship and also Japan’s diplomacy toward ASEAN. Japan-ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Synthetic Rubber in 1977 marks the start of the cooperative relationship between both parties. Since then, Japan keeps maintaining cooperation with ASEAN in various aspects including building ASEAN Plus Three and the establishment of

Japanese government is very welcome for more students from Indonesia,” said Kazuo.

the Mission of Japan to ASEAN. According to Kazuo, there are five principles of Japan’s ASEAN democracy which are:

Protect and promote universal values, ensure a free and open seas cooperation with ASEAN member states, promote trade and investment, protect and nurture Asia’s diverse cultural heritages and traditions, and promote exchanges among the young generations. Many ASEAN students come to Japan to study. Kazuo stated that Vietnam has the highest number of students in Japan among other ASEAN countries followed by Thailand. “Japanese government is very welcome for more students from Indonesia,” said Kazuo. Furthermore, S.D Darmono stated his view on Indonesian education. He hopes that many Indonesian students come to Japan to study, especially engineering field. He sees that if Indonesia wish to be a key player in ASEAN, Indonesia will need engineers to build the country. “Indonesia is 12 times larger by size than Japan, yet the difference in industry and technology is very high. We need to build the country by developing technology and industry, that is why students need to start consider Japan as the main destination to study engineering and learn Japanese work and study ethic and discipline,” said S.D Darmono. (TPP)

Switzerland Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Yvonne Baumann Gave Commencement Speech in ITB Graduation Ceremony ristekdikti.go.id

ITB held Graduation Ceremony for 567 students of Undergraduate Programs from 12 Faculties/Schools. Her Excellency Yvonne Baumann, the Switzerland Ambassador to Indonesia, ASEAN, and Timor Leste, was also present to give commencement speech before the graduates, parents, and the guests in Sasana Budaya Ganesa. This was not Baumann’s first time coming to Bandung, but this is the first time she came to ITB. She was pleased to be able to visit Bandung again, this time to witness the Gra­ duation Ceremony of ITB, whom she thinks have been produc-

ing many good scientists, engineers, and business leaders. According to Baumann, education plays an important part in our lives. “It is the strongest thing, because with education we can change the world,” said Baumann. She uses Stephen Hawking, a famous scientist who just recently passed away, as an example. With his poor physical condition, Hawking changed the world by doing researches in cosmology. This proves that with education, we can create a better world than the previous generation. Nowadays, learning becomes easier with the help of technolo-

gy, such as internet, laptop, and smartphone. Education can be used to solve some problems, especially overcoming hoaxes by mastering technology. “Indonesia is one of the countries with the best democratic transformation,” said Baumann. Today, the world is more peaceful, all thanks to education. Education changes the world. What­ ever you do, whatever title you got, that is your strength. “Beautiful thing about learning is that anyone can take it from you, because there is always something you can do,” finish Baumann. H.E. Yvonne Baumann is one of the ambassadors who had the chance to attend ITB’s Graduation Ceremony. Previously, at the ITB’s First Graduation Ceremony in October 2017, the French Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste, Jean-Charles Berthonnet, also gave commencement speech for the graduates of ITB. Similarly, the British Ambassador to Indonesia, ASEAN, and Timor Leste, Moazzam Malik, also gave a speech at the ITB’s Second Graduation Ceremony in April 2017. International Graduates A day before, on Friday, 6/4/2018, ITB also held a Graduation Ceremony for Postgraduate Students. There are two international students who are graduating amongst the 867 students of Master Programs and Doctor Programs. “There

are actually 10 international students who graduated in this period, but only two of them who joined the ceremony. The ten students are from Uganda, Malaysia, Laos, Libya, Nigeria, Czech Republic, and South Korea,” said Samitha Dewi Djajanti, Director of Public Relations and Alumni of ITB. One of the international graduates is Nakanwagi Orashida from Uganda, who studied Urban and Regional Planning Master Program. “I came here to Indonesia to study in Urban and Regional Planning, and today I graduate. I’m very happy for that,” said Nakanwagi Orashida. Rashida, her nickname, expresses her gratitude towards people she has met in ITB. “ITB is a good university, especially for my academic experience. I have the chance to meet the best lecturers who are highly knowledgeable in my faculty. They’re very open, approachable, and we can consult them anytime we want, they would also give us direct feedback. They assure us that we fully understand what we’re going to do with our research. I am very thankful for this experience,” she said. Rashida also expresses that she loves Bandung for the people’s friendliness. (TPP)

Student Exchange Partnership between President University and Babson University United States president.ac.id

President University welcomed one of the representative of Babson University, United States, Prof. James Hopes on Thursday (29/3) in President University campus, located in Jababeka Industrial estate, Cikarang. The meeting was discussed on the student exchange partnership. Prof. James Hopes welcomed by Vice Rector for Communications and Partnerships, Handa S. Abidin, S.H. LL.M, Ph.D., and Director for International Part-

nerships, Marissa N. Astika, B.Sc, MBA. There will be two Business students of Babson University that will study at President University. “I think Asian University has much to offer and by sending these students maybe we pioneer relationship in which not only do Asian students come to America but perhaps American students will come to Asia to learn. If this initial program is a success and perhaps we can enlarge it,” said Prof. James Hopes. (TPP)

UGM Student Wins Model United Nations in Malaysia ui.ac.id

UGM students once again make achievements in the international level. This time, its International Relations student, Angelo Abil Wijaya, won the conference in Malaysia, earning the Outstanding Delegate title during the Malaysian National Model United Nations, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 30 March to 1 April 2018. “The conference was attended by 400 delegates from around the world. I was happy that despite the short preparation amidst the mid-term test, I still made an achievement at the international level,” said Angelo on Tuesday (4/3). Angelo won the simulation of the First Committee of the General Assembly under the topic Measures to Address Illicit Trade in Small Arms. He said before the conference, participants were asked to submit position papers containing initial position information of the country that joined the General Assembly. “I spent a few days to do

the position paper because it needed in-depth research to make the content of the paper accurate and factual,” he commented on his preparation for the competition. He added during the conference the participants gave statements to the committee like a UN diplomat. They were also asked to submit paperwork and draft resolution. He said he also became sponsors for other delegates as well as document writers. He said his participation in the event was not only an opportunity to make UGM proud but also to hone his academic skills. For him, the experience and ability gained from the event became his capital to always develop himself through creative process apart from formal lectures. “The competition sharpens the skills of research and thinking. Communication skills, especially public speaking and negotiation, are also trained through the diplomacy simulation event,” said Angelo. (TPP)

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A team of Diponegoro University (Undip) students managed to bring home the gold medal after participating in the 21st Moscow International Inventions and Innovative Technology Salon “Archimedes” held in Moscow on April 5-8, 2018. They introduced an artificial tree called ATOMP (Artificial Transparent Tree of Membrane Photocatalyst). They were also rewarded the Gold Medal Special Award by the Association of Thai Innovation and Invention Promotion. Indonesian Ambassador to Russia M. Wahid Supriyadi appreciated the achievement

of the students at the prestigious event. “By participating in the event, they can expand their insight, knowledge, experience and networking. Russia is quite capable in science and high technology. The cooperation with Russia in technology is our opportunity,” he said while receiving the students at the Embassy in Moscow. The Diponegoro University team consisted of four students named Christian M.T. Sinaga (Electrical Engineering), Aurelia T. Senduk (Environmental Engineering), Eko Wahyu Saputro (Mechanical Engineering) from the Faculty of Engineer-

ing, and Beti Safitri (Chemistry) from the Faculty of Science and Mathematics. According to Christian, the Artificial Tree works by absorbing the air and filtering it with a membrane mounted inside the air hose. This membrane will filter out the carbon dioxide (CO2) with other incoming gases. The carbon dioxide will be converted by plasma technology into oxygen (O2) to be released out of the system and carbon monoxide (CO) gas which will be stored for subsequent conversion into alternative fuels. The Moscow International Inventions and Innovative Tech-

nology Salon “Archimedes” this year presented various invention and innovation in medical technology, transportation, mechanical engineering, aerospace industry, information and telecommunications technology, metallurgy, agroindustry, as well as human protection and rescue. As many as 26 countries participated in the event, including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Kazakhstan and Portugal, along with 55 regions in Russia. (KEMLU/TPP)


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LIFESTYLE Welcoming Kartini Day 2018, Senior Living D’Khayangan Performs Musical Drama

To commemorate the birthday of Raden Ajeng Kartini (an Indonesian heroine for wo­men emancipation) which falls on April 21, Senior Living D’Khayangan Jababeka staged a musical drama featuring young artists as well as the members of the D’Khayangan. Head of Business Development of PT Jababeka Longlife City, Trisno Muldani, said the performance is one of the means for the seniors in D’Khayangan to self-actualize themselves. “Elderly people should keep their physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects healthy. Participating in the drama is part of the mental exercises. Performing in front of a crowd will strengthen their confidence. The problems of the seniors are usually moody, lack of enthusiasm, feeling alone and useless. At the D’Khayangan, we always increase their spirit, passion and enthusiast so that their pride can be lifted again,” Trisno said on the sidelines of the show on Tuesday (4/24). In his speech, Director of PT Jababeka Longlife City Senior Living D’Khayangan, Marlin Marpaung, expressed his gratitude to the seniors who have enthusiastically prepared the

show and their spirit to share with others. “I would like appreciate the seniors for their spirit and enthusiast in succeeding the event,” he said. In the meantime, Head of Event and Promotion of D’Khayangan Agus Triyanto detailed the performance staged by the members of D’Khayangan. “The show covers a musical drama, angklung music, and a Jimbaran drama, prepared in two months,” he said. Agus added the promotions done through the website of D’Khayangan and Whastapp broadcast showed a positive result in attracting more spectators. “We also invite the elderly from outside so that they will know better D’Khayangan that we have a healthy and lively elderly residence,” he added. Sponsored by adult diapers brand of Confidence, the event was attended by 50s seniors from some elderly communities in the surrounding areas of D’Khayangan Jababeka. “We prioritize the existence of elderly here by giving them appreciation and quality activities,” Agus said. Photo by President Post (IRAWAN/ TPP)


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SPORTS Indonesia Ultimate Golf Series 2018 Held Again Following the success of the 2016-2017 series, the Indonesia Ultimate Golf Series (IUGS) 2018 is running again. Conducted in two qualifying phases, the tournament will be held at 11 best golf courses in Indonesia with location divided into five areas. The five areas are DKI Jakarta, covering Gading Raya Golf Club and Damai Indah Golf Club; West Java area includes Bogor Raya Golf Club, Rancamaya Golf & Country Club and Bandung Giri Ga-

hana; Java area covers Finna Golf & Country Club and Borobudur Golf Club; Bali-Lombok area covers Bali National Golf Club and Sire Beach Golf & Country Club; and Sulawesi area includes AKR Grand Kawanua Club Manado and Padivalley Golf Club Makassar. The IUGS 2018 officially began on Thursday (4/5) and runs until September 2018. The top 11 golf courses in five areas of Indonesia have been working together to bring the golf series to the next level and

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Jababeka Golf Holds Jababeka Senior Golf Tournament Again Jababeka Golf and Country Club again held the “Jababaeka Senior Golf Tournament” at the Padang Golf Cikarang on Wednesday (4/25). The tournament was participated in by 50 golfers from several regions such as Cikarang, Bekasi, Karawang, Jakarta, Bandung, and others. Here is the list of winners of the Jababeka Senior Golf Tournament: For the skill category, the winner of nearest to the pin # 13 is Mr. Suhenda with a distance of 11 meters and the winner of longest drive # 9 is also Mr. Suhenda with a distance of 195 meters.

create the best amateur golf series in Indonesia. The qualifying round, which only need one round, is organized in two phases and the players must be in the top 30 to qualify for the final round. In addition to provide a golf game for the business people, the IUGS 2018 is also aimed to attract more visitors to vi­sit Indonesia for not only enjoying the classy golf courses, but also many interesting tourist attractions in Indonesia. (IND/ TPP)

Tanjung Lesung Cooperates with Kuai Sports Promotions to Promote Rhino X-Tri 2018 Overseas

In the category of Senior Flight, the Best Nett II was achieved by Mr. Alan with gross 51, handicap 13, nett 64. Meanwhile the Best Nett I was grabbed by Mr. Darmanto with gross 51, handicap 17, nett 68. The Best Gross title at this golf tournament went to Mr. Edi AM with gross 59. In the category of Guest Ladies Flight, the Best Nett was won by Mrs. Kim Ok with gross 80, handicap 16, and nett 64, while the Best Gross was seized by Mrs. Jang with gross 71. Designed by world-class golfer and architect Nick Faldo, Jababeka Golf & Country Club is

located at KM 31 Kota Jababeka, Cikarang, about 30 minutes from Jakarta. The Jababeka Golf & Country Club offers a challenging field with international class championships equipped with strategic elements, such as water features, a wide selection of tees and various pin positions, at the same time providing magnificent views and lush green field. The 67-hectare golf course has 18 holes and a 72 par, providing a true challenge and an unforgettable golfing experience for the busy executives of both local and foreign golf players. (TPP)

The Special Economic Zone for Tourism Tanjung Lesung held a press conference about Rhino Cross Triathlon 2018 at the President Lounge Menara Batavia, Jakarta, on Wednesday (4/25). Rhino X-Tri is the first open cross triathlon championship in Indonesia consisting of swimming, cycling and running across the beauty and natural challenges of Tanjung Lesung. It will be held on September 29-30, 2018 along with Rhino Trail Run and Rhino MTB XCM (Rhino Mountain Bike Cross Country Marathon). To get more spectators and participants, the Organizing Committee of Rhino X-Tri cooperates with Hong Kong-

based Kuai Sports Promotions to promote the event overseas. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed by Managing Director of PT. Banten West Java Rully Lasahido and Managing Director of Kuai Sports Promotions Kris Van de Velde. “Rhino X-Tri is part of Tanjung Lesung Enchantment Festival held on 29-30 September 2018. This festival is a collaboration program of Banten Tourism Office, Pandeglang Tourism Office and PT Banten West Java with a full support by Tourism Ministry,” said Esthy Reko Astuty, Expert Staff of Tourism Minister. Rully Lasahido said that Rhino X-Tri is held on the date close to Singapore Triathlon and Bei-

jing Triathlon to attract more overseas athletes. Kris Van de Velde added, “Kuai Sports is proud to promote this Rhino X-Tri event to the regional and international audiences. We are targeting 100 international athletes participating in this exciting event.” Rhino X-Tri will be held in 3 categories: Eagle which will match the number of swimming 1500 meters, biking 30 kilometers and running 15 kilometers. Rhino is the category of swimming 1000 meters, cycling 20 kilometers and running 10 kilometers, while the Bull category is swimming 500 meters, cycling 10 kilometers and running 5 kilometers. Visit www.rhinoxtriathlon.com to register. (REZA/ TPP)

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