Enhancing Indonesian state-owned enterprises through clustering - ANTARA News

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has given a period of one to two years for state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to make fundamental changes to increase their competitiveness.On October 14, 2021, Jokowi stated that he was pleased to witness the clustering of container terminal operator and port development firm Pelindo into one holding, which was PT Pelabuhan Indonesia, to cuts logistics costs and helps improve connectivity throughout Indonesia.According to Jokowi, the clustering forms into one great po

'Love' signs for West Java COVID-19 heroes - ANTARA News

The program is expected to serve as a form of consolation to workers and volunteers who are involved daily in the fight against COVID-19 Bandung (ANTARA) - After cutting the ribbon at the door of a house, painted white, Dayat Hidayat (47) stepped inside, then raised his hands in prayer.Looking around the house awarded to him byvolunteers, Hidayat, who works as a janitor at Soreang Regional General Hospital (RSUD), Bandung district, West Java, was unable to control tears of joy. Then he bent dow

Indonesia handles BA.4, BA.5 case surge better than others: Minister - ANTARA News

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin stated that Indonesia is better at handling the spike in cases of BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants than other countries."Indonesia is relatively better. With its huge population, Indonesian society is more disciplined in applying health protocols and conducting vaccinations in facing the BA.4 and BA.5 wave," Sadikin noted in a press statement on the evaluation of public activities restriction (PPKM) here on Monday.The minister said the incr

Papua: UNICEF pushes local govt to improve school sanitation data - ANTARA News

We are verifying the validation of school sanitation so that sanitarian officers can check for shortages (of sanitation facilities) in schools Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) - The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Papua has urged the Jayapura city government to pay more attention to sanitation facilities in Port Numbay schools.UNICEF Papua-West Papua sanitation staff Reza Hendrawan toldhere on Saturday that his office, together with the Jayapura Health and Education O

BNI wins 1st Overall in E-Banking, 1st in Phone Banking - ANTARA News

Jakarta (ANTARA) - State-run lender PT Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) won accolades at the 19th Banking Service Excellence Awards 2022 by ranking 1st Overall in E-Banking and 1st in Phone Banking in the national banking industry.The awards were handed over to BNI, as it was considered to be the most successful in shifting from conventional to digital services and making a giant leap forward in the development of e-banking networks."BNI will continue to maximize front-end services with the support o

UAE entrepreneurs optimistic of cooperation with Indonesia: minister - ANTARA News

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Investors and entrepreneurs from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have expressed optimism about the prospects for cooperation with Indonesia in projects, State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir has informed.After President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) met with UAE investors at a hotel in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, on Friday, Thohir said, “They are very optimistic to work together on several projects that can be synergized between the two countries.”During the dialogue, four import

Indonesia embraces three agendas in candidacy for ITU council member - ANTARA News

During the period in the ITU Council, Indonesia will also focus on a mission that aligns with ITU's end goal of 'to connect the unconnected Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia carries three main agendas in its nomination for becoming a council member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Region E (Asia and Australasia) for the 2023-2026 period.The three agendas proposed by Indonesia are capacity building, women's empowerment, and connecting the unconnected, Communication and Informatics M

MyPertamina app can help tackle fuel fraud: Official - ANTARA News

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The use of QR code in the MyPertamina application will help to tackle the fuel fraud at gas stations, an official of state-run commercial and trading sub-holding PT Pertamina Patra Niaga stated."It is hoped that no frauds would occur once the QR code is implemented," Corporate Secretary Irto Ginting noted here on Thursday.Starting July 1, 2022, state oil and gas firm Pertamina will open registration for consumers in 11 districts and cities to buy subsidized fuels via MyPertami

Indonesian President Jokowi arrives in Moscow to meet Putin - ANTARA News

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and First Lady Iriana Jokowi arrived in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, with the agenda of meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.President Jokowi arrived to clear weather conditions in Moscow on Thursday local time. State-owned Garuda Indonesia GIA-1 aircraft, carrying aboard the President, First Lady, and entourage, landed at the Vnukovo II Airport at around 11:00 a.m. local time.After the plane door was opened, Jokowi and First

Saving sea turtles paramount to maintaining healthy marine ecosystem - ANTARA News

Sea turtles are crucial for a healthy marine ecosystem, though they face risks of being endangered due to human activities, comprising unselective fisheries, direct take, predation, light pollution, illegal trade, habitat loss, and climate change.In conjunction with World Sea Turtle Day, the GEF (Global Environment Facility)/UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)/PEMSEA ATSEA-2 (Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia - Arafura & Timor Seas Ecosystem Action 2) bro