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ASEAN Lauds Indonesian`s Efforts to Fight Forest Fires

ASEAN environment ministers have praised Indonesia for its quick act to combat land and forest fires that caused air pollution in neighboring countries. They also lauded Indonesia`s commitment to speeding up the process of ratifying an ASEAN agreement on transboundary haze pollution, according to the result of a haze pollution-related meeting in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Also attending the “15th ... Read More »

Indonesia Encourages Inclusion of Renewable Products in EG List – (d)

Indonesia is encouraging the inclusion of environmentally friendly and renewable products in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Environmental Goods (EG) List, a Trade Ministry official said. “After studying the result of a forum meeting in Surabaya, we discussed products which are not only environmentally friendly but also renewable to be able to include them in the EG list,” the ministry`s ... Read More »

Businesses Support Government`s Policy on Smelters` Development

Indonesian business makers support the government`s policy to increase the number of mineral and coal smelters, saying smelters constitute a pioneering industry. “The government is adopting a policy to increase the number of smelter industries based on Law No.4/2013 (on mineral, coal, and geothermal energy), Presidential Instruction No.3/2013 and the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry`s Regulation No. 7/2012,” Natsir Mansur, ... Read More »

Indonesian Aircraft Maintenance Company Received EU Recognition

Indonesia`s aircraft maintenance company, PT Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) AeroAsia, has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recognition. “We are grateful the training organization undertaken by GMF Learning Services has been recognized at the international level,” said GMF Learning Services and Corporate Culture Vice President Hermawan Syahrul here on Monday. Hermawan said that the recognition was received after the EASA ... Read More »

Gwyneth Paltrow on her incredible Indonesian Komodo holiday: “A dream of mine came true”

Gushing over her vacation to the Indonesian Komodo islands last May, Hollywood acress and singer Gwyneth Paltrow of Iron Man 2 fame wrote recently in her blog, Goop : A dream of mine came true when I travelled to Indonesia for the first time. “Never did I imagine that we would run our hands through the dark ocean at night and watch ... Read More »

New, Expanded Labuan Bajo Komodo Airport Ready for Sail Komodo

Labuan Bajo, the town on the western part of the island of Flores, which is the departure point for a visit to the Komodo National Park, is today busy constructing the expansion of its Komodo Airport and terminal building. When completed in early September 2013, Komodo Airport will have a 2,150 meter long runway that will be able to accommodate the larger jet aircrafts ... Read More »

Foreign Tourists Interested in Nautical Tourism in Papua

A number of foreign tourists have showed their interest in surfing at the nautical tourism of Sarwakar village, Supiori Sub-district, Papua Province, according to Vice Chairman of the Biak Tourist Guide Association (HPI) Rudolf Boy Ronsumbre. The foreigners praised Sarwakar for its beautiful ocean that has the best view compared to other areas in Indonesia, Ronsumbre said here on Monday. ... Read More »

Inalum to be Back to Indonesia

PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) will be back to the Indonesian government on November 1, 2013, industry minister MS Hidayat said. “We have agreed on October 31, 2013 (the contract would end) and all Inalum assets would be handed over to the Indonesian government. On October 31 physically it will be back to the government while the assets transfer would ... Read More »

Indonesia Has Better Economic Conditions

Deputy Finance Minister Mahendra Siregar said that Indonesia`s economic condition was better than those of other countries, although Indonesia was also affected by the current global economic crisis. “It is acknowledged that with the current crisis, the world economy is undergoing a downward trend which is different from the previous assumption. This reality can just take place until the end ... Read More »

Pertamina to Increase Gasoline Imports to meet Post-Fasting Holiday

PT Pertamina will increase gasoline imports by 400,000 barrels to anticipate consumption hike for the post-fasting holiday, vice president for retail gasoline marketing, Muchamad Iskandar, said. He said consumption of subsidized gasoline 15 days before and 15 days after the end of the fasting month or between July 24 and August 25 is projected to increase by 14 percent to ... Read More »