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SBY highlights policies on forest protection

Antara/Jakarta Post (25/9). President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono presented four national forest protection policies to preserve nature and the climate during his speech at the UN Climate Summit on forests at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) chamber at the UN Headquarters in New York City on Tuesday. “Based on our experience, we have four policies on forest preservation in Indonesia,” ... Read More »

Indonesian Palm Oil Players Sign Sustainability Pledge Amid Boycott Calls

Jakarta Globe (25/09) Jakarta. Four major Indonesian palm oil companies signed a pledge on Wednesday in New York to abide by sustainability commitments. Wilmar, Golden Agri Resources, Asian Agri and Cargill signed the agreement alongside the Indonesia Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), which was witnessed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The signing ceremony took place at the “Indonesia Sustainable ... Read More »

Policy Dialogue and Discussion, Kerjasama Ekonomi, Pendidikan dan Penelitian Harus Menjadi Prioritas Hubungan Kerjasama RI-Norwegia

“Hubungan bilateral RI-Norwegia harus ditingkatkan lagi khususnya dalam kerjasama di bidang ekonomi, pendidikan dan penelitian” demikian disampaikan Prof. Ulf Svedrup, Direktur Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) dalam Policy Dialogue and Discussion (PDD) dengan wakil tim P3K2 Amerop, Dr. Sulthon Sjahril dan Sdr. Radityo J. A. Panjaitan bersama staf perwakilan dari KBRI Oslo. Pihak NUPI menyampaikan bahwa saat ini kerjasama ... Read More »

RI-Norwegia Bidik Peningkatan Kemitraan dan Investasi Energi

Indonesia dan Norwegia berkepentingan untuk lebih meningkatkan kemitraan di bidang energi. Tekad pengembangan kemitraan saling menguntungkan ini mengemuka dalam Pertemuan ke-7 Konsultasi Bilateral Energi Indonesia-Norwegia di Oslo, Norwegia, 17-18 Maret 2014. Duta Besar RI untuk Kerajaan Norwegia, Yuwono A. Putranto, menjelaskan pertemuan ini merupakan forum dialog yang digelar tiap 2 tahun guna membahas kerja sama konkrit di sektor migas, energi ... Read More »

Indonesia-Norway Work To Develop Fish Farming Industry In Yapen Islands

Indonesia and Norway will work together to develop fish farming industry in Yapen Islands of Papua Province. This cooperation set forth in the Business to Business (B to B) agreement between PT Yapen Hatchery & Fishfarming and one of the largest fishing industry in Norway, AquaOptima AS, signed in Bergen, Norway (03/10/2014). Indonesian Ambassador to Norway, Yuwono A. Putranto, previously ... Read More »

Indonesia – Dutch Universities Agree to Strengthen Cooperation

Leiden University and its two Indonesian counterparts, the University of Indonesia (UI) in Jakarta and the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, signed new agreements during the recent visit of a delegation from the oldest university in Netherlands to Indonesia. Under the agreement, Leiden and UI will facilitate student exchange in the field of humanities. Schools of medicines from ... Read More »

More Students Become Bidikmisi Scholarship Target By 2014

The Government of Indonesia plans to provide more students with Bidikmisi scholarships in 2014 as part of its effort to create good leaders of the nation in the future. Directed to helping outstanding students of economically disadvantaged families, the scholarships aim to motivate them to study harder and achieve to become future leaders of the nation. Besides that, the program ... Read More »

Simalungun District Grows Arabica Coffee

The district administration of Simalungun, North Sumatra, plans to grow arabica coffee in 10 of its 31 sub=district areas. “There are around 9,460 hectares of coffee plantations with potential production of more than one ton of coffee beans per hectare in a year,” head of the district plantation office Amran Sinaga said. Simalungun which mostly lies 1,000-1,400 meters above the ... Read More »

Indonesia to Propose Borobudur-Machu Picchu Sister Heritage Cooperation

Indonesia will propose sister heritage cooperation between Borobudurand Machu Picchu in Peru, in a bid to enhance cultural exchange between the two countries. “This proposal was supported by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu,” stated Indonesian Ambassador to Peru and Bolivia Moenir Ari Soenanda during his visit to Antara News Agencys Office here on Thursday. According to Soenanda, Indonesias ... Read More »

US$60 Million Income from VoA Expected

The province is forecast to have collected up to US$60 million from Visa on Arrival (VoA) at its international gates in 2013, a slight increase from 2012’s income, an expert has said. Bagus Sudibya, a senior tourism observer, attributed the high income to Bali’s good record in maintaining growth in incoming tourists. “This number is only the direct income. There ... Read More »