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Banten Offers Investment on Fisheries to European Countries

The Banten provincial government has offered investment and cooperation in the fishery sector to European businessmen. “Businessmen in European countries are interested in our fisheries industry,” Head of Investment Coordinating Board and Integrated Services (BKPMPT) of Banten Eneng Nurcahyati said here on Thursday. She said that Banten Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah and the Ukraine and the Georgian ambassadors have discussed ... Read More »

35 Indonesian Students to Participate in International Science Olympiads

At least thirty four Indonesian students, ranging from junior to senior high schools, will participate in several international science olympiad competitions after winning the Fifth Indonesian Science Project Olympiad (ISPO) here on Thursday. “We only facilitate students to be selected to participate in a number of international science Olympiads in foreign countries,” said Secretary General of the ISPO Sabar Risdadi ... Read More »

Insight: Indonesia’s Active Role in Global Affairs: An Indonesian to head the WTO?

One of the hallmarks of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s second term has been Indonesia’s willingness to once again take a leadership role in international and regional affairs. The Indonesian government’s decision to put Tourism and Creative Economy Minister (and former trade minister) Mari Elka Pangestu forward as a candidate for director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is further ... Read More »

Sudan Invites Indonesia to Invest on Oil and Gas

Sudan parliament extended its invitation to Indonesian government to invest on oil and gas during their visit to Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The visit to Indonesia was following President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono meeting with his Sudan counterpart earlier this year. “They invite government and state oil and gas company Pertamina to invest,” Vice Minister of Energy and ... Read More »

Indonesia Seeks Cooperation with France in Tourism and Creative Economic

Indonesia seeks cooperation with France on tourism and creative economy during the Paris visit of Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu. Pangestu met with Minister of Art, Commerce and Tourism, Sylvia Pinel, Minister of International Trade, Nicole Bricq and Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pierre Sellal. “During the meeting with Sylvia Pinel, we ... Read More »

Indonesia Targets 20 to 30% Transaction Increase in ITB 2013

Indonesia has targeted to reach 20-30 percent transaction increase in the Internationale Tourismus-Borse (ITB) based on the 2012 participation that accumulated US 2.32 million dollars in transactions. The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry`s Director General of Tourism Marketing Esthy Reko Astuty said during a press conference here on Tuesday, that the target was based on the increase in the number ... Read More »

UAE Investors Eying Resort Business in Indonesia

Entrepreneurs from United Arab Emirates are eying investment in resort business in Indonesia, a press release received from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy said here on Tuesday. “Companies including Damac are interested to invest in resort construction in Indonesia,” Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said after her visit to UAE recently. During her stay in UAE, Mari met with ... Read More »

Government Allocates Rp400 Billion to Develop Solar Cells

The government has allocated up to Rp400 billion in funds to develop solar cells in the country this year, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik said. “The government is serious about developing solar cells as cheap renewable energy to give a direct impact to rural economic growth,” he said when inaugurating a solar cell unit in Karangasem district, Bali ... Read More »

Gili Terawangan, a Tropical Islands Getaway

White sandy beach, tropical coral reefs and warm inviting waters are awaiting on Gili Terawangan. With no cars and no motor bikes, there are no distractions other than the beautiful tropical island scenery, making it an ideal destination for tropical getaway. Gili Terawangan is the largest and most popular Gilis in the northwest coast of Lombok. The Gilis consist of ... Read More »

Indonesia’s Mouth-Watering Culinary Presentations at ITB Berlin 2013

On  5th March at the Grand Opening of ITB Berlin,  over 4,500 invitees will have the chance to experience the true delectable taste of Indonesian cuisine at the Internationale Tourismus Borse (ITB Berlin), the biggest Travel and Tourism Trade show in the world. Bringing all delicacies of the archipelago, Indonesia  co-hosts as the Official Partner Country of the event,  which will ... Read More »