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Indonesia to Hold Meeting on The Post-2015 Development Agenda

Indonesia in cooperation with United Nations will hold a High Level Panel of Eminent Persons meeting on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Bali to discuss global partnership. “The meeting will be held at Nusa Dua, Bali on March 24-27, 2013 and the theme is `Global Partnership as Means of Implementation`,” said director general of multilateral relations of the Foreign Ministry, ... Read More »

Limited Access Hampers Tourism Development

Limited access and supporting facilities have been hampering the development of 270 potential tourist destinations across Bali, an official said. Ida Bagus Kade Subhiksu, head of the Bali Tourism Agency, said that most of the tourist destinations in more remote locations were still inaccessible to many tourists as no public roads, transportation or communications were available there. “We can promote ... Read More »

REDD+ Working Unit Urges Indonesia Government to Extend Forest Moratorium

The Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) National Strategy Working Unit urged the Indonesia Government to extend the forest moratorium that will expire in May 2013. “We recommend the moratorium to be extended one or two more years as the government is not ready to institutionalize the permit and management for forest utilization,” Spokesperson of REDD+ Working Unit ... Read More »

Indonesian Sets a Target to Increase Cocoa Product

As the third largest cocoa producer in the world, Indonesia produces 700,000-800,000 tonnes cocoa per hectare per year in 2012. Indonesia sets target to produce 1.5 million tonnes cocoa per hectare per year by 2016. “Our cocoa production is increasing. Last year, we only produced 400,000 tonnes per hectare per year,” Minister of Agriculture, Suswono, said on Monday during the ... Read More »

Indonesia Can Become Biggest Coffee Producer: Minister

Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan said Indonesia can become the biggest coffee producer in Southeast Asia because it has spacious land for developing its coffee plantations. “The government will continue to increase coffee production in the country so that Indonesia will become the biggest coffee producer in Southeast Asia,” the trade minister said here on Tuesday. He said that Indonesia`s coffee ... Read More »

Indonesia Will Open 12 New Airports This Year

There will be 12 new airports opening this year, announced Transportation Minister, E.E. Mangindaan at a press conference yesterday, 19 March, with another 7 new airports coming on line next year in 2014 and an additional 5 airports opening in 2015. This makes a total of 24 new airports by 2015 to boost the country’s infrastructure and air connectivity in ... Read More »

Bali, Semarang and Surabaya Harbors dredged to receive Large Cruise Ships

Access channels to three cruise harbors in Indonesia will be dredged this year to meet international demand from large cruise ship companies, said Rizki Handayani Mustafa, Director for MICE and Special Interest Promotion at the Ministry for Tourism and Creative Economy recently. The decision to give priority to development of the three harbors was agreed between the Ministry for Tourism ... Read More »

Indonesia and Suriname Agree to Enhance Cooperation in Agriculture and Fishery Sectors

Indonesia and Suriname agree to enhance cooperation in agriculture as an effort to strengthen their 37 years of bilateral relations, Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said here on Monday after meeting with his visiting counterpart Minister Winston G Lackin. “In the future we will focus more on cooperation in agriculture, energy and people to people relations,” said  Marty. Agriculture sector ... Read More »

Paoman Batik Artisans Ready to Meet European Demand

Some artisans of Paoman batik, a typical pattern of North of Java Beach (Pantura), Indramayu, West Java, are ready to meet European market demand such as in Germany and the Netherlands. The demand of Paoman batik had ever stopped for several times due to sluggish market there, said a batik artisan Murdianto here on Saturday. This time, some batik artisans ... Read More »

Greenpeace Indonesia to Focus on Campaigns Against Over Fishing

Greenpeace Indonesia will focus on launching campaigns against over fishing to protect the country`s marine environment starting this year. “Our focus will be on over fishing and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities because the two issues need to be monitored,” Greenpeace Indonesia campaigner Arifsyah M Nasution said here on Friday. Greenpeace is usually concerned about environmental problems such ... Read More »