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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 »

Japan Introduces Medical Technology to Help Improve Indonesia`s Health Services

Japans Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) and Medical Excellence Japan (MEJ), a consortium of medical technology suppliers, plan to hold a seminar in Jakarta, on February 27. Deputy Director of the ministrys healthcare industries division, commerce, and information policy bureau Noriyoshi Fukuoka stated that the seminar, themed “protection of all lives”, is intended to introduce medical technology that ... Read More »

Japan Proposes Agricultural Cooperation with ASEAN Universities

The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has proposed an agriculture-food related areas cooperation through universities around the Southeast Asian countries. Japanese Minister-Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission to ASEAN Takako Ito stated during her opening remarks at the “Symposium on Human Resource Development in Food-Related Area through Partnership with ASEAN Universities” here, on Tuesday, that the proposal ... Read More »

Bau Nyale: The Annual Sea Worms Festival on the Island of Lombok

The island of Lombok will once again celebrate the age-old tradition of Bau Nyale or catching the Sea Worms Festival in the forthcoming month. This year, following a meeting of the council of government officials, traditional community leaders and keepers of the four cardinal directions, the event will be centered at the Serenting Beach, Kuta village, Pujut District, from 19th to 20th February 2014. The Sasak people of Lombok in West ... Read More »

Borobudur Temple Confident of Achieving Tourist Target in 2014

The management of Borobudur Temple is optimistic that the worlds largest Buddhist temple will meet the 3,531,900 tourist arrival target for 2014. Deputy Head of Operation I Borobudur Temple Tourism Park Aryanto Hendro said here on Wednesday that the target accounted for 3,263,500 domestic tourists and 268,400 international tourists. “The tourist arrival target is 18 percent higher than 2013s target,” ... Read More »