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LAPAN to Develop Drone, Rockets for Army

The National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) and the Army signed an agreement on Tuesday to develop national defense technologies as part of efforts to reduce dependency on imported military equipment. Among the technologies to be developed by LAPAN are unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), missiles, rockets and remote sensing. “LAPAN’s capabilities are very useful and will benefit the Army. ... Read More »

Indonesia`s Trade Balance to See $785 Million Surplus in December

Bank Indonesia (BI) has forecast the countrys balance of trade to record a surplus of US$785 million in December 2013, up from US$776.8 million the month before. “Based on the data, the surplus will be US$785 million in December 2013 as compared to US$776.8 million in November 2013,” Bank Indonesia Deputy Governor Perry Warjiyo stated at the group discussion forum ... Read More »

Indonesia Update Forum: Preserving Life, Strengthening Culture and People’s Economy

Indonesia’s commitment in the implementation of REDD+ programs that had been agreed upon between the Governments of Indonesia and Norway are well maintained. Embassy of Indonesia in Oslo continues to bridge the communication on the implementation of REDD+ by the Indonesian Government, to the Norwegian public. This is expressed by Charge d’Affaires ad Interim of the Embassy of Indonesia in ... Read More »

Reiselivsmessen 2014 : Indonesian Pavilion Recorded Four Successes

Of the three-day exhibition participation in the biggest travel and tourism exhibition in Oslo, Reiselivsmessen, at the Telenor Arena this weekend (10-12 January 2014 ), Embassy of Indonesia in Oslo noted several interesting things. Record Visitors The exhibition this year managed to record most visitors. On the first two days, the number of visitors reached 26.143 people, and the exhibition ... Read More »

Indonesian Culture Gives Color to the Largest Travel and Tourism Exhibition in Norway

Indonesian cultural performances give different atmosphere to Norway’s largest travel exhibition, Reiselivsmessen, held at the Telenor Arena, Oslo, this weekend (10-12/01/2014). This Saturday (11/1/2014), Fatimah Shaw-Iversen, an Indonesian artist now residing in Oslo, performed the peacock dance (tari Merak) from West Java enchantingly, and successfully dazzled visitors to the exhibition both on the main stage and at the Indonesian pavilion. ... Read More »

Biggest Tourism Fair in Norway, Indonesia Focuses on Eco-Tourism and Creative Industry

Indonesia promotes eco-tourism potentials and the creative industries in Reiselivsmessen 2014, the largest travel exhibition in Norway. Themed ‘Conserving Life, Enriching Culture, and Empowering Communities’, Indonesian pavilion shows a variety of nature-themed tourist destinations and creative forest products. This was conveyed by Charge d’Affaires of Indonesian Embassy in Oslo, S. Sayoga Kadarisman in the opening of the exhibition in Oslo, ... Read More »

Bali Gears Up to be Top Wedding Destination

Bali’s tourism stakeholders have agreed to work more on wedding events as an alternative tourism focus, saying that the market had potential to entice more tourists to the island. Bali Tourism Agency’s promotions head, Nyoman Wardawan, revealed Tuesday that wedding tourism was not yet on the promotions list. In fact, he said, this program had potential as it was supported ... Read More »

West Sulawesi to Build Cocoa Industrial School

The West Sulawesi provincial administration has demarcated a 13-hectare plot of land to build a cocoa industrial Vocational High School (SMK), the provinces Governor Anwar Adnan Saleh revealed. “The school will be built in the Kalukku sub-district as an education facility for students and will expand their overall understanding of cacao farming and help improve the commoditys production in the ... Read More »

Indonesia to See Better Growth Prospects in 2014: Ministry Official

Indonesias economic growth is expected improve in 2014 compared with this years performance, the head of the Finance Ministrys Macro Economic Policy Affairs, Luky Alfirman, has said. “We estimate the country will report better economic growth next year, despite the rupiahs value against the US dollar falling to 11.9 thousand. In fact, the depreciation could actually allow exports to bring ... Read More »

Asia Pacific Hash 2014 Across Bali, Flores and Komodo

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy will present the Wonderful Adventure Indonesia: Asia Pacific Hash 2014to take place in Bali and Labuan Bajo, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara from 9th to 11th May 2014. Carrying the tagline “Fun, Friendship, and Fitness”, the event that uniquely combines Sports and tourism will take the participants through some of the most fascinating natural landscapes of the fabled island ... Read More »