The government of Malang, East Java targets that the ceramic product in Dinoyo is able to go international in the future. This was stated by Regional Secretary of Malang, Wasto after receiving equipment assistance from Ministry of Industry. He assessed that so far, the ceramic products in Dinoyo Malang continue to develop. Even, these provide economic contribute local people. Unfortunately, the products are still dominated by domestic market reaching 87 percent. In the future, there is good opportunity from overseas market. To reach the target, Wasto hopes that there is synergy among industry office, craftsmen and central government. The local human resources are also qualified. The target only needs more encouragement from central and regional governments on the ceramic industry.
Ins Shakti (A57) and Ins Kamorta (P28) of Indian Navy warships anchored at Soekarno Hatta port in Makassar, South Sulawesi to strengthen cooperation between Indonesia and India. Commander of the Headquarters of the Navy, First Admiral Dwi Sulaksono said in Makassar on Saturday that the arrival of Indian Navy warships is aimed at boosting relations and strengthening cooperation with Indonesian Navy. In addition, they also enjoyed various tourism and social events. The warships were welcomed by Music Unit of the Indonesian Navy and continued by draping flower to Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet Rear Admiral Dinesh K. Tripathi along with Commanders of Indian warships. By being greeted in Makassar, the honorable guests were presented Massanang traditional dance from Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi. According to the Commander of the Headquarters of the Navy, the Indian two warships are scheduled to anchor in Makassar for 4 days and will conduct logistic reset to return to India after carrying out joint exercise along with the US Navy on Guam Island.
As many as 327 artists of Denpasar took part to enliven the 40th Balinese Art carnival which was released by President Joko Widodo in front of Balinese People Struggle Monument on Saturday. Acting Mayor of Denpasar, IGN Jaya Negara in Denpasar appreciated the artists who performed and the performance was witnessed by President Joko Widodo along with other invitees. Jaya Negara supported fully the artists who performed at the carnival as annual event which is centered at Denpasar Art Center. He also said that the event can become media of Denpasar’s artists to develop art and culture and local wisdom, especially Denpasar city as preservation and strengthening in art. He further said that the event was an art appreciation for all artists in Denpasar in a bid to preserve and develop their art.