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The Bantul Regency Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency -BPBD reported the tsunami detection radar would be installed in Parangtritis Beach area. Acting Head of Bantul BPBD, Dwi Daryanto said on last Saturday that some time ago, representatives of the Japanese Government and the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) had come to submit plans for installing the tsunami radar.He said, the tsunami radar whose shape is like a satellite dish would later be installed on the south coast. The place is in the west part of the Parangtritis Beach SAR Post. According to Dwi Daryanto, this radar has a sensor that is connected to the satellite. So, it can detect tsunami. He added that similar tools are also installed on the beaches of Purworejo and Cilacap. He also pointed out that the radar would detect earthquakes that could potentially cause a tsunami in southern waters. So, the information will be faster for the people to get to know, especially the early warning system.

Since 2014, the World Craft Council has established Yogyakarta as the World Batik City. Afterwards, every two years, the predicate must be reviewed whether Yogyakarta is still worthy of being the world batik city or not. This year, the WCC will review Yogyakarta as the world's batik city.Chairperson of the Yogyakarta National Craft Council (Dekranas), GKR Hemas after holding a meeting related to Jogja International Batik Biennale (JIBB) at Kepatihan Yogyakarta on Saturday said that to maintain Yogyakarta as a World Batik city, her side held JIBB which peaked from 2-6 October 2018. The activities will cover national and international symposiums and workshops on batik with the theme 'Batik for Sustainability'.According to Hemas, traditional batik must be properly inherited. She also said that many people do not understand the difference among printed batik, written batik and stamped batik. To distinguish them,, Hemas hoped that the local government has to make rules that along Malioboro, printing batik products are placed separately  in a bid to provide lessons to the community. So, batik may keep surviving. She added that next, the WCC will assess a number of aspects. Take for examples;  historical view is still strong; it’s education for young people related to batik, and batik conservation efforts. She hopes that the predicate of the City of Batik World does not move to another city.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan said that Bali's revenue would increase by around Rp1.4 trillion from the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund -IMF and the World Bank.The meeting of two important institutions in the financial world has a significant impact by creating more than 30 thousand jobs.That is a very significant impact and creates around 32,700 employees. When inaugurating Tugu Ngurah Rai intersection underpass, in Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, on Saturday (22/9), Minister Luhut Binsar Panjaitan said that the income would be obtained from expenses of accommodation, food and beverage and other needs to support the meeting. Minister Luhut, who is also Chair of the National Committee of the IMF and World Bank Annual Meeting, added that a study from the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) projects that the conference would increase economic growth in Bali. Regarding the IMF and World Bank meetings in Bali, Minister Luhut said that based on the latest data, the number of participants to be present is estimated to reach more than 19,000 people. The annual IMF and World Bank meetings will take place October 8-14 2018 at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) Nusa Dua, Badung. The participants who have confirmed to be present are finance ministers, central bank governors, entrepreneurs and investors to the media from 189 countries.

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