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January

The Indonesian government takes over the flight information region -FIR in Natuna and Batam. During 69 years, the air space service has been controlled by Singapore. The Flight Information Region enjoyed by Singapore is a legacy of the United Kingdom since the 2nd World War that colonized Singapore. Aviation observer Dudi Sudibyo to Radio Republik Indonesia in Jakarta, Sunday (14/1) said, currently Indonesia has been able to operate the flight information region, because the country has sophisticated equipments and qualified human resources.

"Singapore was a British colony, which actually granted by the UN authority. Once it was finished, then passed down like inheritance. Now the situation changed because it is connected to the sovereignty of other countries. We have our own interest in Natuna including for the operation of our military aircraft.

Previously, the TNI Commander, Marshal TNI Hadi Tjahjanto, asserted, the airspace services issue becomes a serious concern. Until nowdays, the Indonesian Ministry of Defense and the TNI tried to take over the Flight Information Region from Singapore. Because it is considered as an aviation safety and the state sovereignty// Sugandi/trs.Rezha

16
January

Indonesia's export value in December 2017 reached 14.79 billion US Dollars. Head of the Central Bureau of Statistics, Kecuk Suhariyanto explained, the number decreased 3.45 percent compared to November 2017 exports. In a Press Briefing held on Monday (15/1) in Jakarta Suhariyanto explained that some non-oil and gas commodities in November to December were decrease, namely chocolate, kernel oil and palm oil. Meanwhile, coal, rubber and copper increased. According to Kecuk Suhariyanto, the development of non-oil and gas commodities affected export and import value during December 2017. However, compared to December 2016, export value of December 2017 increased 6.93 percent.

"If compared to year on year, December 2016 to December 2017 our exports remain quite good of 6.93 percent. Later it can be seen export trend from year to year showed that in 2017 in total was quite encouraging," Kecuk said.

Kecuk Suhariyanto further explained that the composition of exports in November and December 2017 remained the same, 90 percent came from non oil and gas, and 10 percent from oil and gas exports. Indonesian oil and gas exports rose 17.96 percent and its volume rose 12.67 percent. This indicates the influence of oil price increase. According to Suharyanto, the export movement in 2017 from January to December is generally much better than in 2016. He hoped that in 2018, the export movement will get better, especially since the economy of Indonesia's trading partners such as China, Japan and America are getting better// Sekar/trs.Rezha

15
January

Accident: BEI Ceiling Corridor Collapsed

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Corridor in two-storey tower of Indonesia Stock Exchange (BEI) collapsed on Monday (15/1/2018) at 12.00WIB. The ceiling collapsed and then hit the hall.

Isa Almawadi one of the journalists who were at the scene when the incident said, when the incident happened, himself with 5-6 reporters are in the press room. He heard a rumble.

  "My position is in the press room on the 1st floor. Our position is in the middle. We hear like a wall collapsed. Suddenly  5-6 people straight out and see a rather thick dust from the two tower lobbies. We were asked out of by the building, "told Isa to Radio Republik Indonesia, Monday (15/1/2018).

He said due to the incident, there were some injured mainly from students who were visiting the BEI. The evacuation process is still ongoing. The evacuation process was slightly hampered because the ambulance fleet deployed was inadequate. Eventually the victim was evacuated by taxi. The cause of the fall of the hall is still under investigation. (Sgd / AA)

15
January

Asian Games 2018 Involves SME

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Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno stated that Asian Games 2018 will involve more than 20,000 of micro, small and medium enterprises (UMKM) from all over Jakarta. Sandiaga Uno said in Jakarta Creative Hub on Saturday (13/1) that he wants to involve 20 to 25 thousands UMKM in terms of the distribution. In terms of production, it will reach 300 to 350 thousand. A lot of UMKM will sell their products. The pancontinental event held every four years will take place in Jakarta and Palembang from Agustus 18 to September 2, 2018. Vice Governor Sandiaga explained that Jakarta provincial administration is collecting data on the UMKM planning to participate. He believes that this is required to be carried out early. Sandiaga assessed that UMKM has limitation in terms of funds and production time. He continued that production will begin now and be coordinated by Inasgoc and the Ministry of Youth and Sports. tmp