31
October

Indonesian Defense Ministry will hold defense Industry Exhibition Indo-Defense Expo and Forum 2018 on November 7 to 10, 2018 in JIexpo Kemayoran Jakarta. The defense industry exhibition is a promotion event for producers of defense equipment and international security which is held once in 2 years. It was stated by Indonesian Defense Minister, Ryamizard Ryacudu at Press Conference on Indo-Defense 2018 Expo and Forum at the Defense Ministry in Jakarta  on Wednesday (31/10).

“Indo Marine Aerospace Featuring Indo Helicopter 2018  Expo and Forum is the most complete exhibition besides performing a lot of technology products in 3 dymensions of defense (Army, Navy and Air Force), erospace, helicopter and maritime. There are also held seminars and forums as well as products presentation  from participants of the exhibition that perform their excellent products and the implementation,”  said Ryamizard Ryacudu.

Indonesian Defense Minister, Ryamizard Ryacudu also said that the defense industry exhibition will be participated in by 867 participants from 59 countries. The Indo-Defense Expo and Forum 2018 is part of Indonesia’s defense diplomacy concept to improve inter-dependency for the sake of achieving the world peace and prosperity. It can also be a communication media and effective information to keep business contact and transfer of technology. (VOI/Ahmad Faisal/NT)

29
October

The Main Harbourmaster of Tanjung Priok Port has dispatched the KNP 356, 507 and 557 Patrol Boats to the location where the Lion Air JT 610 aircraft crashed.

 

"Once we received the information, we all took action, considering the environment on the sea is distinctly different compared to the land," said Head of Patrol Maintenance and Investigation of the Main Harbourmaster of Tanjung Priok Port Captain Dian Lesmana in a statement received in Bontang, Monday.


There are also two other patrol boats under the name KNP 488 that are being put on stand by, ready to be dispatched to the location.


The Ministry of Transportation`s Directorate General of Civil Aviation is currently coordinating with BASARNAS, Lion Air as the operator and Directorate General of Sea Transportation, as well as LPPNPI Public Corporation to conduct search and rescue activities on JT 610 aircraft.


A Lion Air plane with a flight number JT610 and 188 people on board, crashed in Tanjung Kerawang waters, West Java Province, after flying for 13 minutes from Jakarta toward Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung Province, on Monday morning.


"It has been confirmed that the plane crashed in Tanjung Kerawang waters," Erzaldi Rosman Djohan, Bangka Belitung Governor, told the press in Jakarta, Monday.


The airplane departed from Jakarta at 06:20 a.m local time and was scheduled to arrive in Pangkalpinang at 07:05 a.m local time, according to the Depati Amir airport authority in Pangkalpinang.

Before it lost contact, the airplane had asked for a permission to return to Jakarta due to a problem.


The airplane carried 178 adult passengers, three infants, and five crew members and two pilots.


Governor Erzaldi had asked airport staff to collect data on the families of the victims, then two people from the family representatives will be departed for Jakarta.


"Two people from family representatives will be sent to Jakarta because the emergency post is at Soekarno Hatta Airport," he said.


The Indonesian authorities have set up an emergency command post at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, to deal with the accident. (ANTARA)

29
October

 A Lion Air passenger airplane with 188 people on board and flying from Jakarta to Pangkalpinang in Bangka Belitung Province, lost contact on Monday.


The airplane flight JT 610 was departed from Jakarta at 06:20 a.m local time and was scheduled to arrive in Pangkalpinang at 07:05 a.m local time, according to the Depati Amir airport authority in Pangkalpinang.


However, the airplane lost contact at 06:33 a.m.

Head of the Pangkalpinang rescue team Danang Pandu confirmed the report when contacted by Antara.


"The location is already known," he said.


Meanwhile, a spokesman of the Directorate General of Air Transportation of the Transportation Ministry Sindu Rahayu said in Jakarta, the aircraft with registration number PK-LOP was last detected by radar at a coordinate of 05 46.15 S - 107 07.16 E.


Before it lost contact, the airplane has asked to return to base.


The airplane carried 178 adult passengers, three infants, and seven crews including two pilots.


The ministry has worked on coordination with the National Search and Rescue Agency, Lion Air, the Directorate General of Sea Transportation to locate the ill-fated plane. (ANTARA)

30
October

The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is keen to build international awareness on the quality of Indonesian fishery products to expand the export market later.

Ministry`s Director General of Strengthening Maritime and Fishery Product Competitiveness Rifky Efendi Hardijanto remarked in a written statement received here on Sunday that one of the efforts to realize this was to establish cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Foreign Affairs by holding the 2018 Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition - BSD City, Tangerang, Banten, on October 24-28, 2018.


"The target of transactions is not the main focus for us. Through this event, we build awareness of the quality of Indonesian fishery products among members of the international community," Hardijanto noted.


According to Hardijanto, the TEI is an international-standard Indonesian export product exhibition with a B-to-B focus, held annually by the Ministry of Trade, and this year, it involves the Ministry of Maritime and Fisheries Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


"At this event, we provide products to be offered, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs brings buyers from abroad with the potential to build cooperation," he noted.


This year`s TEI exhibition is being held for the 33rd time and is coupled with Trade, Tourism, and Investment Forum activities, business matching, and foreign and domestic trade missions.


Hardijanto emphasized that the TEI exhibition was an arena for Indonesia to expand the fishery product and pearl market.

Hence, he stated that the exhibition was crucial to introduce national marine and fishery products to domestic and foreign investors.


According to Hardijanto, the Ministry of Maritime and Fisheries Affairs continues to introduce national fishery products to both foreign and local investors. (ANTARA)