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March

Tri Rismaharini (Risma), the mayor of Surabaya, is striving to make the East Java provincial capital the first creative city in Indonesia. Risma remarked in Surabaya on Sunday ( 11 March ),  that through the Startup Nation Summit from November 17-18, 2018, Surabaya will become the first creative city in the country.

"Surabaya has been well known in ASEAN and Asia but not yet in part of European countries and others, and so, the Startup Nation Summit will be the right moment to make it a creative city," Risma said.

According to her, Startup Nation Summit 2018 will look different from that of previous years. Therefore, the City Government of Surabaya plans to package the event with the nuances of today, called Innovation Creative Digital Industry).

Risma said the Startup Nation Summit that will will be attended by 183 delegates from various countries will be collaborated with digital creative industry event with millennial nuances.

The innovation creative event will present several agenda such as digital art, community activity, virtual reality, interactive game, innovation zone workshop, and music performance.

Risma said she will incorporate the Startup Nation Summit with creative digital agenda to realize Surabaya as the first creative city in Indonesia, to advance the startup world of Surabaya, and to bring this city to the world map. (antara)


11
March

The Presidential Special Envoy Visit Jamaica

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo's Special Envoy for Indonesia's nomination at the UN Security Council, M Lutfi, visit Kingston, Jamaica, to rally support for Indonesia to become a UN Security Council Member of 2019-2020 period. As quoted by Antara in Jakarta on Saturday (10/3), the Special Envoy of President was greeted by Jamaican Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Kamina Johnson Smith in Kingston, Jamaica. The Special Envoy M Lutfi and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Jamaica discussed issues of bilateral cooperation of the two countries, including on the potential investments in the Caribbean, climate change and renewable energy. During the meeting, the President's Special Representatives reaffirmed Indonesia's commitment to contribute to the realization of a peaceful, stable and prosperous global ecosystem// ant.trs.Alika

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March

Governor of Yogyakarta Special Region, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X opened Jogja International Furniture and Craft Fair Indonesia -JIFFINA 2018 at Jogja Expo Center, on Saturday (10/3). As quoted by Antara, this exhibition lasted until March 13 is participated in by 300 businessmen from Java and Bali. At the opening of the exhibition entitled "Indonesia Original Unique Furniture & Craft Product", Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X hoped JIFFINA 2018 becomes supporter of the furniture and handicraft industry which contribute significantly both in volume and price as well as value for Indonesian exports. Sultan Hamengku Buwono X also stated, that it is quite realistic that JIFFINA's transaction value is targeted to reach 100 million US dollars or up 10 percent from JIFFINA 2017. It is based on the support of the diversity of original and unique exhibition products. JIFFINA continues to improve quality from year to year in developing Small Medium Industries and products. The Sultan also said that the exhibition which has been held since 2016 has proven that the furniture and craft exhibition in Yogyakarta has been accepted by the International community, especially in ASEAN. (ANTARA/Trs.Alika)

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March

Indonesia may become a high-income country by providing its people with greater access to nutritious foods and investing in the development of human resources, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) noted recently. The government has a grand design to upgrade the status of Indonesia, which has recorded a stable economic growth in the past few years, from a medium-income to a high-income nation. The government has taken significant steps to alleviate absolute poverty, yet the steps must be accelerated to narrow the economic disparities. In fact, the government has pledged to improve the welfare of the people, particularly farmers. One of the main approaches to achieving the goal is to provide the people with greater access to nutritious foods and to reduce the prevalence of stunting in children less than the five years of age, a condition where they will not be able to develop their best physical and mental potential when they are adults. Addressing the "Jakarta Food Security Summit," Assistant Director General and Chief of the FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific Kundhavi Kadiresan praised Indonesia for its initiative to create economic justice. However, he encouraged the convergence of stakeholders in the public and private sectors to create opportunities to improve nutrition as the main goal of the sustainable efforts//   ANTARA