Indonesia and Iran have long history of bilateral cooperation that must be continuously maintained. The bilateral cooperation is running well until nowadays. It was stated by ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran to Indonesia, Valiollah Mohammadi in a special interview with the  Voice of Indonesia at Iranian embassy in Jakarta on Tuesday (06/02). He said the two countries keep on to explore the beneficial potential cooperation both inter –government and private sectors.

The cooperation of Indonesia-Iran has huge potential. we must increase bilateral cooperation by taking opportunities from both countries, for example the cooperation in Nano technology. we have other knowledges, that can be used. I told you that both countries can complete each other in the economic sector. “ Ambassador said

Moreover, Ambassador Valiollah Mohammadi also explained that Indonesia and Iran have mutually export and import goods. He hoped the two countries will boost their further cooperation in many sectors such as tourism, education, and technology(VOI/AF)


Persahabatan Hospital as a national respiration referral hospital has a vision to become a leading Respiratory Center in Asia Pacific by 2019. Persahabatan Hospital Director Mohammad Ali Toha said that the hospital has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Labor Organization of the ILO or the International Labor Organization on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in Jakarta. To RRI World Service – Voice of Indonesia on Tuesday he explained, the cooperation is done in the field of handling pneumoconiosis patient. Pneumoconiosis is a disease in the lungs caused by working in places of high pollution such as cement plants, mines and so forth. The signing of this cooperation is in the form of certificates to doctors who can handle pneumoconiosis.

"First, we must diagnose. Because in our country a lot of people with pneumoconiosis are not detected. So, we continue to educate them. Doctors are taught to diagnose pneumoconiosis. From the region all will come here to learn. After that, a study will be conducted to find out how big the case of pneumoconiosis in Indonesia is, how severe the case is, then the countermeasures, " Mohammad Ali Toha said. 

Based on the ILO data of 2013, 30% to 50% of workers in developing countries suffer from Pneumoconiosis. Indonesia is a developing country one of  which economic support is industry sector, that is mining industry. Mohammad Ali Toha further explained that Persahabatan Hospital has a vision to become the leading Respiratory Center Hospital in Asia Pacific by 2019. To be a leader in Asia Pacific. It must have a quality service and international standard. Persahabatan Hospital has already had national accreditation and this year it is targeted to get international accreditation.//// (VOI/Sekar/trs Rezha/AHM)


President Wants One Map Policy Completed 2019

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The development of infrastructure that becomes the work program of President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla is closely related to the utilization of space and land use. Therefore, in order to obtain a geospatial reference with one standard, the government continues to accelerate the one map policy. 

Monday afternoon, February 5, 2018, President Joko Widodo along with Vice President Jusuf Kalla and related officials again discussed the implementation of this one map policy. It was the third meeting to discuss the policy.

He cautioned that this policy is crucial for immediate implementation. Differences in geospatial data and references so far have often made the process of determining strategic policy difficult.

"The overlapping of maps and licensing has led to conflict and resulted in disputes that hampered economic growth in the region, as I received information on KalimantaK island about four million hectares of forest overlap with plantation areas," he continued.

The President believes that the one map policy when  fully implemented will be able to solve the problems that often arise in the field as happened in Kalimantan. ( biro pers ) 


Human Resources Key Progress of A Nation

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The progress of a country depends on the ability of its human resources. Other things not less important are social and political stability, government management, mastery of science and technology and creativity and innovation of its human resources. The statement was conveyed by President Joko Widodo in his speech at the National Education and Culture Meeting 2018 held at Pusdiklat Kemendikbud, Sawangan, Depok, Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

The Ministry of Education and Culture has a great responsibility in developing human resources in Indonesia. "This huge responsibility lies on the shoulders of you attending this meeting here," said the President.

Therefore, the President reminded the importance of education that build Pancasila character. Through education also, honesty, togetherness, politeness, values​and character taughg to the children.

"This is where the importance of education, education that teaches the struggle, education that builds the character of the learner, who always learns without waiting to be patronized, who always innovate without waiting to be taught," said the Head of State.

"That is our capital as a great nation capable of solving problems everywhere, and at the same time to win global competition," he said.

The President warned that the wealth of natural resources can not guarantee the welfare and success of a nation. Many developed countries actually do not have natural resources, but on the contrary many countries with abundant natural resources suffer from poverty, even conflict and civil war.

"Natural resources that often spoil and make us lazy, beat the fighting power, make us careless and do not encourage us all to innovate and have creativity," said the President.

On the occasion, the President reminded that the government has been trying hard to improve education services, both at central, provincial and district level through the Indonesian Smart Card program (KIP). "We want to ensure access to education for underprivileged children, "the President said.

Therefore, budget support from Central to Regional is also continuously improved and efforts to improve the quality of teachers and education infrastructure continue to run.

Therefore, the President invited all participants not to get caught up in the routine because it has been running for many years without any renewal, without a major innovation in education and culture.

"Our courage is to make a breakthrough because the changing world is now going so fast," said the President.

Also present accompanying the President were Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy.(Release Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President)