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March

Bus assembly industry - Karoseri Laksana headquartered in Ungaran, Central Java is one of the bus assembly industries in Indonesia that successfully exports its products abroad. It was recorded since 2009 Karoseri Laksana has exported hundreds of buses to the Fiji Islands with a variety of types and sizes. On the sidelines of a commercial vehicle exhibition of the Association of Indonesian Automotive Industries-Gaikindo Indonesia Commercial Vehicle Expo (GIICOMVEX) 2018 in Jakarta, Friday (March 2, 2018), Marketing Manager of Karoseri Laksana, Candra Dewi said that the bus company in Fiji is interested in ordering Karoseri Laksana’s products after seeing the design offered through the company's website.

“Precisely, the story goes like this. We were on the website at that time. They directly contacted us. Indeed, there is a body builder in Indonesia, especially Central Java and they are interested because the design is like that. For our design, it is original yes. This means that we create our own products instead of copying other countries’,” Candra Dewi said.

Candra added that the bus company in Fiji Islands is interested in ordering Karoseri Laksana’s products because the price offered is very competitive with the quality equivalent to world production buses. In addition, the bus production capabilities that adjust to different regulations and environmental conditions are a main consideration for the bus company in Fiji Islands when booking buses to Karoseri Laksana. (VOI/Rezha/Trans by Rhm)

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March

The existence of defense industry as part of component in developing state defense has become vital in supporting state defense power. This was stated by Chairman of Implementation Team of State Defense Industry Policy Committee (KKIP), Soemardjono to media when explaining the task of KKIP at Indonesian Defense Ministry in Jakarta on Friday (02/03). He said that there are five state defense components. They are defense doctrine, defense strategy, defense posture, defense structure and defense technology. Soemardjono also explained if the state has not been able to produce defense technologies, it can purchase them to foreign countries based on the existing rules.

“The law states that to purchase foreign defense products, the first is the national defense industry cannot produce defense products. So, it can purchase them from foreign defense industries. But, it must be through government to government or government to business schemes. The second point is that we must not use agent which contradicts the existing rule,” Soemardjono said.  

Moreover, Soemardjono further said that defense technology is important because it can change and bring about direct impact on strategy, posture and defense structure. He said if the technology changes, the strategy, posture and defense structure will change as well. This means that if the technology is quite strong, this can bring about impact on the state defense system. (VOI/AF/ALIKA/RHM)

03
March

Minister of Communication and Information Technology Rudiantara says that the rapid growth of creative economy, technology, and entrepreneurship becomes one of the main triggers of the spread of co-working space in some regions in Bali. He told reporters in Seminyak Kuta, Bali on Friday (2/3) that to realize the vision and mission to develop creative and technological economy in Bali needs active participation not only from the community and academics, but also from local industrial players. The Minister also affirms that the government will provide support for the growth of creative economy driven by young people.

“Co-Working space in Indonesia, let's say for the last 6 months has become a young business trend. As I know, I was asked many times to "inaugurate" or come to friends in Jakarta who want or have started to enter the business ‘Co-Working space’. After all, co-working space is functionally just the same everywhere. But of course, Bali gives its own value; Bali has its own brand,” Minister Rudiantara said.

 Minister Rudiantara further said that talented young Balinese have the opportunity to deal with business. This is very potential for the development of business industry in Bali. Based on information, in 2017, the number of Balinese entrepreneurs increased by 35 percent, and the Balinese system economy has also increased with the advance of the company and the digital startup. (KBRN/Waddi A/Trans by Rhm)

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March

President Joko Widodo requested that the distribution of Rice for Prosperity Food Subsidy (Rastra) to the beneficiary has to be accelerated in March. This was affirmed by Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Darmin Nasution to reporters after meeting President Joko Widodo at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Friday afternoon. Minister Darmin also said that the Logistics Agency -Bulog has announced its readiness to start distributing Rastra to the right recipients given that the availability of rice stock in Bulog is still enough to meet the rice stock up to several months ahead.

“The President also requested that in March it must be accelerated. The sending is done at the beginning of the month. Usually, it's in the middle until the end of the month. This month, the President asked to be sent at the beginning of this month. Although it means that Bulog must be busy to fill the rice into 10-kilogram sack. And previously, Bulog said that it would work hard to do that. So, the rice can be distributed in the middle of March. So, we can expect that the people can receive their Rastra on time even a little faster than usual,” said Darmin Nasution to the press.

Furthermore, Minister Darmin Nasution also said that the government will attempt to reduce the price of rice circulating in the community, because, Bulog will again hold a market operation to ensure the price