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January

Indonesia and Timor Leste on Bilateral Discussion

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia Retno L.P. Marsudi received a bilateral visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Democratic Republic of East Timor, Aurelio Guterres at Gedung Pancasila, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Jakarta, Wednesday, December 31, 2018.

The two foreign ministers in this meeting will discuss a number of issues that have been the concern of both countries such as technical cooperation and education and training cooperation, infrastructure development in border areas, connectivity, and border issue negotiations. Related to border issues, the two ministers agreed to accelerate the negotiation process of two unresolved landline segments that have not been resolved. (rz)

31
January

Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) has made a new breakthrough in the history since the Public Broadcasting Institution presented sports information. RRI is licensed by the International Football Federation (FIFA) for the 2018 Football World Cup to be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. LPRI RRI President Director M. Rohanudin said RRI's success as a FIFA license holder at the world cup has proven that RRI with its more than 98 broadcast stations across Indonesia is currently seriously carrying one of its themes namely being a trusted and world's brodcaster. (KBRN)

30
January
VOI News - Indonesian Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs supports Jakarta Provincial Government in cooperating with Norway and Denmark in waste handling efforts. The cooperation focuses on handling plastic waste that flows into the sea. This was conveyed by Deputy Minister of Maritime Affairs Arif Havas Oegroseno on the sidelines of his visit to Manggarai Water Gate in Jakarta, on Tuesday (30/1). The visit was also attended by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, Danish Ambassador to Indonesia Rasmus A Kristensen and Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia Vegard Kalee, and a representative of World Bank to Indonesia Rodrigo Chavez.
"We are in cooperation with Jakarta Provincial Government, the World Bank, the Government of Norway, and also with the Government of Denmark. We have a special program in waste management sector, especially plastic waste which flows to the sea," Arif said. 
Arif Havas Oergoseno added that waste management, especially plastic waste management should be done as soon as possible. The Indonesian government has supported the waste management in each region. It has also allocated a budget of 1 billion US Dollars for the  waste management in five years//  (VOI/Rezha)
 
 
 
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Indonesian Government through several Ministries and Institutions are in coordinating to overcome extraordinary incident of measles and malnutrition in Asmat, Papua. Acting Development Director General of Regional Development, Indonesian Ministry of Home Affairs, Indrajati Diah, said that her office will make re-evaluate the implementation of the special autonomy in Papua and West Papua. In a discussion held at the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology  Building in Jakarta on Monday (29/1), she explained that based on Law number 21, 2001, Papua has full authority to enforce its law. Since 2002 to 2018, special autonomy funds and additional infrastructure funds for Papua and West Papua is increasing. However, with the extraordinary incident in Asmat, Indrajati considered that there is not yet appropriate in the utilization of the fund.

"So, it seems there should be assistance and special approach in utilizing the special autonomy fund for their main necessities and culture." Indrajati said. 

Diah Indrajati further explained, the directorate general has formed an internal team to evaluate the implementation of Papua’s special autonomy. Directorate General of Regional Development will evaluate Papua's revenue and expenditure budget to its programs. She stressed that special autonomy funds should be prioritized for education and health// Sekar/trs Rezha