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21
June

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is optimistic that in the next 2025 the process of land certification throughout Indonesia will be completed. To that end, President Jokowi urged the National Land Agency (BPN) office to continue to raise the target of completing the issuance of land certificates from year to year.

"Next year I ask for 5 million, next year I will ask for 7 million, next year I will ask for 9 million, next year again 12 million, next year will continue to rise. So that our target in 2025 for all of Indonesia whose names are completed, God willing, will be completed, "said President Jokowi when delivering a speech on the submission of 3,200 land certificates to the people, at Tri Dharma PT Petrokimia GOR, Gresik Regency, East Java, Thursday (6/20) noon

According to the Head of State, in 2015 the certificate held by the community should reach 126 million parcels of land. But in reality, at that time only 46 million plots of land had been certified. The remaining 80 million land parcels have not been certified.

"Previously, in the past one year it could only produce 500 thousand per year, in Indonesia 500 thousand. If it is lacking 80 million, it means it is 160 years old. 80 million, a year is only 500 thousand, meaning that the use of this certificate must wait 160 years, "said the Head of State.

Therefore, President Jokowi conveyed to the Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning (ATR) / Head of BPN that this could not be continued. He asked the ATR Minister / Head of the National Land Agency to be able to complete the land certification target as stated.

"Earlier, the Minister of BPN had promised, the promise of the Minister, you know, Gresik 2024 was all over. The Minister promised, I just have to promise, all of you also promise, "said the President.

Be careful

To the people who already hold the land certificate, the Head of State entrusted the message to be covered in plastic so that if the tiles were leaked, the certificate would not be damaged. The second is photocopied so that the original one is  missing, still the copy exist. Managing it to the BPN office is easy.

Thirdly, the Head of State reminded, so be careful if you want to be used for collateral, for collateral to the bank.

"Please count first, it is calculated before you can install it or not, you can install it or not. If the count doesn't come in, don't borrow, don't use it for collateral. We just received it today, tomorrow at the bank, right? "Because you are in a hurry to get a loan, keep forgetting that it's not counted, you can't pay it off, you lost the certificate ," said the Head of State.

Attending the occasion included First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo, Minister of State Secretary (Minister of State) Pratikno, Minister of ATR / Head of BPN Sofyan Jalil, and Governor of East Java Khofifah Indar Parawansa. (kemensetkab)

21
June

Considering that the Presidential Decree (Keppres) No. 64 of 1999 concerning Indonesian Membership and the Contribution of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to International Organizations are no longer in line with the development of law and community needs, the government considers this Presidential Decree to be revised.

Based on that consideration, on May 10, 2019, President Joko Widodo has signed Presidential Regulation Number 30 of 2019 concerning Membership and Indonesia's Contributions to International Organizations.

Mentioned in the Perpres, Indonesian Membership and Contribution to International Organizations aims to: a. Indonesia's role and performance in international forums; b. relations between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the governments of other countries; and c. international community trust.

"Indonesia's membership and contribution is devoted as much as possible to national interests," read Article 2 paragraph (2) of this Presidential Regulation.

Indonesian membership, according to this Perpres, is carried out according to procedures and procedures that apply to International Organizations by considering: a. national priorities; b. state financial capacity; and c. Indonesian membership in similar International Organizations. (kemensetkab)

21
June

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20
June

The government made a breakthrough to gain investment and increase exports as much as possible. One of the breakthroughs that was made was to immediately undertake massive tax cuts in several business sectors. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had requested that the Ministry of Finance provide more facilities but not just instruments, but more importantly whether it could work in the field.

"So if there are decreases such as tax holidays and tax allowances or even our plans to make changes to the PPH (Income Tax) law so that the tariffs are lower, that is now how fast it is being exercised, and it must really be calculated. The rate drops to 20 percent, how fast and how much fiscal risk can be borne and how it is implemented, "said Sri Mulyani, answering reporters after attending the Limited Meeting to discuss the issue of Breakthrough Investment, Exports and Taxation, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (6/19) ) afternoon.

Then regarding the super deduction tax, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati hopes that the Government Regulation (PP) will come out soon. She pointed out examples such as those for motorized vehicles that are expected to have finished harmonizing, and can be released this week or early next week. "Because it's finished so we can expect it to come out soon," he said.

Minister of Finance detailed, there was also the exemption of VAT (Value Added Tax) for leasing aircraft from abroad which had been imposed to reduce the burden on airlines.

In addition there is also a decrease in PPH rates for bond interest for infrastructure, where the government will reduce from 15% to 5%.

Regarding the property sector, according to Minister of Finance, after increasing the price limit of houses / apartments by Rp30 billion which was subject to PPnBM 20 percent from the previous Rp20 billion and Rp10 billion, the government will also increase the VAT (Value Added Tax) limit for simple houses according to their respective regions -one.

Furthermore, the rate of luxury housing article 22 income tax also fell from 5% to 1%, and the validation of PPH land sales will also be simplified.

"That is all so that the property sector will stretch better," explained the Minister of Finance. (setkab) 

20
June

“Indonesia is UK's best friend", stated British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt at the bilateral meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister in London (18/6). 

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi affirmed that the commemoration of 70th year of Indonesia and UK's diplomatic relationship should become a momentum for improving their partnership, especially in trade and investment.

This meeting also discussed cooperation in a number of other sectors, including education. “Within the next five years, Indonesia will focus on human resource development," Minister Marsudi stated. In that account, Indonesia will continue to expand its partnership with the UK.

After the Brexit, the UK also gives more commitment to improving its relationship with Indonesia, including that in economic sector.

Both foreign ministers expressed their commitments in establishing strategic cooperation as part of the solution to address a number of international issues, especially during Indonesia's membership period in UNSC.

Indonesia expected the UK's support for its candidacy at the Human Rights Council for the 2020/22 period.

Minister Hunt also expressed his eagerness to visit Indonesia. (kemenlu) 

20
June

Indonesia will draw attention to global economic and financial issues at the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit to be held on June 28-29 in Osaka, Japan.

"At the G20 Summit in Japan, we will continue to bring up the same issues. The first issue pertains to the global economy and finance, particularly trade and investment," President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) remarked while opening a limited meeting at the Presidential Office in Jakarta on Wednesday.

The meeting covered discussions on preparations for the president's working visits to Bangkok, Thailand, to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and to Osaka, Japan, to attend the G20 Summit.

At a time when technological developments are taking place at a swift pace, Indonesia will also discuss innovative steps for benefiting from developments in digital economy and artificial
​​​​​intelligence, he remarked.

Furthermore, the head of state highlighted the importance of deliberating on efforts to address disparities in the quality of infrastructure, manpower, and women's empowerment.

The G20 Summit will bring together leaders of G20 member states: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The summit will highlight several issues encompassing the global economy, investment, trade, innovations, environment and energy, job opportunities, women's empowerment, development, and health.

The other topics of discussion at the summit will be the US-China trade war and reforming the World Trade Organization (WTO). (ant) 

19
June

President Joko Widodo received an envoy from a number of micro, small and medium business associations on Tuesday afternoon at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta. There are 4 (four) associations of micro, small and medium entrepreneurs visiting the Presidential Palace. In the meeting, the President said that he was optimistic that micro, small and medium enterprises in Indonesia had wide opportunities to continue to be developed. Until now, there are around 62.9 million Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) business units in Indonesia. According to Jokowi, the existing business opportunities can continue to be developed, especially in the service and industry sectors. On the occasion, the President also asked for input from entrepreneurs to be able to design proportional policies for the development of MSMEs in the country.

 

"I want to get input in order to design policies, especially micro, small and medium enterprises, which we know the latest data that I received was 62.9 million small, micro and medium enterprises in Indonesia. I think we have a very, very wide opportunity in our country to develop the existing businesses and the opportunities that we have used as good as possible both the small and medium industry trade service business that I have experienced," said President Joko Widodo.

 

Furthermore, President Joko Widodo also reminded Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) entrepreneurs that the government could facilitate national MSME businesses through policy aspects. But the President reminded that excessive facilities can actually weaken the micro, small and medium industries, especially weakening the character of entrepreneurship in the community. (VOI / Ndy / AHM)

16
June

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) accompanied by First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo opened the XLI Bali Arts Party (PKB) in 2019 by releasing the parade of the arts party, in front of the Bali Perjuangan Rakyat Monument, in Denpasar, Bali, Saturday (15/6) afternoon.

"By asking for Wara Nugraha Ida Shang Hyang Widi Wasa, this afternoon, I opened and released the 41st Bali Art Festival parade in 2019," said President Jokowi when releasing the 2019 Bali Art Party march, which was marked by pemukuulan kul with the Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy.

The opening of the parade was enlivened with Pendet Dance which was played colossally by 100 dancers from SMAN 3 Sukawati, Kab. Bangli. In addition there are performances from various regions and abroad, one of which is the People's Republic of China.

President Jokowi with First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo and the ministers who accompanied him took part in the parade with the vehicles already prepared.

Attending the occasion included Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Bali Governor I Wayan Koster and wife of work cabinet ministers who are members of OASE (Organization of Work Cabinet Era Solidarity Action). (kemensetkab) 

16
June

Indonesia is considered to have opportunities in the midst of a trade war between the United States and China. Because, Indonesia still has strong economic fundamentals in facing the current global situation.


"For Indonesia, actually the US-China trade war is a zero sum game, which means no one benefits. But here we have a chance. With this trade war, people see our country in a safe zone, "said Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto in Jakarta on Sunday (16/6).


The Minister of Industry explained that Indonesia had entered the investment safe zone 20 years ago, namely after the end of the New Order and the start of the Reformation period. "As a country with fairly stable geopolitical conditions, Indonesia is increasingly being targeted by foreign investors," he said.


Some time ago, rating agency Standard and Poor's (S & P) Global Ratings upgraded Indonesia's long-term debt rating or sovereign credit rating from BBB to BBB with a stable outlook. Thus, Indonesia now has an investment grade status from the three international rating agencies, namely S & P, Moody's, and Fitch.


Airlangga added, Indonesia is being seen as one of the countries that is serious in developing the digital economy. It has become a positive value for business people in the world. "In fact, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sees Southeast Asia especially Indonesia as a ground for digital economy," he said.


For this reason, one step that needs to be done now is to increase the competitiveness of the national manufacturing industry so that it can be more competitive with neighboring countries such as Thailand and Vietnam. "Indonesia is still an attraction for investment in electronics, garment, footwear and food and beverage-based industries," he added.


For example, the electronics manufacturer Sharp Corporation and LG Electronics will increase the capacity of their factories in Indonesia. The products they will produce for export and domestic purposes.


The Minister of Industry said, his side continued to monitor the development of the LG and Sharp factory expansion or expansion. "We are still monitoring until they are realized. The discussion has been long, "he said.


According to Airlangga, the two electronics-based industries already have a production base in Indonesia, so that if there is a factory relocation, it will be expansion. "So, it is expansion. One of them is because they already have experience in Indonesia, and Indonesia is considered to be stable," he added.


Meanwhile, Ministry of Industry Director of Electronics and Telematics Janu Suryanto said, Sharp would relocate a two-tube washing machine factory from Thailand to a factory in Karawang International Industrial City (KIIC).


The plan, the inauguration of the Sharp plant expansion will be carried out next month. "So, there will be additional production lines. This is also for the export market. "They will absorb hundreds of workers," he said.


Meanwhile, LG will relocate air conditioner factories from Vietnam to production facilities in Legok, Tangerang. "They will start production and will be marketed in September 2019 as many as 25 thousand units," he said.


Furthermore, the production amount is targeted to increase to 50 thousand units. "Yes, at least it can be exported (also) to ASEAN. Sharp and LG investments are around hundreds of billions of rupiah," he added.


The manufacturing industry is one sector that contributes significantly to total investment in Indonesia. In the first quarter of 2019, the non-oil and gas processing industry contributed 18.5% or IDR 16.1 trillion to the realization of domestic investment (PMDN).


The three sectors that support the largest total domestic investment in the three months earlier this year, namely the food industry that poured funds reached Rp. 7, 1 trillion, followed by the base metal industry Rp. 2.6 trillion and the tobacco processing industry Rp1, 2 trillion.


Furthermore, the manufacturing industry also deposits up to 26% or USD 1.9 billion towards the realization of foreign investment (PMA). The three sectors that support it, namely the base metal industry amounting to USD593 million, followed by the food industry USD376 million and the chemical industry and goods of chemicals USD217 million. (kemenperin) 

15
June

President Joko Widodo wants the first estuary reservoir in Indonesia, the Muara Nusa Dua Reservoir in Denpasar, Bali, to function as a tourist attraction after the rehabilitation and arrangement project was completed later this year.

 

"Not only the function of raw water, but also for restaurants, for tourist attractions," Jokowi said.

While showing the masterplan of the reservoir revitalization project, President Jokowi said that in the future the reservoir would be a good tourist attraction.

"Yes, this left and right will be like a restaurant, cafe. Here is the picture. Yes, if possible, the function is not only raw water, it can be used for tourism, it can be used for restaurants, "he said.

Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Minister Basuki Hadimuljono who guided President Jokowi during the review added that so far many anglers had come to fish in the reservoir area. Until the future the reservoir is also potential to be used as a fishing tourist destination of interest.

The President claimed that so far when the reservoir revitalization project had reached 80 percent, the process was relatively satisfying. "I think the right arrangement is good," he said.

The Muara Nusa Dua Reservoir was built in 1996, which is the estuary of Tukad Badung with a river flow length reaching 19.6 km with a watershed area of ​​40.95 km2.

With a pool area of ​​35 hectares, the reservoir can accommodate 770,000 cubic meters with an effective storage volume of 595,000 cubic meters.

The Rehabilitation of Reservoir is based on emerging problems including very high sedimentation in the reservoir, reduced effective storage, meeting the increasing need for raw water, and the amount of waste entering the reservoir area so that water quality decreases.

So far, Bali has a number of tourist attractions that are already well-known to tourists, so it is considered necessary to develop new tourist attractions so that Bali is still in demand by both domestic and foreign tourists. (kemenpar)

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