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President Joko Widodo on his working visit to the Province of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) on, Monday (20/5), inaugurated the Rotiklot Dam located in Fatuketi Village, Kakuluk Mesak District, Belu Regency. The Rotiklot Dam is one of 49 new dams built by the government in the 2015-2019 period.

In his remarks, the President reiterated that water is the key to achieving prosperity and prosperity in NTT. Therefore, if only one dam is built in another province, the government will build seven dams in NTT.

The seven dams are Raknamo, Rotiklot, Napun Gete, Temef, Manikin, Mbay, and Welekis.

"What Raknamo has done. Now Rotiklot the water has gone up like this, very good water. Then there will be another Gete. There are others, there are seven of them. That was also the Governor, the Deputy Governor still wanted to ask for more. Meet the regent, he added, now all reservoirs and dams. Because the formula is there, the method must indeed start from water, "said the President.

After the water is available, the President said, the community can plant a variety of commodities, be it rice, corn, shallots, papaya, bananas, watermelons or melons in the dry season. With the availability of water, he continued, farmers can harvest more than once a year.

"Only the next step, if the water is there, we think what we will plant. "Step by step, indeed, we have to find a way out for prosperity, prosperity can really be achieved together," he said.

Rotiklot Dam itself can irrigate 139 hectares of land. In addition, this dam can also be used for hydroelectric power plants, tourist attractions, and for raw water for all residents in Belu District,

"We hope that later the other dams will also be immediately resolved by the Minister of Public Works and then the demand for dams that are still under discussion and calculation," he continued.

The total capacity of this dam is 3.30 million cubic meters with a pool area of ​​29.91 hectares and an effective reservoir of 2.33 million cubic meters. The dam is a side-type type with a 12 meter spacing width, a channel length of 255.59 meters, a dam height of 42.50 meters, a peak width of 10 meters, and a peak length of 415.82 meters.

The dam has been worked on since the end of 2015 with a target time of 1,110 days in line with the state budget funds for the 2015-2018 budget year with a construction contract value of IDR 497 billion. He hopes that the people of Belu Regency can feel the benefits of the Rotiklot Dam.


Indonesia and Suriname agreed to strengthen economic cooperation. This statement was conveyed by the Indonesian Foreign Minister, Retno L.P. Marsudi after a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Suriname, Yldiz Deborah Pollack-Beighle, in Paramaribo, Suriname (20/05).

The visit of the Indonesian Foreign Minister to Suriname, was the first full-fledge visit of the Indonesian Foreign Minister to Suriname in the last 26 years. During the visit the Indonesian Foreign Minister also had the opportunity to pay a courtesy visit to the President of Suriname, Desire Delano Bouterse.

Indonesia has special historical and cultural relations with Suriname. The Javanese ethnic group and language are one of the ethnic groups and languages ​​that live in Suriname.

"With the provision and special historical and cultural relations, it is very natural for Indonesia and Suriname to strengthen bilateral relations in various fields, especially economics and development," said Foreign Minister Retno.

Some areas of economic cooperation that are encouraged to be strengthened include infrastructure development, mining, energy, development of Sharia banking, and livestock, especially artificial insemination.

"Indonesia expressed its interest in participating in infrastructure development projects in Suriname, including projects that were funded by the Islamic Development Bank," explained Foreign Minister Retno.

In an effort to take advantage of the various opportunities available, the Indonesian business delegation also made a visit to Suriname in March 2019. Several areas of cooperation that received the attention of Indonesian business delegates included gold mining, urban development, solar panel construction for housing.

Indonesia also affirms its commitment to help Suriname in developing Sharia banking. Bank Indonesia has sent a team to Suriname to provide training in regulation and supervision of Islamic banking.

"Cooperation in the field of Islamic banking is one of the potential for cooperation, in this context, Bank Mandiri Syariah has supported efforts to increase capacity in the field of risk management and sharia accounting," said Foreign Minister Retno.

In the field of livestocks, Indonesia has also expressed its commitment to collaborate with artificial livestock insemination in the framework of cooperation between South-South Triagular Cooperation, through Reverse Linkage from the Islamic Development Bank. The draft Technical Agreement is planned to be signed in the first half of 2019.

In addition to the economy, one of the areas that has also become a concern for cooperation between Indonesia and Suriname is the development of the Suriname Diplomatic Training Center. The MoU on diplomatic education and training cooperation was signed in December 2018. In March 2019, Indonesia has sent a team to provide Indonesia's experience in the development of diplomatic education and training.

During the visit, an agreement on a short-term visa-free visit for ordinary passport holders has been signed. This agreement is the only one that includes holders of diplomatic, official, and ordinary passports in an agreement. It is hoped that the visit visa-free agreement and the close relationship between this particular history and culture will become the basis for further strengthening people-to-people contact between the two countries. (source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)


Indonesian Electoral Commission, KPU, officially  establishes the national vote of each participant presidential-vice presidential election, political party of National Assembly, DPR, provincial Assembly DPRD, Municipal Council, DPRD-Kab/city and  Regional Delegates, DPD at election 2019, Tuesday (21/5) early in the morning.




President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) departed for the Province of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) by using the Indonesian-1 Presidential Aircraft through Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base Jakarta, Monday (20/5) at 08.38 WIB.

Arriving at El Tari International Airport, Kupang City, NTT Province at 12:16 WITA, the President and his entourage went straight to Belu Regency by using the TNI AU CN-295 Airplane via AA Bere Tello Atambua Airport, in the area bordering Timor Leste.

In Belu District, the President will inaugurate the Rotiklot Dam, which is in Rotiklot Hamlet, Fatuketi Village, Kakuluk District, Mesak. The President will also sow the seeds of tilapia, tilapia, and carp as many as 100 thousand seeds at the dam.

In addition, the President will also plant Moringa, jamblang, flamboyant, pule and banyan trees.

After the activities in Belu Regency, the Head of State and his entourage were scheduled to go directly to A. A. Beri Tallo Airport, Belu Regency to go to Kupang City. The trip to Jakarta will be continued by using the Indonesian-1 Presidential Airplane from El Tari International Airport, Kupang, in the afternoon.

Accompanying the President on flights to NTT Province, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Coordinator of Special Staff President Teten Masduki, and Special Staff of the President, Gregorius Mere. (kemensetkab)


  2019 in Chile,  Minister of Trade Enggartiasto met the  Chilean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for trade field of Rodrigo Yáñez Benítez, saturday. Both countries agreed to utilize le.

And finally Trade Ministers from the APEC member economies issued a statement following their meeting in Vina del Mar, 17-18 May 2019. (kemendag twitter)


Happy National Awakening Day 2019.  In the past, our predecessors raised the spirit of awakening towards the struggle for independence.

Now, it's time we rise to unite in the development of the nation and state! (setkab)


After a working visit to West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) continued his working visit to Bali Province on Friday (5/17) afternoon, and arrived at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali at around 2:40 p.m.

The president and his entourage then headed to the location of the Village Fund Program Review in Kutuh Village, South Kuta District, Badung Regency.

Previously while in NTB, President Jokowi observed the Mandalika Special Economic Zone (KEK), in Central Lombok Regency, which would be the location of the MotoGP 2021 with the concept of the Street Race Circuit. After carrying out Friday prayers at Nur Syahada Mosque, Sade Hamlet, Rembitan Village, Pujut District, Central Lombok Regency, the President and his entourage went straight to Zainuddin Abdul Majid International Airport to continue working visits to Bali.

In Kutuh village, the President arrived at the soccer field which was still in the process of being greeted enthusiastically by local residents. The President then had a dialogue with the Village Head, the local Customary Chief regarding the construction of a sports tourism area accompanied by the Governor of Bali I Wayan Koster, PDTT Village Minister Eko Putro Sanjojo, Seskab Pramono Anung and PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono.

Furthermore, the President also took time to talk together with 3 (three) paragliding players before they showed their action before the President.


President Jokowi assessed that Kutuh Village is one of the villages that has successfully take benefit from the Village Fund for the welfare of its people, by concentrating on sport tourism by renting out soccer fields for training, for international competitions.

Then there is paragliding which also can produce Rp800 million a year. So that for the village itself has an income of Rp50 billion per year.

"Try to imagine. This is how the Village Fund can trigger the economy that exists in the region so that people really benefit from it, "the President said, adding that the model carried out by Kutuh Village could be copied elsewhere which has similarities, whether in Sumatra, either in Java, can be a model of the success of a Village Fund management management for the benefit of the community. (kemensetkab)


President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) made a working visit to Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Friday (5/17) morning. Departing from Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Jakarta to Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara by using the Indonesian-1 Presidential Aircraft at 08.00 WIB, the President and his entourage arrived in Lombok at 10:44 local time.

From Zainuddin Abdul Majid International Airport, the President and his entourage went straight to the Kuta Beach Icon, Mandalika Special Economic Zone (KEK), Central Lombok Regency, and were welcomed along the way by students and residents who had been waiting for him since morning.

On the way to Mandalika beach, the President walked through the green open space of the city of Mandalika, and saw the arrangement of the Kuta Mandalika pedestrian, the President also took time to explore the MSME area "Bazzar Mandalika".

Arriving at Kuta Beach Icon, Mandalika Special Economic Zone (KEK), the President reviewed Kuta Mandalika Beach facilities.

According to the plan, before continuing the next work visit in Bali Province, the President and his entourage will perform Friday prayers at Nur Syahada Mosque, Sade Hamlet, Rembitan Village, Pujut District, Central Lombok Regency.

After Friday prayers, the President and his entourage will head to Lombok International Airport, Central Lombok Regency, and then take off to Bali Province.

Accompanying the President during his working visit to Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara was Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono. (kemensetkab)


Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic Indonesia, H.E. Retno L.P. Marsudi held a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, H.E. Dionísio Da Costa Babo Soares on Friday, 17 May 2019 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta.​​

The Foreign Minister of Timor-Leste congratulated Indonesia for the successful organization of the General Elections on 17 April 2019. Minister Soares also congratulated Indonesia for its membership in the United Nations Security Council and Indonesia's presidency of the Council in May 2019. 

The two Ministers discussed various issues related to cooperation in the Pacific region, bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, and capacity building support, as well as negotiations between Indonesia and Timor-Leste border.  The Foreign Minister of Timor-Leste is also in Jakarta to follow-up on the progress for its application to become a member of ASEAN.

“Indonesia wants to see Timor-Leste become a prosperous and stable country supported by a strong   economy and be part of the ASEAN family. That is why Indonesia places Timor-Leste as a priority for its technical assistance program in the context of South-South Cooperation," explains Minister Marsudi. 

Minister Marsudi briefed Minister Soares on the preparations for the upcoming “Pacific Exposition" in Auckland, New Zealand, 11-14 July 2019, which is organized by the Indonesian government. Timor-Leste will be sending a delegation to this event that is aimed to increase cooperation among the Pacific states in the areas of trade and investment, connectivity as well as arts and culture.

On border issues, both ministers viewed the negotiations on the land boundaries between Indonesia and Timor-Leste as a priority and expected them to be concluded in the forseeable future. 

The ministers also agreed to ramp up trade and investment cooperation, including in the border regions. Economic empowerment of the Indonesian and Timor-Leste communities living in the borders not only boosts economic development but also promotes a peaceful environment. 

To boost economic development in the border areas, both Ministers  also discussed efforts to speed up plan for the constructon Mota Ain bridge, connecting Indonesia and Timor-Leste. (kemenlu)


 Indonesia condemned the drone attack on two oil pump stations in Saudi Arabia, on May 14, 2019.

Such actions can threaten regional security and stability.

Indonesia encourages all parties to hold back and take steps so that the situation does not get worse.

Indonesia reminds that Ramadan is a month full of blessings. Spirit Ramadan is expected to create and maintain peace and stability in the region. (source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

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