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26
July

TODAY IN HISTORY

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Today in History over RRI World Service -Voice of Indonesia. We start from an event on July 26 1965 about Air Force Academy’s birthday. 

Air Force Academy is an education school for Indonesian Air Force in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The academy’s history is started by Flight School established on November 15th 1945 by Agustinus Adisutjipto in Maguwo Airbase which is now Adisutjipto Airport Yogyakarta. In September 1947, Indonesian Air Force for the first time accepted Senior High School alumnus to be educated as the flight students. In its further development, construction of the school was built as the place to learn. Coincided with Indonesian Air Force Day on April 9th 1960, a grounbreaking ceremony of the establishmeny of Air Force Academy was held in Adisutjipto Airport.Furthermore, Air Force Academy was inaugurated by Minister of Commander of Air Force on July 26th 1965. July 26th is later on declared as the Air Force Academy’s birthday.

 

The next event is that in 1965, Maldives got its independence. 

Maldives is an archipelagic country in Hindia Ocean. Islam is majority religion of Maldivians. In early 16th century,  Maldives was colonized by Portuguese and then by Dutch, France, and in late 19th century, Maldives was ruled by England. Since 1887 until its independence on July 26th 1965, the country became the part of English guardianship. Since 1153 until 1968, the country was in the form of independent islamic sultanate. Later on, the form of sultanate government was removed and changed to be republic.

 

And the last event is that July 26th is International Mangrove Day. 

July 26th was set as International Mangrove Day at the United Nations Conference for UNESCO in November 2015. On the conference, Ecuador suggests July 26th as International Mangrove Day because some South American countries have been commemorating the day although it was not officially set by the world organization. The countries commemorate July 26th as “Mangrove Day” to recall a Micronesian Greenpeace activist, Hayhow Daniel Nanoto who passed away on July 26th 1998 because of heart attack when he was involved in great protest action led by environment organization -FUNDECOL and International Greenpeace. During the action, the local community -Muisne joined some non-governmental organizations to dismantle shrimp ponds which were placed illegally in the effort of bringing the damaged mangrove zone back to its normal condition. FUNDECOL and other environment organizations recall Hayhow’s death in every July 26th as the commemoration for saving the mangrove.

26
July

MOSAIC OF ARCHIPELAGO

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Today's Mosaic of the Archipelago presents information: first, military developing Natuna village is valued successful. The second information is about "N(G)Antar Paimah" Sleman receives SLRT Award. We end Mosaic of the Archipelago with the information on Kodim 0726 Sukoharjo develops Farming Program of Jagan Bendosari village.

Listener, the program of the 102nd Military Developing Village which was conducted by Kodim 0318 Natuna at Pulau Tiga district received directly the visit of Head of Army Staff, Brigadier General Agus Heru Prasetyo on Tuesday (24/7). He directly observed the implementation of Military Developing Village and also met with residents at Pulau Tiga district, the outer island of Indonesia. In the program, Pulau Tiga district received physical assistance with additional permanent path and guidance of knowledge on health. The program is cooperation between the Indonesian Army and Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health also gave assistance, such as medicines, medical devices and vitamin for babies and children in the region. On the occasion, Brigadier General Agus reminded the local people to always have love on the country and to protect the unity of the Unitary State of Republic of Indonesia by protecting facilities which were built together. Brigadier General Agus also said that although at border area and far from the central government, it does mean that people are ignored by the government. Agus hoped that all facilities can be used and maintained together. He also appreciated the participation of the people in helping succeed the program voluntarily. In his visit, Brigadier General Agus also handed over sport equipment and grass cutting machine. He also observed social events and health checks for the community.

Regent of Sleman, Sri Purnomo received “Integrated Referral Service Award" from Ministry of Social Affairs for his innovation "N(G)Antar Paimah" or in English means Home Delivery Service. The award was handed over by Director General of Social Empowerment at the Social Affairs Ministry, PP Nazarudin in North Jakarta on Wednesday. Regent Purnomo hoped that the award becomes motivation for Sleman regency to increase service in social sector. He also said that "N(G)Antar Paimah` is innovation which gives easy  service to poor and vulnerable people so that all the government’s programs can reach all communities. N(G)Antar Paimah can also be used by the residents who need transportation service for being delivered to sustainable service or delivered until home.

We end Mosaic of the Archipelago with the information on Kodim 0726 Sukoharjo develops Farming Program of Jagan Bendosari village.

Kodim 0726 Sukoharjo along with Agriculture and Fishery Office of Sukoharjo regency keeps doing innovation to increase agricultural productivity. One of them to be developed is to maximize critical land of rain-fed to become integrated agricultural land. The “Pilot project” system of “integrated farming” was conducted by farmer group of Subur Mulyo, Jagan village, Bendosari district. Lieutenant Colonel Candra Aryadi Prakoso told the journalists on the sidelines rice harvest, planting rice and fish harvest at Demplot land, at Jagan village, Bendosari, on Tuesday (24/7) that finally, the system is able to produce combination product of rice, fish, chicken with livestock waste system which can be used as land fertilizer. His side hoped that the system can be imitated by farmers and other groups to increase agricultural productivity, especially at the critical land. Meanwhile, Regent of Sukoharjo, Wardoyo Wijaya said that Sukoharjo has many adopted technologies in agricultural sector. One of them is “integrated farming” by combining all agricultural components in one integrated agriculture. On the occasion, the Regent symbolically handed over assistance of  agricultural machine tool from Directorate General of Agricultural Infrastructure and Facilities at the Ministry of Agriculture Affairs.

26
July

DIPLOMATIC CORNER

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RRI World Service -Voice of Indonesia with Diplomatic Corner, a program which presents information about activities and progress of Indonesian diplomacy in the international world. 

 

The first information is from Jakarta.

Minister of National Development Planning/Head of National Development Planning, Bambang Brodjonegoro viewed economic diplomacy to play a major role in supporting national development. He appreciated the improvement of  diplomatic performances conducted by Indonesian representatives overseas. The statement was expressed before 27 participating diplomats of Foreign Staff and Leader School of the 59th Generation at Education and Training Center at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jakarta on Thursday (24/7). Minister Bambang recognized that the challenge for diplomacy is bigger internationally and domestically.  Through the implementation of planning and budgeting harmonization, Minister Bambang ensured that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will create diplomatic event which can answer the challenge of the era. He shared the tips in arranging the effective planning of diplomatic event.

 

The next information is from Budapest, Hungary.

For one week, Gamelan rhythm was heard in the 8th Babel Sound Interactive World Music Festival in Hungary on Monday (23/7). The annual festival was conducted at tourism city of the Western Hungary, Balaton Boglar. The sound of Gamelan came from Indonesian tent and played by Gamelan Topong Bang group which is led by the Indonesian embassy of Budapest. Surprisingly, Gamelan group which consisted of 12 persons, were all Hungarians. Indonesian Ambassador to Hungary, Wening Esthyprobo said that they are Hungarians, Indonesian lovers and they do love Gamelan and Indonesian culture. Every Sunday, the group practices at the Indonesian Embassy hard and seriously so that playing of the Gamelan can be as good as original Indonesian people do. Ambassador Wening also said that for 7 days of the implementation of Babel Sound Music Festival, Indonesian tent is always full of visitors to hear Gamelan rhythm. Indonesian tent presented interactive performance with audiences such as batik workshop, workshop of puppet shadow, story-telling  accompanied with Gamelan rhythm, coloring Indonesian puppet and cartoon. In addition to Gamelan, dance and interactive cultural promotion, promotion of Indonesian culture is more complete by performing Indonesia’s Reggae ambassador, Ras Muhamad on the main stage of Babel Sound Music Festival.

We end Diplomatic Corner with the information from Vatican. 

Commission I of the House of Representatives –DPR expressed appreciation to Indonesian embassy of Vatican which has conducted duty and his priority program in promoting Indonesia’s pluralism values in Vatican. The Commission I hoped that communication/cooperation has to enhanced, especially in religion and humanity  with Vatican. This was stated by Chairman of Commission I delegation, Abdul Kharis Almasyhari in the visit work to the Indonesian Embassy of Vatican on Monday (23/7). Meanwhile, Indonesian Ambassador to Vatican, Antonius Agus Sriyono explained various issues  related to structure of organization, budget, program of protection and empowerment of Indonesian citizen, development of Indonesia-Vatican significant cooperation in 2017-2018. Borobudur Park at Vatican Museum and seminar related to palm oil. In addition, Ambassador Agus also stated that the government of Vatican did appreciate diversity of Indonesia and hoped Pancasila can be imitated by other countries. At the end of the discussion session, Indonesian Ambassador, Antonius Agus Sriyono  has read the result of Rome Declaration which was issued by 45 participants of Inter-religion Dialog of Indonesian people in Europe, held in Rome, Italy on June 30,  2018.

24
July

Diplomatic Corner

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RRI World Service -VOI with Diplomatic Corner, a segment presenting information about Indonesian diplomacy, both at home and abroad.

We begin with information from Paris, France. Since 2012, Kendari City, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia has established a partnership with the La Rochelle city in France, especially in the tourism and urban environment field. In early July 2018, Mayor of Kendari, Sulkarnain Abdul Kadir agreed with President of La Communauté d'Agglomération La Rochelle, Jean-François Fountaine to strengthen cooperation in the tourism sector and urban environment. The positive experience and continuity of cooperation since 2012 and the Memorandum of Understanding in 2017 become the basis for Kendari and La Rochelle to strengthen partnerships.

The statement was reached on the sidelines of the working visit of the Southeast Sulawesi delegation to France. During his activities in France, Mayor Sulkarnain Abdul Kadir, accompanied by officials from the Department of Handicraft, Youth and Sports Service, and Tourism Promotion, involved in a training program and promotion of tourism excellence in collaboration with La Communauté d'Agglomération La Rochelle. In addition, the delegation also held a network gathering with 20 French tour operators entitled "Célébes Sud Est: Plongez dans l'inexploré", on July 11. Southeast Sulawesi offers some of the latest tourist destinations whose natural beauty is suitable for French tourists, namely the Wakatobi Islands, Labengki, and Matarombeo. The Wakatobi Islands, nicknamed "undersea paradise" by explorer Jacques Cousteau, are increasingly recognized by world-wide enthusiasts.

We move to the United States of America.

Indonesian fashion designer, Handy Hartono for the first time held a fashion show in Houston, the United States of America on last Saturday (July 21). Besides promoting Indonesia, especially Batik as one of the Indonesian intangible cultural heritages recognized by UNESCO, Handy displayed Batik Karawang collection. As reported in the press release of the Indonesian Consulate General of Houston, Nana Yuliana stated the fashion world has contributed to the Indonesian economy through the creative industry. Besides, the tourism and culinary industries also play a major role in the development of Indonesia's creative industries. The Consul General invited the audience to visit and invest in Indonesia, especially the 10 New Bali tourist destinations such as Borobudur, Komodo Island, and Wakatobi National Park which also received recognition from UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage and World Natural Heritage, Biosphere Reserves and Geo-parks. The Indonesian Consulate General of Houston will continue to promote Indonesia in synergy with relevant stakeholders, including regional governments.  The event was also attended by Head of the Kerawang Regency Tourism and Culture Office, Okih Hermawan.

We end Diplomatic Corner with information from Osaka, Japan.

On the sidelines of a working visit to the Chugoku region, Japan on last Saturday (21/7), Indonesian Consul General of Osaka, Mirza Nurhidayat visited a number of Indonesian citizens -WNI affected by floods and landslides that hit Hiroshima Prefecture and Okayama Prefecture on July 6 and 7. These two prefectures were the most severely affected areas, and resulted in a number of Indonesian citizens being forced to flee, even losing their homes. Previously, on July 9 and 10, The Indonesian Consulate General's team in Osaka distributed aid to Indonesian citizens affected in Hiroshima and Okayama, including food, milk, mineral water, clothing, towels and toiletries. In addition to reviewing the current conditions of the Indonesian citizens, the visit of the Indonesian Consul General of Osaka, was also aimed to distribute humanity assistance, especially in the form of food. The condition of Indonesian citizens is generally good. However, recent condition in the Kurashiki city is still paralyzed. Most Kurashiki infrastructure and facilities, such as roads, bridges, and convenience stores are still in recovery. The government of Japan, in this case through the disaster management team, continues to provide the facilities and assistance needed by disaster victims, including the Indonesian citizens.

24
July

MOSAIC OF ARCHIPELAGO

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RRI World Service -VOI with Mosaic of Archipelago. Today, the information is that International Anti-Narcotics Day 2018 is commemorated in Cimahi City. Second, Deputy Mayor of Cimahi, NgatianaEncourages Youth to Launch 'Literacy' Technology. The last information is that Students of Indonesia University of EducationBandung Help the Manunggal Army Task Force Build a Village to 102 Military District Command 0605 Subang.

 

A major war on drugs requires all related stakeholders and people in general to move actively against organized international crime.This crime can threaten, and paralyze the survival of the nation and state by creating problems that can undermine the nation and becomes a threat to the destruction of the nation's younger generation.This was stated by Deputy Mayor of Cimahi, Ngatiyana on the anniversary of International Anti-Narcotics Day 2018 at Cimahi Technopark Building on Monday (23/7). According to Ngatiana, the International Anti-Narcotics Day is celebrated as a form of concern over drug problems in the world, which cannot be resolved so that it can threaten the life of the nation and state.Obviously with the Anti-Narcotics Day International, Ngatiana said that young people and all parties are reminded that before taking actions, they have to think first and they should not be easily influenced by negative things.Meanwhile, Head of National Narcotics Agency –BNN of Cimahi, Ivan Eka Satya saidthat his teamas the main agent of the government will keep carrying out the Program for Combating Narcotics Abuse and Illicit Distribution (P4GN)in the area of Cimahi City not only in terms of investigation but also rehabilitation.Therefore, he wants the communitynot to hesitate to bring his friends to undergo rehabilitation from drug addiction.

 

Mastery of technology for the younger generation becomes a necessity, as well as asset for the sustainability of regional development in the future.Thiswas stated by Deputy Regent of Sorong, Suka Harjono on the commemoration of the 45th Anniversary of the Indonesian National Youth Committee-KNPI, by holding Rally Flag in the Aimas Square Hall of Sorong Regency on Monday (23/7). He also establishes cooperation among KNPI, Regional Representative Council -DPD of Sorong and related regional organizations, such as the Youth and Sports Tourism Office because youths are integral partners of today's society. In addition, the youths expected to reduce and anticipate the radicalism.Therefore, the youths of Sorong Regency can improve their knowledge of technology to compete as well as challenge the development in the future. Head of DPD KNPI of Sorong Regency,Carlos Kalasuat expressed his appreciation for the support of all related parties that can make KNPI be able to survive and be a part of regional development.

 

The last information of Mosaic of Archipelago is that Students of Indonesia University of Education Bandung Help the 102nd Manunggal Army Task Force Build a Village of Military District Command 0605 Subang.

Dozens ofStudents of Indonesia University of Education –UPI Bandungwho are carrying out a field study (KKN) in Cirangkong Village, Cijambe Sub-district, Subang Regency participated in the102nd Manunggal Army Task Force Build a Village (Satgas TMMD) of Military District Command (Kodim) 0605 Subang.They cooperated with the community and the Indonesian National Military in implementing all physical development activities in particular.Although the sun was quite hot and so stinging, they were enthusiastic to carry out their field study to fix some damaged roads Mosques and security posts in Cirangkong on Monday (23/07).One of the UPI Students, Muhamad Dwiki Aprianto majoring in Geography Education told RRI in Subang that through the activities of the TMMD, the community was helped in building the village from the backwardness of other villages. Even, this was very helpful for the regional government program in realizing the development of isolated territory.In a separate place, Commander of Task Force the 102nd TMMD Kodim 0605 Subang, Lieutenant Colonel Fikri Ferdian said that the presence of dozens of UPI Bandung students who were having KKN in Cirangkong Village, Cijambe Sub-district, greatly helped accelerate the TMMD program.For 14 days, the activity has reached above 50 percent, whereas the schedule of TMMD last until August 8, 2018.

30
July

Mosaic of Indonesia

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The Center for the Conservation of Natural Resources -BBKSDA of Papua invites residents and various parties to care for endemic animals in eastern Indonesia. Head of BBKSDA Papua, Timbul Batubara said in Jayapura, on Saturday that his side has just received the result of the operated animals recently from the Law Enforcement Center for Environment and Forestry Section in Jayapura. He said that 38 birds have been received and will be treated in transit cage. He urged the related stakeholders to be more concerned and aware that Papuan endemic animals are becoming increasingly scarce. Timbul Batubara also stated that the habitat destruction and poaching are the main causes of declining populations in the wild. The same thing was also expressed by Technical Head of BBKSDA for Papua, Askhari Masikki. He said if we care, we have to be actively involved to take care of it. After all, they are more beautiful when living freely in the wild. Askhari added that now, BBKSDA for Papua also has already a call center with the number 0823-9802-99-78 that can be contacted at any time.

The 10th Banyumas Serayu Festival 2018 becomes an event to promote the potential of marine tourism, especially in the Serayu River, Banyumas Regency. Head of Serayu Tourism Society –PMPS, Eddy Wahono in Purwokerto, Banyumas Regency, said that the event to be held on August 11-12 is the idea of Balai Besar Serayu River Region Opak -BBWSO and PMPS to promote Serayu River exoticism. Eddy also said that the idea is based on the background of changing people's livelihood from sand mining activities in Serayu Riverto be become tourist actors in the river. After running four times, the festival is included in the tourism agenda of Youth, Sports, Culture and Tourism Office of Banyumas Regency. Head of the 10th Banyumas Serayu Festival 2018 Committee, Imam Basroil said that in this event, his side carries the theme "Knitting the Edge of Serayu" which contains the meaning of utilization and the management of marine resources by involving many parties, namely related institutions, communities, and tourism actors. On a separate occasion, Head of Tourism Department of Youth, Sports, Culture, and Tourism, Banyumas Saptono admitted that previously, the Banyumas Serayu Festival 2018 was scheduled for July 28-29. However, the implementation is changed to 11-12 August 2018 due to technical constraints, such as the construction of a railway bridge over the Serayu River which has been for the route of ornamental boat carnival.

At Car Free Day of Banda Aceh City on Jl. Daud Beureueh, Banda Aceh Mayor, Aminullah Usman along with Natural Resource Conservation Center -BKSDA of Aceh and Tiger Heart Community held Global Tiger Day commemoration 2018 on Sunday (29/7). The commemoration with the theme "Local Wisdom for Sumatran Tiger Conservation" was attended by hundreds of visitors of Car Free Day. Various actions were held in the commemoration, such as Face Painting, Sumatran Tiger Preservation Oration, Coloring competition, Lion Dance Performance, Photo Exhibition, and Bazaar. In his speech, Mayor, Aminullah pointed out that it’s important to conserve the endangered Sumatran tigers. The Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae) are the sub-species of tiger from three sub-tigers owned by Indonesia besides Javanese tiger and Balinese tiger, which has been declared extinct. Sumatran tigers are now very endangered due to their  increasingly narrow habitat.

30
July

Diplomatic Corner

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Trade Ministry facilitated a meeting between Indonesia and the United States businesspeople in Business Forum and one-on-one business matching at  Indonesian embassy of Washington DC, the United States of America on Tuesday (24/7). The event was part of trade mission of Trade Minister, Enggartiasto Lukita to protect balance of trade relations with the United States which is one of Indonesia’s main export markets. When giving speech in the forum, Minister Enggartiasto said that the forum is important to protect and strengthen trade relations of the two countries, which bring about mutual benefit.

Director of Law and Economic Agreement of Foreign Affairs Ministry, L. Amrih Jinangkung became one of keynote speakers in “Socialization Seminar of Marrakesh Treaty" which was held in Jakarta on Sunday (26/7). The Ministry supports and will facilitate the plan of legalization of Marrakesh Treat through ratification. The government of Indonesia signed the treaty in 2013. Marrakesh Treaty arranges the disability access in getting access of information, product of copyright and arrangement on exchange among the countries on format which is accessible for people with barriers to reading printed materials. National stakeholders attended the seminar, such as staffs of Law and Human Rights Ministry, representatives of disabilities and the community of national colleges.

Trade Minister, Enggartiasto Lukita held a meeting with United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer in Washington DC to discuss efforts of the increasing of trade and decreasing of trade barriers of the two countries. The meeting became the peak agenda in the work visit of the Trade Minister, Enggartiasto Lukita to the United States of America on July 23-27, 2018. The visit was aimed at reciprocally enhancing Indonesia-the United States trade relations to achieve benefits of both countries. Minister Enggartiasto also explained to Ambassador Lighthizer the issues related to the trade barriers which become Indonesian attention. Those issues are reconsideration proses on Indonesia as receiving country of Generalized System of Preferences –GSP scheme and exception for Indonesia on the imposition of tariff increases on the US steel and aluminum product imports.

27
July

Children Day  is an event which is held on different dates in various countries around the world. International Children Day is commemorated every June 1st and Universal Children Day is commemorated every November 20th. The other countries commemorate the Children Day on other dates. This commemoration is aimed to esteem the children’s rights around the world. The National Children Day in Indonesia is commemorated every July 23rd according to Presidential Decree of Indonesia No.  44/1984 on the date of July 19th 1984. In celebrating Children Day 2018, provincial government of West Sumatra has a creative way to campaign a habit of eating fish from early age. The regional government serves 50 thousands of Sala Lauak to thousands students of early childhood education (PAUD). The advantage of eating fish is helpful not only for the health but also the children’s development and intelligence as the next generation of the nation in the future. According to Governor of West Sumatra, Irwan Prayitno, the 50 thousands of Sala Lauak supply does not only to set the record in Indonesian World-Record Museum but also to promote the children with early age to love eating fish. Head of Department of Marine and Fisheries of West Sumatra, Yosmeri explains that Sala Lauak can be made of sea fish and various kinds of fish. He hopes that the promotion of eating fish through Sala Lauak culinary can boost the level of fish consumption in West Sumatra which is still 34.3 kilograms (kg) per capita for this year. Meanwhile, Head of Association of Education and Education Staff of Early Age Children of Indonesia (Himpaudi) of  West Sumatra, Nevi Zuairina says that the campaign has to target the early-age children. Becauce 50% of development of children’s brain occurs in their early age.

27
July

Diplomatic Corner

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Indonesian Embassy in the  United Kingdom represented by attaché of Education and Culture, Aminudin Aziz  gave Angklung as Indonesian traditional musical instrument to  Havering Music School –HMS in eastern City of London on Monday  (23/7). It was received by Director Music of HMS, Paul Harris and accompanied by 2 members of parliament of  Havering city as well as students and their parents. After submitting the traditional musical instrument from Tatar Pasundan West Java, Indonesia recorded as cultural heritage of UNESCO, Havering Music School agreed to officially  make Angklung as part of curriculum besides Gamelan which has been a lesson before. Today, there are two schools as the center of learning of the Angklung: Havering Music School in eastern London and Whitefield School in Northern London. Indonesian embassy hoped that by granting the Angklung,  program and lesson in several educational institutions in the UK will introduce Indonesian traditional musical instrument and will become facility to strengthen  people-to-people contact of both countries.

Musical group of Angklung Mang Udjo from Bandung, Indonesia arrived in  Stockholm on Wednesday (25/7). The entourage will enliven the program in Kungsträdgården on Saturday  (28/7).  Besides Saung Mang Udjo, Sanggar Komite Seni Budaya Nusantara and   administration government  of  Boyolali Regency, East Java will also appear. In the hub of  Stockholm, the annual program will perform the previous program at the same place. Chairman of entourage of Mang Udjo, Taufik Hidayat expressed his pride as Indonesian while playing local songs at the international  stage. Saung Angklung Udjo has succeeded to promote Angklung to international world. For interactive program, the group brings additional Angklung so that after the performance, Angklung can be given to audiences as souvenirs .Moreover, Boyolali regency sent 27 dancers. The program is aimed to promote Indonesia in achieving higher target.

Indonesian General Consulate  in Ho Chi Minh City brought 3 Indonesian cosmetic producers to participate in Viet-Beauty 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City from 19 until 21 July to expand business through readiness for distributors and become service provider of original equipment manufacturer. Viet-Beauty 2018 was comprehensive promotion  platform, including cosmetic product, perfume, skin care, hair and nail as well as spa and beauty. There were also seminar discussing regulation, and marketing via social media, consumer trend and skin care as well as  marketing information in Vietnam. Moreover, other  activities  focused on introducing some products and new esthetic technic. The total value of the cosmetic import product and perfume to Vietnam in 2017  reached $680,42 million dollars  or grew 11 percent compared with in 2016. Meanwhile, the same product import in the first five months in 2018 grew 27,5percent from year to year to be  $243,347 million dollars . Today, 90 percent of Vietnam’s cosmetic market is controlled by some countries such as South Korea, European countries, Japan, Thailand and the USA.

25
July

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The school zoning system has made school which is not a favorite becomes the main choice. In the new school academic year, the number of students almost evenly packed every school, either at suburbs or at the city. Member of the House of Representatives of Palangkaraya, Commission C, Mukarramah, welcomed the school zoning system. According toMukarramah, during this time, students are not interested in registering their names at school which is not a favorite yet. With the school zoning, the parents of the students send their children to school which is closer in accordance with radius which has been determined by Education Office. This was stated by Mukarramah to Radio Republik Indonesia in Palangkaraya, on Tuesday (24/7). In addition to motivating school at suburbs to be favorite school, school zoning policy has good impact for the next future, one of them is for equalization of educational quality, because every school will compete to show its superiority, so that among the schools can compete for better world of education.

 

A member of the House of Representatives of West Nusa Tenggara, Tuan Guru Haji Hazmi Hamzar, hoped West Nusa Tenggara continues to improve the increase of tourist’s visit. The high interest of either domestic and foreign tourist to travel to the region should be supported by various easiness and worthy at the tourist destination. Tuan Guru Haji Hazmi Hamzar in Mataram, on Tuesday (24/7) also hoped businessman along with the government are not quickly satisfied with the result, and do it in accordance with the ability. Because the challenge for the tourism sector in the future is increasingly complex.  According to Hazmi Hamzar, the existence of one organization will make tourist to be easy to get information and the others related to tourist objects of West Nusa Tenggara. He added management of tourist destinationalso needs serious attention from the government or tourist businessman. The cleaness and the existence of toilet at tourist destination is very important.

 

Sumbawa regent, Husni Djibril, said that literacy movement at the school currently is being conducted by the government in various educational levels, including elementary school. According to Husni Djibril, elementary school is the beginning of nine years of basic education, so that growing movement of reading interest is very strategic to be conducted. However, before entering to elementary school, there are children who have been quite familiar with book during the Early Childhood Education period.Husni Djibril in Sumbawa,on Tuesday (24/7) hoped optimalization of literacy movements on elementary school level is supported and optimalized. That is why in 2017, the government issued regency regulation number 5/2017 on instructions for implementing literacy movements in elementary schools.The regent also hoped, the existence of the regency regulation becomes astarting point to establish reading interest since early for each student in Sumbawa.Reading habit at the elementary school will become foundation on student. The regent also hoped “the echo of literacy programcan be a media which can encourage the elementary school studentsto develop and to forge their abilitieswell. For that, the regent conveyed his appreciation to “Sayangi Tunas Cilik” foundationas the partner for save the children which has implemented the program at 25 elementary schools in Sumbawa and 25 elementary schools in North Lombok regency.

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