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October

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Chairperson of the National Craft Council of Jambi, Province, Ariansyah said that batik from Jambi is more popular, especially in Indonesia. Ariansyah, who is also Head of Industry and Trade Office of Jambi, explained to Antara on Tuesday (2/10) that Jambi’s batik is well known in Indonesia because of its beautiful motifs and color. He believed batik from Jambi will be more famous along with coaching and the empowerment of batik craftsman by the provincial or regional/city government of Jambi. Moreover, in every national event, the provincial government or the regional/city government of Jambi always participates in the promotion of batik of Jambi by facilitating the needs of the craftsman. Ariansyah suggested the craftsman to produce their own brand in order to be able to get patent.

Police Chief of Maluku, Inspector General Royke Lumowa, finally launched a program “ A day without motor vehicle”. The determination was officially planned after the police chief and his vice chief, supervision inspector and police personnel went to office by using bicycle on Tuesday (2/10). Cycling in complete uniform becomes a rare and the first time happening in Maluku.  Royke Lumowa hoped the program can overcome traffic jam, decrease air pollution and increase health. Every Tuesday, police staffs of Maluku are forbidden to ride motor vehicle to go to their office, they are only allowed to ride city’s transportation, bicycle, or walking. The program is hoped to motivate all people’s elements, so it is created “Populist healthy transportation”. In additional to overcoming the traffic jam, the program is also part of healthy life style.

One of Cirebon young entrepreneur who moves in Batik clothes, Ibnu Riyanto, told RRI Cirebon, on Tuesday (2/10), that Batik is Indonesian cultural heritage which should be preserved. Ibnu Riyanto insisted in improving and developing his batik business well and gives good image on Batik Trusmi Cirebon as pride to national and international level. Indonesian famous Fashion Designer fromCirebonArief Rachmanto, said that he is proud to be able to wearbatik in every his works. Arif Rachmanto also said, momentum of National Batik Day which falls on October 2nd, must be able to be a milestone to promote people’s love on the heritage of the Indonesianancestor. The world’s recognition on batik as the Indonesian heritage, must also be sounded to make international worldknow on batik. Riyanto hoped all Indonesian people can love batik in their daily life and becomes their own characteristic, and one of daily fashion for Indonesian people.

01
October

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Darussalam University of Gontor (UNIDA) wants to develop cooperation with Muslim Institution and college of Russia. In the visit to Russia on September24-29, 2018, the UNIDA conducted a meeting and explored cooperation with 2 famous universities in Russia: St. Petersburg State University and National Research University Higher School of Economics. UNIDA Rector, Prof. Amal Fathullah Zarkasyi said that his visit to Russia was aimed to establish and to develop networking with colleges in Russia. He views that Russian colleges are welcome to cooperate with UNIDA. His side is optimistic to more intensively establish communication with Russia.

Indonesian embassy of Copenhagen held promotion of Indonesian culinary and culture at Culture Festival Gentofte Night cooperating with Gentofte municipality of Copenhagen. Function of Social Information, Culture of the Indonesian embassy of Copenhagen, Ismail N. Pulungan said on Saturday (29/9) that local people enthusiastically enjoyed  Indonesian culture and culinary at the event which entered in annual calendar event of the local government. The event was supported by Indonesian people and Diaspora in Denmark. Indonesian Ambassador to Denmark kingdom, Muhammad Ibnu Said conveyed that the event is the second participation of Indonesia in Festival Gentofte Night which previously held in 2017 successfully.  Ambassador Ibnu Said invited local people to try to play traditional instruments: Angklung and Gamelan of Indonesia. A number of Indonesian typical foods were sold, such as Nasi Padang, satay, various kinds of Indonesian typical foods and herbal beverages. The visitors were invited to dance Indonesian dance such as Poco-Poco, Gemu Famire, and Tobelo.

Indonesia makes efforts to increase cooperation in investment and trade with China by holding Indonesia-China Business Forum on Investment and Trade 2018. Indonesian Ambassador to China, Djauhari Oratmangun said that so far, Indonesia and China have had very big investment and trade potential. However, the potential is still constrained by various aspects; one of them is the lack of information on regulation related to investment and trade in each country. To handle the obstacles, the Indonesian embassy in Beijing cooperated with stakeholders to hold Indonesia-China Business Forum on Investment and Trade 2018 on September 26, 2018 with the theme ‘Doing Business with Wonderful Indonesia’. Ambassador Djauhari Oratmangun in press release on Sunday (30/9) said that the business forum is expected to be able to accelerate business world in conducting concrete cooperation between the two countries. The Ambassador also mentioned that the business forum was attended by around 200 entrepreneurs either from Indonesia or China.

01
October

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Government of East Nusa Tenggara Provinceprepares a budget worth  around Rp500 million to fix tourist villages that spread in a number of areas, especially on Timor Island and its surroundings.Head of East Nusa Tenggara Provincial Tourism Office, Marius Ardu Jelamu said in Kupang on Saturday that there is Rp500 million in prepared funds through the 2018 Regional Revenue and Expenditure Budget -APBD changes to fix tourist villages.He also stated that the improvement of the tourism villages is carried out in a number of areas, such as Goa Monyet and Lasiana Beach, as well as Tablolong tour in Kupang Regency, Fatumnasi Tourism Village in the regency of South Timor Tengah as well as a tourist village in Rote Ndao Regency, and Sabu Raijua Regency.He added that this improvement is aimed at supporting facilities in the tourist villages so that it would be more adequate for local community and visitors’ needs. He also remarked that the improvement of tourist villages is expected to be a buffer for leading tourism destinations that are already popular, such as Komodo National Park and Kelimutu Lake.

Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie AirportPalu, Central Sulawesi begins to be opened for commercial flights based on NOTAM No. HO755/18. Airnav Indonesia Public Relations Manager, Yohanes Sirait said in Jakarta on Sunday that the flights currently using VFR (Visual Flight Rules) services could not be used instrumentally (Instrument Visual Rules).He explained, the opening for this commercial flight follows the previous process on which Mutiara SIS Airport Al Jufri, Palu had been opened for emergency flights, Search And Rescue –SAR, and humanity.AirNav Indonesia has sent personnel from Makassar and Balikpapan to ensure the flight navigation services at the airport in a bid to maximize the recovery process post-earthquake and tsunami.

The 2018 International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen (ITdBI) event, which was held September 26-29, 2018, was appreciated by many stakeholders and increasingly prestigious for the Asian region. ITdBI Director Jamaluddin Mahmood said that the event, which has been held since 2012, is set with the quality of International level 2.2 bicycle racing, which has entered the routine agenda of the World Bicycle Racing Federation or Union Cycliste Internationale -UCI.Thus, it has an impact on the ease of inviting foreign teams.Jamaluddin also said that currently, ITdBI is classified as the best level 2.2 race. Level 2.2 is three levels below the World Tour Team, such as the Tour de France in France.ITdBI includes Asia's best 2.2 racing.Besides Banyuwangi, there are China, Japan, Hong Kong, Langkawi, and Kazakhstan.The best predicate was given because of the quality of the race.In addition, the audience was also enthusiastic, and the traffic wan well-managed. Jamaluddin is optimistic that foreign teams increasingly enlivened ITdBI. Banyuwangi Regent, Azwar Anas thanked for the support of various stakeholders for the implementation of ITdBI. From year to year, his team continues to improve. For him, ITdBI is not only a tourism event, but also part of consolidating infrastructure improvements and regional economic driver.

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September

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Efforts to reduce the current account deficit attract financial markets and deepen the foreign exchange market in Indonesia.The method adopted by Bank Indonesia is by raising the benchmark interest rate.Another step is to impose a Domestic Non-Deliverable Forward to deal with global financial uncertainty.The Bank Indonesia Board of Governors' Meeting in Jakarta, on September 26 and 27 decided that BI's benchmark interest rate rose 25 basis points or 0.25 percent to 5.75 percent.Thus, since May 2018, BI's interest rate has risen 1.5 percent.

After signing the agreement on July 12, PT Indonesia Asahan Alumunium -Inalum on Thursday (27/9) signed a sales and purchase agreement with PT Freeport McMoran Inc and PT Rio Tinto Indonesia. With the signing of the sales and purchase agreement, Inalum that represented the Indonesian Government officially becomes the majority shareholder of PT. Freeport Indonesia.In the agreement, Inalum as the holding company or holding mines of the State-Owned Enterprise paid US$3.85 billion dollars for 51 percent of PT. Freeport Indonesia.This payment process will take place within two years.

All Indonesia Football Association -PSSI is targeting 2018 League 1 competition to be continued in early October.The league will continue sooner after the issuance of a sanction decision related to the incident of the death of Persija Jakarta supporter, Haringga Sirila by Persib Bandung supporters.The PSSI investigation team has been investigating Haringga's death case since the federation stopped the competition on Tuesday (25/9).PSSI Deputy Chairperson, Joko Driyono said that the PSSI Disciplinary Commission will issue a sanction decision this weekend. His side requires fast and precise results, and investigations are no more than three to five days.Joko Driyono said in Jakarta on Thursday (27/9) that the fact-finding process involved all committees and departments in the management of PSSI.

28
September

Researchers of Bandung Institute of Technology –ITB develop cockroach-shaped robots for silent intelligence operations. The superiority is that the robots can later do tapping and reconnaissance like in the movies. The development of the robots is based on the absence of insect-shaped robot technology that is marketed, except only for toy capacity. Meanwhile, the need for silent monitoring technology is in demand. The cockroach robots are developed by a team led by Augie Widyotriatmo Ph.D., from the Instrumentation and Control Expertise Group, the ITB Faculty of Industrial Technology and assisted by bachelor and magister students. The development was carried out at the Faculty of Industrial Technology Instrumentation and Metrology Laboratory. Augie Widyotriatmo explained that the cockroach robots are currently in the development stage. The function has been tested, but has not been placed into a cockroach-shaped cover. He targets that at the end of the year, the stage will  be finished. The robots are expected to be able to collect data and information needed more easily and precisely. Therefore, the Instrumentation and Control Expertise Group collaborates with the Bio media Animal Development and Animal Physiology Expertise Group. The cockroach robot has a nano controller device, a mini computer, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, a sensor, a 5-megapixel camera that can autofocus, and it is equipped with a microphone for sound tapping. It is also equipped with two motors as a driver and communication between one robot and another robot using connected Wi-Fi. In subsequent developments, the robot will be minimized because the current size is too big to be used as a surveillance device. Augie wants the cockroach robot to have a face tracking application or can follow the targeted human face. In its reconnaissance, this robot is looking for a location in the corner so it is not seen in the middle of the crowd.

28
September

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Yogyakarta Special Region –DIY, which has a lot of tourism potentials, is strong in the field of culture, and is known in the world, such as Prambanan Temple, Geopark, and marine tourism. For the acceleration of tourism development, the Yogyakarta Regional Government has set a priority for tourism objects to be developed for domestic and foreign tourists. Head of Capacity Building Section of the Development Administration Bureau and Natural Resources Yogyakarta Regional Secretary, Doni Dwi Yogya Handoko said on Wednesday (26/9) that his side has set a prioritized portfolio in the Yogyakarta tourism sector. He emphasized that there are seven priority tourist destinations: the Keraton-Malioboro and its surroundings, the Prambanan-Ratu Boko Temple area and its surroundings, the slopes of Mt. Merapi and its surroundings, the Gunung Sewu Karst area and its surroundings. In addition, there are also the Parangtritis area, Depok-Kuwaru and surrounding areas, the Menoreh Mountains and surrounding areas, as well as the Kasongan-Tembi, Wukirsari and surrounding areas. As for the construction and development of target markets, seven Yogyakarta tourism priority destinations are targeted foreign tourists from the Netherlands, Japan, France, Germane, and ASEAN countries.

Besides successful achievements and implementation, the 2018 Asian Games held on August 18-September 2 has helped boost economic growth in Palembang, South Sumatra. Acting Governor of South Sumatra, Hadi Prabowo in the evaluation of the 2018 Asian Games, Wednesday (26/9) said that South Sumatra's economic growth in 2018 increases to 5.51 percent compared to 2017 which reached 5,027 percent. Even South Sumatra's economic growth is above Indonesia's economic growth that reached 5.07 percent. The wider impact of organizing the 2018 Asian Games also covers other fields, such as infrastructure development, increased tourism and hospitality industry. While other impacts are on the field of cultural exchange, cooperation among provinces and countries, as well as providing education for the community on the implementation of the 2018 Asian Games. Furthermore, Hadi Prabowo said that in the infrastructure sector, Light Rail Train -LRT and 13 available stations will be integrated with other modes of transportation. Economic policy and regional stability in South Sumatra are quite stable with the implementation of two major events: the 2018 Asian Games and simultaneous general elections in 2018.

Governor of Bangka Belitung Islands, Erzaldi Rosman said that the Asian Para Games (APG) 2018 torch relay in Pangkalpinang City could improve the enthusiasm of the people in the area to have exercise. He also said in Pangkalpinang on Wednesday that not all regions could get moments like this. He hoped that the Asian Para Games spirit would become global spirit. Meanwhile, Chairperson of the Ceremony Division of Indonesia Asian Para Games 2018 Organizing Committee –INAPGOC, Raja Sapta Oktohari said that the third Asian Para Games fire is the spirit of the Asian Para Games that had existed in Asia. According to him, the Asian Para Games is the most prestigious sporting event for people with disabilities in Asia. This is the most historic moment for Indonesia, because Indonesia hosts the Asian Para Games for the first time. Pangkalpinang City becomes the city of the seven Asian Para Games torch parades before ending in Jakarta.

26
September

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Seminar and business exploration between Indonesia and Laos business player is hoped to be able to increase people to people contact between the two countries and to encourage Indonesian entrepreneur to invest abroad especially in Laos. This was stated by Indonesian Ambassador to Laos, Pratito Soeharyo while opening the Investment Forum attended by Indonesia and Laos entrepreneurs in Vientiane, on September 21, 2018. The event received good responds from Laos entrepreneurs and open an opportunity for business cooperation between the two countries. The Indonesian Embassy to Vientiane always facilitates the event to support economic diplomacy among the two countries. During the forum the two sides also signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on buying and selling potassium chloride (KCL) between Lao Kaiyuan Mining Sole Co., Ltd., representing by You Mouyun and PT. Gresik Cipta Sejahtera, representing by Agung Setiya Budhi. It was expected the cooperation contract would worth US$ 5.2 million per year. 

For the first time, Indonesian consulate general in Nouméa, New Caledonia held a great performance entitled “Angklung pour l’Harmonie”. In accordance with the name, the event was aimed to strengthen relationship among all ethnics in New Caledonia. The first vice of Nouméa mayor, Jean-Pierre Delrieu, while opening the event said that Angklung has extra-ordinary philosophy. Angklung is an instrument which cannot be played alone, like human who must help one each other.The performance also involved dozen of artists not only from Indonesian community but also from Kanak, European, Walis, Chinese, and Vietnamese communities. The event which was held at Kiosque à Musique, city park was supported by Noumea hall, and great figures of Caledonia, such as Australian Consulate General, Honorable Consul of Japan, Honorable Consul of Vietnam, Head of Association of China, Representative of Directorate of Pacific Community, Vice Chairman of Congress, even French High Commissioner for New Caledonia.

Indonesian Embassy to Sofia  held Wonders of Indonesia 2018 which involved Indonesian designer, Ghea Panggabean. She was invited to perform in Sofia Fashion Week Autum 2018, by performing Regalia Nusantara fashion show which showcased various kinds of South Sumatera songkets, procession and cultural performance of Gending Sriwijaya,  and also collecting charity funds for earthquake victims in Lombok. The visitors of the event also could enjoy various Indonesian typical foods beginning from satay, rendang, yellow rice, pesmol fish, martabak, fried noodle, onde-onde until dadar gulung.The event which was held on September 21, 2018, was conducted to commemorate the 73rd independence of Indonesia and also the 62nd Indonesia – Bulgaria bilateral relation. Around 400 visitors including government, diplomatic representatives, businessmen, public and academists, showed their enthusiasmin witnessing the event. In her speech, Indonesian Ambassador of Sofia said that Bulgaria is one of Indonesia’s important partners in Balkan. Wonders of Indonesia 2018 did not only show the power of relation of the two countries but also open potential to increase better relation in the next future. Bulgaria DeputyForeign Affairs Minister also appreciated all promotion effortsconducted by Indonesian Embassy to Sofia all this time.

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September

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PT Pertamina distributed financial assistance to reconstruct some damage mosques due to earthquake in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara. This was stated by Head Terminal Operation of Pertamina, Ampenan, La Imbo, in Mataram, on Tuesday (25/9). La Imbo said the finance assistance was handed over to Head of Environment and Caretakers of mosques at Ampenan district, Mataram city. Pertamina hoped the assistance could used well and then reported in the form of document of mosque reconstruction process since it was collected by Pertamina’s workers. Communication and CSR Officer of Pertamina, East Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Edi Mangun, added that the distribution of the finance was in accordance with mechanism of state own enterprises which is regulated through direction of regent/mayor. Edi Mangun who also becomes Pertamina’s volunteer for earthquake in West Nusa Tenggara, said that currently, his party still focuses to provide assistance for the victims of the earthquake in North Lombok, and East Lombok regencies. Pertamina has moved fast to distribute the assistance one day after the earthquake shock the area. Pertamina also built 250 units temporarily homes which can be occupied by 500 families. Besides that, Pertamina also mobilized 80 volunteers in East Lombok and North Lombok.

Regional Disaster Management Agency of South Tapanuli said that the participation of all society’s element is important and really hoped in tackling every disaster. This was stated by Chief Executive of Regional Disaster Management Agency of South Tapanuli, Ilham Suhardi, to Antara in South Tapanuli on Tuesday (25/9). Law number 23/2014 on regional government, derivative presidential regulation number 2/2018, mention that National Disaster Management Agency / Regional Disaster Management Agencywere responsible to provide basic services. However, in implementing the regulation, his party tends to get constraints, beginning from limited facilities until budget. He reminded, South Tapanuli is was an area quite prone to disasters, beginning from land slide, flood, earthquake until forst and land fire.Therefore, Ilham Suhardihoped the disasters become attention of all parties. He also said sinergy among society, businesses, institution and other regional organizations have been appropriate in one step to face diaster.

District Attorney of Mamuju, West Sulawesi, guards the use of village funds in two regencies, namely Central Mamuju and Mamuju. Head of the regional Attorney, Andi Muhammad Hamka, said on Monday (24/9) that his party has conveyed to all Heads of the villages in the regions to manage their working program by asking input from the head of environment, head of neighborhood and local figure to make the finance can be used effectively in accordance with community’s designation and needs. Andi Muhammad Hamka added that all of the village finance in Mamuju and Central Mamuju have been spent well. He also said that had received report from the society on the irregularities in the use of the village funds. But, after doing investigation there was no evidence of the allegations. However, his party will keep doing supervision on the village funds management. Hamka also said the alleged corruption in Mamuju and Central Mamuju Regencies, have no strong evidence. He appreciated the people who reported the irregularities on the use of the village budget.

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September

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The Bantul Regency Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency -BPBD reported the tsunami detection radar would be installed in Parangtritis Beach area. Acting Head of Bantul BPBD, Dwi Daryanto said on last Saturday that some time ago, representatives of the Japanese Government and the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) had come to submit plans for installing the tsunami radar.He said, the tsunami radar whose shape is like a satellite dish would later be installed on the south coast. The place is in the west part of the Parangtritis Beach SAR Post. According to Dwi Daryanto, this radar has a sensor that is connected to the satellite. So, it can detect tsunami. He added that similar tools are also installed on the beaches of Purworejo and Cilacap. He also pointed out that the radar would detect earthquakes that could potentially cause a tsunami in southern waters. So, the information will be faster for the people to get to know, especially the early warning system.

Since 2014, the World Craft Council has established Yogyakarta as the World Batik City. Afterwards, every two years, the predicate must be reviewed whether Yogyakarta is still worthy of being the world batik city or not. This year, the WCC will review Yogyakarta as the world's batik city.Chairperson of the Yogyakarta National Craft Council (Dekranas), GKR Hemas after holding a meeting related to Jogja International Batik Biennale (JIBB) at Kepatihan Yogyakarta on Saturday said that to maintain Yogyakarta as a World Batik city, her side held JIBB which peaked from 2-6 October 2018. The activities will cover national and international symposiums and workshops on batik with the theme 'Batik for Sustainability'.According to Hemas, traditional batik must be properly inherited. She also said that many people do not understand the difference among printed batik, written batik and stamped batik. To distinguish them,, Hemas hoped that the local government has to make rules that along Malioboro, printing batik products are placed separately  in a bid to provide lessons to the community. So, batik may keep surviving. She added that next, the WCC will assess a number of aspects. Take for examples;  historical view is still strong; it’s education for young people related to batik, and batik conservation efforts. She hopes that the predicate of the City of Batik World does not move to another city.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan said that Bali's revenue would increase by around Rp1.4 trillion from the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund -IMF and the World Bank.The meeting of two important institutions in the financial world has a significant impact by creating more than 30 thousand jobs.That is a very significant impact and creates around 32,700 employees. When inaugurating Tugu Ngurah Rai intersection underpass, in Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, on Saturday (22/9), Minister Luhut Binsar Panjaitan said that the income would be obtained from expenses of accommodation, food and beverage and other needs to support the meeting. Minister Luhut, who is also Chair of the National Committee of the IMF and World Bank Annual Meeting, added that a study from the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) projects that the conference would increase economic growth in Bali. Regarding the IMF and World Bank meetings in Bali, Minister Luhut said that based on the latest data, the number of participants to be present is estimated to reach more than 19,000 people. The annual IMF and World Bank meetings will take place October 8-14 2018 at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) Nusa Dua, Badung. The participants who have confirmed to be present are finance ministers, central bank governors, entrepreneurs and investors to the media from 189 countries.

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September

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Minister of Public Works and Public Housing -PUPR, Basuki Hadimuljono attended Business Indonesia Roundtable Meeting in Madrid, Spain on Friday (21/9). The meeting is aimed at enhancing cooperation of Indonesia-Spain either at government-to-government level or business-to-business level, especially in infrastructure. One day before the meeting, Minister Basuki met leader of Duero industrial company to discuss cooperation potential in supporting supply of equipment of road safety. The result of the meeting will be followed up through more detail discussion along with related state-owned enterprises which before having cooperation with Duero in infrastructure of toll road at Balikpapan-Samarinda, East Kalimantan province and other national roads.

Indonesia still becomes the main investment destination country for Singaporean entrepreneurs. Because, it is supported by various backgrounds, such as the increase in the index of ease of doing business with a large market potential, and  a large number of available human resources. After meeting with Singaporean minister of Trade and Industry, on Sunday (23/9), Minister of Industry, Hartarto said that the government also has launched road map of Making Indonesia 4.0 as strategy and clear direction for preparedness to enter industrial revolution era of fourth generation. Therefore, the increase of Indonesia-Singapore’s cooperation is hoped to be able to get benefit each other and to be able to strengthen economy of the two countries. On semester One 2018, Singaporean investment value to Indonesia was recorded worth US$ 5.04 billion or increase 38 percent compared with similar period of the previous year. The government is active to attract Singaporean investors to industrial area of Kendal which is cooperation between Indonesian and Singaporean investors. Indonesian Ambassador to  Singapore, Ngurah Swajaya stated that  collaboration potential of Indonesia – Singapore for the next future will be established in the digital economy. One of the priorities is development of Nongsa Digital Park in Batam as concrete form of agreement of the two heads of the state to make Batam as digital bridge of Singapore to Indonesia.

The government of Indonesia and Suriname revitalized cooperation of the two countries through the 5th Mutual Commission Session of Indonesia-Suriname in Paramaribo on September 17-18, 2018. The session succeeded to revitalize not only historical and cultural attachments between Indonesia and Suriname, but also commitment of the two countries to strengthen and to encourage concrete result, especially in the field of economic and technical working. The governments of the two states are committed to enhancing cooperation in economy; one of them is through opening wider market access for products of the two countries. In addition, both countries explore form of agreement of free trade between Indonesia and Caribbean communities by using Suriname as center event in the Caribbean communities’ region. The two countries also intensify information exchanged in infrastructure and investment.  Meanwhile, in revitalizing historical and cultural attachments between Indonesia and Suriname, the both sides affirmed the need to  follow-up formation of Diaspora Institute which is initiated by Suriname, reminding that there is a major role of Javanese society descent in Suriname.

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