Ani Hasanah

Ani Hasanah

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January

 

 

 

 

Director General for the Improvement of Competitiveness of Maritime and Fisheries Products at the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, Nilanto Perbowo said in Jakarta on Thursday that investment in the maritime and fisheries sector reached Rp4.03 trillion until the third quarter of 2017 and is targeted to increase to Rp6.3 trillion this year. He said that investment in fish catch and farming jumped 96.81 percent or Rp1.23 trillion in the third quarter of last year as compared to that of the same quarter of 2016. Likewise, investment in the fish processing industry also rose 0.4 percent or Rp2.29 trillion compared to the same period of 2016. He added that most of the investment in the maritime and fisheries sector came from Singapore, the Philippines, Belgium, China and Japan. Nearly 73 percent of the investment went to the fish processing industry, 19 percent to the production business and 7.25 percent to the commercial business. (Ant)

 

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January

 

Indonesia seeks to enhance the partnership with Japan that has been running for 60 years by inviting more Japanese investors to the country. The momentum of 60 years of Indonesia-Japan partnership is maximized for Japanese investment projects that have been running in Indonesia. Former Trade Minister, Rahmat Gobel said in a discussion entitled "Building a Policy Strategy to Strengthen the Structure of the Economy towards Growth of 7-8 Percent Per Year: How Opportunities and Potentials of SMEs and SMEs" in Jakarta Thursday. Rahmat Gobel said that his side will submit some recommendations to the government regarding cooperation between the two countries, considering the Indonesia-Japan economic partnership -(IJEPA) is still under negotiations. (Ant/12.1'18.Mar/Trans by Rhm)

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January

 

The simultaneous Regional Head elections to be held in some regions in Indonesia in 2018 will bring about positive impact on people's lives. However, behind the positive impact, there is a potential conflict that may be aware of due to high social tension in the community. It was conveyed by an economic observer from the University of Indonesia who is also Program Director of INDEF (Institute for Development of Economics and Finance), Berly Martawardaya in a special interview with Voice of Indonesia on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Jakarta.

“…So, generally, it is positive to the growth and welfare of the local people. Of course, unless there is a social tension arising and there are some conflicts. So, that’s the exception.”

Berly added that one example of the positive impacts of the elections is the rising of the economy through the provision of goods and services for the purposes of the Regional Head Elections itself such as banners, flags, clothing, food, and others. (Rezha)

12
January

Vice President, Jusuf Kalla asked the Indonesian Gymnastics Association to prepare the athletes to compete in the 2018 Asian Games with various exercises. General Chairman of PB Persani, Ilya Avianti met VP Jusuf Kalla who is also Chairman of the Asian Games Steering Committee to report on the development of 22 athletes, including the athletes who have been sent to Moscow, Russia and won bronze in the international arena. Ilya Avianti at the Vice President's Office in Jakarta on Thursday, January 11, 2018 said that VP Jusuf Kalla also asked the association to win gold medals as many as possible in the multi-sport event of the Asian Games.

…The vice president welcomes positive; of course if the gold target, as long as 10-years gymnastics has not been heard. But yesterday, we had passed the Sea Games and we could grab gold, silver and bronze unexpectedly. So, we keep pushing our athletes to practice," Ilya Avianti said. 

 

Although the government budget for the association is smaller than last year, Ilya Avianti ensures that it will not degrade the quality of her athletes’ training. The association will include sponsorship to support 22 gymnastic athletes at the Asian Games. In the near future, Persani will send its  athletes to practice in the United States and Doha, Qatar. Ilya Avianti added, Persani is now also preparing to become the organizer of the Junior Asia Championship which is the first international gymnastics competition in Indonesia. The Junior Asia Gymnastic Championship is also a preparation for the 2018 Asian Games on August 8th. (Rizki/Mar trans by Rezha)