Ani Hasanah

Ani Hasanah

09
January

 

 

Thousands of domestic and foreign tourists participated inthe Bintan Durian Festival 2018 at Bentan Berkapur, Riau Islandson Sunday(7/1). Bintan Regent, Apri Sujadi, in Bintan, said the festival was held because since the end of 2017, durian harvest in some villages in Bintan has attracted the attention of locals and tourists. As reported by Antara, Bintan regency has a unique taste of durian and the taste can compete to a special variant of durian from Malaysia and Singapore. Chairman of the Executive Committee of Durian Bintan Festival 2018, Muhammad Ali, said, in addition to durian bazaar, the committee also displayedvarious creationsof  durian //Ant.trs.Rezha

 

09
January

 

 

The Maritime and Fishery Ministry`s Marine and Coastal Resources Management Agency has worked with locals to replant thousands of corals in Gili Nanggu island. Barmawi, the BSPL chairman for Bali and West Nusa Tenggara said on Sunday(7/1) in West Lombok that more than a thousand corals had been planted since 2013 to 2015 period. He noted that the agency has worked with the local government, and the locals to transplant the coral reefs in the waters around Gili Nanggu. Although the program has been performed by the agency since 2013, the monitoring and evaluation processes were started last year. During the replanting process, the agency had sunk five concrete platforms to the seabed. Each platform, he stated, has some 56 baby corals or commonly called as planula.  According to the evaluation conducted in 2017, some 80 percent of the entire coral replanted have flourished, Barmawi stressed. He further explained, the coral transplantation program is aimed to restore the marine ecosystem in Gili Nanggu. Barnawi emphasized, apart of restoring the marine ecosystem, the coral transplantation program is also aimed to educate the locals and the tourists on the conservation program conducted in the island///ANTARA

 

08
January

 

Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignatius Jonan said the airport train which has operated since the end of December 2017, has been compliant with expectations from all sides. The station has also been in accordance with international standards. In addition, the train speed is good enough. According to Minister Ignatius Jonan, the tariff is also quite reasonable, considering the train is not subsidized by the government. As quoted by Antara, Minister Ignatius Jonan in Jakarta, on Sunday evening, (7/1), said the airport train is very feasible to be a transportation option for people who will travel through Soekarno-Hatta Airport. Because there are three advantages for choosing an airport train, namely reducing the consumption of fuel oil, saving the time, and reducing pollution// Ant.trs.Rezha

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January

 

 

 

 

The Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has recorded an increase in the portion of new and renewable energy in the country`s energy mix for power plants last year. Chief of the ministry`s communication, public information service and cooperation bureau, Agung Pribadi said in a press statement released on Sunday(7/1) that the portion of new and renewable energy in the energy mix for power plants reached 12.52 percent as of November 2017. The figure outstripped the target of 11.96 percent set in the revised 2016 state budget. Nearly 5 percent of the 12.52 percent portion of new and renewable energy in the energy mix was contributed by geothermal power plants, 7.27 percent by hydro power plants and 0.25 percent from other use of new and renewable energy. He said geothermal power plants saw an increase in power production last year. As of November 2017, power production from geothermal power plants reached 11,560 Giga Watts per hour (GWh) compared to 10,656 GWh a year earlier. Meanwhile, other new and renewable energy based power plants contributed 579 GWh to the energy mix for power plants in 2017. The government has been committed to focusing on increasing the portion of new and renewable energy in the energy mix for power plants// ANTARA