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Maryati

28
May

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Besides long holidays, Lebaran in 2018 will make the business world more exciting. Businesspeople, especially in the tourism sector, are prepared to welcome the tens of millions of travelers who will spent their money up to hundreds of trillions of rupiah in their respective regions. Transportation infrastructure, such as toll roads, national roads, double track railways, and airports, are ready to serve travelers who will celebrate Idul Fitri 1439 Hijri in their respective villages. Ministry of Transportation predicts nationwide the number of Lebaran 2018 travelers as many as 19.5 million people or up 10-15 percent compared from 2017. The pattern of movement of people in homecoming causes a large number of economic activities. According to Kompas's note, the circulation of money during Lebaran 2017 was around Rp 163.6 trillion. Indonesia estimates the circulation of money will be around Rp 200 million or increase around 10-12 percent this year. The value is almost seven times the value of West Java regional budget. The economic activities will grow more and more  after the government provides holiday allowances and the 13th salary for officials, state apparatuses and retirees.

The prices of some basic staples have increased at the second week of Ramadhan 1439 H. Based on reports from various regions across the country, the increased prices can be found at chicken eggs and flour. Chairman of the Association of Traditional Traders of Indonesia, Abdullah Mansuri said meat demand is low and the percentage is around 47 percent in Ramadan. He assumed that such condition occurs because some people may consume fish and Tempe.

The development of an industrial estate in Morowali brings about widespread effects to the region's economic growth. The people of Morowali Regency, Central Sulawesi did think before that that their lives would be as prosperous as they are today. When compared to the condition five years ago, their average monthly earnings were saddening, and far from being enough. The development of industrial parks in Morowali District creates widespread effects to regional and national economic growth. Regent of Morowali , Anwar Hafid said that the move is in accordance with the Nawacita of the present government led by President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla who have built Indonesia from the periphery.

28
May

Trade Minister Meeting of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation -APEC was held for two days on May 25 – 26, 2018 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea -PNG. The meeting resulted in some agreements, such as another access expansion for participation of all elements of Asia Pacific people in economic and trade activities, optimization of the use digital technology, internationalization of micro, small and middle enterprises, strengthening of connectivity throughout the region, and creation of inclusive and sustainable growth. Representing Indonesian Trade Minister, Director General of International Trade Negotiation at Trade Ministry, Iman Pambagyo welcomed APEC’s various initiatives and emphasized the importance of inclusive element in economic growth. He also wants all Indonesian people to get benefits from the economy as much as possible because the changing can encourage welfare distribution. PNG as the host of APEC 2018 carried a theme “Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future”.

Indonesian handmade jewelries succeeded to attract visitors of  the 22nd International Jewelry Kobe (IJK) starting on May 16 until 18, 2018 in Kobe, Japan. The jewelries made Indonesian pavilion get attracted. This was stated by Head of Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) Osaka, Ichwan Joesoef. The event was one of the biggest jewelry exhibitions in Japan. Indonesian Ministry of Trade through ITPC Osaka in cooperation with Indonesian Consulate General in Osaka facilitated 12 Indonesian brands in the exhibition this year. From the exhibition,  Indonesian pavilion recorded transaction and transaction potential more than 10 million yen or $90 thousand dollars.

Indonesia continues to expand export market for industrial products to European Union region. Some national manufacture products which are increasing the exports’ value are like foods and beverages, textile, cloths and foot-wears,  palm oil and its derivatives. The Indonesian and European Union economy has been synergized so far. Minister of industry, Airlangga Hartarto said that after receiving the visit of European Union Ambassador to Indonesia, Vincent Guerend in Jakarta on last Friday (25/5) that the commodity competitiveness between both parties is different so that they can complement each other. The Ministry of Industry recorded that total value of Indonesia-European Union trade in 2017 reached $25.2 billion dollars by Indonesian export to European Union worth $14.5 billion dollars and import around $10.7 billion dollars. So, the surplus was around $3.8 billion dollars. Meanwhile, investment value of European Union in Indonesia in 2016 reached $2.6 billion dollars, with 2,813 projects. To enhance bilateral economic cooperation, Minister Airlangga also encouraged acceleration of settlement of negotiation of Indonesia-European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IEU-CEPA). The 4th negotiation of IEU-CEPA was conducted in February 2018 in Surakarta, Central Java. The 5th negotiation will be conducted in July 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

28
May

Papua nature presents amazing natural enchantment endlessly, such as beach, mountain, cave and lake. One of the lakes which has amazing scenery, is Paniai lake located at East Paniai district, Paniai regency, Papua province. Earlier, Paniai lake, Tigi and Tage lake are named Wisselmeren. The name is a name of pilot of the Dutch nation, namely Frits Julius Wissel who discovered the three lakes for the first time. In the Dutch colonial, the name of Wisselmeren was more popular compared Paniai. Wisselmeren comes from the Dutch language meaning Wissel lakes. Paniai lake is the best and the most beautiful  lake throughout the world which was announced in the World Lake Conference in India on November 30, 2007 among 157 countries that own lakes. Paniai lake has 14,500 hectares wide and it height is 1,700 meters above sea level. Because of its high location,  Paniai lake’s air is so fresh. Besides having fresh air, Paniai lake also has stones and sand on its banks and is also surrounded by high cliff; it creates interesting attraction for tourists. Behind the beauty of the nature of Paniai lake, the lake also stores various kinds of fresh fish and shrimp. There are many species of freshwater fish which are found in this lake; rainbow fish is the most searched by fisherman and fish collector because the fish has high economic value. Tourism activities at Paniai lake that can be enjoyed by visitors are walking surrounding the lake, fishing or  grilling fish. The visitors can also climb hills at the lake. From peak of the hills, they can witness the beauty of amazing nature. To go to the lake, we can depart from Enarotali city, the capital city of Paniai regency. And from the city, we can go by bus heading to the tourism object. If the visitors want to stay at night around the lake, they can stay at some lodgings or local residents’ houses.

23
May

Member of Regional Representative Council, Emma Yohanna said that there are many ways which can be conducted to invite children to learn as well as to memorize reading of the Qur’an, one of them by applying “coercion” value in positive meaning such as holding competition. Emma Yohanna recognized that children’s awareness to learn reading of the Qur’an tends to decrease every time if it is not addressed wisely by the people around them, either school or elder at home. As quoted by Radio National News Agency, Emma Yohanna said in Padang, West Sumatra on Monday that through tilawatil (recital) Qur-an competition, children will force themselves to learn maximally with the hope they will be a winner. Emma Yohanna gave example the recitation of Asmaul Husna or reciting the names of Allah as a real picture of daily life, could be heard in the past. Asmaul Husna became part or positive habit of students which cannot be heard now, because lack of competition. The experts have created learning methode of reading of the Qur’an which is more sophiscated and independent. Through this method, children must not go to the mosque, they can learn reading Qur’an anytime at home.

When preparing to cook food for sahur (dawn meal) in Ramadhan, most people who live on the slope of Mt. Merapi, either in Sleman regency, Yogyakarta Province or Klaten regency, Central Java province on Tuesday (22/5) must be evacuate to a safe place, due to phreatic eruption of Mt. Merapi at 01.47 of West Indonesian Time.   Head of Planning affairs of Balerante village, Kemalang Klaten district, Jainu, said there were around 500 residents who evacuated at Balerante village’s hall, office of Mamnisrenggo Military Regional Command, or to their relatives. The residents just knew it around 02.30 of local time, and they now have been returning to do their daily activities. Furthermore, Jainu explained that there were around 2 thousand Balerante villagers and from the number there are around 750 people who who live at three disaster prone areas, included 5 hamlets namely Sambungrejo, Ngipiksari, Gondang, Sukorejo and Banjirsari, which are around 4 until 5 Km from the peak of Mt. Merapi. Although most of villagers have returned to their home, there are still residents who still stay at the shelter. Meanwhile, head of Kemalang district, Kusdiyono, appealed the people to stay calm but still alert, especially those who live at disaster prone areas.

Indonesia-Malaysia Command of land border security control in West region of West Kalimantan is now carried by Border Security Task Force of Yonif 511/Dibyatara Yodha. The Infantry Battalion from Blitar, East Jawa replaced Yonif 642/Kapuas which has finished their task since May 18. Commander of Yonif 511/Dibyatara Yodha said that security system in the Western sector of West Kalimantan border with Malaysia is still similar with previous task. The command of Yonif 511/Dibyatara Yodha in Entikong, on Tuesday (22/5) said the existence of the border post which is held along the border will be strengthened by increasing the number of Indonesian soldiers. The strengthening of the personnel is to anticipate illegal event in the region.