Maryati

Maryati

06
May

 

President Joko Widodo took the initiative to inflame the spirit of Asian Games VXIII 2018 by wearing an Asian Games themed jacket while receiving a visit of representatives of the Organization of Intra Senior High School students with achievements at Bogor Palace, West Java, on Thursday (4/5) ). At the back of the jacket there is an illustration of some sports that will be contested. Above the illustration, it is read 'Asian Games' in big white letters. There is an ornament with Asian Games XVIII logo covering the front part of the jacket. At the right arm of the jacket, it is read 'Indonesia'. Jokowi explained that he was wearing the jacket to promote the 2018 Asian Games. The President, accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno and Education Minister Muhadjir Effendi, said, this is a joint obligation to promote the Asian Games, so that all the people should have a sense of belonging towards this great event. The jacket worn by Jokowi is designed by a local manufacturer of “Never too Lavish” brand. It also designed another Jokowi’s jacket worn when riding a motorcycle to Sukabumi, West Java, early last month. Jokowi invites the whole community to jointly promote the Asian Games. The head of state also appealed to the Minister of the Working Cabinet to follow in his footsteps to promote the Asian Games. On that occasion the President also gave quizzes to the student representatives with bike prizes. Meanwhile, Minister of Youth and Sports-Menpora Imam Nahrawi said, he was impressed to see the Asian Games Jacket worn by President Joko Widodo. Imam Nahrawi admitted that he first saw the jacket then and said it is an innovation of President Jokowi. The action needs to be followed by ministers to heads of regions to promote the Asian Games. The 2018 Asian Games will be held in Jakarta and Palembang from 18 August. Jokowi has requested in a limited cabinet meeting at the Presidential Palace Jakarta that the promotion of Asian Games is encouraged . 

06
May

Asian Games 2018 will be held in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2, 2018. The 18th Asian regional multi sport event will be held in two regions: Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra. This is the second time for Indonesia to host the event after the 4th Asian Games held in Jakarta in 1962. At this sporting event, Indonesia will be visited by many visitors from various countries. This provides its own advantages for Indonesia, from the economy and tourism sides. Chairman of the Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee (Inasgoc), Erick Thohir said that the event will boost Indonesian tourism sector. To take advantage of the moment, Inasgoc together with the Ministry of Tourism has created a package of tour promotion for foreign tourists during the 2018 Asian Games. The package is in the form of regular promotions for the public and special promotion through the athletes and participating country team officials who will arrive a month earlier than the opening day. According to Erick Thohir, the tour package is aimed at foreign tourists who are interested in sports. After watching the matches they can visit tourist destinations in Indonesia, such as Bali or other places of interest. According to Erick, it is difficult to invite tourists who are already in favorite holiday places like Bali to come to the 2018 Asian Games. At the time of the Asian Games 2018 is taking place, the number of foreign tourists is estimated to reach around 250 thousand people. In addition, Erick is of the opinion that the organizing of the 2018 Asian Games will not be disturbed by the moment of the political year in Indonesia. The announcement of the presidential and vice presidential candidates scheduled in August 2018, is expected not to affect the 2018 Asian Games. Meanwhile, Palembang as one of the cities where the implementation of Asian Games 2018, also continues to clean up and prepare its leading tourist destinations, such as Musi River and several other tributaries in the city of Palembang. Currently normalization of Sekanak river is being done. Acting Palembang Mayor Akhmad Najib explained that the Palembang City Government has prepared a budget of 7.5 billion rupiah for Sekanak river restoration which will be one of the tourist destinations in Palembang. In the near future the program, which has been planned since 2016 by Mayor Harnojoyo, has entered the preparation stage of the work. This river will be much prettier and become one of the new tourism destinations in Palembang City.

07
May

In the East of Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara -NTT, there is a fisherman hamlet which is majority Bajo tribe coming from South Sulawesi. The hamlet is called ‘Wuring’ which is located in the suburbs of Maumere, precisely at Wolomarang, West Alok district. Wuring hamlet is the one whose most of its residents’ houses are built on the sea. Thus when visiting the hamlet, you will see very beautiful ocean view. Many fisherman hamlets are found in Indonesia, but the difference between Wuring hamlet and other fisherman hamlets is coastal area which is used as residence of the local people and its sea water is also quite clear. In 1992, when earthquake and tsunami hit Flores, the hamlet was destroyed, and swept by tsunami which killed many people. After the disaster, there were some people who moved to other locations, but most of them chose to stay and built again their home. Wuring villager is known to be very friendly. They will greet with their smile when meet visitors who enter their territory. If you want to visit the hamlet, it is not quite difficult because the land line is easy to be passed. From Maumere, you must pass Trans Flores heading to the West. After passing 1 kilometer from the city, you have to turn right and you will arrive at Wuring hamlet.

07
May

London is interested to invest in infrastructure in Indonesia. Mayor of London as special region which includes London financial region, Charles Bowman said that his office wants to increase further cooperation in finance, especially infrastructure finance. The World Bank mentioned that Indonesia still lacks of finance amounting to $1.5 trillion dollars for infrastructure development. Mayor Charles Bowman will visit Indonesia and Singapore this week to increase cooperation. He is planned to open trade at Indonesia’s stock exchange before doing a series of meetings with officials of the Indonesian’s finance to promote London as one of financial centers which sales obligation is with rupiah denomination with the name ‘Komodo Bond’. Mayor Charles Bowman also said that there are a lot of infrastructure projects offered by Indonesia such as transportation and  energy.

Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang welcomed friendship cooperation with Indonesia and ASEAN. This was stated in his statement in a signing article on Saturday (5/5) entitled “Starting new trip of China-Indonesia” friendship cooperation”, which was published by The Jakarta Post. PM Li said that Beijing will support Indonesia in developing corridor of regional economy, increasing infrastructure and industrial development and making marine relations of the two countries stronger. In addition, China also will cooperate with ASEAN to develop joint vision in a bid to connect Beijing-ASEAN. PM Li Keqiang is also scheduled to meet Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday (7/5) in his state visit to Indonesia on May 6-8, 2018. Prime Minister Li’s visit to Indonesia is his first visit to overseas since he serves as Chinese prime minister.

Indonesia and Senegal explore cooperation in maritime sector after the two countries met on the 24th International Maritime Pilot's Association (IMPA) in Senegal. The existence of the Indonesian delegation in the conference in  Dakar, Senegal on April 23-27, 2018 has attracted attention of the authority of Dakar port to establish cooperation in the maritime sector.