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The British Embassy in Indonesia collaborating with the Community Coalition for Covid-19 (LaporCovid-19) launched a cooperation project of community-based data collection, as part of the Digital Access program. The program, which was funded by Britain around Rp 987 million, will be implemented jointly with the Indonesian government. The provincial government of East Java is one of the priority provinces to accelerate the handling of Covid-19 cases. Irma Hidayana, as Co-Initiator and Co-Leader of the LaporCovid-19, said that the disclosure of information and data related to the Covid-19 to the public is very important so that all parties can provide input or suggestions regarding proper handling. The British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste, Owen Jenkins said that the existence of the data is very critical for the government, not only in Indonesia but also in the UK. Meanwhile, Ambassador Owen Jenkins also said that his side requires seriousness and willingness to learn and use data in every decision making.

Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) was officially enacted on July 5, 2020. Earlier, the agreement was launched on November 2, 2010 by Indonesian President and Australian Prime Minister. After going through 12 rounds of negotiations and 5 negotiating Chair-level meetings, the two countries succeeded in completing the negotiations substantially on 31 August 2018. The agreement was then signed by the Indonesian Minister of Trade and the Australian Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment in Jakarta, on 4 March 2019.  Indonesian Trade Minister, Agus Suparmanto said that the agreement will benefit for Indonesian exporters through the elimination of all Australian customs tariffs. This means that all Indonesian products entering the Australian market will enjoy zero percent tariffs.

The Riau Provincial Government cooperates with Malaysia in securing roll on roll off ship transportation (roro) from Dumai to Malaysia. Regional Police Chief of Riau, General Inspector Agung Setia Imam Efendi said that representing Police Headquarters of Riau, his side supports the cooperation with Malaysia related to ship transportation from Dumai to Malacca, Malaysia. The police are providing the cooperation. According to Agung, the most important point is that the port is secured.

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