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24
April

President Joko Widodo mention about the complication of permit investment system in Indonesia. It was stated by the President when opening the the 23rd Indonesian Notary Association on Tuesday afternoon (23/4) in Presidential Palace, Bogor, West Java. In his welcoming speech President admitted he still received many complaints from foreign investors about the difficulty to invest in Indonesia. According to President, Indonesia has made huge progress on the investment easiness for foreign investors. The difficulty is attached to the permit beurocracy makes many of them cancelled the investment.

"Complicated mean long time. Complicated means more money to pay. These are the problems that I always heard from foreign investors that want to invest in Indonesia. What is this mean? Our execution is slow. The problems is in our self. To many rules, to many permits to make it makes them who already entered get out again. It's not 12345. I've heard many from them" President said. 

Based on world bank survey, the easy level of investing in Indonesia has made significant progress to be 72 from 120. According to Jokowi, it should be able to increase foreign investment value in Indonesia that will be impacted Indonesian economy growth. Beside investment, Jokowi also mention the key of Indonesian economical growth is export activities. The two elements can boost Indonesian economy.//Trans:NK

24
April

Directorate General of Culture, the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture in cooperation with Egyptian Embassy in Indonesia held a Photos exhibition with the theme Faces of Indonesia in the eyes of Ambassador of Egypt at the Proclamation museum Jakarta on Tuesday (April 23). The Egyptian Ambassador to Indonesia, Ahmed Amr Ahmed Moawad expressed his admirationby saying that faces of Indonesian peopleare powerful. It shows what have they seen in life and what they want to see in the future. 

"Because they are very nice people, they are nice at art and nice in the features. So it's my pleasure to see their faces and also my pleasure captured the moment which I believed could have been one of the most nices moment for me to see their faces. And the expression of these faces to me are very powerful it shows what they see in life and what they saw in life and what they want to see in the rest of their life" Ambassador Moawad said.  

On the same occasion Director General of Culture of the Education and Culture Ministry, Hilman Farid said that the Faces of Indonesia photos exhibition is the first step of culture cooperation between the two countries. The event is also designed and hoped to increase Indonesia-Egypt relationships in the future// Trs.NK

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April

 

President Joko Widodo officially opened the 21st international handicraft trade (INACRAFT) exhibition at the Jakarta Convention Center on Wednesday (Apr 24). In his remarks, the President appreciated the improvement in the implementation of INACRAFT which continues to improve every year. These advancements include increasing production quality and capacity, as well as employment. Nevertheless, the President said, that Indonesian handicrafts only covered around 1.26 percent of the international market share. Therefore President Joko Widodo encourages the creative industries of Indonesia and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to continue to increase creativity and innovation, in developing products on the international market.

"we must continue to be innovative creative in opening the market and penetration of international market share, with handicraft products. We are looking for non-traditional markets, as well as improving the quality of Indonesian products, since the international markets also like Indonesian brands" President said. 

The 21st international handicraft trade exhibition (INACRAFT) in 2019 is held at the Jakarta Convention Center from April 24-28, 2019.This year INACRAFT accommodates 1700 companies from all regions in Indonesia and occupies 1400 exhibition stands.Some friendly countries such as Morocco, Japan, Poland, Pakistan and Hong Kong will enliven the exhibition by displaying their craft products// Ndy/Trs.N

24
April

On the occassion of World Environment Day which falls on June 5, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry will hold the 23rd Environment and Forestry Week on July 11 to 13, 2019. Lingkungan bersih bebas Sampah (clean environment free waste) is the theme that will be raised at this year's Environment and Forestry Week.Head of Public Relations Bureau, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Djati Witjaksono on Tuesday (April 23) in Manggala Wanabakti, Jakarta, said that the awareness of the Indonesian people about clean and healthy live, marked by the eastablishment of 9,000 waste banks throughout Indonesia.

"It is hope with the Environment Day,people and many parties will realize on the existence ofwaste bank. Students are now getting more active. Three years ago there were only 300 waste banks, but now more than 9,000 waste banks are available throughout Indonesia. Then, the performance of the local government has increased considerably compared from last year" Djati said. 

Djati Witjaksono added that the activity is a series of events of the Clean Indonesia Movement, which had been launched recently in Jakarta. The activity that has been carried out since 1996 is a means of community development through campaigns and Environmental Education, which is aimed to increase public awareness on forest conservation aspect, environmental improvement and increasing economic value// NK