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March

Governor of Yogyakarta Special Region, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X opened Jogja International Furniture and Craft Fair Indonesia -JIFFINA 2018 at Jogja Expo Center, on Saturday (10/3). As quoted by Antara, this exhibition lasted until March 13 is participated in by 300 businessmen from Java and Bali. At the opening of the exhibition entitled "Indonesia Original Unique Furniture & Craft Product", Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X hoped JIFFINA 2018 becomes supporter of the furniture and handicraft industry which contribute significantly both in volume and price as well as value for Indonesian exports. Sultan Hamengku Buwono X also stated, that it is quite realistic that JIFFINA's transaction value is targeted to reach 100 million US dollars or up 10 percent from JIFFINA 2017. It is based on the support of the diversity of original and unique exhibition products. JIFFINA continues to improve quality from year to year in developing Small Medium Industries and products. The Sultan also said that the exhibition which has been held since 2016 has proven that the furniture and craft exhibition in Yogyakarta has been accepted by the International community, especially in ASEAN. (ANTARA/Trs.Alika)

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March

Indonesia may become a high-income country by providing its people with greater access to nutritious foods and investing in the development of human resources, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) noted recently. The government has a grand design to upgrade the status of Indonesia, which has recorded a stable economic growth in the past few years, from a medium-income to a high-income nation. The government has taken significant steps to alleviate absolute poverty, yet the steps must be accelerated to narrow the economic disparities. In fact, the government has pledged to improve the welfare of the people, particularly farmers. One of the main approaches to achieving the goal is to provide the people with greater access to nutritious foods and to reduce the prevalence of stunting in children less than the five years of age, a condition where they will not be able to develop their best physical and mental potential when they are adults. Addressing the "Jakarta Food Security Summit," Assistant Director General and Chief of the FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific Kundhavi Kadiresan praised Indonesia for its initiative to create economic justice. However, he encouraged the convergence of stakeholders in the public and private sectors to create opportunities to improve nutrition as the main goal of the sustainable efforts//   ANTARA

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March

After winning the award for the Best Exhibitor for two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017, at the world's largest tourism exhibition, Internationale Tourismus Borse -ITB in Berlin, Germany, this time Indonesia must be satisfied with the third position after Thailand and India. Deputy Marketing Development II of the Ministry of Tourism, Nia Niscaya, as quoted by Antara on Sunday (11/3) after handover the award ceremony said that Indonesia has done its best. Nia Niscaya admitted, during the first three days of the exhibition on March 7 to 11, Indonesia hoped to obtain foreign exchange of 9 trillion Rupiah to 10 trillion Rupiah from ITB Berlin. The target has increased from 2017, which amounted to 8 trillion rupiah//   ant.trs.Alika

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March

The integrated industrial area of ​​Java Integrated Industrial Ports and Estate -JIIPE in Gresik, East Java, which was inaugurated by President Joko Widodo recently, is targeted to accommodate 183 industries from various sectors that will absorb investment worth 83.2 trillion rupiah. With the establishment of several companies in the integrated industrial area, it is believed to be able to bring sustainability to the national and regional economic growth. With the establishment of several companies in the integrated industrial area, it is believed can bring sustainability to the national and regional economic growth. As quoted by Antara, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto through his official statement in Jakarta, on Saturday (10/3) stated that there have already eight companies invested their capital in Indonesia. Minister Airlangga added that Java Integrated Industrial Ports and Estate JIIPE is the third generation model of industrial area, equipped with reliable and integrated infra and superstructure such as harbor, friendly area environment, and innovation toward the realization of new industrial city// ant.Trs.Alika