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The Indonesian Embassy in Beirut has acknowledged its continued support for trade cooperation improvement between Indonesia and Lebanon. Indonesian Ambassador to Lebanon Hajriyanto Y Thohari gave the Primaduta Award to Lebanese businessman and importer, George R Fattouh. The award was given for his service in helping market Indonesian products in Paris from the Middle East. The award was given at a ceremony at the Indonesian Embassy in Beirut, Thursday (11/1)  Fatough, is the owner of George R. Fattouh S.A.L, a business that has been importing Indonesian products since the 1980s. It has a range of products, including: palm oil and its derivatives, oil and fats (including cocoa butter substitute, fat spread, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, and lauric confectionery fats), cardboard, stationary, and school equipment. Some Indonesian products are now even available at famous retail networks, such as Spinney’s and Carrefour. In 2022, the value imported by George R. Fattough S.A.L of Indonesian products, was 981.3 million USD. This was a 149.5 million USD increase when compared to 2021. Fattouh said Indonesian products are known for their quality and are in high demand in Lebanese markets. However, he said, the challenge now is increasing freight costs due to security challenges in the region. 

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Listeners, a number of delicious dishes were served to the guests of Dhaup Ageng Pura Pakualaman Yogyakarta, at the wedding reception of the youngest son of K.G.P.A.A. Paku Alam X, namely B.P.H. Kusumo Kuntonugroho with Laily Annisa Kusumastuti which was held on January 10, 2024.Head of the Customs and Accommodation Division, Dhaup Ageng Pura Pakualaman, KRT Radyo Wisroyo said that the menu served to guests was quite varied. These menus are typical menus prepared by Pakualaman Pura, Indonesian menus and western food menus were also available. All invited guests including VIP and VVIP guests got the same menu. The first menu served to welcome guests, namely two types of welcome drink, namely lime lemongrass and ginger drink with lime. The welcome drink was given when guests sat down and watched the Bedhaya Sidamukti and Bedhaya Kakung Indrawidagda dance performances. Next, they gotsnacks for appetizer such as croquettes and other light snacks. There is a snack that is considered quite special and rare called Garulina. Garulina was the opening snack at the Pahargyan Dhaup Ageng Pakualaman lunch on the first day. Garulina has been around since the era before Indonesian independence. Garulina is actually not a typical Central Javanese food. It looks like the Lapis Legit layered cake, but there is something different, because there is a special layer like vla which is made from fresh milk, eggs and sugar. To get this sweet snack, Pakulaman Temple has to place a special order from the third generation of makers who have been pioneering since the 1950s. In Jogja, Garulina is very difficult to find and is considered rare because it is not sold every day.

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April

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Thousands of moslems in Biak participated in the commemoration of Isra Miraj of Prophet Muhammad SAW 1439 Hijriah, which was held by the committee of Islamic Great Days of Biak Numfor on Saturday (14/4) in Baiturrahman Great Mosque, Biak. Imam of the mosque, Ustadz M.Taufiqurrahman Halim in his lecture said that the real implementation of the Isra Miraj event is following the orders of Allah SWT and avoiding His prohibitions. M.Taufiqurrahman also said that Moslems interpret the commemoration with awareness and willingness to change themselves to be more obedient so that Moslems will really obey Allah SWT. The commemoration of Isra Mi'raj this year is themed "Through wisdom of Isra Mi"raj of Prophet Muhammad SAW 1439, we improve quality of five time prayers to form character of Moslems namely being honest, trusted and strong brotherhood.

With the opening of Fashion parade and Fashion exhibition of Semarang city at Srigunting park of old city area on Saturday (14/04), the city proclaimed itself as one of fashion cities in Indonesia. Through the typical design of batik Semarang, all designers of Semarang city are called on to make innovation and creativity in a beautiful fashion creation. Deputy Mayor of Semarang, Hevearita Gunaryati Rahayu in the event highlighted that batik Semarang with creation and innovation must be able to compete with batik from other regions. The fashion parade and Fashion exhibition, besides to commemorating anniversary of Semarang city, is aimed to attract and to socialize the people about clothes which are produced from batik Semarang motif

The Army’s community service program -Tentara Manunggal Membangun Desa TMMD of Kodim 1204/Sanggau in this year has received sympathy and compliment from Head of Empoto village, Noyan district, Sanggau regency, West Kalimantan, Dono. He viewed that the program is successful to connect infrastructure of the country, especially in remote area which is not maximally touched by development yet. This was stated by Dono in Sanggau, West Kalimantan on Sunday (15/4). He further said that this year, the program targeted infrastructure development sector such as increasing road as long as 29.2 kilometers, making water tunnel and building connecting bridges among the districts. Dono also said that the development of a number of infrastructures could improve the economic activities of local communities. Besides, it can increase value of people’s income and accelerate the development process in other sectors. Not only economy, but also tourism objects will be accessed by visitors who want to enjoy the natural attractions around Kembayan and Noyan.

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April

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Student team of Diponegoro University succeeded to bring home gold medal from 21st Moscow International Inventions and Innovative Technology Salon "Archimedes". The event was held in Moscow, Russia starting from April 5 until 8, 2018. They introduced a work of artificial tree which was named ‘ATOMP or Artificial Transparent Tree of Membrane Photo-catalyst’. Besides “Archimedes” gold medal, the team also obtained special award of Gold Medal from Association of Thai Innovation and Invention Promotion.  One of the team’s members, Christian Sinaga said that the Artificial Tree works by absorbing air from atmosphere and filters it out with membrane which is installed in the air hose. The membrane of the carbon dioxide gas will be converted by plasma technology into oxygen gas (O2) which will be released out of the system and the carbon monoxide (CO) gas to be stored for further conversion to alternative fuels. Moscow International Inventions and Innovative Technology Salon “Archimedes” is an annual international event which is competition and research and technology exhibition. The exhibition is participated in by delegations from 26 countries.

East Java Business Forum Meeting was recently held in New Delhi, in the work visit to India, starting from April 9 and 10, 2018. Chairman of Chamber and Commerce of Surabaya held “East Java Business Forum Meeting" with 19 Indian entrepreneurs. Governor of East Java, Dr. H. Soekarwo stated that provincial government of East java will facilitate candidates of foreign investors with the acceleration of licensing, the availability of employment, the ease of land procurement in industrial areas, and the smoothness of the electricity supply. India is the seventh biggest trade partnership of East Java after Japan, the United States of America, China, Singapore, Swiss, and Malaysia. After from New Delhi, the East Java governor’s entourage met Indian entrepreneurs in Maharashtra, Mumbai. This visit to India was part of the work visit to Georgia, Asia, Azerbaijan and India in promoting trade, investment and tourism. 

Indonesia is committed to supporting agricultural modernization and development of developing countries in Pacific regions, especially  Small Island Developing States through South-South Cooperation program and technical assistance. This was stated by Dr. Mat Syukur, expert staff of Indonesian Agriculture Ministry in a bilateral meeting with Fiji Agriculture’s Minister, Inia Seruiratu on the sidelines of the 34th Regional FAO conference to Asia Pacific region in Nadi, Fiji on Thursday (11/4). The participants of the meeting agreed to follow-up Memorandum of Understanding -MoU which was signed by the two ministers on August 2017. The government of Fiji hoped that the follow-up of the MoU can be conducted in form of Joint Working Group which discusses various technical cooperation programs related to adaption and mitigation of climate change, intensification, and modernization of agriculture and development of agricultural experts. Besides,   Fiji hoped to be able to learn from efforts to develop farmer cooperatives in Indonesia, aquaculture and small and medium enterprises. Fiji’s Minister, Inia Seruiratu did appreciate the grant plan of a number of hand tractors to Fiji which are in line with the modernization program of Fiji agricultural sector as one of countries of Small Island Developing States in Pacific region.

11
April

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The United States of America consulate for Sumatra region, Juha P Salin, accompanied by special official of political and economic sector, Rachma Jaurinata, discussed environmental issues and Leuser forest area for during this time which has become the attention of the world, on Tuesday (10/4). In the discussion in Banda Aceh, Juha P Salin asked about the issue of development which was conducted at Mt.Leuser National Park and has attracted the attention of the environmental activists, Non-governmental organization, even UNESCO. On the occasion, Vice Governor Nova Iriansyah, asserted that the government of Aceh very committed on forest protection. It is also part of Aceh Green program which is carried out by the government of Aceh. Vice governor Nova Iriansyah conveyed that the geothermal project infrastructure surrounding Mt. Leuser National Park which previously has been planned by the government of Aceh, is also canceled. The Vice governor added that the government of Aceh will establish cooperation of forest management with Oregon, the United States.

Governor of North Sulawesi, Olly Dondokambey, invited all young people in North Sulawesi to inflame nationalism for the unitary of republic of Indonesia. This was stated by the governor when attending ceremony on state potential, and also received barret to become honorable student regiment which was held at the campus of institute of public administration, Tampusu Minahasa, on Tuesday (10/4). The governor also invited young generation to play strategic role to defend the unitary of republic of Indonesia,. He stressed that young generation  must practice the national values and nationalism through love homeland action State’s defend becomes essential and must be practice by all citizens. The awareness to defend the state is the capital and basic of national strength, to protect the integrity and dignity of the people of Indonesia and state. Young generation must also be able to make changes to a better direction.

After conducting routine investigation for three days at class II immigration office of Nunukan, North Kalimantan, 6 of 8 Malaysian citizens which were secured by Nunukan immigration officer on Friday (7/4), were officially deported to Tawao, Malaysia,  on Tuesday (10/4) by using KM. Labuan Expres through Tunontaka port, Nunukan. Head of class II Nunukan immigration, Ferry Herling Ishak South, told RRI that the time for the investigation must be in accordance with data from consulate, to make sure that the 8 foreigners are Malaysians. Two Malaysians, name Nisran Bin Kadir and Amir Hamsyah Bin Umar will be deported separately while waiting for completeness of their document from the consulate. The 8 Malaysian citizens were participants of Grass Track National Championship Round 1 of Kalimantan Region. According to head of the group, Amir, the organizing committee guaranteed their arrival to Indonesia. With the guarantee from the committee, the 8 Malaysian citizens dared to take risk coming to Sebatik without passport. After arriving at Aji Kuning dock, Central Sebatik district, they were investigated by  Sebatik immigration post. During the investigation which was conducted by head of Sungai Pancang immigration post, Muhamad Anas Awalludin, the 8 Malaysian citizens could not show their travel documents to enter Indonesia.   Meanwhile, their 5 trail motorbikes are secured at the Customs office.

11
April

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Indonesian Foreign Affairs Vice Minister, A.M. Fachir met Andorra Foreign Affairs Minister, Maria Ubach Font in Andorra La Vella on Monday (9/4). The meeting is meant to increase bilateral cooperation, especially in economic sector and people-to-people contact. On the occasion, Vice Minister Fachir invited Minister Ubach to increase trade and investment of the two countries. According to Fachir, trade and investment of the two countries is very dynamic in the last three years. Meanwhile, Minister Maria Ubach invited Indonesia to be a new partner in the economic diversification process of her country. Indonesian Vice Minister A.M. Fachir also encouraged relation among citizens, through Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship Program and interaction among entrepreneurs, and also artist exchange of the two countries.

The Indonesian embassy in Tokyo held an event, Gathering of Indonesian Entrepreneur Assocation in Japan. The gathering which which was organizedin cooperation between the association managers and the Indonesian embassy in Tokyo, was attended by Chairman of Japan Indonesia Association(Japinda), Yasuo Fukuda, Chairman of Indonesia – Japan Economic Committee,  Shigeo Ohyagi, Japanese businessmen community and Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (4/4). The association which was established on August 17, 2017, has purposed to increase economic cooperation and   people to people contact, to implement research and to increase awareness of Japanese people on Indonesia.Besides that, the implementation of business training can contribute to economic growth of the two countries.

The United States of America, director general of International law and agreement stated that Indonesia was the most active country to negotaite marine border. Currently, Indonesia is actively negotiate marine border with all neighbor countries by emphasizing its status as the archipelagic country, thus the principle of the archipelagic base will still be the basis for the negotiation of mapping the boundary line.It was stated byDamos Dumoli Agusman, Director General of International Law and Agreement of Foreign Affairs’ Ministry in his presentation before the experts on international law who were joined in American Society of International in Washington DC, (6/4/2018). In a joint panel with the figures of international law, Damos described Indonesia’s complexity and experience in negotiating maritime boundary. In the discussion, the panelists discussed on current issues on maritime boundary, especially conciliation result of Timor Leste and Australia which is considered as an innovation in history of resolution for the dispute and also to suggest for the mechanism in solving maritime dispute, especially by Asia Pacific countries. In the discussion, Damos also appreciated the innovation reminding that conciliation result is not binding and remain submitted to the agreement of the parties.Currently, Indonesia still relies on negotiations because dialogue becomes the pillar in Indonesia's foreign policy.

09
April

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Ambassadors of ASEAN countries to Italia held a meeting with Mayor of Napoli, Luigi de Magistris. The meeting was implemented as the work visit of ASEAN Committee in Rome (ACR) to Napoli on Thursday (5/4). On the occasion, the Indonesian ambassador to Italy, Esti Andayani said that Indonesia initiated the event to strengthen relations which have been established well and to explore opportunity in a bid to enhance cooperation between ASEAN countries and Italy, especially Napoli. The government of Napoli can utilize the economic growth in the middle class society in ASEAN regions, which are recorded very good to increase tourism cooperation. In addition to holding meeting with Napoli Mayor, Luigi de Magistris in Palazzo San Giacomo, the ambassadors also met with chairman of Napoli Chamber of Commerce, Girolamo Pettrono to discuss about economic and trade cooperation. Mayor of Napoli, Luigi de Magistris said that Southeast Asian region is important for development of tourism or trade cooperation, handcraft and manufacture industry.

Indonesian Embassy in Washington DC held ‘Voyage to Indonesia 2018’. The event invited around 50 Executive Directors of IMF-World Bank. The event is one of Indonesia’s preparedness to be host of IMF- World Bank meeting and in accordance with  the plan of Spring Meeting of IMF-World Bank which is held in Washington DC in April 2018 , the implementation of Annual Meeting IMF-WB in Bali in October 2018. Around 15,000 delegations are expected to attend the annual meeting. In return, this event is also expected to bring about positive impact for Indonesian economy. This was stated by Managing Director of IMF, Christine Lagarde, when attending ‘Voyage to Indonesia’ at Tilden home in Washington DC on Friday (April 6,2018). On the same occasion, President of World Bank, Jim Yong Kim highlighted specially the Indonesian government’s commitment which focuses on human capital development. Christine Lagarde did appreciate the Indonesian government which pays extraordinary attention to infrastructure sector.

The city government of Semarang along with the city government of Jiaxing, China carried out cooperation through sister city program. Mayor of Semarang, Hendrar Prihadi expressed that the sister city is a joint concept of two cities which are different locations and political administrations in a bid to establish cultural relations and social contacts among both cities’ people. The cooperation with Jiaxing is related to tourism, investment, and trade. The signing of the sister city cooperation will be conducted in November. As early effort of the implementation of sister city program, the city government of Jiaxing conducted scholarship program for students of Semarang city. Meanwhile, the city government of Jiaxing has referred and determined state university of Semarang –UNNES to send students, especially students of Mandarin faculty to participate in the scholarships.

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April

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A total of 22 events have been designed by the Department of Tourism, Youth and Sports (Disparpora) Bukittinggi in the 2018 tourism calendar with the target to attract tourist visits and increase the number of visits. Head of Tourism and Creative Economy at the Department of Tourism, Youth and Sports of Bukittinggi, Suzi Yanti,said on Saturday (7/4/2018) that the event included various fields such as culinary through Bukittinggi Culinary Festival and Junior Culinary Festival, while in cultural sector there were Ai Matsuri (Ai No Kagayaki), International Multiethnic Festival, Traditional and International Silat Festival. Then, in sports there were Horse Racing Tour Derby and Tennis Executive International, in education there were Bukittinggi Library Fiesta, National Archives Exhibition, and other activities. She explained these 22 events also involved the other Organization of Regional Government (OPD), tourism actors from Bukittinggi City, West Sumatera Province to Minangkabau Travel Mart by the Association of Indonesian Professionals Tourism (ASPPI). She added besides the tourism calendar,there was also an international annual event on cycling Tour de Singkarak which has been included in the national tourism event calendar.

Commander of Military Distric Command (Kodim) 1708 Biak Numfor Infantry Lieutenant Colonel, Dominggus.C.A.Soumokil in Biak on Saturday (7/4/2018) said The Military Program to Build Village (TMMD) is a positive program that can build the character and community independence.Soumokil said the non-physical programs they organized during TMMD were mass treatment, Family Planning (KB) counseling, agriculture, economics, fisheries and other fields so it can change lifestyle of society. He added the construction of 25 units of houses in Wandos Village Bondifuar District, will be equipped with clean water facilities designed specifically to provide comfort for the owner. He added it could be performed based on the synergy between the military and Biak Numfor regency.He stressed that it shows that the devotion to the Nation and the State is very real.

Vice Governor of Special Capital Territory (DKI) Jakarta, Sandiaga Uno said on Saturday (7/4/2018) that the provincial government of Jakarta increased the supervision on entertainment venues in North and West Jakarta. According to National Narcotics Agency (BNN), many entertainment places are used by drug traffickers. He said the state should not give up figting against the war of drug abuse, which brings about disaster to the generation. He also emphasized that the provincial government supports the efforts of BNN to investigate entertainment venues which have been suspected to be the location of transactions and drug trafficking. Meanwhile, Deputy for the Narcotics Eradication of BNN Inspector General of Police, Arman Depari previously said that his agency suspected that many entertainment venues in North Jakarta and West Jakarta have become places for drug transaction. He emphasized that National Narcotics Agency will investigate the controllers, regulators, and people who involved in drug trafficking in Jakarta's entertainment venues.

08
April

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Central Aceh District Government is exploring the marketing of Gayo coffee Arabica to South Africa by cooperating with businesspeople from the country in order to arrange the initial step to promote the commodity. South African businessman, Paul Du Plessis told reporters in Takengon on Saturday (7/4/2018) that he would help promoting Gayo coffee to his country through a documentary video.He said he would prepare the documentary video footage of Gayo coffee to introduce this excellent commodity to the consumers in his country. Paul Du Plessis and Regent of Central Aceh, Shabela Abubakar visited a number coffee farms in the area. They also reviewed a number of coffee processing plants to record the process, including how the coffee beans go through a number of important stages to produce the highest level of coffee quality, before being ready to market. Regent Shabela Abubakar appreciated Plessis’ early steps to introduce Gayo coffee to South Africa. Regent Shabela hopes that with this step, people in his country will have good knowledge on coffee, especially Gayo coffee.

During the official visit of Ottawa Ambassador to Prince Edward Island, Canada in late March 2018, a unique and unexpected fact was revealed.Prince Edward Island, abbreviated PEI, is a province and island on the east coast of Canada, more than 15,000 km away from Indonesia.But, who would have thought in that place there are nuances and taste of Indonesia. It is Dunes, an art gallery as well as a café featuring a variety of Indonesian handicrafts in the form of Balinese carvings, sculptures, batik, and paintings and presents several menus inspired by Balinese cuisine.The information was addressed by Premier PEI Wade MacLauchlan and Governor Lieutenant PEI Antoinette Perry to the Indonesian Ambassador to Canada Teuku Faizasyah during his official visit to the island province.The Ambassador emphasized the importance of people-to-people contact in improving Indonesia's relationship with PEI, as indicated by the gallery.

Morocco teenagers who participated in the practice of the Art of Culture of Indonesia (SSBI) in the Indonesian Embassy in Rabat, took part in the Sekar Rinonce Dance performance together with Indonesian children during the 25th International Children's Music and Song Festival held by the El-Adwatain Foundation, in Salle Bahnini, Rabat on Saturday (7/4/2018).Information, Social and Cultural Affairs of the Embassy (Pensosbud KBRI) in Rabat, Hanung Nugraha, told ANTARA News today that the International Children’s Music and Song Festival hold regularly every year before spring. The event is supported by Morocco's Ministry of Youth and Sport, the Moroccan Ministry of Culture and some of the country's major private companies, such as Office Chrifien des Phosphates (OCP) which does business of fertilizer material, and BMCE Bank. It is said that SSBI Embassy of Rabat performance is very special because it displayed magical power from the sound of gamelan with Indonesian lyrics songs, Garuda Pancasila.Moroccans in Salle Bahnini gave a cheerful applause.The shouts of "Bravo ... Bravo ..." echoed in Salle Bahnini's theater room after the dance was over.SSBI Embassy of Rabat performance this time is more special when Moroccan teenager took part in Sekar Rinonce Dance. Moroccan citizens' enthusiasmto learn Indonesian cultural arts could be seen from their cheerfulness and flexibility to danceSekar Rinonce under SSBI trainers, Bambang Priambodo,who is also the head of Greget Semarang Studio.First Secretary of Indonesian Embassy, Hanung Nugraha, also received an award from the organizers, who expressed appreciation as well as inviting the public who are interested in the Indonesian culture to practice in SSBI Embassy of Rabat.According to Hanung Nugraha, the Indonesian cultural arts performance at the International Children's Music and Dance Festival in 2018 is an Embassy of Rabat’s effort to promote the Indonesian arts and cultures, and strengthen bilateral social-cultural cooperation. SSBI Embassy in Rabat is part od efforts to maintain the continuity of promotion of the Indonesian culture through institutions that can provide regular courses to the people of Morocco.

06
April

Director of the Protection of Indonesian Citizens and Legal Entities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lalu Muhammad Iqbal said that the idea of ​​making this application emerged after the devastating earthquake shook Nepal in 2015. At that time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not have accurate information on how many citizens were victims in Nepal.In fact, in 2017, the Ministry launched the "Safe Travel" application, in Beta version and only available on Android for the purpose of getting input from users. A year after the trial, in 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will re-launch the latest version or Full Version of the Safe Travel app on April 14th. This application can be downloaded via Android and iOS phones.In regard to the launch of "Safe Travel", a spokesman of Foreign Affairs Ministry, Armanatha Nasir argues that this application will be one effective tool to improve the protection of Indonesian citizens abroad. There are many benefits for Indonesian citizens with this application, including obtaining the latest information about the situation in the destination country, including the security situation and weather conditions.In addition, "Safe Travel" also provides information on the location of worship places, halal food restaurants, and contact addresses of Indonesian representatives abroad. With this application, Indonesians traveling overseas can identify other Indonesian fellow citizens.This app also provides "Panic Button" feature that can be used by Indonesian citizens in emergency situation overseas. The "Panic Button" will continue to connect with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) and the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia (KJRI) to enable representatives of Indonesia to find the newest location of users who are in an emergency in a bid to provide the necessary assistance. The "Safe Travel" application will also make it easier for Indonesians to report themselves to an Indonesian representative office in their destination country.

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April

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Forest Farmer Group (KTH) Kampung Cibulao, Tugu Utara Village Puncak, Bogor Regency, West Java is developing Kampung Kopi agrotourism which provides various interesting tourist attractions to visit. Chairman of Cibulao Forest Farmer Group, Kiryono said on Wednesday (4/4) that tourism attractions include tea gardens, spot selfie, bike park, horse riding, bamboo gazebo, and camping zone. The development of Agrotourism Kampung Kopi Cibulao is an initiative of residents of Kampung Cibulao through the farmers group. Residents want Kampung Cibulao to be better known by community widely, especially coffee plantation managed by the residents with conservation concept. This has received national recognition as the best coffee at the national level through the event of the 8th Indonesia Special Coffee Contest which took place in Takengon, Aceh in 2016. Kampung Cibulao Tourism Area invites tourists to know more about the phenomenal Cibulao coffee, to feel the sensation of planting coffee, to see the harvest as well as to look at the process of post-harvest management. To visit Kampung Kopi Cibulao, the visitors can feel the sensation of staying overnight in local residents' house and watch the native culture of surrounding community. The development of Kampung Kopi Cibulao agrotourism encourages the local people's economy who work as tea planters.

Further information is that the government of Central Aceh Regency supports Rafting Tour Development. Central Aceh Regency government does support the development of Lukup Badak rafting location in Pegasing District to attract more tourists to visit the region. Head of Tourism Destination Development Division at the Tourism and Youth Tourism Office of Central Java, Munawar Khalil told reporters in Takengon on Thursday (5-4) that he plans to build supporting facilities at the tourist sites, such as the construction of Pergola (public houses) and public toilets. He explained that the plan to build the public facilities will use Special Allocation Fund from the Ministry of Tourism in 2019. The rafting activity in Pegasing sub-district has become one of the new tourism objects in Pegasing, Central Java.

The construction plan of New Yogyakarta International Airport -NYIA- in Kulon Progo Regency will begin in early June 2018. President Director of PT AP I, Faik Fahmi in Yogyakarta said on Thursday (5/4) that the construction will begin in June 2018, and The construction of the airside zone is targeted to be completed in January 2019.  Faik also explained, if the international airport is realized, Yogyakarta Special Region can build various new facilities that benefit the community and economy, such as embarkation of Hajj and cargo. Currently, a number of large airlines from various countries have also begun to explore the potential of cooperation.

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April

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Mayor of Jayapura, Benhur Tomi Mano appreciated the contribution of female journalists in Papua who have done their best in the process of their career as the number one in the city of Port Numbay. In addition, the performance of female journalists is also important in supporting the development in Port Numbay. This was stated by Mayor Benhur Tomi Mano in his speech when attending Focus Group Discussion with the theme 'Politic and Woman' This discussion was held by Indonesian Female Journalist Forum in Port Numbay on Tuesday (3/4). Mayor Mano said that in the structure of the government in Jayapura, he has given quite big space for women to occupy strategic positions. It shows that there is no discrepancy between woman and man in Jayapura. Meanwhile, Regent of Yahukimo, Abock Busuf said the same statement as Mayor Tomi Mano did. The Regent also said that he also gave space for women to occupy structural positions in Yahukimo regency. Women also have opportunity for politics through his party. Meanwhile, member of House of Representative of Papua, Christine L Mano said that political party in Indonesia especially in Papua also gave space for women in politics. Currently, many political parties have met the quota of 30 prcent which is mandated for political party.   In the House of Representative of Papua, more than 30 percent women have occupied the House’s seats.

Foreign citizen from Germany, Werner Rolf Wullenkord was arrested by immigrant official of Class II Immigration Office of Cirebon in Indramayu regency, because he violated the immigration’s rule in Indonesia. In a press conference in Cirebon, West Java on Tuesday (3/4), Head of Class II Immigration Office of Cirebon, Mohammad Tito Andriyanto said that Werner Rolf Wullenkord entered into Indonesia through Soekarno Hatta International Airport in 2008, and he used Visit Visa of social culture which was issued by Indonesian embassy in Singapore. While he was inspected, he could not show immigration document, namely valid passport and residence permit. He only showed the copy of passport and temporary identity card which have been expired. The immigration Office said that Werner Rolf Wullenkord violated Indonesian law, article 116 N0. 6/2011 on immigration. The arrested foreigner was cooperative among the Immigration Office, related institutions and people who were aware to pay attention to their environment.

Success of National Anti-Drug Movement of Indonesian Ulama Council of Central Java held audition of anti-drugs for young ambassadors of Central Java at Agung Mosque, Central Java, starting from February 11 - 14, gets positive respond from Regional Secretary of Central Java, Sri Puryono. She hoped that the movement can introduce various anti-drugs activities as form of protection to society. Sri Puryono said in Semarang on Tuesday (3/4) that the program targeted as many as 250 partcipants. However, the number of the participants reached 348 persons and produced trusted young ambassadors.