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Batang Toru hydro plant ‘unnecessary’, energy analyst says

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 13 February 2020​A hydropower plant project in the Batang Toru ecosystem in South Tapanuli, North Sumatra, has been lauded for its future role of supplying electricity to the supposedly underpowered province and helping curb the country's greenhouse gas e...
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The Use of Sea Tolls Needs to Be Improved to Press Price Disparity

​Source: Kontan.co.idDate: 12 February 2020KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. Director-General of Domestic Trade at the Ministry of Trade Suhanto appealed to the Regional Government, State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), operators, business operators, and all sea toll users to increasingly play a role...
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The Ministry of Industry Supports the Development of the Shipyard Industry

ILLUSTRATION. PT. Afta Tehnik Mandiri completed the Ro-Ro Cargo Ferry Boat 1,395 GT KMP New Rose.Source: Kontan.co.idDate: 11 February 2020KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. The shipyard industry in the country is considered to have high competitiveness because of its ability to produce quality produ...
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What future holds for Indonesia-Australia relations

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 10 February 2020"Neighbors cannot be choosers" is maybe the right expression to reflect the dynamic relations between Indonesia and Australia.As President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo arrived in Canberra on Saturday for a two-day visit, we begin to see the two neighboring ...
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Indonesia-Australia partnership

​Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison (L) walks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) as they leave the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra on February 10, 2020. (AFP/Tracey Nearmy / POOL)Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 10 February 2020While our economy has...
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According to BMKG, This is What Causes Jakarta Flooding

​Source: Kompas.comDate: 8 February 2020JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Deputy of Meteorology, Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Mulyono R Prabowo suspects that floods in several areas of Jakarta on Saturday (8/2/2020) due to two factors, the time of heavy rainfall in DKI Jakarta...
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Indonesia ratifies long-awaited free trade deal with Australia

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 6 February 2020Lawmakers have officially ratified the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), marking a new chapter of cooperation between the neighbors.At least 374 House of Representative members agreed to the bilater...
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State visit to Indonesia

4 Dec 19 - At the invitation of President Joko Widodo, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will pay a state visit to the Republic of Indonesia in the week of 9 March 2020.The state visit affirms the close, wide-ranging relationship between the two countries. Its guiding theme will...
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Bali: The tropical Indonesian island that is running out of water

 Indonesia's fabled island is running out of water, with monsoon rains delayed and the tourist industry expanding.Denpasar, Bali - The people of Bali have shared water resources through "subak" - a sophisticated irrigation system that diverts water from channel to rice field and back - since th...
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Indonesia Jadi Tuan Rumah Asia International Water Week 2020

18 Nov 19 - Jakarta, CNN Indonesia -- Indonesia akan menjadi tuan rumah The 2nd Asia International Water Week (AIWW) yang diselenggarakan pada 2020. The 2nd AIWW merupakan wadah yang tepat untuk merumuskan alternatif solusi maupun inovasi seputar pengelolaan sumber daya air yang dapat diterapkan di ...
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Indonesia: Wading Through Indonesia's New Water Resources Law

13 Nov 19 - Source: Mondaq - October has been a very busy month for the Indonesian government. Besides issuing the implementing regulation on Language Law and new regulations on upstream data management and data localisation requirement, the government also enacted a new law on water resources1 ("20...
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Youth Activist Calls for Joint Effort to Clean Up Indonesia's Seas

22 Oct 19 - Source: Mizzima Myanmar - KUALA LUMPUR—Local leaders in Indonesia must get involved with young people to tackle the trash problem that blights the nation's islands and surrounding seas, a leading Asian youth environmental activist said on Monday.The archipelago of 17,000 islands is the w...
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Indonesia picks McKinsey to help plan capital in the forest

17 Oct 19 - Source: The Jakarta Post - An Indonesian unit of management consultants McKinsey & Company has been appointed to conduct a feasibility study on moving the capital from the crowded, flood-prone city of Jakarta on Java island to the forested island of Borneo, an official said.President...
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Indonesia pledges $40 billion to modernize Jakarta ahead of new capital: minister

  The Indonesian government is not abandoning Jakarta after announcing plans to move the country's capital, its planning minister said, pledging to spend $40 billion to save the slowly sinking city in the next decade. The current Indonesian capital will undergo a 571 trillion rupiah ($40.18 bil...
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Extreme floods that once came every 100 years will be annual event by 2050, including Indonesia

Climate change is already causing staggering impacts on the oceans and ice-filled regions that encompass 80 per cent of the Earth, and future damage from rising seas and melting glaciers is now all but certain, according to a sobering new report from the United Nations. The warming climate is a...
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