Friday, 18th August 2017
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  • Jakarta LRT to be operational in two years
    10th January 2017
    The first phase of Jakarta Light Rail Transit (LRT), a type of rapid transit that uses electric-powered trains, will certainly be ready for operation in the next two years. Started in September 2015, the first phase, ...
  • Govt to revoke visa-free facility
    8th January 2017
    The Indonesian government has decided to revoke its visa-free facility for a number of countries but it has not disclosed how many countries of the 169 facility recipients will be affected as it will still carry out further ...
  • Foreign firms urged to float shares at stock exchange
    8th January 2017
    Foreign companies, whose assets and income originate in Indonesia, are being urged to float their shares on the Indonesian Stock Exchange (BEI) as an Initial Public Offering (IPO). There are some 52 foreign investment ...
  • Govt to set up cyber agency to fight fake news
    5th January 2017
    The Indonesian government will soon establish a National Cyber Agency to help overcome the threat of fake news that aims to spread slanderous messages and hatred through social media. President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had ...
  • Govt to retain focus on infrastructure development in 2017
    4th January 2017
    Infrastructure is one of the backbones of economic growth so the government will retain its focus on infrastructure development this year. Last year, infrastructure did not function optimally in supporting economic growth. ...
  • Gain and loss from visa-free travel policy
    3rd January 2017
    The Indonesian government has offered visa-free travel for tourists from more group of countries, hoping to lure in more visitors and boost the country tourism sector. Currently tourists from 174 countries are no longer ...
  • Indonesian agricultural programs deemed successful in 2016
    1st January 2017
    One of the aims of the Indonesian governments programs in 2016 was to advance the agricultural sector, in order to regain the countrys self-sufficiency in rice, as in the past. Due to its efforts to introduce mechanized ...
  • Indonesia`s economic growth to increase in 2017
    1st January 2017
    Many have predicted that while the global economic environment will remain uncertain in 2017 Indonesias economic growth next year will be higher than in 2016. In 2016, national economic growth was initially set at 5.3 ...
  • Yearender - Indonesia records highest number of natural disasters in 2016
    31st December 2016
    Indonesia was battered by 2,342 natural disasters in 2016, the highest in the past 14 years, making it one of the most violent years in recent memory. According to data from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), ...
  • Yearender -- Indonesia`s role in handling maritime piracy in ASEAN
    31st December 2016
    Maritime piracy and sea border security has been one of biggest problems faced by countries in Southeast Asia region in 2016. Sailors and ship crews who came across sea borders in Southeastp Asia, for example in the ...