Thursday, 19th January 2017
Feature
  • 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 ...
  • Indonesia should cut unnecessary electricity costs
    30th December 2016
    The price of electricity in Indonesia is relatively high due to high investment and production costs, reducing the global competitiveness of the countrys electricity board. The investment and production costs are high ...
  • Yearender - Wakatobi to increase tourist visits by 40,000 in 2017
    28th December 2016
    The scenic Wakatobi district, famous for its marine tourism, in Southeast Sulawesi Province, has been identified as one of Indonesias 10 flagship tourist destinations. As a result, the district government is committed to ...
  • Manado-Bitung toll road to be ready in two years
    27th December 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said the Manado-Bitung toll road is a priority for the government, and hoped that the road would be operational by 2018, as scheduled. This mega project in the Indonesian province of North ...