• Today News, President Joko Widodo alias Jokowi wants the delivery of infrastructure projects in Papua and West Papua to be accelerated. The aim is to boost economic growth and achieve equitable development. The government will still have to develop isolated and border areas to meet the target.

    From the Business Sector, Opening up isolation, creating new jobs, alleviating poverty, carrying out more equitable development, and increasing the human development index are part of efforts to overcome challenges in West Papua Province, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) remarked here on Wednesday.

  • Today News, Bank Indonesia will propose a draft bill on rupiah redenomination to the House of Representative (DPR) after consulting with President Jokowi.

    “We will meet the President, the Law and Human Rights Ministry, and the Finance Ministry so that they can discuss the draft bill with the DPR,” Bank Indonesia governor Agus Martowardojo said in Jakarta, July 18.

     

    From the business sector, The Swiss Government has provided a grant of US$75 million for Indonesia to support the countrys economic development. 

    The Swiss Government wants to continue and maintain technical support for Indonesia, Swiss Economic, Education and Research Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann said after a meeting with President Joko Widodo here on Tuesday.

  • Today News, , The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry plans to revise a ministerial regulation on the use of natural gas by power plants in a bid to provide more affordable gas in the power generation sector.

    From the Technology Sector, Indonesia, through the Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and its consortium, is ready to conduct a flight test for its larger Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) drone in 2019.