Daily Archives: June 24, 2018

President to issue online licensing system

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government will soon issue an integrated licensing system through “online single submission” to speed up the process of business licensing.

“Around a week to come we will open online single submission. The time is already past when it took weeks to secure trading business license (SIUP) or business registering (TDP) and months for building construction license (IMB),” the president said here on Saturday.

He said with the new online system any bottleneck in the licensing process could be traced from the center to provincial and district administrations.

The system, could detect how the ministries and other government agencies to perform in the center, and provincial and lower district administrations in the regions.

“All could be seen with the system,” Jokowi said addressing around 1,000 business leaders in Bali.

The entire licensing systems have to be reformed that the business sector could move fast, be flexible and competitive.

However, he asked the people especially business players to be patient as changing the working culture would take time.

The president also reminded the small business players to be aware of the rapid change of technology under the fourth industrial revolution.

The changes began from digitalization of marketing and trade, internet and e-payment system.

“All including small and medium enterprises (UMKMs) have to be aware of the rapid changes that have to be followed, like it not . Otherwise they would be left behind,” he said.

The president is in Bali on a two-day working visit with agenda including to socialize a cut in income tax from 1 percent to 0.5 percent on UMKMs, to give general lecture at the Indonesia Arts Institute (ISI) of Denpasar and to set a parade off to mark the start of the 40th Bali Arts Party in Renon, Denpasar.

Accompanying the President included the First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo,Coordinating Minister for Economy Darmin Nasution, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani, Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Anak Agung Gde Ngurah Puspayoga and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung.

Source: ANTARA News

President to issue online licensing system

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government will soon issue an integrated licensing system through “online single submission” to speed up the process of business licensing.

“Around a week to come we will open online single submission. The time is already past when it took weeks to secure trading business license (SIUP) or business registering (TDP) and months for building construction license (IMB),” the president said here on Saturday.

He said with the new online system any bottleneck in the licensing process could be traced from the center to provincial and district administrations.

The system, could detect how the ministries and other government agencies to perform in the center, and provincial and lower district administrations in the regions.

“All could be seen with the system,” Jokowi said addressing around 1,000 business leaders in Bali.

The entire licensing systems have to be reformed that the business sector could move fast, be flexible and competitive.

However, he asked the people especially business players to be patient as changing the working culture would take time.

The president also reminded the small business players to be aware of the rapid change of technology under the fourth industrial revolution.

The changes began from digitalization of marketing and trade, internet and e-payment system.

“All including small and medium enterprises (UMKMs) have to be aware of the rapid changes that have to be followed, like it not . Otherwise they would be left behind,” he said.

The president is in Bali on a two-day working visit with agenda including to socialize a cut in income tax from 1 percent to 0.5 percent on UMKMs, to give general lecture at the Indonesia Arts Institute (ISI) of Denpasar and to set a parade off to mark the start of the 40th Bali Arts Party in Renon, Denpasar.

Accompanying the President included the First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo,Coordinating Minister for Economy Darmin Nasution, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani, Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Anak Agung Gde Ngurah Puspayoga and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung.

Source: ANTARA News

Minister Yembise attends Fijian womens national exhibition 2018

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Women Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohana Yembise has attended the 2018 Fijian Womens National Exhibition during her visit to the Fijian Republic.

Yembises visit to Fiji was in the framework of strengthening

cooperation relations between the two countries in the field of womens empowerment and child protection.

“I am proud and happy to be in Fiji to new relations, and to attend the exhibition that has managed to bring together hundreds of Fijian women to showcase their products and demonstrate their expertise,” the minister remarked in a press statement made available to Antara here on Saturday.

As a follow up of the cooperation between the two countries, Yembise said she would invite Fijian delegation to attend a gender workshop and climate change.

During the workshop, there will be a group discussion, focused on on the making of module material for activator of gender responsive planning and budgeting in Indonesia.

The women empowerment and child protection minister remarked that women are still often hampered in fulfilling their potential in various sectors including in the economic field. In addition, there are many discriminatory and gender inequalities experienced by women.

“Therefore, there needs to be encouragement of support from many parties for women, that is by realizing gender equality and women empowerment, as one of the 17 goals of Sustainable Development Objectives to achieve the development target by 2030,” she said.

Fijian Womens National Exhibition 2018 presented 340 women craftsmen from Fiji and surrounding areas to exhibit handicrafts such as webbing, accessories, and coconut oil.

In addition to attending the exhibition, Yembise also visited training centers for women from vulnerable groups, such as female headed households, as well as women with low economic and education. *** 4 ***

Source: ANTARA News

Dolphin center records 20 thousand tourist visits during Lebaran holidays

Batang, C Java (ANTARA News) – The number of tourist visits to the Batang District Dolphin Center, Central Java Province, on June 16-22, 2018, or during the week of Lebaran 2018, reached 20 thousand.

Sutejo from the Public Relations Division of the Dolphin Center of Batang stated here on Saturday that the center offered several potential attractions, including dolphins, birds of prey, and various animals, as well as a mini safari to catch a glimpse of various species of animals.

“The most favorite attraction is that of the dolphin shows,” he pointed out.

According to Sutejo, the dolphin shows are held four times a day at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. local time.

“Visitors are charged Rp30 thousand per person to enter the Dolphin Center, while the cost of parking for four-wheeled vehicles is Rp5 thousand per car,” he revealed.

Sutejo remarked that the Dolphin Center attractions around Sigandu Batang Beach were not as crowded with tourists as that observed at other tourism attractions in Batang District, such as Agrotourism at Pagilaran and Jodo Beach in Gringsing Sub-district.

Aspan, a visitor to the Dolphin Center, stated that this tourism attraction will be better if managed optimally by a professional manager.

“I think this tourist attraction is pretty good. However, it needs better management, especially in terms of the hospitality offered by officers and the arrangement of parking areas,” he revealed.

Source: ANTARA News