Daily Archives: May 18, 2019

PT Inalum intensifies commitment to community by launching programs

Medan, North Sumatra (ANTARA) – PT Inalum (Persero), as one of the state-owned enterprises, has continued to deepen its commitment to caring for the community by starting varied programs in tune with the interests of citizens.

PT Indonesia Asahan Alumunium Executive Advisor (Inalum) Oggy A. Kosasih remarked in Medan on Saturday that numerous humanitarian programs were regularly implemented as a concrete demonstration of concern for the community.

Last year, PT Inalum had implemented routine programs including free medical treatment, repair of boreholes, construction of integrated health post (posyandu), furniture assistance, and educational facilities for schools around the company as in the earlier years.

“PT Inalum has also conducted repair of 148 houses around the company’s area,” he pointed out.

Moreover, PT Inalum’s support for the youth was also apparent from the training of security officers for 20 youth and youth volleyball tournaments around the company.

For supporting creative industries around the company, PT Inalum has conducted training for fostered partners and the manufacturing of leather craft products.

“In terms of SME development, Inalum, through a partnership program last year, had channeled loan funds to 43 small and medium businesses around smelters and hydropower plants,” he noted.

As part of its nature preservation initiative, Inalum, along with PT Inhutani IV (Persero) and non-governmental organizations, conducted reforestation by planting 415,913 trees in 727 hectares of critical land around the Lake Toba Watershed.

Inalum also contributed to efforts to lowering the burden of victims of natural disasters by becoming one of the coordinating SOEs that partook in handling natural disasters in North Sumatra and its adjoining areas.

“It has participated in handling natural disasters, such as the Mount Sinabung eruption, flash floods and landslides in Southeast Aceh, and flash floods in Solok, West Sumatra, as well as extended fire and tornado assistance in Batubara District and earthquake assistance in Palu, Donggala, and Lombok,” he pointed out.

Source: ANTARA News

Pangandaran, Banten, jolted by magnitude-5.9 earthquake

Jakarta (ANTARA) – A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Indian Ocean, south of Java, some 212 kilometers south of Pangandaran, Banten Province, on Saturday at 8:51 a.m. local time, though no potential of triggering a tsunami.

The recent update indicated that the quake measured 5.6 on the Richter Scale, Rahmat Triyono, spokesman of the Earthquake and Tsunami Center of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), stated.

The quake’s epicenter was located at 9.63 degrees southern latitude and 108.51 degrees eastern longitude, and at a depth of 33 kilometers (km) below sea level.

The residents of Pangandaran, Tasikmalaya in West Java, Cilacap, Banyumas in Central Java, Karangkates, Blitar, Tulungagung and Kediri in East Java felt the quake at Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) II-III, while those living in Banjarnegara, Kebumen in Central Java, Bantul in Yogyakarta, and Solo in Central Java felt the earthquake at II MMI.

“Taking into account the location of the epicenter and the hypocenter depth, the shallow earthquake resulted from the Indo-Australia plate subducting beneath the Eurasia plate,” he explained. EDITED BY INE

Source: ANTARA News

Domestic car sales falls 17 percent in April

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Domestic car sales in April 2019 fell 17.8 percent to 84,029 units, from 102,258 units in the same month last year, according to the Indonesian Association of Motor Vehicle Producers (Gaikiindo).

Car sales in April 2019 also declined 5 percent, compared to 90,198 units in March, PT Astra International said, quoting data from Gaikindo.

Despite the drop, Toyota, Honda and Suzuki auto manufacturers witnessed sales increases in April.

Toyota reported its sales increasing to 29,546 units in April, from 28,917 units the month before.

Honda’s sales jumped 43 percent, from 8,144 units in March to 11.631 units in April, while Suzuki’s sales rose from 6.291 units in March to 7,677 units in April.

However, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Daihatsu recorded a decline in car sales in April.

President Director of PT Mitsubishi Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia (MMKSI) Naoya Nakamura remarked in Jakarta on Friday night that Mitsubishi has maintained its hold on the Indonesian market through its small multipurpose vehicle Small MPV Xpander, which has become one of the two companies’ successes in developing their businesses in Indonesia.

Nakamura remarked that Mitsubishi Xpander has been well-received in Indonesia, with sales hitting a record high 100 thousand units in 18 months.

Cumulatively, domestic car sales in the January-April 2019 period reached 337,892 units, falling 14.3 percent from car sales in the same period last year.

The following are the sales of the five auto manufacturers in Indonesia in April 2019:

Source: ANTARA News

Domestic car sales falls 17 percent in April

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Domestic car sales in April 2019 fell 17.8 percent to 84,029 units, from 102,258 units in the same month last year, according to the Indonesian Association of Motor Vehicle Producers (Gaikiindo).

Car sales in April 2019 also declined 5 percent, compared to 90,198 units in March, PT Astra International said, quoting data from Gaikindo.

Despite the drop, Toyota, Honda and Suzuki auto manufacturers witnessed sales increases in April.

Toyota reported its sales increasing to 29,546 units in April, from 28,917 units the month before.

Honda’s sales jumped 43 percent, from 8,144 units in March to 11.631 units in April, while Suzuki’s sales rose from 6.291 units in March to 7,677 units in April.

However, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Daihatsu recorded a decline in car sales in April.

President Director of PT Mitsubishi Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia (MMKSI) Naoya Nakamura remarked in Jakarta on Friday night that Mitsubishi has maintained its hold on the Indonesian market through its small multipurpose vehicle Small MPV Xpander, which has become one of the two companies’ successes in developing their businesses in Indonesia.

Nakamura remarked that Mitsubishi Xpander has been well-received in Indonesia, with sales hitting a record high 100 thousand units in 18 months.

Cumulatively, domestic car sales in the January-April 2019 period reached 337,892 units, falling 14.3 percent from car sales in the same period last year.

The following are the sales of the five auto manufacturers in Indonesia in April 2019:

Source: ANTARA News