Daily Archives: June 8, 2019

Indonesian Embassy highlights Subak as Indonesia’s tourist attraction

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia, went all out in its efforts to promote Bali’s Subak irrigation system as Indonesia’s tourist attraction at the largest tourism exhibition in Namibia being held on June 5-8, 2019.

Paulina Gupta Wijaya, an Indonesian diplomat at the embassy’s Economic, Information, and Socio-Culture Function, informed ANTARA here on Saturday that the Indonesian Embassy’s stand bore the theme of green rice fields and the Subak irrigation system in Bali.

The diplomat pointed out that the scenic Indonesian rice fields had drawn hoards of visitors at the Namibia Tourism Expo, as they are different from Namibia’s landscape of predominantly deserts and savannas.

Along with bringing the spotlight on Indonesia’s myriad tourist destinations, the Indonesian Embassy also seized the opportunity presented by the Namibia Tourism Expo to support superior export products and Indonesian handicrafts. Export products from several companies in Indonesia, such as food products, beverages, palm oil, garments, cleaning tools, and others, were showcased at this exhibition.

Indonesian Ambassador to Namibia Eddy Basuki was upbeat that the economic and tourism promotion programs conducted by the Indonesian Embassy this year would whet the interest of Namibian tourists on vacation in Indonesia and Namibian businessmen doing business with Indonesia.

Source: Antara News

Indonesian Embassy highlights Subak as Indonesia’s tourist attraction

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia, went all out in its efforts to promote Bali’s Subak irrigation system as Indonesia’s tourist attraction at the largest tourism exhibition in Namibia being held on June 5-8, 2019.

Paulina Gupta Wijaya, an Indonesian diplomat at the embassy’s Economic, Information, and Socio-Culture Function, informed ANTARA here on Saturday that the Indonesian Embassy’s stand bore the theme of green rice fields and the Subak irrigation system in Bali.

The diplomat pointed out that the scenic Indonesian rice fields had drawn hoards of visitors at the Namibia Tourism Expo, as they are different from Namibia’s landscape of predominantly deserts and savannas.

Along with bringing the spotlight on Indonesia’s myriad tourist destinations, the Indonesian Embassy also seized the opportunity presented by the Namibia Tourism Expo to support superior export products and Indonesian handicrafts. Export products from several companies in Indonesia, such as food products, beverages, palm oil, garments, cleaning tools, and others, were showcased at this exhibition.

Indonesian Ambassador to Namibia Eddy Basuki was upbeat that the economic and tourism promotion programs conducted by the Indonesian Embassy this year would whet the interest of Namibian tourists on vacation in Indonesia and Namibian businessmen doing business with Indonesia.

Source: Antara News

Qatari Emir’s visit to Maumere may boost tourism

Kupang (ANTARA) – The East Nusa Tenggara provincial government expects Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Tsani’s visit to Maumere, Sikka District, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), to have a catalytic effect in increasing tourist visits to the province.

“We welcome (the emir) to Maumere. This sojourn can drive tourist visits to our region, taking into account the fact that he is the Qatar king’s son, ” Head of the Provincial Secretariat Marius Ardu Jelamu informed ANTARA here on Saturday.

The Qatari emir landed in Maumere on Friday (June 7) with a group aboard two private jets and a cruise ship that had arrived in Maumere Bay on Thursday (June 6).

The former NTT tourism head could not as yet ascertain the length of their stay in Maumere and the objective behind the visit.

“However, it is beyond doubt that NTT will gain increasing popularity. In addition, several will wonder why the son of the King of Qatar is keen on visiting NTT,” he emphasized.

He further added that Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Tsani choosing to visit NTT, Indonesia, is testament to the fact that Indonesia was an increasingly tolerant nation.

The provincial government is upbeat that the Qatari emir’s visit to NTT would draw more investors from Qatar to invest in the region, starting from the tourism, land, and air sectors.

“I believe NTT, especially Maumere, the location of his visit, will bear witness to several positive impacts,” Jelamu noted.

Members of the entourage comprised Sultan Ghanim S. Alhodaifi Al-Kuwari, Abdulla Mohammed M.S. AL-Khulaifi, Abdulhadi Awajan H.F. Al-Hajri, Abdulhadi Khalil M.A. Al-Hajri, Ali Hamad SA, Al-Hajri, Jaralla Mihd TB Al-Nabet, Khalifa FA Kayed Al-Muhannadi, Mansour Faleh F Al-Hajri, Abdulla Mohammed SL Al-Khayarin, Aboobacker Siddique Pookkayil, Gocha Jibuti, Abdulla Jaber AA Al-Sulati, Mohammad Noor Abdulghafor, and Edward Estores.

Source: Antara News

Qatari Emir’s visit to Maumere may boost tourism

Kupang (ANTARA) – The East Nusa Tenggara provincial government expects Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Tsani’s visit to Maumere, Sikka District, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), to have a catalytic effect in increasing tourist visits to the province.

“We welcome (the emir) to Maumere. This sojourn can drive tourist visits to our region, taking into account the fact that he is the Qatar king’s son, ” Head of the Provincial Secretariat Marius Ardu Jelamu informed ANTARA here on Saturday.

The Qatari emir landed in Maumere on Friday (June 7) with a group aboard two private jets and a cruise ship that had arrived in Maumere Bay on Thursday (June 6).

The former NTT tourism head could not as yet ascertain the length of their stay in Maumere and the objective behind the visit.

“However, it is beyond doubt that NTT will gain increasing popularity. In addition, several will wonder why the son of the King of Qatar is keen on visiting NTT,” he emphasized.

He further added that Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Tsani choosing to visit NTT, Indonesia, is testament to the fact that Indonesia was an increasingly tolerant nation.

The provincial government is upbeat that the Qatari emir’s visit to NTT would draw more investors from Qatar to invest in the region, starting from the tourism, land, and air sectors.

“I believe NTT, especially Maumere, the location of his visit, will bear witness to several positive impacts,” Jelamu noted.

Members of the entourage comprised Sultan Ghanim S. Alhodaifi Al-Kuwari, Abdulla Mohammed M.S. AL-Khulaifi, Abdulhadi Awajan H.F. Al-Hajri, Abdulhadi Khalil M.A. Al-Hajri, Ali Hamad SA, Al-Hajri, Jaralla Mihd TB Al-Nabet, Khalifa FA Kayed Al-Muhannadi, Mansour Faleh F Al-Hajri, Abdulla Mohammed SL Al-Khayarin, Aboobacker Siddique Pookkayil, Gocha Jibuti, Abdulla Jaber AA Al-Sulati, Mohammad Noor Abdulghafor, and Edward Estores.

Source: Antara News

Swift growth of transport sector drives energy demand in APEC

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The 21 economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are expected to witness a 21 percent surge in energy demand over the subsequent three decades, partially owing to population and economic growth in Southeast Asia.

It was cited in a new APEC report issued by the APEC Energy Working Group and received here on Saturday.

Whilst industry continues to be the largest energy-consuming sector, two sectors � transport and building � will trigger increased energy demand, according to the APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook.

“Demand in the transport and building sectors is estimated to rise by some 30 percent, partially due to increasing incomes. Efficient policies will be critical to softening this growth in demand,” Dr Jyuung-Shiauu Chern, the lead shepherd for the APEC Energy Working Group, stated.

Fossil fuels are projected to continue to constitute over 60 percent of the energy mix for the next three decades in the Asia-Pacific region, which comprises almost two-thirds of the global demand. Increased production and trade in natural gas and lower prices can facilitate its broader use as a substitute for coal.

“Significant progress is required to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy and carbon capture and storage. This will help reduce the region’s greenhouse gas emissions to 8.5 gigatonnes by the year 2050 � a level consistent with the 2015 Paris Agreement ambitions,” Dr. Kazutomo Irie, president of the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC), who prepared the report, stated.

“Some 16 economies are projected to store 22 gigatonnes of carbon, mostly from the electricity sector, starting in 2030,” Kazutomo remarked.

To meet this rising demand for electricity, APEC economies will require over 3,200 gigawatts of new power plant capacity. As use of renewable energy rises, economies should support variable production through quickly dispatchable thermal capacity and energy storage.

In 12 economies, including China, Japan, and the United States, pumped hydro storage is projected to enable support of variable renewables.

Even as growth of transport use is driving demand, the sector is projected to witness a shift towards electrification. China is expected to increase its adoption of electric vehicles by 17 percent yearly. However, electricity is projected to represent only five percent of the transport fuel demand.

In the building sector, implementation of the Minimum Energy Performance Standards can complement endeavors to label appliances in accordance with their efficiency capacity, including for air conditioning systems.

Broader application and enforcement of these regulations will bring the region nearer to its energy intensity reduction target of 35 percent for 2035 as compared to 2005.

Source: Antara News