Daily Archives: August 3, 2020

Jokowi instructs to conduct “wear face mask” campaign extensively

  Jakarta President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) ordered to conduct a two-week “wear face mask” campaign on a massive scale throughout Indonesia to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “I just want to focus. It might be in two weeks. We will focus on the campaign on wearing face masks,” Jokowi stated while chairing

Indonesian government pushes Sinopec to build oil depot in Batam

Jakarta Indonesia’s government has pressed Sinopec Group, a Chinese oil and gas conglomerate company, for materializing the construction of an oil depot worth Rp12 trillion in Batam, Riau Islands Province, which was stalled for eight years. “On July 29, 2020, Sinomart KTS Development LTD, a subsidiary of Sinopec, and PT Batam Sentralindo signed a memorandum

Jokowi’s scathing attack over ministers’ routine work despite crisis

Jakarta President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) was vociferous in his condemnation of ministries and other high-ranking officials found to yet be caught up in routine day-to-day work despite the ongoing crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministers underperformed as was mirrored by the low disbursement of the budget, President Jokowi stated at the Merdeka Palace

One dead, three sub-districts marooned as floods inundate N Sulawesi

Manado, North Sulawesi Flash floods claimed one life, isolated three sub-districts, and swept away 29 homes in South Bolaang Mongodow District, North Sulawesi Province, over last weekend, a local official stated. The isolated sub-districts were Helumo, Tomini, and Posigadan, Raditya Jati, spokesman of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), noted in a statement on Monday.

Indonesia’s digital talent scout reaches nine million: Jokowi

  Jakarta Digital talent scouting in Indonesia within the next 15 years reaches nine million in order to eventually migrate to a digital working environment in all sectors, according to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi). “In the path to digital transformation, our country needs digital talent, reaching at least nine million, for the next 15 years.