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New capital to be ready by 2024: Planning Minister Brodjonegoro

New capital to be ready by 2024: Planning Minister Brodjonegoro

June 21, 2019 By Jesse Thomas

Minister of National Development Planning (Bappenas), Bambang Brodjonegoro, estimates that Indonesia’s new capital will be ready for use by 2024, according to CNN Indonesia. Jokowi’s announcement of plans to relocate Indonesia’s capital away from a Jakarta came shortly after the elections in April. Jakarta suffers from severe congestion, which Bambang says results in losses of […]

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Indonesia’s domestic flight industry: the impact of a duopoly

Indonesia’s domestic flight industry: the impact of a duopoly

June 19, 2019 By Febi Trihermanto

Part two: The impact of a duopoly [Read part one: The evolution of Indonesia’s commercial airline industry] Duopolies often lead to higher prices than a more free market would deliver, which can trigger price regulation by government authorities. According to katadata.co.id, the potential impact of a duopolistic market structure in Indonesia’s aviation industry was seen some […]

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Indonesia launches renewed attack on the world’s “most polluted” river

Indonesia launches renewed attack on the world’s “most polluted” river

June 14, 2019 By Jesse Thomas

Indonesia has a waste problem – and its waterways are among the hardest-hit. On Tuesday 11 June 2019, the regional government of West Java received funding from the World Bank amounting to USD 100 million (AUD 143.76 million), for cleaning up the Citarum River. Having gained a reputation for being the world’s most polluted river […]

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Indonesia’s domestic flight industry: an unstoppable duopoly?

Indonesia’s domestic flight industry: an unstoppable duopoly?

June 13, 2019 By Febi Trihermanto

Part one: The evolution of Indonesia’s commercial airline industry Commercial flights were first established in Indonesia, then known as the Dutch East Indies, during the colonial era in the early twentieth century. On the first day of October 1924 KLM’s first intercontinental flight took off, connecting Amsterdam to Jakarta (then known as Batavia), using the […]

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Indonesia leaps up competitiveness rankings, as focus shifts to skills training

Indonesia leaps up competitiveness rankings, as focus shifts to skills training

June 7, 2019 By Jesse Thomas

A report released in late May shows Indonesia jumping up the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking charts, now at 32 in the world. In 2018, Indonesia ranked 43. This move is encouraging following the Indonesian elections, suggesting that Jokowi’s investment in infrastructure during his first term has paved the way for economic progress. Jokowi now shifts […]

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More support, regulation coming for Indonesian digital payments

More support, regulation coming for Indonesian digital payments

May 31, 2019 By Jesse Thomas

In a world less and less dependent on paper money, Bank Indonesia (BI) has developed a digital payment roadmap for 2025. Executive Director of BI, Onny Widjanarko, said that “this vision is a response to digitalisation, which has significantly changed the risk landscape [of the financial sector]”. Perry Warjiyo, Governor of BI, announced the roadmap […]

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Dr Ariel Liebman from Monash University on ‘A Roadmap for Indonesia’s Power Sector’

Dr Ariel Liebman from Monash University on ‘A Roadmap for Indonesia’s Power Sector’

May 30, 2019

Dr Ariel Liebman, Deputy Director of the Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute (MEMSI) at Monash University discusses a report he recently co-authored, ‘A Roadmap for Indonesia’s Power Sector’. Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country. There are several possible pathways that Indonesia can take to meet its energy and climate targets with a growing population. […]

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Notes from South Sulawesi: Gender diversity in Bugis society

Notes from South Sulawesi: Gender diversity in Bugis society

May 29, 2019 By Dr Leonardo Pegoraro

I recently took a three-day road trip in South Sulawesi with my senior AIC colleagues to deepen our awareness of the region ahead of our new four-year major research program, the Partnership for Australia-Indonesia Research (PAIR), which will be undertaken by a multi-disciplinary and bi-lateral team of researchers. The trip formed a small part of PAIR’s preliminary scoping work, […]

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Extra support for West Sulawesi farmer health program

Extra support for West Sulawesi farmer health program

May 29, 2019

An AIC project that trains volunteers to monitor and report outbreaks of disease in villages, and promote better agricultural practice, has been expanded using left over funds. It will now also provide ongoing monitoring and support for the program’s village-based volunteers. The Village Livelihood Program in West Sulawesi aims to improve health security, or in […]

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Najwa Shihab bergabung juri ReelOzInd!<br>Najwa Shihab joins ReelOzInd! 2019 jury

Najwa Shihab bergabung juri ReelOzInd!
Najwa Shihab joins ReelOzInd! 2019 jury

May 28, 2019

Baca artikel ini dalam Bahasa Indonesia Read this article in English   Najwa Shihab bergabung tim juri ReelOzInd! 2019 Festival dan Kompetisi Film Pendek ReelOzInd! dengan antusias mengumumkan bahwa Najwa Shihab akan menjadi anggota dari tim juri tahun ini. Sebagai salah satu jurnalis Indonesia yang paling populer dengan 2.5 juta pengikut di Youtube dan 3.5 […]

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