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Indonesian Media in Brief: Connecting electricity for disadvantaged families

Indonesian Media in Brief: Connecting electricity for disadvantaged families

December 7, 2018 By Jesse Thomas

The Indonesian Ministry for State-owned Enterprises (Badan Usaha Milik Negara, or BUMN) has brought electricity to over 60,000 families in West Java through a free connection service. Ultimately, this move aims to reach 100,000 families by the end of 2018 as part of an overarching program known as ‘BUMN Hadir Untuk Negeri’ (‘BUMN Is There […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesia hosts Asia Pacific conference on Industry 4.0

Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesia hosts Asia Pacific conference on Industry 4.0

November 9, 2018 By Jesse Thomas

Countries of the Asia Pacific have joined together in a commitment to harness the potential of the Industrial Revolution 4.0. This commitment focuses on collaboratively implementing strategic programs throughout the region, aimed at advancing economic prosperity through technological developments such as automation and data exchange. According to Director General of the Ministry of Industry Ngakan […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: IMF and World Bank meet in Bali

Indonesian Media in Brief: IMF and World Bank meet in Bali

October 12, 2018 By Jesse Thomas

The 2018 International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank Group Annual Meetings ran from 8 – 14 October in Nusa Dua, Bali, and was attended by up to 34,000 participants. This week’s Media in Brief features a round-up of the key headlines from the week-long event. Fintech On Thursday 11 October, the IMF and the World Bank […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Central Sulawesi Disaster Update

Indonesian Media in Brief: Central Sulawesi Disaster Update

October 5, 2018 By Jesse Thomas

Indonesia has made steady progress to rebuilding Central Sulawesi following the earthquake and tsunami disaster, with recovery operations underway. President Jokowi highlighted that emergency workers are making progress with relief efforts, reiterating that evacuation efforts are the top priority. ‘After that, the reconstruction and rehabilitation will be done,’ said Jokowi. The National Disaster Management Agency […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Industry needs inform curriculum

Indonesian Media in Brief: Industry needs inform curriculum

September 30, 2018 By Jesse Thomas

Improving upon the education of young people is an important step towards achieving Indonesia’s goal “to drive investment and competitiveness through human capital development”. Of particular importance within this is the vocational education sector. The Ministry of Industry has already established the Industry Vocational Education Program, which has linked over 1,500 vocational high schools (Sekolah […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Fishermen Go Online

Indonesian Media in Brief: Fishermen Go Online

September 21, 2018 By Jesse Thomas

In line with Making Indonesia 4.0, the Ministry of Communication and Information have sought to support small businesses in Indonesia in answering the call of the digital era. While many businesses across the country have already harnessed technology as an integral part of their operations, the transition for some industries has been harder than others. […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: How will Indonesia benefit from IA-CEPA?

Indonesian Media in Brief: How will Indonesia benefit from IA-CEPA?

September 14, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

The long overdue IA-CEPA trade agreement will finally be signed by the end of the year, according to Australian PM Scott Morrison during his visit to Indonesia earlier this month. While details of the agreements have not been fully disclosed, it has been reported that the Australian education and agricultural sectors will greatly benefit. But […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: The Power of Sports

Indonesian Media in Brief: The Power of Sports

August 31, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

  Sports has always had the ability make people put aside their differences to achieve a common goal, even if it’s just for a brief moment. We see it in the World Cup, the Olympics and even in Australian footy. The Asian Games is no different. The past few weeks have seen several significant moments […]

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