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VP Jusuf Kalla inaugurates Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute

 VOI NEWS 11:00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 13.04.2017

Vice President, Jusuf Kalla inaugurated Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute (IMERI) at Medical Faculty, Indonesia University, Jakarta on Wednesday (April 13th). Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute is research and education cluster established to challenge in the field of health and medicine in the future. In his inauguration speech, VP Jusuf Kalla said that Indonesia is a great nation. With a population more than 250 million people, Indonesia will require more excellent doctors. This requires changes through education and research. Thus, Indonesia highly appreciates the establishment of Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute funded by Islamic Development Bank –IDB.

“That’s why, the government has developed (IMERI) to be a place where experts in Indonesia develop their knowledge for the public and of course, it’s also because research is our need. It definitely takes a lot of cooperation among research institutions in the world, because they also want to cooperate with us to treat diseases in this country," said VP Jusuf Kalla.

VP Jusuf Kalla further explained that IMERI is expected to coordinate with other industries. He views that the industries must respect, accommodate and disseminate the research result to the public. Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute is equipped with the advanced technology in the genetic research and biomolecule that is very beneficial to education and community service. In the next 10 years, IMERI is projected to be the center of research and innovation in health and medicine in Indonesia.///

VP Jusuf Kalla to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla is scheduled to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina from May 21 to 22 to deliver a keynote address at the Sarajevo Business Forum. Assistant to Bosnia-Herzegovina Foreign Minister for Bilateral and Economic Diplomacy Affairs, Amer Kapetanovic said at the Vice Presidential Office in Jakarta on Wednesday that he uses this opportunity to explain briefly Vice President Jusuf Kalla’s plan to pay an official visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina and to attend the annual regional business meeting 2017.  Kapetanovic said that he had invited VP Jusuf Kalla as one of the primary guests to the forum, as Indonesia has enjoyed stable economic growth in Asia over the past few years. The business forum is expected to bring together some 2 thousand businesspeople from Balkan countries, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia, as well as European countries. While in Bosnia-Herzegovina, VP Jusuf Kalla is also expected to meet his official counterparts.Ant

 

Iran seeking nanotechnology partnership with Indonesia

The Iranian government is encouraging Indonesia to establish partnership that is specifically aimed at exploring the use of nano-technology in several sectors. Secretary General of the Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council, Prof. Sarkar said on Wednesday that his office aims to spread awareness on nano-technology in the international community, as it has been dubbed as an emerging technology that can positively affect all aspects of human life. He stated that nano-technology promotes the creation of wealth and improves the people’s quality of life. He added that take for example, the nano-technology has allowed the creation of an innovative anti-cancer drug that directly targets the tumor without spreading any unnecessary toxins in the rest of the body. He is confident that there are several sectors in which both Indonesia and Iran can cooperate. To build and raise awareness on nano-technology in the Indonesian community, he highlighted the importance of designing a program that is specifically aimed at educating the public.Ant

 

Gorontalo aims to attract 30.000 tourists this year

Gorontalo provincial government is aiming to attract 30.000 tourists this year. The figure is four times higher compared to foreign tourists’ visits in 2016 at 7.000. Gorontalo Tourism Department Acting Director, Resma Kabakoran said that the Tourism Ministry’s stimulus programs are expected to help increase the number of tourists’ visits to the province. There is currently no direct international flight into Gorontalo, even though Jalalaudin Airpot is capable of accommodating Boeing 737-900 aircraft. The Tourism Ministry has earlier launched stimulus programs to help regions develop their tourism potential. Transportation is one of the main issues hampering the tourism sector development in some regions. Resma added that Gorontalo is aiming to attract more Chinese tourists. She also pointed out that the number of Chinese tourists’ arrivals has improved following the opening of Manado-Gorontalo route that takes just 30 minutes.Tempo

Tour de Lombok Mandalika promotes West Nusa Tenggara's sport tourism

The Tour de Lombok Mandalika 2017 cycling race is expected to promote the potential of sport tourism in West Nusa Tenggara Province- NTB. This was stated by NTB Governor, M. Zainul Majdi after inaugurating the Tour de Lombok Mandalika on Wednesday evening. He said that first international cycling race is one of the local administration's efforts in exploring sport tourism segment in NTB Province. The Governor also said that NTB Province offers various potentials of sport-based tourism through a number of sport events such as the Lombok Marathon, Sumbawa Ultra Run, Rinjani Ultra Run and this year's Tour de Lombok Mandalika. As many as 15 international teams and four local teams are participating in the Tour de Lombok and Mandalika that will be held from 13-16 April 2017. Tour de Lombok Mandalika has been classified by the Union Cycling International (UCI) as a 2.2 category race. The race comprises four stages totaling 485 kilometers. Vice President of the Indonesian Cycling Federation, M. Benny Subagia hopes that the Tour de Lombok Mandalika can grow into a much larger international event in the next years and invite as well as inspire more local riders. The organizers of Tour de Lombok and Mandalika provides a total prize worth Rp800 million for the winners.Rep

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