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Ministry, BPS formulate Indonesia`s maritime indicators

VOI NEWS 12.07.2017, 12:00 Local Time, GMT +7

The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs is collaborating with the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) to formulate Indonesia’s maritime economic indicators based on accountable data. Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar stated during a coordination meeting on Eradication of Illegal, Unreported And Unregulated Fishing held in Jakarta on Tuesday that Indonesia’s economy in the maritime field comprises nine sectors: fisheries, energy and mineral resources (ESDM), biotechnology industry, maritime industry, maritime services, marine tourism, marine transportation, building, and sea defense. The fisheries and maritime sector has now become Indonesia’s prime source of economic income, Susi Pudjiastuti, the country’s minister of fisheries and maritime affairs, had stated earlier in Jakarta recently.  Susi Pudjiastuti noted that the issuance of Presidential Decree Number 44, dated May 18, 2016 is one of the commitments made by President Joko Widodo to preserve the sustainability of the countrys maritime resources. The decree has listed fish-catching activities as a negative area for foreign investment in order to reflect the nations victory over the sector.  Pudjiastuti remarked that various policies she had implemented to eradicate illegal fishing, such as a moratorium on foreign ships, had helped to safeguard the countrys waters//   Voi.ANT

 

Indonesia to promote cultural diplomacy at Europalia Festival

Indonesia will conduct cultural diplomacy at Europalia, Europes largest art and cultural festival to be held from October 10, 2017, to January 21, 2018. Idham Setiyadi from the Europalia Scientific Committee stated in Jakarta on Tuesday that This event will offer room for cultural diplomacy and serve as a promotional space for creative industries in the field of art and culture. Indonesia will showcase traditional and contemporary culture of the 400 best artists ranging from fields, such as painting, music, installation, film, and dance. They will feature the diversity of Indonesian art and culture and present more than 226 works and programs to be enjoyed by art lovers in various cities in Belgium and its surrounding areas. Also on the agenda are some exhibitions, including the Ancestor and Archipel. The Ancestor exhibition will feature the diverse ways in which Indonesians venerate their ancestors. The Europalia International is optimistic that the participation of Indonesians in the festival would strengthen relations between Indonesia and the European countries and also enhance mutual understanding among the people. Hence, the 2017 Europalia, in which Indonesia will be the only guest nation, is expected to offer double benefits in the fields of economy, social affairs, and culture //  Voi.ANT

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