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Transport Ministry launches navigation ship

VOI NEWS 10.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 11-08-2017

The Marine Transportation Directorate of the Ministry of Transport launched KN Kalian, a shelter ship, at the Caputra Mitra Sejati Shipyard, Serang, Banten, to support navigational activities and to ensure safe sailing. Marine Transport Director General A. Tonny Budiono noted in a written statement in Jakarta on Thursday (10/8) that KN Kalian was one of the two shelter mother ships ordered by the Marine Transportation Directorate and built at the Caputra Mitra Sejati Corps shipyard where the first vessel KN Sibaru-Baru was launched earlier on July 12, 2017. According to Budiono, the navigational ships built by the government was a testament of Indonesia being a maritime nation and was the responsibility of the Ministry of Transport to ensure the safety of ships navigating through the country’s waters. He noted that the building of two shelter mother ships also demonstrates the government’s commitment to increasing the fleet of navigation ships in Indonesia. Budiono also remarked that these mother ships play an important role in navigation activities by serving as lighthouses and facilitating the distribution of supplies. (antara)



Government makes ongoing efforts to evacuate 17 Indonesians from Syria

The Government of Indonesia has continued its efforts to evacuate 17 Indonesians fleeing from ISIS in Raqqa, Syria. Director of the Indonesian Citizens Protection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lalu Muhammad Iqbal stated in Jakarta on Thursday (10/8)that the Indonesian government still has its lines of communication open with several groups ruling regions in Syria, including the Kurdish Authority of Northern Syria, in connection with the 17 Indonesians. Iqbal remarked that they have communicated with the local authorities. However, the security condition on the field made it difficult. Several different groups have taken control over the region. During the initial communication, the government had sought more information on the investigation report concerning the 17 Indonesians for the last two months. Iqbal revealed that the police received information that they are not fighters. They had been in Raqqa for their initial 40 days, and thereafter, they were sent to prison and isolation houses until they fled with the assistance of a third party on June 10. (antara)


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