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Indonesia to exchange pianists with some countries

VOI NEWS 09092017 11:00 Local Time GMT +7

Indonesia through the Education and Arts Foundation "Jaya Suprana School of Performing Arts" will exchange pianists with some countries. The exchange of the pianists is one of the forms of Indonesia's diplomatic efforts through art and culture. This was affirmed by Jaya Suprana as the Chairman of Education and Arts Foundation "Jaya Suprana School of Performing Arts" to RRI World Service -Voice of Indonesia in Jakarta on Thursday (September 7).

“That's an exchange of pianists between Cuba and Indonesia; we've established it with Poland, Lithuania, Germany, Japan, China, and Australia…. For North Korea, it will be planned, Insha Allah next year.”

Jaya Suprana further said that Indonesia has also cooperated with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The cooperation was initiated through Jaya Suprana's recent visit to Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea. (Rezha)

 

TNI Chief thanks for Philippines to have freed Indonesian hostages

Chief of Indonesian Armed Forces –TNI, General Gatot Nurmantyo thanked for the Armed Forces of the Philippines -AFP for helping to free two Indonesian citizens: Sawal and Saparudin held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf group in the Southern Philippines. After attending the opening of the Cup of TNI Chief 2017, at TNI Headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta on Friday, Gen. Gatot ensured that the release of the two hostages was not redeemed. It was a diplomatic effort by the TNI with the Philippine military. Five other Indonesians are still in process. (Ant/Trans by Rhm)

 

TNI Chief: TNI ready to send peacekeeping forces to Myanmar

The Chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces -TNI, General Gatot Nurmantyo said on Friday that Indonesia is ready to send peacekeeping forces to Myanmar to help the Rohingya ethnic group in Rakhine.  He stated that however, it is yet to receive such orders from the United Nations. He mentioned he had not communicated with the UN about it so far, but he is ready if he is ordered any time to send Indonesian troops. The TNI Headquarters had earlier expressed its readiness, if ordered to send troops to Myanmar to help the Rohingyas. The TNI conducts exercises to carry out the orders from the TNI Chief, but it will be done only after receiving the order. Army spokesman Brigadier General Alfret Denny Tuejeh said that regarding border security following the Rohingya issue, he noted that TNI has the duty to secure the country's borders.(Ant)

 

Pertamina to operate 700 oil fuel ships in Natuna Islands

State-owned Energy Company -PT Pertamina reports that it plans to operate 700 units of ship to distribute non-subsidized oil fuel (BBM) for fishermen operating in the Karimata strait, Natuna Sea and South China Sea.  The fuel filling facility is to support fishing boats of more than 30 GT in capacity operating in that area. Pertamina has already carried out a trial operation by ship. Pertamina added that the plan is to operate 700 ships with distribution capacity of up to 2,000 kiloliters. Area Manager Communication and Relations of PT Pertamina of Northern Sumatra, Fitri Erika said on Friday that Pertamina has named PT Duta Energy Natuna as the BBM distribution agent for non-subsidized in that area.  Ahead, the distribution system for non-subsidized BBM will be ship to ship. (Ant)

 

Indonesia targets to attract 620 thousand Japanese tourists in 2017

Director for Asia-Pacific Tourism Promotion at Tourism Ministry, Vinsensius Jemadu stated on Friday that the Indonesian government has set a target to attract some 620 thousand Japanese tourists to the country in 2017. He remarked that one of the obstacles faced in increasing Japanese tourist arrivals in Indonesia is the lack of additional direct flights from Japan to Indonesia. He expects that regular flights will be started from Japan to Indonesia to facilitate Japanese people keen on visiting the country. Meanwhile, to increase the number of Japanese tourists visiting Indonesia, Jemadu said that his side keeps promoting the country’s tourist destinations in Japan, including through the digital media. Moreover, Jemadu added that his Ministry can also promote Indonesia’s tourist destinations by participating in events, including travel fairs and organizing fun trips. (Ant)

PLN signs clean energy sales contracts 

State power company -PT PLN has signed 11 power purchase agreements (PPA) with independent power producers. PT PLN will buy a total of 291.4 MW of electricity generated by power plants running on new renewable energy. PLN President Director, Sofyan Basir said that the partnership is for hydropower and a micro-hydro power plant projects. He stated that the power plants will be located in North and West Sumatera, Bengkulu, Lampung, Central Java, and South Sulawesi. The agreement is a follow up to the signing of a previous PPA for new renewable energy power plants in August. At the time, PT PLN signed a PPA with 53 private companies to supply power plants with a total capacity of 257.17 MW. With the agreement, PLN's power capacity from new renewable energy sources will reach 548.57 MW, excluding the capacity of its geothermal power plants. (Tempo)

 

No Indonesian among victims of massive earthquake in Mexico

Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed in Jakarta on Friday that no Indonesians were among the victims of the massive earthquake that jolted Mexico on Thursday. The Indonesian Embassy to Mexico has issued a warning to Indonesians living in Mexico to stay alert and keep their communication lines open. Data from the Indonesian Embassy showed that currently, there are 289 Indonesians living in Mexico, 190 of them in Mexico City. An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least five people, triggering small tsunami waves and damaging some buildings. The quake triggered waves as high as 2.3 ft. (0.7 m) in Mexico, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. It warned that widespread, hazardous tsunami waves were possible within three hours. However, there was no tsunami threat for American Samoa and Hawaii, according to the U.S. Tsunami Warning System. (Ant)

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