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Government to allocate Rp3.17 trillion for infrastructure development near Malaysia border

VOI NEWS 09.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 07.11.2017

The central government is set to allocate Rp3.17 trillion for the construction of several facilities near the border with Malaysia in North Kalimantan province. In a press statement released on Monday, North Kalimantan Governor, Irianto Lambrie said that he has received information that the central government would increase the budget fund for the construction of several facilities in the new province. He also remarked that Rp1.14 trillion of the funds will be allocated to the province through the Public Works and Housing Ministry to build 127.5 kilometers of road parallel to the borders. The provincial government will also receive Rp99.4 billion to upgrade Nunuka Airport, including subsidy for the operation of ferry boats for Tarakan-Nunukan, Nunukan-Sebatik, and Nunukan-Seimenggaris routes. (Ant)

 

UNESCO: Indonesia superpower country of culture

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization -UNESCO has considered Indonesia to be a superpower country in terms of culture. The statement was made by UNESCO’s ADG Culture, Fransesco Bandarin during a meeting with Indonesian Education and Culture Minister, Muhadjir Effendy on the sidelines of the 39th UNESCO General Assembly that takes place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris until Nov 14, 2017. From Wayang (shadow puppets), Keris (traditional daggers), Batik (traditional textile originally from Java), Batik training, Angklung (traditional music instrument from Sunda), Noken (Papuan traditional woven bags), to Saman dance from Aceh and Balinese dance, Indonesia’s intangible cultural heritages have been widely recognized by UNESCO. Alternate Permanent Delegation to UNESCO T.A. Fauzi Soelaiman affirmed that almost 600 intangible cultural heritages are nationally listed from Indonesia. UNESCO’s recognition of Indonesia as having a huge diversity of cultures and heritages encourages the government to carry out inventory and maintenance measures of intangible objects, as regulated through the Law No. 5 of 2017 on the Advancement of Culture. (Ant)

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