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Wonderful Indonesia Festival to Be Held in Bangkok

VOI NEWS 12.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 09.11.2017

The Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with tourism agencies from across the archipelago, will hold the Wonderful Indonesia Festival in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 17th-19th. Taking the theme "The Never Ending Story of Magical Land and Legends," the event will promote the beauty of Indonesia through local folktales from across the archipelago. I Gde Pitana, deputy for foreign marketing development at the ministry recently said in Jakarta that the event organizer will invite visitors to see the treasure of Indonesia‚Äôs natural and cultural resources. The main targets for the event are the Thai people themselves and visiting tourists in CentralWorld Square in Bangkok. The event will include a travel fair to present tourism packages to various destination in Indonesia, involving the Thailand Travel Agencies Association (TTAA) and airlines such as Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion, to boost the number of Thai tourists visiting the country to 118,000, according to ministry official Rizky Handayani. A crafts corner will also be featured, where visitors will be able to learn about batik and other traditional Indonesian fabrics. Each visitor will be invited for interactive activities and workshops, such as ceramic painting, coffee demo, movie screening, augmented reality and virtual reality related to many destination in Indonesia//   Voi.JG

 

Coal Consumption in Indonesia to Climb 16 Percent in 2017

Indonesia, the world's top thermal coal exporter, is expected to consume 16 percent more coal this year than in 2016 amid increasing demand from domestic power stations, the country's leading coal industry association recently stated. Indonesian Coal Miners Association chairman Pandu Sjahrir recently said in Jakarta that domestic coal consumption is expected to increase to 109 million metric tons in 2017 from 94 million tons in 2016.  Pandu told, it's picked up considerably, adding that the increase in domestic coal consumption was mostly driven by demand growth from state electricity utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN). Exports are expected to climb to 370 million tons from 365 million tons in 2016, he said, estimating overall output this year at 479 million tons compared with 459 million tons last year. Pandu said Indonesia's coal industry has benefited from higher prices this year, after a downturn in 2015 and 2016 put many small producers out of business//    Voi.JG

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