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Indonesia-Sweden Developing the System of Digital Flight Navigation

VOI NEWS 14.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 09.11.2017

The Directorate of Flight Navigation at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation the Ministry of Transportation in cooperation with the Swedish Aviation Authority is working together to develop a digital aviation navigation system.  Flight Navigation Director Yudhi Sari Sitompul said in Jakarta on Thursday that the need for the development of Indonesia's flight navigation system towards digital, due to the increasing number of aviation traffic in Indonesia with a diverse range. One of the indicators is the inclusion of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport as one of the 20 busiest airports in the world's aviation traffic in the 2010-2015 period by Airport Council International (ACI). The Directorate of Aviation Navigation welcomes the cooperation with the Swedish government.  He added that if the flight navigation operational system is carried out with modern digital technology systems, it can lowering the cost of flight navigation so that the airport operations are getting more efficient//   Ant.Trs.N

 

Garuda to issue global bonds worth 300 million USD next year

National flag carrier –PT Garuda Indonesia plans to issue global bonds worth 300 million USD or about Rp4 trillion, partly to refinance bonds coming due next July. Garuda Finance and Management Risk Director, Helmi Imam Satriyono said that his company needs to collect funds greater than the Rp2 trillion in maturing debt, as it also has to finance planned expenditure next year. Helmi has said in Jakarta recently that the company needs more funds, not only for refinancing. He declined to reveal the company’s spending plan.  He added that PT Garuda plans to complete the issuance in the first half of 2018 and Garuda had appointed BNP Paribas as the advisor. Helmi also expressed his optimism that Garuda would perform well next year after suffering losses recently//   Voi.JP

 

New Jakarta-Cikampek Elevated Toll Road Scheduled to Open in April 2019

The construction of the new elevated toll road connecting Jakarta and Cikampek, an industrial district in Karawang, West Java, is scheduled for completion in early 2019. The 38-kilometer Jakarta-Cikampek II Toll Road, which will pass over some sections of the existing toll road, is part of a government masterplan to ease traffic congestion in and around the capital, while also improving the country's infrastructure to boost economic growth. Jasa Marga president director Desi Arryani said on Wednesday, November 8th in Jakarta that the company confirmed the project must be completed in March 2019, so it can be operational in April 2019. The project is currently 14.48 percent completed, ahead of the initial projection of 13.13 percent completion by the first week of November this year. State-controlled steelmaker Krakatau Steel is responsible for supplying up to 205,000 metric tons of steel plate for the project by November next year. The Jakarta-Cikampek elevated toll road is a solution to the frequent high traffic volumes on the existing road, especially the busiest section between Cikunir and West Karawang//   Voi.JG

 

Indonesia Plans Automated System to Flag Contentious Internet Material

Indonesia plans to launch in January a new automated system using 44 servers to help block websites displaying content such as pornography or extremist ideology, a Communications Ministry official said on Wednesday (8/11). The world's most populous Muslim-majority nation has stepped up scrutiny of online content following a surge of hoax stories and hate speech, as well as a controversial anti-pornography law pushed by Islamist parties. The so-called "crawling system" searches internet content and issues alerts when inappropriate material is found, Semuel Pangerapan, a director general at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, told reporters. He said that the ministry would immediately block foreign-owned sites carrying such content, but applications such as messaging services would receive warnings first. This week, Indonesia threatened to block Facebook's WhatsApp messenger service because of obscene Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images provided by third parties on the service. Pangerapan also said that the ministry would discuss content Indonesia does not allow to be circulated. Ministry data showed that Indonesia had blocked around 780,000 websites by the end of September, mostly those with pornographic content. Other blocked sites displayed material featuring violence, gambling and radicalism//   Voi.JG

 

Indonesian high school choir wins gold medals in Prague      

A choir group from state high school SMA 78 in West Jakarta won numerous medals at the 31st Cantat Praga jubilee international choir competition in Prague. In the competition, held in the Czech capital from November 2nd to 5th, the group, Youth Choir 78 (YC78), snatched gold medals in the youth choir and folklore categories, a special award for the choreography and for the competition program, as well as coming out as the overall winner in the youth choir category. Jessica Fedora Amadea, the conductor, said on Wednesday, November 8th in Jakarta that YC78 received decent appreciation from the jury and people in Prague who saw the competition. They sang a traditional song from Aceh with Saman dance and a Jaranan song from East Java. Twenty choir groups from various countries joined the competition, including China, Germany, Italy, and the Czech Republic as the host. Only five countries made it to the grand finals, however, including Indonesia//   Voi.JP

 

Earthquake Hits Bali, Felt Up to Mataram

A magnitude 5.5 SR earthquake hit Karangasem, Bali, on the early morning of Thursday, November 9th. The quake was also felt by people 120 kilometers away in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara. According to the The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the quake shook Mataram on 04:54 AM Indonesian Western Time. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at 11 kilometers Northeast of Karangasem, Bali, at 8.26 degree south latitude and 115.7 degree East Longitude with its hypocenter at the depth of 10 kilometers. No tsunami is predicted to be triggered by the quake. Several residents of Mataram rushed out of their houses after the earthquake shook the place on 05:54 AM. The government is still studying whether the earthquake was caused by the activity of Mount Agung. Agus Riyanto, Head of Mataram Geophysics Station said that the earthquake’s hypocenter was shallow, which is why it can be strongly felt in Mataram//   Voi.Tempo

 

Government to build Sukabumi Airport in 2019

The Transportation Ministry is planning to build an airport in Sukabumi in 2019. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said that the ministry would survey the location for construction of the airport.  The minister elaborated that a feasibility study would be conducted in parallel with land release process, which is targeted to be completed by the end of 2019.  The construction is expected to be completed and its operation is expected to be started by the end of 2020.  Total investment for the construction is projected to reach Rp300 to Rp400 billion, and the airport would accommodate narrow-bodied aircrafts.  The Minister moreover said Sukabumi would need an airport to provide adequate transportation facility to support its tourism sector. Development in tourism sector would need adequate air transportation, as well as roads and railways//   Voi.Ant

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