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Indonesia Expected to Become Largest Ornamental Fish Exporter

VOI NEWS 10.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 04-12-2017

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said Indonesia is expected to be the largest ornamental fish exporter in the world. According to Susi, her Ministry is committed to helping the ornamental fish industry to achieve the target. Susi said when attending the 2nd Indonesia Ornamental Fish and Aquatic Plant Show in Tangerang on Sunday (3/12) that there has been a dramatic increasing trend in the industry. One of the assistances pledged by Susi is to remove the non-tax state revenue for the Ministry’s ornamental fish raiser under the Ministry’s management at Cibinong, Bogor. The raiser is one of the facilities helping with ornamental fish export activities across the country. The exhibition was held by ornamental fish association Nusantara Aquatic, in collaboration with the Coordinating Maritime Affairs Ministry and the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry on December 1 to 3. The event was closed on Sunday by Minister Susi. (tempo)

 

Floods submerge 1,000 ha of rice fields in Kulon Progo

Floods submerged 1,000 hectares of rice fields in five sub-districts in Kulon Progo District, Yogyakarta special autonomous province. Sasongko, head of the agriculture office of Yogyakarta, on Sunday (3/12) said, the floods have begun to subside since Saturday. Panjatan sub-district is the worst hit by flooding. Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X has instructed the district administration to compensate farmers who have lost their paddies if they are not covered by insurance. The Sultan has extended the period of natural disaster emergency response status for two weeks, beginning December 6. Yogyakarta has declared an emergency alert status following natural disasters, such as floods, landslides, and whirlwinds that hit the region. The decision to declare the emergency status was taken during a coordination meeting on disaster mitigation attended by officials of the Yogyakarta disaster mitigation office. By declaring the emergency status, district and provincial authorities could use the reserve funds for disaster mitigation efforts. (antara)

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