Riau Provincial Government held an alert roll call for the preparation in facing the dry season and preventing the occurrence of forest and land fires. The roll call was held in the yard of Riau governor office, Pekanbaru, recently. Riau Governor Task Manager, Wan Thamrin Hasyim appreciated the active involvement of various parties in a bid to prevent and control smoke from forest and land fires, especially in Riau Province, including the active role of private sector. Wan Thamrin Hashim said that at first, it was only handled separately, but now the private and government agencies joined together to do it. According to him, with the participation of all parties, the monitoring of forest and land fire disasters can be done properly. Therefore, the prevention becomes more leverage.
Aceh Provincial Government through the Office of Culture and Tourism showcased the diversity of tourism in the region, especially adventure tourism in "Deep & Extreme Indonesia 2018" event which lasted until 11 March at the Jakarta Convention Center. Head of Marketing Department of Culture and Tourism of Aceh, Rahmadhani, in Banda Aceh on Friday (9/3) said that Deep & Extreme Indonesia 2018 is an event for Aceh to promote a variety of tourism in the western tip of Indonesia. In this event, the Department of Tourism, Youth and Sports of Southeast Aceh Regency, related institutions, and the tourism industry also took part. According to him, the participation of Aceh in various national and international exhibition events is an effort to increase the value of tourism in Aceh. Rahmadhani added, in addition to tourism promotion, the Office of Culture and Tourism of Aceh also promotes Aceh’s Calendar of Event 2018 which informs all tourism agenda held throughout 2018 in Aceh Province. Rahmadhani mentioned a number of tourism activities in the calendar of activities 2018, including Aceh International Marathon, Tour de Leuser, Surfing Championship, Rafting Championship, International Freediving, and others. He hoped the promotion of various tours, adventurous tourism, can increase both local and foreign tourist visits to the province of Aceh.
President Joko Widodo inaugurated the Java Integrated Industrial and Ports Estate (JIIPE) located in Gresik, East Java, Friday (9/3) which is expected to be the largest in East Java. It is claimed to be the first in Indonesia, which combines harbors, industries and housing. This industrial estate also has good infrastructure facilities. It will be directly connected to toll roads and railways. President Director of PT AKR Corporindo TBK, Haryanto Adikoesoemo, as one of the developers said, with integrated deep sea ports, the area will have direct access to domestic and international markets. It is also expected to support the Indonesian economy. Haryanto who held a press conference on Friday explained, the value of investment to build facilities in an integrated industrial area has reached almost five trillion rupiahs. He estimated that the development of Java Integrated Industrial and Ports Estate will be entirely completed within 15 years. Director of Technical and Information Technology Pelindo III, Husein Latief, explained deep sea port in this area will be equipped with 4 docks capable of supporting all activities at ports and industries. He hoped that the number of vessels to be served will increase along with the development of industry in this integrated industrial zone.