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20
April

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The city government of Bandung continues to organize the environment to create a much greener, cleaner and more comfortable city. Therefore, planting trees on the riverbanks is being intensively conducted. All rivers passing through Bandung will be planted by trees to prevent from erosion, to controll sediment transport, sedimentation and to prevent from  environmental damage. Head of Landscape Gardening of Housing and Settlement Office of Bandung, Iwan Sugiono said that the tree planting on the riverbanks becomes one of the programs initiated by the Office. The program is called 'Land Rehabilitation Movement'. Through the program, the land in Bandung continues to be rehabilitated. Iwan mentioned that the types of tree that is suitable with the condition of the river are rubber, bamboo, dadap trees, Cangkring and Banyan trees.

To increase tourist arrivals to Tanah Lot, Bali, the government of Tabanan Regency in cooperation with Tanah Lot Tourism Destination held a series of events entitled 'Tanah Lot Art and Culture Weekend'. The events were held for three days on April 20 to 22, 2018. Tabanan Regent, Ni Putu Eka Wiryastuti revealed that after the eruption of Mount Agung, tourist visits to Tanah Lot had decreased to 0.78 percent. Therefore, it takes an innovation that can attract tourists, such as by holding a series of festivals. The operational manager of Tanah Lot Tourism Destination, Toya Adnyana added that the theme of the festival is "Harmonization of Art and Culture in Modern Visualization", which consists of various series of event such as art culture and festival, after sunset illuminated garden (light garden), as well as coffee festival. Art culture and festival is packed with the concept of harmonization of Balinese traditional art and modern visual, interactive multimedia, lighting and audio. While after sunset illuminated garden (light garden), packed with the concept of visual artwork in the form of optical illusion creation.

Gender equality activists in the utilization of natural resources incorporated in Women’s Solidarity of Palembang, South Sumatera, prepare an exhibition of agricultural products that will be held in Kambang Iwak Palembang, on April 22, 2018. Palembang Women’s Solidarity organizer Ressy Tri Mulyani in Palembang said that the exhibition was conducted to enliven the Earth Day commemorated internationally. In addition to hold an exhibition, the Women’s Solidarity of Palembang along with other environmental activists took action to distribute fruit-seeds and tree protection, at the yard of the People's Struggle Monument of Palembang. According to Ressy, the activity is aimed to show the role of women in managing forests and land well. As an agrarian country, agriculture is the main source of livelihood for most Indonesians and nearly 60 percent of those managing agriculture are women. Ressy Tri Mulyani moreover added that women have an excellent role and knowledge in every stage of land management. However, it can not be used as a reference and consideration in various governance and decision-making processes related to issues including women's rights to land. Through the momentum of the Earth Day Commemoration this year, it is hoped the women get Greater attention, and involved maximally in managing process of natural resources and making decision on forest and land.

20
April

HALO SULTRA 2018

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Southeast Sulawesi –Sultra was originally the name of one of the regencies of South Sulawesi and the capital regency of Southeast Sulawesi province was Baubau. Then, Southeast Sulawesi has been stipulated as Autonomous Region based on regulation No. 2/1964 with Kendari as the provincial capital. The realization of the formation of Southeast Sulawesi Regional Level I was implemented on 27 April 1964. To enliven the Southeast Sulawesi 54th anniversary, the provincial government of Southeast Sulawesi prepares seven main activities of its anniversary which is packaged in the event "Halo Sultra" in Tugu Religi Alun Alun Kendari on April,23rd-27th, 2018. Halo Sultra was first held in 2008. Then, it was named Southeast Sulawesi Sheen. In 2009, the official name was changed to Halo Sultra. The word "Halo" is taken from Haluoleo, one of the kings who ruled the kingdom of Konawe in the 17th century, while "Sultra" is an abbreviation of Southeast Sulawesi Province. The event of ‘Halo Sultra 2018’ has been set as 100 events of Wonderful Indonesia by Ministry of Tourism -Kemenpar more recently. So, Halo Sultra becomes Indonesia's main tourism activity involving countries in the world. Ministry of Tourism promotes Halo Sultra to 117 countries in the world, especially all ASEAN countries, Japan, China, Australia, and Middle East countries and some countries in Europe, America, and Africa.By targeting 100,000 tourists, the provincial government of Southeast Sulawesi presents seven activities. Several event groups are prepared, such as Sultra Tenun Carnival, Cultural Art Degree, and Culinary Festival. There are also Tourism Putra Putri Tournament, Development Fairs, Business Forums, and International Photography Competition. The differences between Halo Sultra 2018  and the previous one last year are that there are two events to be held by the technical coordinator of national business forums in the field of tourism and international photo contest. Related to International Photography Competition, there are currently at least 12 countries to have ensured their participation.

18
April

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Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry represented by expert staff of foreign affairs minister in the field of economic diplomacy has received the visit of Deputy Director General (DDG) for Copyrights and Creative Industry Sector of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Ms. Sylvie Forbin on Thursday (12/4). The visit is a follow-up to the meeting of director general of WIPO in September 2017 with Indonesian vice minister of foreign affairs to discuss role and support of WIPO on strengthening and formulation of intellectual property policy in Indonesia, especially in the field of creative economic industry. In accordance with the instruction of Indonesian president, intellectual property becomes a very important issue for Indonesia, especially to encourage the contribution of creative economy to the economy. Thus, the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry expressed its plan to organize World Conference on Creative Economy (WCCE) in November in Bali, and asked WIPO to support the event. The plan got a good response from Deputy Director General Sylvie Forbin said her support to WCCE.

The committee of overseas election of Indonesia in Manila becomes the host of socialization and technical guidance of general election 2019, which was attended by 48 participants from 6 Indonesian representatives namely Bangkok, Dili, Singapore, Manila, Davao and Songkhla. The event was attended by the Commissioner of General Election Commission, Pramono Ubait Tanthowi and Secretary General of General Election Commission, Arif Rahman Hakim. During the technical guidance which was held in Manila on April 14 and 15, 2018, the center commission and working group of overseas general election shared knowledge on the basis of law and regulation related to the overseas general election, and also working mechanism and management of the budget of the overseas general election committee to make the general election 2019 (legislative, presidential and vice presidential election) a success. Socialization of general election 2019 was conducted in the Indonesian embassy in Manila on April 14, 2018 and attended by around 200 Indonesian people in Manila and surrounding area. Indonesian Ambassador to the Phillipines  Sinyo Harry Sarundajang welcomed the team and expressed his appreciation the team and the participants.

In line with the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi’s directions,  Palestine is always in heartbeat of Indonesian diplomacy, and views the importance role of UNESCO in protecting the Old City and Wall of Jerusalem, and the efforts to reconstructand develop Gaza and two sites of cultural heritages in Hebron and Bethlehem. This was affirmed by Ret.LieutenantGeneral Hotmangaraja Pandjaitan, Indonesian ambassador/permanent representative to UNESCO during discussing 25 agendas on Occupied Palestine in the 204th plenary session of executive council of United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization/UNESCO in Paris, (12/4/2018). Ambassador Hotmangaraja asserted that the written heritage in Palestineshould be preserved as world cultural heritage which cannot be separated each other. It is because those sites are not only function as the form of culture or civilization of a particular nation, but a complete description of various human histories. The cultural heritage site which is protected by UNESCO, is two sites in Palestine; Al Haram Al Ibrahim in Al Khalil/Hebron and Bilal Ibn Rabah mosque/ Rachel cemetery in Bethlehem.

18
April

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Dozens of ornamental boats belonging to fishermen in Pangkajene regency and Pangkep island, South Sulawesi enlivened the ornamental boats competition in Fisherman Festival 2018. Secretary of  Fishery Service at Pangkep regency, Sabrun said that the competition was held on Tuesday (17/4) by Pangkep regional government and fishery service. There are some creteria which must be fulfilled for the boat to become the winner, one of them is that the boat must have complete document. The competition which was held at Maccini Baji fish auction, Labbakang district, was participated in by dozens of boats from villages and hamlets at Liukang Tupabbiring and North Liukang Tupabbiring district. The competition was directly witnessed by regent ofPangkajene and island, and Director General of CapturedFish, Ministry of Marine and Fishery.

To measure the ambient air qualityby using measuring parameters of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, The Environment and Forestry Office of Bengkulu conducted Technical Guidance for Ambient Air Quality Control by using Passive Sampler methode, which was participated in by representatives of environment and forestry office of regencies and cities throughout BengkuluProvinceMeanwhile, the event was to equate perceptions of stakeholder capabilities of the Environment and Forestry Office, either province or regencies/cities, in monitoring Ambient Air Quality by using passive sampler methodeThis was stated by head of environment and forestry office of Bengkulu, Agus Priambudi, in Bengkulu, on Tuesday (17/4). According to Agus, based on data, index of air quality of Bengkulu Province in 2017 was 92.5, or far from the National intensive care unit -ICU which is recorded 82.For that, it is hoped the environment and forestry office of Bengkulu will maintain decent environment for people. In addition, Agus Priambudi mentioned that there are 4 aspects in measuring ambient air quality, namely transportation, housing, industry and settlement. With those aspects, it will be known what factor which influences the air quality. Agus further said clean Bengkulu is the hope of all parties, especially in welcoming Visit 2020 Wonderful Bengkulu.

Securing and monitoring the Southern borderline of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea becomes the committment of the Indonesian Navy which is on duty at the border of Torasi river.Although, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea border at the area is relatively safe, monitoring of the area, especially borderline of the two countries become special attention. Commander of the Navy XI Fleet, Brigadier GeneralI Ketut Suarya, explained that Navy task at Torasi river is not only to protect stability of the security from threats and disturbances through the sea, but also to help Border Security Task Force of the Indonesian Army,especially Kondo post for borderline checking in the outer regions. This was stated by I Ketut Suarya in Merauke, on Tuesday (17/04). He added that the borderline and its existence must become serious attention, because if borderline of the state is not monitored maximally, it will be easy to be damage or moved by people who are not responsible.

16
April

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Thousands of moslems in Biak participated in the commemoration of Isra Miraj of Prophet Muhammad SAW 1439 Hijriah, which was held by the committee of Islamic Great Days of Biak Numfor on Saturday (14/4) in Baiturrahman Great Mosque, Biak. Imam of the mosque, Ustadz M.Taufiqurrahman Halim in his lecture said that the real implementation of the Isra Miraj event is following the orders of Allah SWT and avoiding His prohibitions. M.Taufiqurrahman also said that Moslems interpret the commemoration with awareness and willingness to change themselves to be more obedient so that Moslems will really obey Allah SWT. The commemoration of Isra Mi'raj this year is themed "Through wisdom of Isra Mi"raj of Prophet Muhammad SAW 1439, we improve quality of five time prayers to form character of Moslems namely being honest, trusted and strong brotherhood.

With the opening of Fashion parade and Fashion exhibition of Semarang city at Srigunting park of old city area on Saturday (14/04), the city proclaimed itself as one of fashion cities in Indonesia. Through the typical design of batik Semarang, all designers of Semarang city are called on to make innovation and creativity in a beautiful fashion creation. Deputy Mayor of Semarang, Hevearita Gunaryati Rahayu in the event highlighted that batik Semarang with creation and innovation must be able to compete with batik from other regions. The fashion parade and Fashion exhibition, besides to commemorating anniversary of Semarang city, is aimed to attract and to socialize the people about clothes which are produced from batik Semarang motif

The Army’s community service program -Tentara Manunggal Membangun Desa TMMD of Kodim 1204/Sanggau in this year has received sympathy and compliment from Head of Empoto village, Noyan district, Sanggau regency, West Kalimantan, Dono. He viewed that the program is successful to connect infrastructure of the country, especially in remote area which is not maximally touched by development yet. This was stated by Dono in Sanggau, West Kalimantan on Sunday (15/4). He further said that this year, the program targeted infrastructure development sector such as increasing road as long as 29.2 kilometers, making water tunnel and building connecting bridges among the districts. Dono also said that the development of a number of infrastructures could improve the economic activities of local communities. Besides, it can increase value of people’s income and accelerate the development process in other sectors. Not only economy, but also tourism objects will be accessed by visitors who want to enjoy the natural attractions around Kembayan and Noyan.

16
April

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Student team of Diponegoro University succeeded to bring home gold medal from 21st Moscow International Inventions and Innovative Technology Salon "Archimedes". The event was held in Moscow, Russia starting from April 5 until 8, 2018. They introduced a work of artificial tree which was named ‘ATOMP or Artificial Transparent Tree of Membrane Photo-catalyst’. Besides “Archimedes” gold medal, the team also obtained special award of Gold Medal from Association of Thai Innovation and Invention Promotion.  One of the team’s members, Christian Sinaga said that the Artificial Tree works by absorbing air from atmosphere and filters it out with membrane which is installed in the air hose. The membrane of the carbon dioxide gas will be converted by plasma technology into oxygen gas (O2) which will be released out of the system and the carbon monoxide (CO) gas to be stored for further conversion to alternative fuels. Moscow International Inventions and Innovative Technology Salon “Archimedes” is an annual international event which is competition and research and technology exhibition. The exhibition is participated in by delegations from 26 countries.

East Java Business Forum Meeting was recently held in New Delhi, in the work visit to India, starting from April 9 and 10, 2018. Chairman of Chamber and Commerce of Surabaya held “East Java Business Forum Meeting" with 19 Indian entrepreneurs. Governor of East Java, Dr. H. Soekarwo stated that provincial government of East java will facilitate candidates of foreign investors with the acceleration of licensing, the availability of employment, the ease of land procurement in industrial areas, and the smoothness of the electricity supply. India is the seventh biggest trade partnership of East Java after Japan, the United States of America, China, Singapore, Swiss, and Malaysia. After from New Delhi, the East Java governor’s entourage met Indian entrepreneurs in Maharashtra, Mumbai. This visit to India was part of the work visit to Georgia, Asia, Azerbaijan and India in promoting trade, investment and tourism. 

Indonesia is committed to supporting agricultural modernization and development of developing countries in Pacific regions, especially  Small Island Developing States through South-South Cooperation program and technical assistance. This was stated by Dr. Mat Syukur, expert staff of Indonesian Agriculture Ministry in a bilateral meeting with Fiji Agriculture’s Minister, Inia Seruiratu on the sidelines of the 34th Regional FAO conference to Asia Pacific region in Nadi, Fiji on Thursday (11/4). The participants of the meeting agreed to follow-up Memorandum of Understanding -MoU which was signed by the two ministers on August 2017. The government of Fiji hoped that the follow-up of the MoU can be conducted in form of Joint Working Group which discusses various technical cooperation programs related to adaption and mitigation of climate change, intensification, and modernization of agriculture and development of agricultural experts. Besides,   Fiji hoped to be able to learn from efforts to develop farmer cooperatives in Indonesia, aquaculture and small and medium enterprises. Fiji’s Minister, Inia Seruiratu did appreciate the grant plan of a number of hand tractors to Fiji which are in line with the modernization program of Fiji agricultural sector as one of countries of Small Island Developing States in Pacific region.

11
April

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The United States of America consulate for Sumatra region, Juha P Salin, accompanied by special official of political and economic sector, Rachma Jaurinata, discussed environmental issues and Leuser forest area for during this time which has become the attention of the world, on Tuesday (10/4). In the discussion in Banda Aceh, Juha P Salin asked about the issue of development which was conducted at Mt.Leuser National Park and has attracted the attention of the environmental activists, Non-governmental organization, even UNESCO. On the occasion, Vice Governor Nova Iriansyah, asserted that the government of Aceh very committed on forest protection. It is also part of Aceh Green program which is carried out by the government of Aceh. Vice governor Nova Iriansyah conveyed that the geothermal project infrastructure surrounding Mt. Leuser National Park which previously has been planned by the government of Aceh, is also canceled. The Vice governor added that the government of Aceh will establish cooperation of forest management with Oregon, the United States.

Governor of North Sulawesi, Olly Dondokambey, invited all young people in North Sulawesi to inflame nationalism for the unitary of republic of Indonesia. This was stated by the governor when attending ceremony on state potential, and also received barret to become honorable student regiment which was held at the campus of institute of public administration, Tampusu Minahasa, on Tuesday (10/4). The governor also invited young generation to play strategic role to defend the unitary of republic of Indonesia,. He stressed that young generation  must practice the national values and nationalism through love homeland action State’s defend becomes essential and must be practice by all citizens. The awareness to defend the state is the capital and basic of national strength, to protect the integrity and dignity of the people of Indonesia and state. Young generation must also be able to make changes to a better direction.

After conducting routine investigation for three days at class II immigration office of Nunukan, North Kalimantan, 6 of 8 Malaysian citizens which were secured by Nunukan immigration officer on Friday (7/4), were officially deported to Tawao, Malaysia,  on Tuesday (10/4) by using KM. Labuan Expres through Tunontaka port, Nunukan. Head of class II Nunukan immigration, Ferry Herling Ishak South, told RRI that the time for the investigation must be in accordance with data from consulate, to make sure that the 8 foreigners are Malaysians. Two Malaysians, name Nisran Bin Kadir and Amir Hamsyah Bin Umar will be deported separately while waiting for completeness of their document from the consulate. The 8 Malaysian citizens were participants of Grass Track National Championship Round 1 of Kalimantan Region. According to head of the group, Amir, the organizing committee guaranteed their arrival to Indonesia. With the guarantee from the committee, the 8 Malaysian citizens dared to take risk coming to Sebatik without passport. After arriving at Aji Kuning dock, Central Sebatik district, they were investigated by  Sebatik immigration post. During the investigation which was conducted by head of Sungai Pancang immigration post, Muhamad Anas Awalludin, the 8 Malaysian citizens could not show their travel documents to enter Indonesia.   Meanwhile, their 5 trail motorbikes are secured at the Customs office.

11
April

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Indonesian Foreign Affairs Vice Minister, A.M. Fachir met Andorra Foreign Affairs Minister, Maria Ubach Font in Andorra La Vella on Monday (9/4). The meeting is meant to increase bilateral cooperation, especially in economic sector and people-to-people contact. On the occasion, Vice Minister Fachir invited Minister Ubach to increase trade and investment of the two countries. According to Fachir, trade and investment of the two countries is very dynamic in the last three years. Meanwhile, Minister Maria Ubach invited Indonesia to be a new partner in the economic diversification process of her country. Indonesian Vice Minister A.M. Fachir also encouraged relation among citizens, through Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship Program and interaction among entrepreneurs, and also artist exchange of the two countries.

The Indonesian embassy in Tokyo held an event, Gathering of Indonesian Entrepreneur Assocation in Japan. The gathering which which was organizedin cooperation between the association managers and the Indonesian embassy in Tokyo, was attended by Chairman of Japan Indonesia Association(Japinda), Yasuo Fukuda, Chairman of Indonesia – Japan Economic Committee,  Shigeo Ohyagi, Japanese businessmen community and Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (4/4). The association which was established on August 17, 2017, has purposed to increase economic cooperation and   people to people contact, to implement research and to increase awareness of Japanese people on Indonesia.Besides that, the implementation of business training can contribute to economic growth of the two countries.

The United States of America, director general of International law and agreement stated that Indonesia was the most active country to negotaite marine border. Currently, Indonesia is actively negotiate marine border with all neighbor countries by emphasizing its status as the archipelagic country, thus the principle of the archipelagic base will still be the basis for the negotiation of mapping the boundary line.It was stated byDamos Dumoli Agusman, Director General of International Law and Agreement of Foreign Affairs’ Ministry in his presentation before the experts on international law who were joined in American Society of International in Washington DC, (6/4/2018). In a joint panel with the figures of international law, Damos described Indonesia’s complexity and experience in negotiating maritime boundary. In the discussion, the panelists discussed on current issues on maritime boundary, especially conciliation result of Timor Leste and Australia which is considered as an innovation in history of resolution for the dispute and also to suggest for the mechanism in solving maritime dispute, especially by Asia Pacific countries. In the discussion, Damos also appreciated the innovation reminding that conciliation result is not binding and remain submitted to the agreement of the parties.Currently, Indonesia still relies on negotiations because dialogue becomes the pillar in Indonesia's foreign policy.

09
April

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Ambassadors of ASEAN countries to Italia held a meeting with Mayor of Napoli, Luigi de Magistris. The meeting was implemented as the work visit of ASEAN Committee in Rome (ACR) to Napoli on Thursday (5/4). On the occasion, the Indonesian ambassador to Italy, Esti Andayani said that Indonesia initiated the event to strengthen relations which have been established well and to explore opportunity in a bid to enhance cooperation between ASEAN countries and Italy, especially Napoli. The government of Napoli can utilize the economic growth in the middle class society in ASEAN regions, which are recorded very good to increase tourism cooperation. In addition to holding meeting with Napoli Mayor, Luigi de Magistris in Palazzo San Giacomo, the ambassadors also met with chairman of Napoli Chamber of Commerce, Girolamo Pettrono to discuss about economic and trade cooperation. Mayor of Napoli, Luigi de Magistris said that Southeast Asian region is important for development of tourism or trade cooperation, handcraft and manufacture industry.

Indonesian Embassy in Washington DC held ‘Voyage to Indonesia 2018’. The event invited around 50 Executive Directors of IMF-World Bank. The event is one of Indonesia’s preparedness to be host of IMF- World Bank meeting and in accordance with  the plan of Spring Meeting of IMF-World Bank which is held in Washington DC in April 2018 , the implementation of Annual Meeting IMF-WB in Bali in October 2018. Around 15,000 delegations are expected to attend the annual meeting. In return, this event is also expected to bring about positive impact for Indonesian economy. This was stated by Managing Director of IMF, Christine Lagarde, when attending ‘Voyage to Indonesia’ at Tilden home in Washington DC on Friday (April 6,2018). On the same occasion, President of World Bank, Jim Yong Kim highlighted specially the Indonesian government’s commitment which focuses on human capital development. Christine Lagarde did appreciate the Indonesian government which pays extraordinary attention to infrastructure sector.

The city government of Semarang along with the city government of Jiaxing, China carried out cooperation through sister city program. Mayor of Semarang, Hendrar Prihadi expressed that the sister city is a joint concept of two cities which are different locations and political administrations in a bid to establish cultural relations and social contacts among both cities’ people. The cooperation with Jiaxing is related to tourism, investment, and trade. The signing of the sister city cooperation will be conducted in November. As early effort of the implementation of sister city program, the city government of Jiaxing conducted scholarship program for students of Semarang city. Meanwhile, the city government of Jiaxing has referred and determined state university of Semarang –UNNES to send students, especially students of Mandarin faculty to participate in the scholarships.

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April

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A total of 22 events have been designed by the Department of Tourism, Youth and Sports (Disparpora) Bukittinggi in the 2018 tourism calendar with the target to attract tourist visits and increase the number of visits. Head of Tourism and Creative Economy at the Department of Tourism, Youth and Sports of Bukittinggi, Suzi Yanti,said on Saturday (7/4/2018) that the event included various fields such as culinary through Bukittinggi Culinary Festival and Junior Culinary Festival, while in cultural sector there were Ai Matsuri (Ai No Kagayaki), International Multiethnic Festival, Traditional and International Silat Festival. Then, in sports there were Horse Racing Tour Derby and Tennis Executive International, in education there were Bukittinggi Library Fiesta, National Archives Exhibition, and other activities. She explained these 22 events also involved the other Organization of Regional Government (OPD), tourism actors from Bukittinggi City, West Sumatera Province to Minangkabau Travel Mart by the Association of Indonesian Professionals Tourism (ASPPI). She added besides the tourism calendar,there was also an international annual event on cycling Tour de Singkarak which has been included in the national tourism event calendar.

Commander of Military Distric Command (Kodim) 1708 Biak Numfor Infantry Lieutenant Colonel, Dominggus.C.A.Soumokil in Biak on Saturday (7/4/2018) said The Military Program to Build Village (TMMD) is a positive program that can build the character and community independence.Soumokil said the non-physical programs they organized during TMMD were mass treatment, Family Planning (KB) counseling, agriculture, economics, fisheries and other fields so it can change lifestyle of society. He added the construction of 25 units of houses in Wandos Village Bondifuar District, will be equipped with clean water facilities designed specifically to provide comfort for the owner. He added it could be performed based on the synergy between the military and Biak Numfor regency.He stressed that it shows that the devotion to the Nation and the State is very real.

Vice Governor of Special Capital Territory (DKI) Jakarta, Sandiaga Uno said on Saturday (7/4/2018) that the provincial government of Jakarta increased the supervision on entertainment venues in North and West Jakarta. According to National Narcotics Agency (BNN), many entertainment places are used by drug traffickers. He said the state should not give up figting against the war of drug abuse, which brings about disaster to the generation. He also emphasized that the provincial government supports the efforts of BNN to investigate entertainment venues which have been suspected to be the location of transactions and drug trafficking. Meanwhile, Deputy for the Narcotics Eradication of BNN Inspector General of Police, Arman Depari previously said that his agency suspected that many entertainment venues in North Jakarta and West Jakarta have become places for drug transaction. He emphasized that National Narcotics Agency will investigate the controllers, regulators, and people who involved in drug trafficking in Jakarta's entertainment venues.

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