Gov’t committed to protecting Indonesian migrant workers: VP

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Vice President nanospell-typoMa’rufnanospell-typoAmin ensured that the government is committed to providing protection and employment guarantees for Indonesian migrant workers abroad as regulated in Law Number 18 of 2007 on the Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers.”The government will continue to maintain its commitment to the policy of protecting migrant workers and continue to improve the management of the employment sector,” he stressed in his virtual remarks here on Sunday at the Group nanospell-typoIftar of Indonesian Migrant Workers and the Indonesian Diasporas in Singapore and 12 other countries. He emphasized that, in line with the ratification of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, the government continues to make efforts to provide better services and protection for Indonesians abroad. nanospell-typoAmin noted that he is aware of the increasingly strict competition in the global job market. Therefore, only workers with high competitiveness are more easily absorbed into the job market. He expressed the hope that Indonesian migrant workers can continue to improve their skills by obtaining internationally recognized certifications so that they could have high competitiveness. “Hopefully, the increase in the competitiveness of our workers can encourage the growth of migrant workers in the formal sector,” he remarked. t Sunday’s event, the vice president advised Indonesian migrant workers abroad to adapt to every condition and comply with regulations wherever they are, as well as to continue to maintain Indonesia’s good name. He also expressed his appreciation to the Indonesian nanospell-typodiaspora in Singapore, which has contributed to the development of the country’s resources. On that occasion, Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore nanospell-typoSuryo nanospell-typoPratomo conveyed his appreciation to Indonesian migrant workers in Singapore who have given their contribution to the progress of Indonesia. “Indonesian migrant workers, all of you are people who have made extraordinary contributions to Indonesia’s progress,” nanospell-typoPratomo remarked. baca-jugaRelated news: andgtov’t intensifies dissemination of information on PMI’s placementbaca-jugaRelated news: RI, Malaysia discuss steps to improve protection for migrant workersRelated news: New regulation provides additional benefits to PMIs: ministry

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PLN operates largest floating PLTS in Indonesia

Our big plan is shifting away from fossil-based power plants to EBT-based power plants. Jakarta (ANTARA) – State-run electricity provider PT PLN (Persero) has made the largest floating solar power plant (PLTS) in Indonesia–with a capacity of 561 kilowatts peak (kWp) and located in Tambak Lorok, Semarang City, Central Java Province–operational.ccording to a statement issued on Saturday, the PLTS is being operated by PLN’s subsidiary, PT PLN Indonesia Power (IP). The floating PLTS is part of a 920-kWp PLTS facility, which is being constructed by the company at several buildings in the Gas and Steam Power Plant (PLTGU) complex of PLN IP’s Semarang Power Generation Unit (PGU). President Director of PLN Darmawan Prasodjosaid that the construction of the floating PLTS showed his party’s commitment to encouraging the energy transition program, reducing the impact of climate change, and achieving net-zero emission (NZE) by 2060. To realize the NZE target, his party has carried out a number of initiatives, for instance, by no longer establishing new contracts for the construction of coal-fired power plants, he said. “Instead, PLN has started building EBT (new and renewable energy)-based power plants. Our big plan is shifting away from fossil-based power plants to EBT-based power plants,” he remarked. President Director of PT PLN Indonesia PowerEdwin Nugraha Putrasaid that the construction of the floating PLTS is a commitment of PLN IP and its subsidiary, PT Indo Energi Hijau, for expediting the energy transition in Indonesia. The construction of the PLTS is also aimed at optimizing the use of potential land for integrating renewable energy generation, according to the statement. The floating PLTS was constructed over eight months on a one-hectare water pond, the president director of PLN IP said. “In the first year (of its operation), this PLTS will produce environmentally friendly electricity of 1.4 million kWh per year and reduce CO2 (carbon dioxide) gas emissions by up to 1,304 tons each year,” he informed. Putra said that his party is implementing a number of energy transition initiative programs, which will integrate the support from various parties, both business entities and government-supported funding agencies, to achieve the NZE target by 2060. “It is an innovation that we carry out to bolster the supply of clean energy in Indonesia and realize the NZE by 2060,” he added. baca-jugaRelated news: PLN committed to expediting implementation of new renewable energyRelated news: PLN to install 100 SPKLUs for 2023 ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo

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North Kalimantan residents turn in hand-made firearms to military

Tarakan, North Kalimantan (ANTARA) – Residents ofLumbis Sub-district, Nunukan District, North Kalimantan, turned in five hand-made firearms they had used for hunting to the local Indonesian Military’s (TNI) village supervisory non-commissioned officers (Babinsa).Commander of the Nunukan District Military Command 0911 Lieutenant Colonel Albert Frabtescasaid here on Sunday, that residents’ initiative to hand over the firearms is due to military personnel’s persistence to inform residents about Indonesia’s firearms regulations. He applauded the military officers’ success in educating local residents on the emergency law No. 12 of 1951 that regulates firearms ownership. “What we are doing now is to create public security, and some residents have begun to understand (about national firearms regulation),” Frabtesca stated. He also urged residents still holding firearms to hand over the gun to the authority, as military personnel will continue informing residents about the regulation that prohibits illegal ownership of firearms. Meanwhile, Commander of 0911-05/Lumbis Sub-district Military Command Captain Agus Purnomo said the hand-made firearms were handed over to the authority by two residents, representing some of their friends currently in Malaysia. Such action exhibited residents’ awareness of security and order in their regions has grown, he said. Purnomo noted that the firearms retrieved by the military authority were owned by their parents and used for hunting in the forest. “They carried the firearms to protect them from wild animal’s attack because they often stayed at a hut (while hunting),” the captain said. Purnomo added that besides the firearms, three 12-mm caliber ammunition, including two that are still active, are also handed over to the authority. baca-jugaRelated news: West Kalimantan residents voluntarily hand over nine illegal firearmsRelated news: Four suspects named in firearms smuggling case at East Aceh prisonRelated news: Brimob officer killed, two firearms grabbed: Papua police chief

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BMKG warns of potential heavy rains during Eid Exodus

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned people of potential heavy rains and bad weather in several regions in Indonesia during the Eid al-Fitr exodus period.”For the 2023 Eid exodus period, we need to be cautious for the potential of heavy rain in Aceh, South Sumatra, West Java, North Kalimantan, North Sulawesi, and Papua,” BMKG’s Public Meteorology Centre Head Fachri Ridjab at a press conference on anticipating effects of increasing intensity of 98S and 90W cyclone seeds here, Saturday (April 8). He noted that other regions that might see rain during the same period are Bangka Belitung, Banten, Greater Jakarta, Central Java, East Java, Yogyakarta, Central Kalimantan, South, Central, and Southeast Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua regions. Meanwhile, BMKG’s Maritime Meteorology Centre Head, Eko Prasetyo, appealed to residents seeking to return home for Eid by sea to be cautious about the potential of high tides. “Need to avoid sailing around the western waters of Sumatra, the southern waters of Java until Nusa Tenggara as well as in the northern waters of Papua. The area must not be sailed and must be avoided at all costs,” Prasetyo said. The meteorology centre head also asked residents to anticipate possible delays due to rainy weather expected to occur in various places throughout Indonesia. “Rain also potentially occurs in most ports in Indonesia, hence, vigilance or adaptation measures is a must for travellers seeking to return home for Eid by sea,” he said. Prasetyo affirmed that BMKG would continue providing information about weather conditions and wave heights to keep travellers updated with the latest information before embarking on their journey by sea. baca-jugaRelated news: BMKG warns of heavy rainfall during exodus periodRelated news: Yogyakarta residents should brace for Tropical Cyclone Herman: BMKGRelated news: Indonesia, US collaborate on disaster early warning systems

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Minister highlights doctors’ role in human resource development

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural AffairsMuhadjir Effendy highlighted the strategic role of doctors and health workers in supporting human resource development programs in the country.”Doctors and health workers play a strategic role in realizing human resources that are mentally and physically healthy,” he said in a written statement received on Sunday. He conveyed the statement after the Indonesian Doctor Ramadan Islamic Course event held virtually with the theme “Reaching the Wisdom of Ramadan, Organizing the Country” on Saturday, April 8, 2023. He explained that currently, the government is continuing to optimize human resource development programs in a bid to realize a golden and quality generation. “The preparation of an excellent and quality next generation of the nation needs to be supported by good quality health conditions, considering that the two are one unit that needs to be prepared from early on,” he said. He added that improving health quality in people of productive age, i.e. 15-64 years, is also critical so that they can play an active role in national development. To this end, the role of doctors and health workers as the vanguard of public health development is crucial. The minister further said that doctors and health workers are expected to make innovative breakthroughs to support human resource development through sustainable programs in health. “Let us jointly ensure the nation’s next generation can actively contribute to building a developed and prosperous Indonesia through sustainable development in the field of health,” he remarked. Effendy also encouraged doctors and health workers to continuously contribute to the national health transformation. “Doctors and health workers, of course, understand that currently, a national health system transformation is being carried out. A simultaneous improvement will be carried out to create a good national health system in order to present blessings and good health,” he said. baca-jugaRelated news: Ministry offers scholarships to achieve equal distribution of doctorsRelated news: Health Bill to help increase production of specialist doctors: govtRelated news: Indonesia still needs 30,000 specialist doctors: ministry

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TNI AU grows into a modern air force: MIlitary Chief

TNI AU, as an inseparable part of the Indonesian National Defence Forces, must be able to adapt and be ready for all possible scenarios Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) has grown into a more modern military organisation, according to the Indonesian Military Chief Admiral Yudo Margono.”Along with the nation’s history, TNI AU has grown to be a more modern military organisation beloved by the people,” Margono stated in his remarks while presiding over the TNI AU’s 77th Anniversary commemoration at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base here, Sunday. Today’s commemoration event, organised with the theme “Professional, Modern, and Resilient Air Force Respected in Region”, includes a ceremony, a parade, and a military defile. “The theme showed TNI AU’s commitment to continue revving up its capability to face an increasingly complex threat spectrum,” he affirmed. Margono said that countries would face new challenges in the form of food, energy, and financial crises after successfully controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing Ukraine-Russia War has also worsened the global geopolitical situation and increased tension, he added. “TNI AU, as an inseparable part of the Indonesian National Defence Forces, must be able to adapt and be ready for all possible scenarios,” the military chief stated. Meanwhile, Margono also instructed air force personnel to exert their effort in realising a stronger air force and develop a sense of pride, resilience, and honour to be better personnel that will never give up and always be part of the solution. “I believe TNI AU is capable to become an air power respected in the region, the power that can protect the nation and the country all the time,” he remarked. baca-jugaRelated news: First ordered Super Hercules arrives at Indonesian Air Force BaseRelated news: Jakarta BPBD coordinating with several agencies to mitigate disastersRelated news: TNI AU dispatches six pilots for Rafale training in France

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