Indonesia aims to secure Rp30 trillion in investment at Hannover Messe

Hannover, Germany (ANTARA) – Indonesia aims to secure investment worth Rp30 trillion through its participation as the Official Partner Country at Hannover Messe 2023, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto has stated.ccording to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that had been officially agreed upon, there would be Rp30 trillion (around US$2 billion) in investment coming into Indonesia, Airlangga Hartarto said. “Certainly, we expect that through the Hannover Messe there will be more investment coming in, including in the manufacturing sector, especially renewable energy, as well as in industrial areas or special economic zones,”Coordinating Minister Airlangga said in Hannover, Germany, on Sunday. Furthermore, several technological innovations, including neonatal respiratory system medical devices, automotive components, and fertilizer maintenance instruments, will be exhibited at the Indonesian National Pavilion at Hannover Messe 2023, the Coordinating Ministerstated. He informed them that the pavilion would also showcase the infrastructure and utility integration innovation plan for the construction of Indonesia’s future capital (IKN), Nusantara. “As it (the development of IKN) has a long project duration, it is hoped that we can demonstrate the concept as well as investment targets of (the construction of) IKN as The New Smart City in Indonesia,” he noted. He was in Hannover, Germany, along with Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita and Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi, to review the readiness of the inauguration of the Indonesian National Pavilion at the Hannover Messe 2023. The exhibition will be opened by Indonesian President Joko Widodo and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. local time. Hartarto has noted that Indonesia’s preparations as the official partner country for the Hannover Messe 2023, which will run on April 1721, have been quite complete. “With 157 co-exhibitors participating (at the Indonesian National Pavilion) in an area of nearly 3,000 square meters, it shows that Indonesia’s participation is one of the biggest in the history of the Hannover Messe as an official country partner. Everything has been quite ready,” he added. series of seminars, conferences, and business summits will be conducted in the pavilion, involving various business actors, industry players, investors, and economic associations. baca-jugaRelated news: Minister observes Indonesian National Pavilion at Hannover Messe 2023Related news: Ministry explores vocational HR cooperation at Hannover Messe 2023Related news: Indonesia to put focus on green energy at Hannover Messe

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Ministry urges fish medicine producers to have certification

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) urged fish medicine producers to obtain a Good Fish Medicine Manufacturing Practice (CPOIB) certificate and register their products.The Ministry’s Director General of Aquaculture Tb Haeru Rahayusaid that the registered fish medicine must go through a series of tests and evaluations to meet the requirements for safety, quality, and efficacy, as well as the competitiveness of fishery products. “Everything is in the framework of ensuring the quality of fish medicationthat is safe for fish, the environment, and humans. In the end, the aquaculture products can meet food safety requirements,” Rahayusaid in a statement received here on Sunday. He said that with various types and purposes of using fish medicine in fish farming, the community and stakeholders must control the supply, distribution, and use of fish medicine. “One of the requirements for obtaining a fish medicine registration number is quality testing by an accredited domestic laboratory. The ministry has provided easy procedures and registration as our effort to help fish medicine producers to register their products,” he said. Rahayunoted that the Serang Fish and Environmental Health Testing Center (BPKIL) is the only Technical Implementation Unit of the Directorate General of Aquaculture that can conduct tests on the feasibility of quality, efficacy, and safety of fish medication. The Head of BPKIL Serang Toha Tusihadthen explained the strategic role of BPKIL Serang as a national reference laboratory with a scope of work such as preparing test methods, testing/confirming diagnoses, implementing proficiency tests, and biorepository laboratories. Previously, the KKP Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono said that BPKIL Serang was one of the pillars of the KKP as a national reference laboratory. Its duties range from fish diseases, fish medicine, residues, and fish feed to the aquaculture environment. “This laboratory is important to anticipate all diseases in fishes, including in aquaculture or in general,” he added. baca-jugaRelated news: Bekasi government launches free vaccination drive for pets Related news: Southeast Asian pet and animal brands take 2021 World Branding Awards by storm

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Soetta Airport passengers increase 45 percent on D-7 of Eid al-Fitr

Tangerang, West Java (ANTARA) – The number of passengers traveling at Soekarno-Hatta (Soetta) International Airport, Tangerang, on the seventh day ahead of Eid al-Fitr increased by 45 percent compared to last year.Based on data obtained from the 2023 Integrated Eid al-Fitr Transportation Post at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Tangerang, the total number of passengers on April 15, 2023, was recorded at 142,186 people while the number of passengers on D-7 Eid last year was recorded at 98,227 people. “There has been an increase in the number of passengers because there is no restriction on community mobility (PPKM). The government has also eased rules related to traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Senior Manager of Branch Communication and Legal at Soekarno-Hatta Airport M Holik Muwardisaid in Tangerang, Sunday. In detail, the number of passengers who departed from the airport was recorded at 77,047 people, up 53 percent from the same period last year, which was 50,477 people, he added. Meanwhile, the number of passengers arriving at Soekarno-Hatta Airport on April 15, 2023, was recorded at 65,112 people, or a 36 percent increase from last year’s passengers with 47,750 people, he continued. He stated that on the other hand, there was an increase of 20 percent in air traffic. On April 15, 2023, the number of flights was recorded at 1,002 aircraft. While the record number of flights for the same period last year was 837 aircraft. In addition, a total of 500 aircraft departing from Soekarno-Hatta Airport were recorded, an increase of 17 percent from last year’s record with 426 aircraft. Meanwhile, 502 aircraft were recorded arriving at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, up 22 percent from last year’s total of 411 aircraft, he said. Muwardi said that Soekarno-Hatta Airport has predicted an increase in the number of passengers and traffic during this year’s Eid homecoming. Therefore, Soekarno-Hatta Airport has prepared a number of anticipatory steps, for example by re-operating Sub Terminal 1B to avoid passenger overcrowding. part from that, the airport also has strengthened the readiness of supporting facilities and deployed additional security personnel in the terminal area. The additional security personnel also consist of members of the National Police (Polri) and Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) apart from the airport’s internal staff, he disclosed. baca-jugaRelated news: andgtaruda Indonesia prepares 1.2 million seats for Eid season Related news: AP II receives 1,016 additional flight requests from airlines

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Romualdez bats for PH-US-India digital partnership

Speaker Martin Romualdez has pushed for a digital public infrastructure partnership composed of the Philippines, the United States and India. Romualdez made the proposal after attending the Digital Public Infrastructure lecture on Saturday (PH time) at the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington, D.C. He also had a brief chat with Nandan Nilekani, one of the founders of the Indian multinational information technology company Infosys. ‘I think it is very important for the Philippines, India, and the US to lead in this digital public infrastructure initiative because nations have much to gain from this,’ he said. He said building public digital infrastructure is the main reason why the House of Representatives passed House Bill 7327 or the E-Governance/E-Government Bill on March 6. The measure seeks to shift the entire bureaucracy to the digital space for faster and transparent delivery of services, and for better engagement with the public. ‘Building public digital platforms is very much aligned with the campaign promise of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to speed up the country’s digital transformation,’ he said. “Digitalization will definitely prove to be the panacea to the economic problems left behind by Covid-19,” he added. Digital public infrastructure allows engagement in public and civic life in digital space.

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AFP operations neutralize 3 Reds; 8 surrender

Easterlies or warm air from the Pacific Ocean continue to affect the country, particularly eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday. In its 4 a.m. bulletin, the weather bureau said Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms due to easterlies and localized thunderstorms. PAGASA warned the public of possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. The entire country will experience slight to moderate winds and slight to moderate coastal waters. The temperate ranges between 24.2 °C and 33.4 °C.

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Mount Karangetang status still on alert Level III: PVMBG

We expect the residents to comply with (the appeal regarding) the dangerous zones or recommendations issued by the PVMBG. Manado, N Sulawesi (ANTARA) – The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG) has reported that the status of Mount Karangetang in Siau Tagulandang Biaro (Sitaro) Islands District, North Sulawesi Province, remains on alert level III.”We expect the residents to comply with the appeal regarding the dangerous zones or recommendations issued by the PVMBG,” Head of the Karangetang Volcano Observation Post Yudia Tatipang said here on Sunday. He noted that according to the observation conducted from 00 a.m. to 06 a.m. Central Indonesia Standard Time (WITA) on Sunday, the mountain was clearly visible, although sometimes it was covered by the fog. During the monitoring period, light to medium-white, weak-pressure smoke was seen out of the main crater, reaching a height of 50 meters (m), he stated. Meanwhile, thin to thick white smoke came out of the secondary crater, with a maximum thickness of about 25 m. In addition, the surveillance cameras (CCTVs) captured the visual of flames that erupted at a height of 10 m from the tops of the main and secondary craters. Furthermore, the Karangetang Volcano Observation Post recorded seven hybrid volcanic earthquakes with an amplitude of 5-8 millimeters (mm) and a duration of 1024 seconds, as well as a shallow volcanic quake with an amplitude of 8 mm and a duration of 5 seconds. In addition, the post also recorded one local tectonic earthquake with an amplitude of 35 mm and a duration of 20 seconds and four distant tectonic earthquakes with an amplitude of 835 mm and a duration of 4489 seconds. Tatipang appealed to the community, tourists, and climbers not to carry out any activity in the areas within a 2.5-kilometer radius of the main crater and a 3.5-kilometer radius of the peak in the south and southeast sectors of the volcano. Residents near the mountain are also asked to remain calm and not be provoked by false information regarding the eruption of the volcano. The public should always comply with the recommendations from the North Sulawesi Provincial Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) and Sitaro Islands District BPBD. Furthermore, people who live along the banks of the river, which originates from the peak of Mount Karangetang, must stay vigilant to the potential lahar flow during the rainy season. The volcano, which had a height of 1,784 meters (m), had an effusive eruption on February 8, 2023, after showing increasing volcanic activity. baca-jugaRelated news: Mount Anak Krakatau spews ash columns several times on TuesdayRelated news: Mount Merapi spewed lava avalanches 160 times on Mar 17-23Related news: Mount Semeru shows activity with 21 eruption earthquakes: Official

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