Today Indonesia 7 Top Story. (2)

Today Indonesia 7 Top Story. (2)

Jakarta : Indonesia | Aug 07, 2012 at 6:23 AM PDT
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01. President Yudhoyono calls for good management of energy sector

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called for good management of the energy sector for the maximum benefit of the people.

He said here on Tuesday many countries are eyeing Indonesia`s rich natural resources especially coal and minerals.

"Let us manage them well so that we can enjoy much benefit from them," he said at a limited cabinet meeting at state-owned oil/gas company Pertamina office.

President Yudhoyono said the energy sector is very important and therefore the government must have a right policy and program for its management.

"Especially now when the world population has increased to around seven billions to raise the need of energy significantly," he said.


02. Indonesia urges China to help Indonesian crew displaced in Gabon

Beijing (ANTARA News) - The government of Indonesia has called on China to sort out the cases of seven Indonesian crew members of Chinese fishing vessels, who were displaced in Gabon, according to Indonesian Ambassador to China Imron Cotan.

Imron sent a letter to China`s foreign ministry, urging the Chinese government to quickly resolve the problem of the crew members who were allegedly mistreated by Chinese company Dalian Liangpeng Ocean Fishing Co. Ltd.

"We have also sent a complaint to the company and its representative agent in Indonesia, PT Sinar Star International," he said here on Tuesday.


03. Indonesian govts can save up to 75 percent

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - A World Bank study on General Guidelines for the Development of Government Payment Programs stated governments could save up to 75 percent by using electronic payment program.

Several improvements from the electronic payment program could be more efficient, safer and transparent, as well as cutting related administrative costs by 75 percent, the World Bank said in a press release received by ANTARA News here on Sunday.

World Bank Manager of Financial Infrastructure, Massimo Cirasino, said payment program which was more efficient could not only optimize the government`s expenditure, but it also could increase the income from generating activities.


04. Indonesia's fishery imports declining

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s fishery imports decline amid fear of state trade balance deficit in 2012, Director General for Processing and Marketing of Fisheries Affairs Saut Hutagalung has said.

"The volume of Indonesia`s fishery product imports in the January - April 2012 period decreased by 35.95 percent and in term of value it dropped 8.29 percent if compared with those in the corresponding period in 2011," the director general said here on Sunday.

He said that Indonesia`s imports of fisheries product in that period totaled 111,630 tons worth US$163.8 million while the same period a year earlier it was recorded at 174,280 tons valued at US$178.6 million.


05. Six airlines offer extra flights during Lebaran

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Six airlines have offered extra flights in anticipation of increased passenger traffic during the Lebaran holiday season, according to Air Transportation Director General Herry Bhakti.

"As of August 3, 2012, six domestic airlines' Garuda Indonesia, Metro Batavia, AirAsia Indonesia, Kalstar Air, Travel Express, and Lion Air, have proposed extra flights," he said in a media release on Tuesday.

The extra flights would serve 21 routes across 17 cities, Herry added.

He noted that the most popular routes were Jakarta-Jogjakarta, Jakarta-Padang, Jakarta-Pontianak, Jakarta-Surabaya, Balikpapan-Surabaya, and Makassar-Surabaya, among others.


06. Indonesia govt sends back 103 containers containing toxic materials

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Some 103 containers bearing scrap identified as a hazardous toxic material (B3) have been sent back to their country of origin from the Tanjung Priok seaport, an Industry Ministry official said on Tuesday.

The 103 containers are part of 7,000 other such containers that are parked at the port, Panggah Susanto, the Director General for the manufacture industrial base of the Industry Ministry said.

"The inspection of these containers, which was to be conducted by the Environment Ministry, has not taken place till date," he said.

In general, inspections of containers bearing toxic metal scraps have been delayed.


07. Low carbon emission policy to be issued on August 30

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government will soon issue the low carbon emission policy for electric and hybrid cars, as well as the low-cost and green car (LCGC), according to Industry Minister M.S Hidayat.

"The low carbon emission policy will be issued in a presidential decree on August 30, 2012. With this rule, the principal companies are expected to immediately invest in Indonesia," he said here on Tuesday.

Hidayat added that the government would offer incentives to the manufacturers of LCGC and other environmentally friendly vehicles such as hybrid and electric cars.

Jakarta, Indonesia August 7, 2012/Tasch.

TaschTaufan is based in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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