• Lake Toba development continues despite pandemic: Luhut Pandjaitan

    Lake Toba development continues despite pandemic: Luhut Pandjaitan0

    Jakarta (ANTARA – Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has made assurance that development of the Lake Toba tourist area in North Sumatra Province was not impeded by the COVID-19 pandemic. This was apparent from the compensation presented by the Lake Toba authority for land acquisition and a groundbreaking ceremony marking the

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  • Jakarta’s Cathedral to reopen for Sunday, daily mass

    Jakarta’s Cathedral to reopen for Sunday, daily mass0

    Jakarta (ANTARA) – Jakarta’s Cathedral Church, which was closed for over three months in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, will reopen on Sunday and resume daily mass services from July 12, 2020, an official said on Saturday. Mass congregations will be resumed at the church with the implementation of the new health protocols issued by

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  • Indonesia-made COVID-19 vaccine will be mass-produced by mid-2021

    Indonesia-made COVID-19 vaccine will be mass-produced by mid-20210

    Jakarta – Indonesia is upbeat about mass-producing domestically made COVID-19 vaccine by mid-2021, a spokesperson revealed. “The head of the COVID-19 research and innovation consortium of the Ministry of Research and Technology Prof. Ali Ghufron Mukti forecast that local vaccines would be mass-produced in mid-2021,” Dr. Reisa Broto Asmoro of the Task Force for Acceleration

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  • UAE, Indonesia relations will continue to grow rapidly: ambassador

    UAE, Indonesia relations will continue to grow rapidly: ambassador0

    Jakarta (ANTARA) – The United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Indonesia Abdulla Salem Obaid Salem Al Dhaheri has said he is optimistic bilateral cooperation between the UAE and Indonesia would continue to grow at a rapid pace in several fields. “My main task is to ensure that bilateral relations between the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia continue to develop

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  • A scientist backs innovation of eucalyptus-based COVID-19 treatment

    A scientist backs innovation of eucalyptus-based COVID-19 treatment0

    Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Agriculture’s efforts to develop an eucalyptus-based COVID-19 treatment have won support from a scientist of Gadjah Mada University’s (UGM’s) Faculty of Pharmacy as the government is striving to flatten the COVID-19 curve in Indonesia. The UGM researcher, Prof. Dr. Zullies Ikawati, was quoted by the ministry’s research and development

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  • Norway to pay Rp812 billion for gas emission reduction in Indonesia

    Norway to pay Rp812 billion for gas emission reduction in Indonesia0

    Jakarta -The Government of Norway will for the first time pay up to Rp812.86 billion or 530 million NOK to Indonesia for being able to reduce emissions from deforestation. The money was result-based payment as agreed in cooperation in REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation plus), The Indonesian Embassy in Oslo said in a statement

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