Qatar inquisitive about making an investment

Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said Qatar had expressed a hobby in investing in the Mandalika tourism unique monetary quarter (KEK Mandalika) in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

The interest became expressed with the aid of Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani during his meeting with Luhut in Doha on Sunday.

“The u. S. A. Wants to invest in one hundred fifty hectares of land in the tourist quarter,” said Luhut in a press announcement acquired on Monday; among the initiatives included the extension of Lombok International Airport’s runway to a few 000 meters to accommodate bigger airplanes.


Luhut was in Doha to guide an Indonesian delegation, which includes Indonesian Ambassador to Qatar M. Basri Sidehabi, Indonesian special envoy to the Middle East and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ALWI Shihab and NTB Governor Zainul Majdi.

During the meeting, Luhut and the Qatar emir also mentioned numerous other issues, including Qatar’s aim to make investments inside the agriculture sector in Central Kalimantan, the improvement of aquaculture in Subang, West Java, and the country’s wish to turn out to be a sponsor of next year’s Asian Games in Indonesia.

While in the country, Luhut said he had held numerous bilateral conferences, including with Qatar Finance Minister Ali Shareef Al Emadi, who also acts as secretary standard of the Supreme Council of Economic Affairs and Investment, and Deputy Prime Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, who also serves as defense minister.

Luhut said Qatar would send a crew to Indonesia on Dec. 27 to follow up on the funding plan. (bn)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo welcomed Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith to the Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java on Thursday.

After the welcoming ceremony, Jokowi held a bilateral meeting with his guest, who changed into making his first legitimate visit to Indonesia.

“This 12 months, Indonesia and Laos have a good time the sixtieth anniversary of our bilateral courting, and I respect the sports we’ve got held together beneath the principle of mutual recognition,” Jokowi said at some stage in the assembly.

The President stated that Indonesia and Laos mentioned regional troubles in ASEAN consisting of both nations’ support to fix the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine kingdom.

The ministers that followed Jokowi in the meeting covered Economic Coordinating Minister Darmin Nasution, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita, Culture and National Education Minister Muhadjir Effendy, Technology, Research and Higher Education Minister Muhammad Nasir, State Secretary Pratikno and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung.

In previous reports, Sisoulith was said to have bought guns from Indonesia. During the 2017 Trade and Tourism Fair in Vientiane held by the Indonesian Embassy to mark the 60th anniversary of bilateral family members among the international locations, nation-owned weapons maker PT Pindad made an offer to the Laos Defense Ministry. A quantity of memorandum of understanding (MOUs) is anticipated to be signed for Lillith’s go Indonesian. (BBN

The government has invited espresso buyers from Canada to Takengon in Central Aceh to take a close appearance at the manufacturing procedure of Gayo espresso, a strong point espresso most effectively grown in the area.

Five Canadian buyers are staying in the province from Nov. 13 to 17 to meet representatives of espresso manufacturers, together with PT Meukat Komoditi Gayo, PT Orang Utan Lestari, Redelong Organic Cooperatives, Kopi Wanita Gayo (Kokowa Gayo) Cooperatives and Arinagata cooperatives.

The Trade Ministry’s export product improvement director, Sulistyawati, said the visit, prepared through the ministry in cooperation with Canada’s Trade and Private Sector Assistance (TPSA), turned into scheduled to introduce a variety of types of Gayo espresso to the consumers.

“The event is to promote the area of expertise espresso. Indonesia has sixteen varieties of unique espresso grown in many parts of the United States of America,” stated Sulistyawati in an announcement obtained via The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

The Canadian delegates constitute Bean North Coffee Roasting, Cooperative Coffee, Just Us Coffee Roaster Cooperative, Los Beans, and Lenoir & Lacroix.

Among the events scheduled are a coffee tasting, an assembly with the coffee producers, and a tour of the complete espresso-making method, from the planting degree to the manufacturing of remarkable espresso beans. For the last 12 months, espresso exports to Canada were recorded at US$21.Five million, even from January to August this year, espresso exports to the country reached $18.4 million. (bn)

Indonesia has established a proposal from Norway to form an ocean believe fund, the first of its kind, to help develop international locations to preserve the marine environment and use sustainable fisheries.

In an assembly among Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti and Norwegian Environment and Climate Change Minister Vidar Helgesen on Wednesday evening, Indonesia predicted that such a fund should assist its attempt to increase its marine-covered regions (MPAs).

Susi stated the fund would significantly help Indonesia amplify its MPAs to twenty million hectares via 2019 from the modern 17 million ha.

Indonesia has received an offer from Norway to form an ocean trust fund, the primary of its type, to support growing countries in retaining the marine surroundings and using sustainable fisheries.

In a meeting between Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti and Norwegian Environment and Climate Change Minister Vidar Helgesen on Wednesday evening, Indonesia predicted that such a fund might want to help its effort to boom its marine-included areas (MPAs).

Susi stated the fund might drastically assist Indonesia in expanding its MPAs to 20 million hectares in 2019 from the current 17 million ha.

Property development, retail and goods, and offerings agencies have contributed Rp 7.8 trillion (US$575 million) in their investment to Jakarta’s satellite metropolis of Bekasi throughout the primary semester, a respectable has stated.

Bekasi Investment Capital and One-Stop Integrated Services Agency secretary Lintong Dianto Lutra said on Wednesday that the general funding fee was anticipated to reach greater than Rp eight trillion by the yearend on developing assets traits in the West Java town.

Lintong said the local government had centered Rp 10 trillion in investment for 2017 and 2018.

“We agree that we can achieve the target,” he stated, as quoted by wartakota.Tribunnews.Com.

“Sixty percent of the overall investment comes from local buyers even as the relaxation is the foreign players,” Lintong said.

With several infrastructure initiatives underway, such as the Bekasi-Cawang-Kampung Melayu (Becakayu) highway and the Light Rail Transit (LRT), Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi stated investors no longer worry about accessibility.

Rahmat stated criminal truth could be confident for buyers so that they might feel cozy about investing in Bekasi. (rid)