Softbank offers to invest USD 40 billion in Indonesia’s new capital

Luhut Pandjaitan said that Japanese conglomerate Softbank offered to cover the cost of Indonesia’s new capital city development, which would likely reach USD 30 to 40 billion.

Celebrating Environment Day, ITS planted hundreds of flowery trees

The activity was part of the Green Charity for Flowery ITS event, held to celebrate World Movement Million Trees. The planting took place at ITS Alumni Park on 10 January 2020.

UGM team use teak leaves as cattle feed

Researchers from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine UGM have utilised teak tree leaves for cow feed. This step was taken to resolve the difficulty farmers were facing in Gunungkidul regency to find the feed during the dry season.

Planting vetiver (fragrant roots) can help to prevent landslides

According to the Director of Seameo Biotrop, the selection of appropriate types of plants — namely eucalyptus, ylang, nutmeg and citronella — can reduce the risk of erosion, landslides, and floods.

AIC Board member Mari Pangestu appointed World Bank Managing Director, Development Policy & Partnerships

Ibu Mari will be the second Indonesian woman to serve as a World Bank Managing Director, following current Finance Minister Sri Mulyani.

Australia, Indonesia sign Letters of Intent on Digital Diplomacy and Trilateral Cooperation

Letters of Intent on Digital Diplomacy and Trilateral Cooperation were signed by Australia and Indonesia in Jakarta on 8 January 2020, the Australian Embassy in Indonesia has advised.

Leveraging the talent of young people to amplify Australia-Indonesia trade

As both countries are set to capture the opportunities presented by the IA-CEPA, this AIC Backgrounder explores how young people can play a critical role in boosting trade growth.

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