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  • Scholarship for Master Degree Programs of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia 2008

    Scholarship for Master Degree Programs of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia 2008

    The Tenth Conference of Heads of States of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries held on 1-6 September 1992 concluded among others the idea of providing scholarship by the Ministry of Education and Culture, which is now the Ministry of National Education (MONE). The scholarship is aimed to strengthen the relationship and mutual cooperation among the members of NAM countries, to reciprocate scholarship programs provided by other countries for Indonesian citizens, and to provide stronger cultural links between these nations. In 1993, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia started to offer postgraduate (master degree) scholarships to students from the NAM member countries. However, since the Cold War ended, the scholarship has been offered to other developing countries. Upto 2005, 243 students from 36 countries have completed the NAM scholarship program. Considering that the international political development has made the use of the term “NAM” irrelevant, this scholarship has been renamed Developing Countries Partnership Scholarship (DCPS) or Beasiswa Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB). STUDY PROGRAMS The scholarship education program is offered to post graduate students (Master Degree) to study at one of universities in Indonesia for 3 years, consisting of 1 year of the Indonesian Language and Preparatory Programs and 2 years of Master Program.…[...]

  • Made in Indonesia´ furniture now in India

    Made in Indonesia´ furniture now in India

    Fancy having furniture made of sea grass and mats using tree roots? ‘Rama and Shinta(Sita)´ doors from Bali, ‘Loro Blonyo´ artifacts of Ganesha, Arjuna and even Ravana capture the rich tradition of craftsmanship and diverse natural resources of the world´s biggest archipelago. Made in Indonesia, the furniture is set to woo the Indian buyers. “What is unique about the country´s workforce is craftmanship and the raw material used to manufacture them. Most of the products are hand-made and take anywhere between one to three months for making the finished product,” says Rizali W Indrakesuma, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia. Rizali points out that carpentary, craftworks and designing are traditional occupations of the country. The governmental efforts are to help this lot by extending financial assistance through co-operatives, he says. The raw-materials used in furniture make it distinct than the Indian products, Rizali says. “Rattan – the raw material used is flexible in nature besides longlasting. It allows the ‘tukang kayu´(carpenter) to craft new designs and shapes to the product. Though rattan is found in tropical countries, it´s scarce in South East Asian regions” he adds.…[...]

  • Bali International Airport Meets International Security Standards: United States

    Bali International Airport Meets International Security Standards: United States

    The United States government announced on October 11, 2007 that Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Indonesia meets international aviation security standards. The decision is based on Transportation Security Administration (TSA) assessments which determined that security measures at the airport comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. This conclusion came as a relieved ahead of the United Nations COP-13 Climate Change Conference which will be held in Bali this December. In line with this, the Department of Homeland Security is also removing public notification requirements imposed on December 23, 2005, and has instructed all U.S. airports to remove signs posted regarding Ngurah Rai International Airport and directed air carriers issuing tickets for travel from the U.S. to Ngurah Rai International Airport that notification to ticket purchasers is no longer necessary.…[...]

  • Nalco plans Rs 30,000 cr (US$ 7.61 billion) investment in Indonesia

    Nalco plans Rs 30,000 cr (US$ 7.61 billion) investment in Indonesia

    Jeffrey Polnaja, a world adventurer from Bandung, arrived in New Delhi, India, early this month on board of his motorcycle, an e-mail from Jeffrey said on Tuesday (7/11). Popularly known as Kang JJ, Jeffrey is now touring the world for a peace mission. India was the 12th nation he visited after Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. He was also known as the first Asian adventurer managed to reach Vietnam legally thanks to the approval issued by the office of the Vietnamese deputy premier. He is now waiting for a special permit to across Afghanistan and would continue his journey to the Middle East, African and European regions before arriving back home early in 2008. Entheme with `Ride for Peace,` his adventure was supported by some motorcycle clubs at home, including HDCI (Harley Davidson Club Indonesia), HOG (Harley Owners Group), Biker Brotherhood, BMCI (BMW Motorcycles Club Indonesia), ISHD (Ikatan Sport HD), MBC (Motor Besar Club), and MACI (Motor Antik Club Indonesia).…[...]

  • Indonesia has 150 oil fields

    Indonesia has 150 oil fields

    Denpasar, Bali, 11/14/07 (ANTARA News) – Indonesia has a total of 150 oil fields, but only 58 fields are in production process with production of around 900,000 up to one million barrels per day. The remaining 92 oil fields are in the process of exploration with a high failure rate, Chairman of the Oil Technical Expert Association (IATMI) Kuswo Wahyono said here On Wednesday. The failure rate was up to 70 percent because the difficulties in detecting oil sources inside the Earth, Wahyono said on the sidelines of the Joint Convention of IATMI, IAGI (Indonesian Association of Geologists) and HAGI (Indonesian Association of Geophysics). Although the failure rate was quite high, it was still better than those in other countries which reached up to 80 percent, he said. Indonesia still needed foreign investors to invest in oil drilling business and alternative energy development, he said. The theme of the joint Convention being held from Nov. 13 to 16 in Nusa Dua, Bali, is “Optimization of Mixed Energy Resources for National Energy Security”. There are various reasons for highlighting such theme, the Convention organizing committee said in its website. The Indonesian government has announced a National Energy Mixed Program to achieve in 2025 and Indonesian geoscientists are more than just confident to achieve such target, it said. Having such a huge potential of natural resources and the need to meet the energy demand, the three geoscientist organizations, namely IAGI, HAGI and IATMI, believef that Indonesia should be able to independently fulfill its energy demand, it said. This is the biggest convention as the attendees included those from every different interest in extractive business, namely geologist, geophysicist, petroleum engineer, environmentalist, government officers, mineral economist, earth scientists, policy makers, and students. (*)…[...]