An empty street in Jakarta during COVID-19 (Source: Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia to resume tourism, trade activities

The Indonesian government is preparing for the “new normal” scenario for some sectors such as tourism, trade and transportation in the context of the ongoing COVID-19, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said on May 27.
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati delivers remarks after the signing of a memorandum of understanding and cooperation agreement at the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister in Jakarta on Feb. 13. (Photo: Antara)

COVID-19: Indonesia prepares for worst growth scenarios

The Indonesian government has prepared a few scenarios on how Indonesia's economic growth will end up as the COVID-19 pandemic began to hit the country’s economy, said Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati on March 20.

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Indonesia loosens restrictions in mining law

The Indonesian government is amending the Mining Law 2009 to loosen several restrictions, in an effort to contribute to national economic growth.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Source: AP)

Indonesia promotes development of blue economy

The Indonesian Government is focusing efforts on developing its blue economy in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), supported by technology, tourism and energy innovations.

It is estimated there are about 5,700 Komodo dragons in the wild (Source:

Indonesia cancels plan to close Kodomo Island

The Indonesian Government decided to cancel the planned shutdown of Komodo Island, a popular destination in the eastern region as populations of the rare lizard Komodo remain stable despite influx of visitors.

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Indonesia calls for RoK’s investment in battery industry

The Indonesian Government is calling on enterprises of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to invest in the battery industry for electronic vehicles in the country, just weeks after Jakarta announced a ban on the export of nickel ore to develop its domestic processing industry.