State salt firm to build Rp 1.8t salt factory in NTT

State-owned salt company PT Garam has expressed its agreement to develop a salt factory using technology invented by the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) to produce about 500,000 tons of salt per year. The company needs Rp 1.8 trillion (US$134.89 million) in funds to develop the factory. “PT Garam has expressed its readiness [to develop the […]

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11-year-old girl completes ‘Seven Summits of Indonesia’ challenge

Eleven-year-old Khansa Syahlaa has been named the youngest girl to complete the Seven Summits of Indonesia challenge after she successfully scaled the Carstensz Pyramid in Papua, the peak of which reaches 4,884 meters above sea level. “I’m so happy because Carstensz [Pyramid] is one of the Seven Summits across the world,” Khansa said to kompas.com, adding that she cried with happiness […]

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Villagers lose confidence in police

BALIPA’A villagers in Reef Islands, Temotu Province are calling on the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to investigate its officers manning the station on the Reef Islands. A spokesperson for the villagers, who refused to be named, made this statement following an incident on Saturday at Balipa’a Village. “On Saturday police went to our village to arrest some youths […]

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Plane carrying five passengers loses contact in Papua

A small aircraft carrying five people has gone missing in the country’s easternmost province of Papua. The aircraft, belonging to PT Associated Mission Aviation, went missing at 11:08 a.m. local time on Wednesday after departing from Wamena in Jayawijaya. The flight was scheduled to arrive in Darakma village at 11:30 a.m. However, only eight minutes after takeoff, the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) […]

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