Indonesian Masters to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity’s Sulawesi and Lombok disaster response
 
Dec 12, 2018
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JAKARTA, December 12, 2018 – Habitat for Humanity, the sustainable development partner of the Asian Tour 2018 season, will be raising funds at the Indonesia Masters to support the needs of tsunami and earthquake-affected families in Sulawesi and Lombok.

Ahead of the Indonesian Masters in December 2018, English professional golfer, 2013 US Open Champion and 2016 Olympic gold medalist Justin Rose donated US$ 50,000 to Habitat for Humanity Indonesia’s disaster response program in Sulawesi and Lombok. Last year’s Indonesian Masters champion, Rose will defend his title while advocating for Habitat for Humanity’s vision of decent housing for all.

“I’m truly saddened by the events in Sulawesi and Lombok and in a time of need for the survivors affected by these catastrophes, I hope my donation can help restore some sort of normality,” said Rose.

Habitat Indonesia will support the reconstruction of houses, water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, and other community assets in a three-phase disaster response that could take three years or more. Ongoing shelter, water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions help disaster-affected families transition from relief to recovery and reconstruction.

Rick Hathaway, Asia-Pacific vice president of Habitat for Humanity International said, “We are grateful for the generosity of Justin Rose. As the festive season of giving approaches, we continue to appeal to the public to help build lasting change in the lives of families that Habitat is supporting in the disaster-hit areas of Sulawesi and Lombok, Indonesia. Because of the massive needs, we must do more.”

During this year’s Indonesian Masters, tournament spectators, guests and golf enthusiasts will get the chance to support Habitat Indonesia’s fundraising drive by buying merchandise and bricks and playing games such as darts, golf pong, and house of boxes.

Throughout the season, seven Asian Tour golfers – Berry Henson (USA), Casey O’Toole (USA), George Gandranata (INDONESIA), Danny Masrin (INDONESIA), Mitchell Slorach (SINGAPORE), Michael Tran (VIETNAM) and Wolmer Murillo (MALAYSIA) served as Habitat for Humanity ambassadors and volunteers, sharing the vision of decent and affordable housing with millions of golfing enthusiasts in the region and around the world.

Habitat for Humanity recognizes the Asian Tour golfers, their family and friends for their support in raising awareness and resources to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. The Asian Tour golfers joined builds to help construct homes for families in vulnerable areas, participated in Pro-Am games, and held golf clinics for the youth.

For the past 12 months, Habitat for Humanity has served as Asian Tour’s sustainable development partner – extending partnerships in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, and creating avenues for the golfing community to support meaningful housing and shelter projects across Asia-Pacific.

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AARON JOSEPH G. ASPI
Senior Specialist, Media Relations and Disaster Communications, Asia-Pacific, Habitat for Humanity International
3rd Floor, 111 Paseo Condo Building Tower 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legaspi St., Makati City 1229, Philippines
Office: +63 (2) 553 4455 ext. 4269 | Fax: +632 553 2233
aaspi@habitat.org

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OIC Medicines Authorities committed to cooperating toward Safe, Efficacious and Standardized Medicines and Vaccine Self-Reliance
 
JCN Newswire
Nov 24, 2018
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- First Meeting of OIC NMRAs concludes in the Jakarta Declaration

JAKARTA - (ACN Newswire) - The heads of National Medicines Authorities (NMRA) from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) announced the Jakarta Declaration during their first meeting, held here November 21-22. The declaration contains, among others, efforts to harmonize standards of vaccine and self-reliance in medicines, and intensify cooperation between OIC NMRA members.

The declaration emphasizes enhanced health levels and the well being of member communities with self-reliance on the production and assured access to safe and efficacious medicines and vaccine, and increased production capacity through innovation and the development of domestic medicine and vaccine industries.

"The Jakarta Declaration is the commitment from OIC NMRAs to work together, towards the Action Plan and its various programs fostering self-reliance. With the diversity of conditions in the OIC, it is our duty to help each other in improving the capacity of regulators and the pharma industries to strengthen aspects of access to safe, quality medicines and vaccines," said Penny K. Lukito, Head of Indonesia's National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM).

"We are thankful to all participants in the meeting, and the collaboration between OIC Member States. The Jakarta Declaration and Action Plan to promote collaboration are proof of unity and solidarity between the OIC Member State NMRAs towards self-sustaining health developments," she said.

The meeting addressed various issues surrounding medicines and vaccines, including regulatory status and role of regulatory authorities in ensuring drug quality and availability, efforts at the harmonization of medicine and vaccine standards towards achieving self-reliance, experiences from members regarding halal medicines and vaccines, and NMRA role in the control of counterfeit medicines and vaccines.

The members agreed to improve cooperation between NMRAs through greater exchange of information and increasing the capacity of human resources to strengthen detection, prevention, and response towards counterfeit and substandard medicines and vaccines, adopting an 'OIC Action Plan to promote collaboration among OIC NMRAs for self-reliance in Medicines and Vaccines'.

The membership was also in support of a BPOM suggestion to form a steering committee and working groups which would further discuss the central issues of halal medicine and standards for harmonization.

Then after 2 days of discussions, passage of the Jakarta Declaration, which noted with concern that many countries, including OIC Member States, have insufficient or no pharma manufacturing capabilities, or a local industry which produces but a fraction of demand, so heavy reliance on imports and medicinal aid.

Main OIC Meeting 2018 website :https://www.pom.go.id/nmra-oicmeeting2018/
Side NMRA OIC Events website :https://sideevents.nmra-oic1stmeeting.com/
Indonesian BPOM English website :https://www.pom.go.id/new/home/en/

 
 
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Families affected by the Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami receive emergency shelter and hygiene from Habitat for Humanity
 
Nov 15, 2018
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JAKARTA, 14 November 2018 – More than a month after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Habitat for Humanity’s response focuses on addressing the emergency water, sanitation, hygiene, and shelter needs of disaster-affected families starting in Wisolo and Jono villages in Dolo Selatan, Sigi district.

At least 300 shelter kits and 150 hygiene kits were distributed to families as Habitat for Humanity continues to work with local authorities to coordinate assistance and support the needs in hard-hit areas. Hundreds of thousands of displaced families in the hard-hit areas of Sigi, Dongala and Palu are still staying in evacuation camps and in makeshift homes. Living conditions are difficult especially when it rains or when it is extremely hot in the day and cold at night.

Susanto Samsudin, National Director of Habitat for Humanity in Indonesia said, ”Despite of the pressing challenges, we stand together with our Sulawesi brothers and sisters as we move forward and help address the growing shelter needs of disaster-affected families and communities.”

More than 500 aftershocks have been recorded since the quake hit adding to risks of possible landslides. Access to hard-hit areas remains a challenge, especially in areas where power, communications, roads, and supplies of fuel, food and water are badly affected.

Disaster management authorities say that altogether over 2.4 million people have been affected. From government reports, at least 68,451 homes are completely destroyed or damaged as tsunami floods and land liquefaction wiped out entire communities with housing damages and losses amounting to IDR 7.9 trillion (US$ 519.13 million).

Habitat for Humanity Indonesia is among the first NGOs on the ground working to assist families in a disaster response that will be rolled out in three phases – relief, recovery and reconstruction within the span of three years or more. Providing emergency shelter and repair kits, and transitional shelters in the coming months will help give families safe sheltering options while enabling them to clear debris and rubble. Addressing this will help families as they eventually prepare to reconstruct permanent homes with the help of local capacity building initiatives and other technical and construction support provided by Habitat Indonesia.

“We pray that amid the tragedy that befell many of our countrymen, they would still be able to find strength and hope in their hearts to rebuild their lives and communities. We are calling for public support, asking our fellow Indonesians to share their blessings through our fundraising drive,” Samsudin added.

Support Habitat for Humanity’s disaster response efforts:
• Donate online at bit.ly/Donate2Indonesia;
• Donate via bank transfer to Habitat for Humanity Indonesia’s bank account at Bank Central Asia - BCA 210.300.2958 Account name: Habitat Kemanusiaan Ind Yay please add number code “1” in your donation (ex Rp 500.001) and email the proof of transfer to Finance@habitatindonesia.org;
• For corporate giving and partnerships, please contact Habitat for Humanity Indonesia’s Resource Development Director, Tommy Pacatang at tommy@habitatindonesia.org or +62 896-6105-8196.
Note to Editors

To set up interviews, receive photos or further information; please contact Aaron Aspi, aaspi@habitat.org or +63 920 956 9181.

About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. In the Asia-Pacific region since 1983, Habitat for Humanity has supported more than 3.5 million people to build or improve a place they can call home. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org/asiapacific.

AARON JOSEPH G. ASPI
Senior Specialist, Media Relations and Disaster Communications, Asia-Pacific, Habitat for Humanity International
3rd Floor, 111 Paseo Condo Building Tower 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legaspi St., Makati City 1229, Philippines
Office: +63 (2) 553 4455 ext. 4269 | Fax: +632 553 2233 | Mobile: +63 920 9569181 | Skype: aaron.aspi
aaspi@habitat.org • habitat.org/ap

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Women Authors and Illustrators Create Inspiring Storybooks for Girls in Indonesia
 
Nov 13, 2018
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Asia Foundation, Litara Foundation, Estée Lauder Corporation host Jakarta BookLab
Jakarta, November 1, 2018 — Women authors and illustrators are creating children’s books in Bahasa Indonesia with an emphasis on gender equality and dynamic female characters as a part of The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia Let’s Read! initiative in Indonesia. The two-day book creation event, or BookLab, kicked off the inspiring women and girls empowerment campaign, “Women into Authors, Authors into Change Agents.” Held at the Jakarta Public Library, the October 31 to November 1 event was made possible by the expertise of the Litara Foundation and support by the Estée Lauder Corporation.

In Jakarta, the two-day BookLab event brought together 25 first-time writers, illustrators, and established children’s book authors from as far away as Sorong, Tulungagung, and Makassar and locally in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Bandung to create original, illustrated children’s storybooks. The participants at the BookLab event were selected from more than 130 applicants across Indonesia.

Let’s Read! uses an ecosystem approach to address book scarcity in local languages and demonstrate the power of reading to change the trajectory of children’s lives. “These activities are designed to encourage families and communities to share the inspiring experience of becoming lost in a story and developing a love of reading,” said Aryastyani Sintadewi, manager of the Let’s Read! initiative in Indonesia.

The BookLab is the first of three project phases focused on encouraging reading in Indonesia. In this first phase, participants work with editors at Litara to refine the narratives and illustrations of original new children’s storybooks. In the second and third stages, culminating on Indonesia’s Children’s Day in July 2019, community reading advocates will be trained to encourage women across the country to participate in Indonesia’s Read to Children movement.

Many of the books developed at the Jakarta’s BookLab will be published on the Let’s Read! digital library, Asia’s free digital library for children. Let’s Read! has advanced the skills of more than 600 writers, illustrators and volunteer translators across Asia, and worked with them to produce culturally appropriate and relevant books, including many that challenge gender stereotypes. Nearly 1,500 compelling children’s books are available on the Let’s Read! digital library and on the Let’s Read! Android app on Google Play.

The Let’s Read! initiative draws on The Asia Foundation’s in-country capabilities, local partnerships, and technological expertise to empower communities to create, translate, and share high-quality and richly illustrated children’s books across Asia. Since 1954, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program has donated over 52 million print books to thousands of under-resourced educational institutions in 28 Asian countries, including over 2.8 million books in Indonesia.

Media contacts
Amy Ovalle, Chief Communications Officer
amy.ovalle@asiafoundation.org
415-743-3340

Eelynn Sim, Director, Media & Strategy
eelynn.sim@asiafoundation.org
415-743-3318

 
 
Indonesia's Premiere Plastics & Rubber Exhibition to Drive Innovative Packaging for Sustainable Business
 
Nov 05, 2018
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JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastics & Rubber Indonesia 2018, the Indonesia's premiere exhibition of global traders in plastics, rubber machinery, processing, and materials, is set to kick off on November 14, 2018, at the JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta. In conjunction with Drinktech Indonesia, Plaspak Indonesia, Mould & Die Indonesia featuring Printech Indonesia, the four-day expo will present key trends in plastic industry, beverage processing, packaging technologies and solutions. It connects more than 470 exhibiting companies with over 13,000 potential buyers, professionals, and industry leaders through the most-comprehensive showcase of plastic and rubber technology, including knowledge-sharing seminars with leading minds in the industry.

"Through this expo, we will bring together hundreds of exhibition industry professionals, spanning from plastic and rubber processing from raw materials to beverage packaging. They are coming from up to 20 countries, including China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Germany, giving hundreds of buyers and suppliers wider options to remain competitive in the international market," said Wiwiek Roberto, Project Director of Pamerindo Indonesia, organizer of the exhibitions.

According to a research by Euromonitor International, plastic pouches in Indonesia have gained more popularity in food and packages of consumer goods. Furthermore rubber industry in Indonesia now remains the world's second-largest rubber producer and key supplier to global market, as stated in a report by Indonesia Investment.

"Not only are the products easier to maintain, packaging will optimize the marketing efforts to ensure your brand stand out from the crowd. To keep up with the latest packaging trends, we need to leverage high-performance workforce that is focused on new skills development and increase the eco-friendly packaging for sustainable business," said Triyono Prijosoesilo, Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Soft Drink Producers (ASRIM).

The expo is fully supported by key industry associations, such as Indonesian Packaging Federation (IPF), The Soft Drink Industry Association (ASRIM), and Indonesian Plastics Recyclers (IPR). During the trade shows, they will also share expertise and knowledge on how to adapt the latest technology for sustainable packaging method.

"Global sustainability issues have become a common concern. Thus, we have to innovate new packaging based on 4R's (reduce, reuse, recycle, recover) approach, but at the same time, increase machine productivity through automatization as we're shifting our product to new generation that is quick to try new technologies," said Henky Wibawa, Executive Director of IPF.

However, recycling technology in Indonesia is now lagging far behind, keeping the gap to reach industry 4.0. "We must continue to build on this progress and strengthen the connection between recyclers and business owners. Thus, we will not only repair the ecosystem, but also open new business opportunity for information technology service providers," said Ahmad Nuzuluddin, Business Development Director of IPR.

Being held from November 14-17, 2018, the events will also converge key technologies of processing machines, pre-processing, and packaging, that includes the most-advanced equipment for plastic and rubber, as well as recycling and moulding methods.

About Pamerindo Indonesia:

PT Pamerindo Indonesia was established with the sole purpose of organising specialised trade exhibitions for the Indonesian market. The company has grown considerably and now organises over 20 trade exhibitions in the Building & Construction, Electric, Food & Hotel, Manufacturing, Mining, Packaging, Plastics & Rubber, Oil & Gas sectors. PT Pamerindo Indonesia is the leading trade fair organiser in Indonesia. Since its inception PT Pamerindo Indonesia has organised over 180 international trade exhibitions in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali.

Media contact:

Leonarita Hutama
Marketing Communication Manager
leonarita@pamerindo.com
+(6221) 2525 320

Source: PT Pamerindo Indonesia

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Bolloré Logistics Indonesia Successfully Completes the MAN Wika Package IV Gas Engine Power Plant Project
 
Oct 09, 2018
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Bolloré Logistics Indonesia has been awarded the MPP Package IV Gas Engine Power Plant project by WIKA (PT Wijaya Karya) with total electrical capacity of 140MW. Transportation of this project began in April 2018 and finished in late August 2018. The scope of work included receiving ten MAN engines from under HeavyLift Vessel hook, receiving on ballastable barge, mobilization of spacer barge, design of temporary jetty, road survey, roll off from barge to temporary jetty, transportation to site and installation to foundation.

Three different sites were concerned by this project; two of them located in the province of West Nusa Tenggara in the city of Bima and Sumbawa, and the last site in Maumere, East of Nusa Tenggara. Bolloré Logistics successfully delivered six MAN 18V51/60DF engines, three units to Bima and three units to Sumbawa, each weighing 315 tons and four MAN 12V51/60 DF engines of 219 tons each to Maumere.

Operations in Sumbawa were a perfect start for our experienced Industrial Projects team in Indonesia. Several bridges needed to be crossed along the way to reach the site that required preliminary survey to give assurance to the Indonesian Public Works Authority to allow transportation of MAN engines. Bolloré Logistics Indonesia also arranged for the Police to escort the heavy lift convoys and used a “Fly Over Bridge” to ensure no damage to public facilities.

Thanks to Mr. Nasrullah, Project Operations Manager at Bolloré Logistics Indonesia, who organized several meetings and surveys with the Public Works as well as leading the transportation of these heavy lifts successfully to the site.

Maumere operations presented some tough challenges as the seabed turned out to be a UN Conservatory area that did not allow the vessel to anchor or to touch anything under the water. Mr. Xuan Dung Le, Civil & Transport Engineer at Bolloré Logistics Asia-Pacific, specifically designed a temporary jetty. The design of the jetty with the use of a spacer barge allowed Bolloré Logistics to roll off the heavy lifts without touching the seabed at all.

Bolloré Logistics Indonesia was also involved in customs clearance operations of the entire cargo of this project and inland transport to each site. Thanks to Mr. Taufik Mariyanto, Customs Regulatory Manager at Bolloré Logistics Indonesia, who has supported this project during the preparation of the Master list for duty exemption, as well as supporting the process of SKB (import taxes exemption) for every shipment during the entire duration of the project.

Moreover, Bolloré Logistics was involved to mobilize equipment to support the operation in these remote islands, and transport eight transformers ranging from 43 to 79 tons each purchased by WIKA - and other materials purchased locally that were indispensable to complete the project. The excellent teamwork and dedication shown by our teams locally including our Projects Executives and Customs Manager in Indonesia, our Civil & Transport Engineer in Bolloré Logistics Regional office in Singapore were instrumental to the successful and safe completion of the project.

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About Bolloré Logistics
Bolloré Logistics, a brand of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, is a global leader in supply chain management ranking among the world’s top 10 in transport and logistics with an integrated network of 607 offices in 106
countries.

Press Contact
Bolloré Logistics: Jim Brouleau – Regional Marketing & Communication Manager – Asia-Pacific
Tel +66 2260 8219 – jim.brouleau@bollore.com

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Thirteen Pioneer Partners Come On Board for B-Secure
 
Oct 02, 2018
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Artajasa and Infinitium unveil B-Secure domestic authentication platform to support secure and seamless e-commerce transactions in line with National Payment Gateway

Jakarta, 27 September 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- B-Secure, the domestic authentication system for online payments developed jointly by PT. Artajasa Pembayaran Elektronis (Artajasa) and PT. Infinitium Solutions (Infinitium) is unveiled today, alongside the announcement of 13 pioneer partners comprising issuing banks, merchants and Payment Gateway (PG) service providers who have committed to integrate B-Secure into their e-payment services. The event was witnessed by Bapak Pungky P. Wibowo, Executive Director of Electronification and National Payment Gateway, Bank Indonesia.

Of the 13 partners on board, eight are from the issuing banks under ATM Bersama network, namely Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), Bank Syariah Bukopin, Bank Syariah Mandiri, Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN), Bank OCBC NISP, Bank DBS, Bank Bukopin and Bank Papua. Meanwhile, Mimopay, Rumah Zakat and Padiciti are the three pilot merchant partners whereas supporting PG partners are Doku and Faspay. These partners represent key stakeholders within the online payment ecosystem who have shown their vote of confidence in the B-Secure authentication platform.

B-Secure, an end-to-end domestic authentication platform for issuing banks and merchants to process e-commerce transactions, is a complementary infrastructure support to the e-payment ecosystem. It is compatible to be incorporated within the existing ATM Bersama framework with 94 bank and non-bank institutions, and potential of over 107 million cardholders in Indonesia.

“The announcement of B-Secure is in line with the National Payment Gateway (GPN) initiative in promoting easy and affordable cashless transactions for the public, while enhancing customer protection by securing data for each transaction. By providing an authentication platform for domestic transactions that is secure for consumers and banks, B-Secure supports the strengthening of an interconnected e-payments ecosystem that has interoperability and is able to carry out transactions including authorisation, clearing, and settlement. The B-Secure domestic authentication system is a commendable effort by PT. Artajasa Pembayaran Elektronis with our partner, Infinitium to facilitate the e-commerce boom in Indonesia,” said Pak Bayu Hanantasena, Chief Executive Officer of PT. Artajasa Pembayaran Elektronis.

“Authentication is a crucial component in the security aspect of payments to boost debit card transactions in the e-commerce arena. An authenticated payment platform creates confidence and trust to engage in payment services and online debit card transactions among cardholders, merchants and banks. B-Secure with dynamic authentication is a feature enhancement within the payment gateway and switching capabilities of Artajasa, to provide security and convenience of card-not-present payment in e-commerce transactions,” stated Pak Bayu.

“We believe that B-Secure is a game changer for the Indonesian domestic card GPN, as this solution provides flexibility and new capabilities for GPN cardholders to enjoy the convenience of online shopping and securely make payment for services, without the fear of payment fraud and unauthorized charges to their GPN account. B-Secure also enables GPN cards to have similar capabilities as Global Branded Scheme cards in online e-commerce and mobile commerce security. We look forward to enabling secure payments and beyond for the Indonesian market, given Infinitium’s robust technological infrastructure and capacity for transaction volume to ensure optimum up-time,” said Ho Ching Wee, Chief Executive Officer of Infinitium Group of Companies.

As Indonesians become more engaged in e-commerce given the increasing usage of smartphones and internet penetration, B-Secure can galvanise greater adoption of e-commerce transactions using a secure and authenticated platform.

“Cardholders with existing GPN accounts do not need to open a separate account or transfer fund into a separate wallet, instead will now be able to use their GPN card online once the Issuer Banks embark on B-Secure. This is a ready-captive market and we have the economies of scale to move the industry due to sheer volume of the captive market share,” Ho added.

Pak Bayu further commented, “As a big population of Indonesians do not hold credit cards, B-Secure now enables these previously “unbanked” people to carry out Online Debit payment for e-commerce. As for banks and merchants, B-Secure will be a new model for acceptance of payment that offer a better system in terms of security and scheme efficiency.”

Pak Donny Bima Herjuno of Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), representing one of the pioneer issuer partners urged for greater participation through industry collaboration in adopting B-Secure. He said, “Indonesia is facing a paradigm shift in the banking and retail sectors, thus having in place a secure and seamless e-commerce transaction system for all parties is no longer an option, but a necessity. By having this platform, it is aligned to the e-commerce roadmap, which aims to promote online payments penetration. B-Secure authentication will enable and equip all stakeholders involved in Indonesia’s e-commerce market towards exponential growth.”

B-Secure, Enabling Domestic E-Commerce Payment
B-Secure is a real-time and online authentication platform for the stakeholders in the e-commerce ecosystem to securely authenticate and authorise an online GPN transactions across e-commerce and mobile-commerce space.

With Dynamic One-Time Password (OTP) Authentication, B-Secure facilitates a secure transaction cycle among cardholder, bank and merchant in a single process. As a result, the transaction can be completed in real-time and securely benefitting the whole ecosystem:

• Merchants use B-Secure platform to request for authentication and authorisation approval.
• Banks use B-Secure to verify the authenticity of the requesting merchant and authentication the card holder via OTP or other authentication channels such as biometrics.
• Cardholders use B-Secure to enter the OTP and securely complete the transaction in real-time.

B-Secure’s domestic authentication proposition is key to equip all stakeholders in the e-payment ecosystem in preparation for Indonesia’s e-commerce volume growth. Besides generating new revenue streams for issuing banks through the increased usage of their cards for online e-commerce, banks can assure customers that their GPN cards is on par with other Global Scheme cards in terms of security capability for online e-commerce and mobile commerce transactions.

Cardholders can have the peace of mind knowing that their cards are secure with OTP, thereby avoiding unauthorised charges to their bank accounts. They can use their GPN cards to enjoy the convenience of online shopping, and at the same time carry out real-time payment for their purchases.

As for merchants, B-Secure allows them to conduct real-time and secure payment with instant confirmation of approval. This will lead to an increase of sales turnaround and a decreased cost of transactions, besides preventing fraud. Acquiring banks will also be able to generate new revenue streams for accepting GPN online transactions and process GPN payments securely with real-time authentication and authorisation.

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ABOUT PT. ARTAJASA PEMBAYARAN ELEKTRONIS
PT Artajasa Pembayaran Elektronis (Artajasa) is a pioneer of electronic payment system in Indonesia, founded in February 10, 2000. The Company is principal of ATM BERSAMA which is the largest shared ATM network in Indonesia consist of Banks and non-bank institutions. ATM BERSAMA also connected to other cross border principals such as MEPS from Malaysia and other countries. Currently, 94 institutions have joined with ATM BERSAMA network that connects more than 77.000 ATMs nationwide.

Artajasa also develops and manages bill payments network for various industries such as, telecommunications, utilities, transportation, insurance, multi-finance, and education. With more than 18 years experience in the payment system development, the company is expanding its services for providing integrated payments solutions, including delivery channels, electronic money, payment instrument solutions and beyond. For more information, please visit www.artajasa.co.id.

ABOUT PT. INFINITIUM SOLUTIONS
PT. Infinitium Solutions (PTIS) is the subsidiary company of Infinitium Group of Companies. Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, PTIS is established in year 2008 and operates as the Sales and Technical Support Centre to service its local clientele.

In Indonesia, Infinitium has an established portfolio in authentication system and payment gateway services. Among the suite of product solutions by Infinitium are the bank payment gateway (BPG) and recurring payment system (RPS) for acquirers and merchants, Infinitium e-Mall and Infinitium Mobile eXperience (IMX). The Infinitium Integrated Mobile Secure solution (Infinitium IMS) is currently used by 22 local issuer banks to serve their credit card and debit card users in Indonesia. For more information on Infinitium, please visit www.infinitium.com.

For further press information, please contact:

ARTAJASA media contact:
Mutiara Prima Putri
Marketing Communication
Tel : +62 812 9900 0350
Fax : +62 21 2917 7001
Email : mutiara.prima@artajasa.co.id

INFINITIUM media contact:
Brenda Tan
Integrity PR (Malaysia)
Tel : +60 16 834 8945
Email : brenda@integritypr.com.my

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Veolia Showcases Proven Hydrotech Discfilter Technology for Power Industry at POWER-GEN Asia 2018
 
Sep 18, 2018
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Jakarta, September 18, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Veolia Water Technologies, a leading water and wastewater solutions provider, showcases for the first time in Indonesia its trusted Hydrotech Discfilter technology for the power industry. Veolia’s participation at POWER-GEN Asia 2018 affirms the company’s commitment to provide power companies in the Southeast Asia region with simple and efficient solutions that mitigate their water and wastewater challenges.

“The ever-increasing complexity of wastewater challenges worldwide has influenced power companies to make water management their paramount concern,” Bill Willersdorf, Global Market Director, Power, Veolia Water Technologies. “Veolia’s solutions for water management have been tried and tested, and they empower our partners with more flexibility for customization in order to meet their unique and varied specifications.”

Exhibiting at POWER-GEN Asia 2018 from 18 – 20 September at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition in Jakarta, Veolia is highlighting its Hydrotech Discfilter technology, which has been well-received by the power industry. With over 10 000 installations worldwide, the Hydrotech Discfilter is an ideal choice for cooling water filtration at power plants, and for companies seeking a cost-effective and compact solution for their water management needs. It is a versatile mechanical and self-cleaning filter that offers a large filter area in a small footprint. Equipped with self-cleaning nozzles, the Discfilter eliminates the need for a backwash strainer. In addition, the simple operation and maintenance system also features flexibility in construction materials, and enables water and energy savings. Besides its low installation and operating costs, the Discfilter is available in a variety of models to meet a wide spectrum of flow requirements.

A demo unit of the Hydrotech Discfilter HSF2212-1C will be on display at the Veolia booth.

Commenting on Veolia’s objectives for the trade event, Bill added, “We look forward to reinforcing existing partnerships and cultivating new ones at POWER-GEN Asia this year. Through this platform, we also hope to provide greater clarity for the power industry in its understanding of water and wastewater management, and share how Veolia’s technologies and services can further enhance the effectiveness of water solutions in power plants.”

To learn more about Veolia’s technologies for the power industry, visit Veolia’s Booth P32 at POWER-GEN Asia 2018 or visit  http://www.veoliawatertech.com/asia/Our-Expertise/Industrial/Power/.

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About Veolia

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 169,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2017, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 55 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 47 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environment (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25.12 billion in 2017.

For media enquiries on Veolia, please contact:

Ms Gena Ang
Senior Account Executive
Red Bug Communications
+65 6222 7376
gena@redbugpr.com

Ms Lainee Wong
Marketing & Communications Director – Asia Pacific
Veolia Water Technologies
+603 2264 1818
lainee.wong@veolia.com

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JCB donates use of machine and operator to aid earthquake-hit island
 
Sep 11, 2018
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JCB is supporting a major clear-up mission on the Indonesian island of Lombok after a series of earthquakes and aftershocks over the past month killed almost 500 people, injured thousands and left more than 150,000 homeless.

The company, through local dealer Airindo JCB, has donated the use of a JS205 tracked excavator complete with an operator and fuel. The machine has been put to work by the Indonesian Army to clear vast areas of Northern Lombok devastated by landslides. It is also moving rubble from fallen buildings across the island to enable redevelopment work to begin.

Lieutenant Agung Chandra Sumpena, Communications Director for the Construction Battalion of the Indonesia Army, said: “The earthquake and subsequent aftershocks have seen vast areas of devastation across the island, with buildings partly or fully destroyed and infrastructure severely damaged. The JS205 has been working up to eight hours a day helping those most in need and has already made a significant impact on the relief efforts.”

JCB has a history of helping countries affected by major natural disasters and has in recent years made equipment available to support relief and rebuilding efforts after earthquakes in Nepal, Chile, Pakistan and Haiti, and in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

JCB is the world’s third largest manufacturer of construction equipment by volume. The company’s headquarters are in the UK, where 11 of its factories are located. Elsewhere in the world, JCB has factories in India, Brazil, China and the USA.

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About JCB
JCB is the world’s third largest manufacturer of construction equipment. The company has more than 11,000 employees and 22 factories around the world, including 11 in the UK and others in India, China, Brazil and North America. The company makes more than 300 different machines including backhoe loaders, tracked and wheeled excavators, mini and midi excavators, Loadall telescopic handlers, wheeled loading shovels and compaction equipment.

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DB Schenker Delivers Asian Games 2018 to Audiences Around the World
 
Sep 03, 2018
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Orchestrating the logistics by Air and Ocean to broadcast the biggest multi- sports event for the biggest region in the world from Indonesia

(Jakarta, 3 Sep 2018) --( ASIA TODAY )-- Logistics experts at DB Schenker from across the Asia Pacific region have been working hard behind the scenes to transport broadcasting equipment to Indonesia, so that audiences at home around the world are able to support their country athletes live on television during the 2018 Asian Games.

With the grand finale of the Games, which has to date attracted the attention of millions of viewers worldwide, broadcasted on Sunday night, DB Schenker will now handle the pickup and re-export of broadcasting equipment to the originating countries.

Early 2018, PT Schenker Petrolog Utama (SPU) and DB Schenker Sports Events Germany were appointed by the International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS) to handle the temporary importation and re-exportation of broadcasting equipment for the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.

Asok Kumar, CEO of DB Schenker in Indonesia said, “With thousands of athletes from over 40 countries in Asia representing over 4 billion people, the task of delivering the Games Live back to the supporters and audience is absolutely vital. With our global network and extensive experience in managing freight and logistics for International sports events like the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, the FIFA World Cup and soon, we are proud and honored to be involved with the 2018 Asian Games, helping to deliver the games experience back to all the supporters back home.”

As the main forwarder for broadcasting equipment, SPU was responsible for freight transportation via air and ocean, managing customs clearance, temporary warehousing and sorting activities, as well as trucking transportation and delivery to broadcasting compounds in more than 40 sports competition venues.

With fully chartered cargo airplanes and many commercial flights that successfully landed between early July and mid-August at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, SPU has carried more several hundred tons of broadcasting equipment owned by IGBS and other independent broadcasting companies from all over the world. This includes equipment that had been used for the World Cup in Russia earlier this year.

Several shipments were also delivered through ocean freight to the Jakarta International Container Terminal. In major international sports events such as the Asian Games, time constraints are a common challenge faced by logistics companies. The SPU team in Jakarta overcame these challenges through close collaboration with its DB Schenker counterparts from other parts of the region, including Japan, Korea, India, Australia and Hong Kong.

Commenting on the event, Robin Dreke, Department Manager Fairs & Exhibitions, Relocations, Events and special Traffic Indonesia said, “The Asian Games athletes, event organizers , spectators , and fans watching the games at home, can look back at another outstanding sporting experience. Every major sporting event is unique, and we are proud and grateful that we could be part of the biggest s porting event in the region, pushing ourselves to provide the best logistics support possible. We thank all our partners for their great commitment and cooperation.”

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Ridha Fajar Dwi Putra (Mr.) Marketing Communications PT Schenker Petrolog Utama (SPU) Tel. +62 21788 43788
ridha.putra@dbschenker.com

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