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During mudik 2019, Ministry of Health will focus on health services for drivers, especially those driving more than four hours. In addition, the ministry will also open health consultation for bus companies to push work safety and security attitude.
Approaching Eid Al-Fitr 2019, Ministry of Health and its agencies set up 6,047 health facilities on mudik (public exodus) routes on seven days before and seven days after the holidays.
Indonesian Institute for Sciences or LIPI and relevant ministries will map out hotspots of animal-borne diseases or zoonoses in Indonesia.
BPOM and DKI Jakarta police took action on food distributors in South Jakarta on May 16-17 with 190,000 coffee sachets of Pak Belalang allegedly changed its expiry dates, with economic value reaches to Rp1.4 billion (US$97,438).
During Ramadhan Month and ahead of Idul Fitri, Indonesia’s Food and Drug Agency or BPOM, reminds public on illegal food products as the agency had confiscated at least 170,000 products from 796 distribution facilities.
On May 10, United Nations for Environment or UNEP in Geneva, Switzerland, agreed on the amendment of Basel Convention to request plastic waste exporter to have consents from recipient countries.
With bad management of plastic waste import, Ministry of Environment and Forestry urges Ministry of Trade to revise its ministerial regulation issued in 2016 on import regulation on non-toxic and hazardous waste.
Following President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo announcement to move Indonesia’s capital city, DKI Jakarta, to other region, assessments for the plan have been going on and important phases will be implemented before 2024.
Amid massive illegal wildlife trading, Ministry of Environment and Forestry reveals that some of priority endangered animals have increase their population.
Ministry of Marine and Fisheries Affairs sank more foreign vessels in three locations, — seven Vietnamese vessels in Natuna, three Malaysian vessels in Belawan and three Vietnamese vessels in Pontianak –.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry encourages multi-business development for non-timber forest products and environmental service as the new backbone of Indonesia’s economy.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) to strengthen cyber patrol working task to tackle illegal plant and animal trading via online. They will monitor, analysis the distribution and trading of protected plants and animals in social media, and arrest the perpetrators.
Peatland Restoration Agency had restored 922,161 hectares of peats. The agency is targeted to restore 2.6 million hectares of peats by 2020.