WHO asks not to salute with the elbow

When people in the world began to make a habit of greeting each other with their elbows, to avoid contagion with COVID-19, the World Health Organization, WHO, recommended not to continue doing so.

Tedros Adhanom, director of the entity, explained that to greet each other with the elbow, since according to he said, This does not allow keeping the necessary distance to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

Faced with the recommendation, Diana Ortega, head of the Innovation Strategic Alliance at Red Eléctrica de España, wrote a message on her Twitter account: “The WHO advises against saluting with the elbow: it is best to put your hand on your heart. The director of the WHO, @Dr Tedros rejects this greeting because the safety distance is not kept and the virus may be transmitted through the skin ”.

Likewise, the World Health Organization underlined the importance of investing in a “robust” public health system to face pandemics such as the coronavirus, which “will pass, but it will not be the last.”

In a speech on the occasion of the 70th session of the WHO regional committee for Europe, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stressed that one of the “most painful lessons” of this pandemic is that, just as countries invest in their military infrastructure, they must do so in public health, in order to prevent and respond quickly to possible outbreaks.

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Ministry of Transport confirms plans to make public transport free

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MOSCOW, Sept. 11 – RIA Novosti. Ministry of transportation Russia has confirmed its commitment to the idea of ​​abolishing the collection of payments from passengers for using public transport by 2035, subject to the condition of increasing toll roads for motorists. The Ministry of Transport has prepared and sent to the Cabinet of Ministers a draft transport strategy of Russia, calculated until 2035. The government approved the document and instructed to revise it in terms of prioritization and possible adjustment of the site-by-site composition of the projects included in it. We are talking about proposals for the introduction of the “user pays” mechanism, which implies the establishment of fees for all categories of road users, including road network of urban agglomerations. This project also provides for the possibility of transition to free use of public transport in agglomerations. After that, the draft strategy was finalized at the site of the Cabinet of Ministers. The provisions regarding the introduction of the “user pays” mechanism and the possibility of transition to free use of public transport in urban agglomerations were retained in the document. It is noted that the development of the “user pays” principle is one of the mechanisms for implementing the transport strategy, which are aimed at ensuring the infrastructure, as well as the regulation of its use by citizens and carriers. In addition, it is aimed at stimulating the use of public transport and reducing the use of private cars in large cities and urban agglomerations. Currently, the revision of the draft strategy continues, taking into account the unified plan being formed to achieve the national development goals of Russia until 2024 and for the planning period until 2030 … The work also takes into account the new forecast of the country’s socio-economic development until 2023 and the process of adjusting national projects, which is carried out in accordance with the decision of the Council under the President of Russia for Strategic Development and National Projects.

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MOSCOW, Sept. 11 – RIA Novosti. Ministry of transportation Russia has confirmed its commitment to the idea of ​​abolishing the collection of payments from passengers for using public transport by 2035, subject to the condition of increasing toll roads for motorists. This is stated in the message of the department.

The Ministry of Transport has prepared and sent to the Cabinet of Ministers a draft transport strategy of Russia, calculated until 2035. The government approved the document and instructed to revise it in terms of prioritization and possible adjustment of the site-by-site composition of the projects included in it.

We are talking about proposals for the introduction of a “user pays” mechanism, which implies the establishment of fees for all categories of road users, including the road network of urban agglomerations. Also, this project provides for the possibility of transition to free use of public transport in agglomerations.

After that, the draft strategy was finalized at the site of the Cabinet of Ministers. The provisions regarding the introduction of the “user pays” mechanism and the possibility of switching to free use of public transport in urban agglomerations were retained in the document.

It is noted that the development of the “user pays” principle is one of the mechanisms for the implementation of the transport strategy, which are aimed at ensuring the maintenance of the transport infrastructure, as well as regulating its use by citizens and carriers. In addition, it aims to stimulate the use of public transport and reduce the use of private cars in major cities and metropolitan areas.

At present, the revision of the draft strategy continues, taking into account the unified plan being formed to achieve the national development goals of Russia until 2024 and for the planning period until 2030. The work also takes into account the new forecast of the country’s socio-economic development until 2023 and the process of adjusting national projects, which is carried out in accordance with the decision of the Council under the President of Russia for Strategic Development and National Projects.

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PUPR is preparing to build new toll roads at the end of 2020, here’s the list

ILLUSTRATION. A number of residents participated in the socialization of the land acquisition plan for the construction of the Yogyakarta – Solo toll road at the Kelurahan office of Bokoharjo, Prambanan, Sleman, DI Yogyakarta, Wednesday (4/12/2019). The government began to carry out the first phase of socialization by inviting

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KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) at the end of 2020 to early 2021 has prepared the construction of eight new toll roads that connect strategic areas and growth centers in Java and Bali.

Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono said the eight toll roads with a total length of 374 km and an investment value of Rp 100 trillion are:

1) Solo-Yogyakarta-NYIA Kulon Progo toll road 96.57 km; 2) Cileunyi-Sumedang-Dawuan toll road 60.1 km; 3) Kertajar-Cipali Toll Road 3.6 km; 4) Bandung North-South Link toll road 14.2 km; 5) Harbor Road Tanjung Priok-Pluit 8.9 km; 6) Jogja-Bawen toll road 75.83 km; 7) Gilimanuk-Mengwi toll road 95.22 km; and 8) Kediri-Kertosono Toll Road 20.3 km.

Also Read: The Solo-Yogyakarta-NYIA Kulon Progo Toll Road is targeted to be fully operational by 2024

“The Solo-Yogyakarta-NYIA Kulon Progo Toll Road is a 96.57 km National Strategy Project (PSN),” he said at the signing of the Solo – Yogyakarta – NYIA Kulon Progo toll road concession agreement, at the Auditorium of the Ministry of PUPR, as quoted from the statement. received official cash, Thursday (10/9).

Minister Basuki added, with the construction of the Solo-Yogyakarta-NYIA Kulon Progo Toll Road it is believed that it will make a significant contribution to improving the community’s economy in the golden triangle of the tourism sector, Joglosemar (Yogyakarta, Solo Semarang).

“The public has been waiting for this toll road. I hope Joglosemar can become a golden triangle that rests on the development of the potential of KSPN Borobudur and Prambanan Temple. In addition, the construction of this toll road can improve accessibility between regions, develop areas that are traversed by toll roads, and increase economic growth, “said Minister Basuki in his statement, Thursday (10/9).

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The highest income among the BUMN Karya, Waskita Karya (WSKT) actually loses money

ILLUSTRATION. Toll road construction by PT Waskita Karya Tbk (WSKT). Waskita’s income fell 45.64% on an annual basis to IDR 8.04 trillion.

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KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. PT Waskita Karya Tbk (WSKT) reported the highest revenue in the first half of 2020 when compared to state-owned construction companies amid the corona pandemic. However, Waskita also recorded the deepest decline in revenue among these four state-owned companies

Based on published financial reports as of June 30, 2020, WSKT recorded operating revenues of IDR 8.04 trillion. Waskita’s income fell 45.64% on an annual basis from the previous Rp 14.79 trillion.

Compare with PT Adhi Karya Tbk (ADHI) which recorded an income of Rp 5.53 trillion, up 1.84% on an annual basis from the previous Rp 5.43 trillion. PT PP Tbk (PTPP) recorded revenues of IDR 6.75 trillion in the first half of 2020, down 36.56% on an annual basis from IDR 10.64 trillion in the first half of last year.

Meanwhile, PT Wijaya Karya Tbk (LANGUAGE) earned Rp 7.13 trillion in revenue, down 37.24% when compared to the first semester last year of Rp 11.36 trillion.

Also Read: The turnkey portion is shrinking, the debt ratio of BUMN Karya continues to rise

Not only that, Waskita also recorded a net loss of Rp. 1.09 trillion in the first six months of this year. Whereas in the first semester of last year, WSKT still recorded a net profit of Rp. 997.82 billion.

Three other state-owned companies still posted profits in the January-June 2020 period. ADHI’s net profit fell 94.71% to Rp 11.27 billion from Rp 215 billion previously.

PTPP’s profit fell 95.36% to Rp 15.94 billion from Rp 343.72 billion previously. Meanwhile, Wijaya Karya’s net profit fell 71.89 percent to Rp 250.41 billion from Rp 890.88 billion previously.

Waskita Karya Finance Director Taufik Hendra Kusuma said that the loss was due to the large toll road investment interest expense. Taufik said that the toll road business cycle will indeed register at the beginning of the operation period loss (loss), because the Average Daily Traffic (LHR) is still low and loan interest is starting to be charged. “Apart from efforts to increase the realization of LHR, the divestment strategy for toll roads that are already operating to investors is an effort being made to reduce financial burden,” said Taufik in a press release, Sunday (6/9).

Waskita revealed that earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to Rp 1.2 trillion in the first semester. “From an operational perspective, WSKT has proven that it can maintain its profitability in the midst of a pandemic,” said Taufik.

Also Read: Waskita Karya (WSKT) liquidity is predicted to be tight until the end of 2020

Toll divestment

WSKT holds ownership of 16 toll roads with a total investment of IDR 150 trillion and is currently in the process of divesting several toll roads to investors, including the Bekasi – Cawang – Kampung Melayu, Cibitung – Cilincing sections, as well as the Trans Java sections namely Kanci – Pejagan and Pejagan. – You punk.

On August 31, 2020, the WSKT subsidiary in the toll road sector, namely PT Waskita Toll Road (WTR) signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement (PPJB) for the release of 30% ownership in the Bekasi – Cawang – Kampung Melayu section with a transaction value of Rp 550 billion. “We are targeting the finalization of transactions in September or October this year,” said Taufik.

Taufik explained that if all toll divestment programs this year run smoothly, WSKT is estimated to be able to reduce debts by around Rp 20 trillion-21 trillion. “The toll divestment transaction will take time. The process can take more than 6 months because investors have to do it due diligence and there are requirements governance which must be fulfilled, “said Taufik.

However, he is optimistic that the divestment program will be successful so that next year’s performance will be better.

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Construction of 2 Prime Rest Areas in North Sumatra Completed

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – PT Jasamarga Related Business (JMRB) targets, development rest area KM 65A and 65B in Highway Medan-Kualanamu-Tebing Tinggi will be completed at the end of September 2020.

Second rest area is claimed to be rest area first in the Province North Sumatra (North Sumatra).

GM of Engineering and Project Control of PT JMBR, Dyah Ekawati Suryani, said that the second construction rest area are done simultaneously.

The details are the progress of development rest area KM 65A has reached 91.6 percent and rest area KM 65B reaches 90.4 percent.

“Currently, there is none profession construction by its nature major or related structure. The few jobs that remain are jobs finishing (solution), “said Dyah in the press release received Kompas.com, Saturday (29/8/2020).

Second rest area these are each built on land covering an area of ​​4 hectares and equipped with a number amenities as, minimarket, place of worship, free toilet, as well as an All-in-One Hawker Center ( food court).

Also read: To support tourism, the government builds a 7 hectare rest area in Puncak

In addition, there is a parking lot that can accommodate 100 vehicle small and 30 large vehicles.

Area commercial which contains a wide variety outlet by involving Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises ( UMKM) are also present here.

Of rest-area KM 65A will be provided with 60 SME outlets, while at rest area KM 65B will have 40 UMKM outlets.

Dyah argues, the second presence rest area first on the Medan-Kualanamu-Tebing Tinggi Toll Road, it can improve Jasa Marga’s services to road users as well as an effort to meet Minimum Service Standards (SPM).

Rest area This can also open up new workplaces that can be boosted economy local community, “concluded Dyah.

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Due to the Pandemic, WIKA Beton Remodeled a Massive Target

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.comPT Wijaya Karya Beton Tbk or WIKA Beton To do revision target large-scale company in the predetermined ideal year.

Director of Finance, Human Capital and Risk Management of WIKA Beton Imam Sudiyono said, target revision performance company must be done as part of the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

“As we all know, the Covid-19 Pandemic occurred at the beginning of the year, which had a tremendous impact on all sectors of our lives, including of course our efforts,” said Imam. Public Expose, Thursday (27/8/2020).

Revision targets include gains new contract, sales, net profit, as well capital expenditures ( capex).

At first, Company target gain contract new in 2020 amounting to IDR 11.4 trillion.

However, it has been revised to Rp. 5.26 trillion for the acquisition of a contract that has just been achieved of Rp. 1.4 trillion.

Then, sales WIKA Beton until the second quarter only reached IDR 1.8 trillion. In fact, the target to be achieved is Rp. 9.4 trillion.

Also read: Preparing for the Capital to Move, Wika Beton Increases Capital Expenditures

The company cut the revised sales target this year to Rp 4.9 trillion.

Then, the net profit was corrected from the initial aim to reach IDR 561.2 billion to IDR 107 billion.

In addition to the three indexes, the company also revised up capex amounting to Rp. 948 billion to Rp. 377.1 billion.

As for June, several large projects that contributed to the Company’s performance were still dominated by sectors infrastructure by 71.46 percent.

Then followed by sector projects industry amounted to 13.20 percent and the remaining from the sector energy, property, mining with respective figures of 9.97 percent, 5.11 percent, and 0.26 percent respectively.

The major projects include, the Indrapura-Kisaran Toll, Tebing Tinggi-Parapat Toll Road, Jakarta International Stadium (JIS), New Airport Road Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA), and the Balikpapan-Samarinda toll road.

Then, NYIA Railway, Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road, PT Eclat Textile Indonesia Factory, Kijing Pier, and Tahang Bridge.

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How are you doing with the Kediri Airport project? This is the explanation of Gudang Garam

ILLUSTRATION. A land transport truck passes at the airport construction project in Bulusari Village, Kediri, East Java, Saturday (30/5/2020). This national strategic project requires a land area of ​​400 hectares and is targeted for completion in two years. BETWEEN PHOTOS / Praseti

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KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. For a long time, it seems that the construction of Dhoho Airport in Kediri, East Java, which is an investment of PT Gudang Garam Tbk (GGRM) still continues.

Director of PT Gudang Garam Tbk Heru Budiman said that until June 2020, the capital expenditure disbursed to build this airport reached Rp 2.5 trillion.

“The airport construction project is still running according to schedule and there has not been any disruption,” Heru said in a virtual public expose that took place Monday (24/8).

Based on Kontan.co.id records, groundbreaking The construction of Dhoho Airport (Airport) began on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. This construction was carried out by a subsidiary whose 99.9% shares are owned by Gudang Garam, namely PT Surya Dhoho Investama.

Also Read: Gudang Garam (GGRM) sales volume decreased by 8.8% in the first half of 2020

Surya Dhoho Investama estimates that the construction of the airport on an area of ​​around 372 hectares will be completed in 2.5 years.

To realize this, Surya Dhoho Investama needs funds of around Rp. 6 trillion, consisting of Rp. 3 trillion for land acquisition and Rp. 3 trillion for airport construction.

Gudang Garam targets this project to become an international airport because it has a runway of 3,300 meters.

In addition, GGRM announced that Dhoho Airport would serve the community, especially in Kediri and its surroundings, and could become an alternative airport in East Java.

The cigarette producer also hopes that the existence of this airport can accelerate the development and development of the Kediri area.

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Moscow Exchange launched trading in shares of foreign companies from the S&P 500 index :: Economy :: RBC

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The Moscow Exchange has launched trading by foreign companies from the S&P 500 stock index. reported on the Mosbirzh website.

It is noted that trading in shares of foreign issuers and settlements on them will be carried out in Russian rubles within the framework of the reliable infrastructure of the Moscow Exchange. Dividends on shares will be charged in the original currency – on US securities in US dollars. By the end of the year, the list of available instruments will be increased to 50 shares. In the future, the Moscow Exchange plans to expand the list of available instruments.

As before reported Boris Blokhin, director of the stock market department of the Moscow Exchange, it is planned to launch trading in shares of the most liquid S&P securities by the end of summer, and another 25 securities in mid-autumn. According to Blokhin, at the first stage it will launch 50 securities. Trades will be held in rubles.

Blokhin added that within the framework of Russian legislation, the Moscow Exchange will initiate the listing of securities as an organizer of trading.

Managing Director for Sales and Business Development Igor Marich explained that the exchange will monitor the activity of clients and, based on this, will add new shares.

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Open call to intervene alleys of the Historic Center

The Barranquilla Center Management and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched a call to select a project that develops a comprehensive urban intervention strategy for the Historic Center of the city.

Through this recovery, the reactivation of a set of alleys is sought as meeting places, economic activity and vital nucleus of the development of the Atlantic capital, as a contribution to the revitalization and enhancement program of the Historic Center.

In this call, which will be open until September 25 and will deliver $ 5,000 in prizes, a detailed urban-architectural proposal will also be chosen for the 42C race between 30 and 33 streets, also known as ‘callejón del meao’, as an intervention Illustrative for the plot of alleys in the Historic Center.

“This contest gives the opportunity to show the cultural and architectural wealth of the Historic Center of Barranquilla. The transformation of the center is one of the flagship programs of the Mayor’s Office and this reorganization of the alleys allows us to revitalize these spaces as heritage and culturally ”, stated Angelo Cianci, manager of the Center.

The Mayor’s Office of Barranquilla stated that the urban intervention strategies and the proposals for public space that result from the competition will add to the lessons learned from previous IDB initiatives in the city.

One of them is the Program for Fiscal Strengthening and Public Investment Expenditure, which financed the improvement and construction of public spaces and urban facilities to increase the supply and quality of urban infrastructure in the capital of Atlántico.

This university contest is aimed at young people from all over Latin America through the IDB Cities Lab initiative, which seeks creative solutions and innovative ideas to urban problems in Latin America and the Caribbean, in the hands of students, university professors and young professionals from all over the region.

This exercise has the objective of serving as a seedbed and incubator for young talent in urban issues from a network of work with universities, offering direct experience to promote real plans and projects, as well as promoting a participatory space that puts into discussion the paradigms of the discipline.

This project has already been carried out in five other cities in the region: Curundú, Panama (2015), Santa Marta (2016), Mendoza, Argentina (2017), Santiago de Chile (2018) and Buenos Aires (2019).

In this edition of the contest, students from any of the member countries of the Inter-American Development Bank, who are studying the last two years of university or postgraduate studies, or students and / or collaborators of a university in a country in America, may participate. Latin America and the Caribbean.

Recovery of the historic center

The district administration has bet on an “ambitious” project to recover the city’s public and heritage space.

This intervention begins with the master market plan, which includes, in turn: remodeling of traditional plazas (there are two works in progress: EPM and Grains), new markets such as the Grand Bazaar and satellite markets.

The Mayor’s Office of Barranquilla points out that, through this project, there will be a major reorganization of formal and informal merchants and recovery of architectural heritage, which will stimulate real estate projects and, therefore, more employment in the future.

In addition, the District seeks to rescue the heritage of buildings such as the old Dugand Bank, the National Bank of Commerce, the Caja Agraria building, the Plaza Concordia, the Volpe, Robertico building, the San Nicolás square and the Fedecafé building, among others.

In addition, it has contemplated that the original names be returned to the streets of this area of ​​the city, in order to regain their identity.

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Imported Steel with Fake SNI Can Disturb National Infrastructure Projects

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Confiscation of 4,600 tons steel elbow import by the police regarding labeling SNI fake some time ago had to open the eyes of government and industry players.

This is because the use of steel products has the potential to endanger development projects that are being pushed by the government, particularly national strategic projects.

Executive Director of Indef Tauhid Ahmad said, the existence of angled steel with fake SNI label was quite alarming for the project infrastructure.

Also read: Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic, Indonesia Exports Steel to the US

“If the product is intended for a particular project, it is clearly very disturbing,” said Tauhid in a written statement, Thursday (20/8/2020).

Moreover, Tauhid added, if the steel turned out to be of low quality. This of course has the potential to cause work accidents during the construction process even when the project is officially operational.

“We are worried that goods will enter Indonesia of low quality. Finally, it has a shorter life. Moreover, if there is a risk of an accident and so on, this is what we are avoiding, “said Tauhid.

For information, electricity tower construction projects are currently the largest users of angled steel. Therefore, operators and contractors must re-inspect their projects so that they do not use iron imported steel with fake SNI.

Also read: Flood of Steel Imports From China, Domestic Corporations Dissolved

In addition, Tauhid also asked related parties and the government to further investigate the import of low-quality angled steel. This is so that infrastructure projects can run smoothly without the potential for work accidents.

“What I’m worried about will also be thrown into the broad domestic market. I think it needs further investigation,” he said.

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