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    May 20, 2024. BALI, Indonesia The Bandung Spirit Water Summit: Collaborative Efforts to Find Solutions to Water Issues in Small and Outer Islands PRESS RELEASE COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA TEAM OF THE 10TH WORLD WATER FORUM NO.92/SP/TKM-WORLDWATERFORUM2024/05/2024 on The Bandung Spirit Water Summit: Collaborative Efforts to Find Solutions to Water Issues in Small and Outer Islands The Bandung Spirit Water Summit, which takes place on 21 May, will focus on global collaborative efforts to find solutions for water issues in small and outer islands. The summit is part of the 10th World Water Forum held in Nusa Dua, Bali from 18 to 25 May 2024. Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) and Chairman of the National Organizing Committee for the 10th World Water Forum, Basuki Hadimuljono, and Han Seung-soo, Chairman of the High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel (HELP) and former Prime Minister of Korea, will officially open the Bandung Spirit Water Summit. Minister Basuki emphasized the importance of integrated water resource management in the smallest and outermost islands in order to address climate change and sea-level rise. Water resource management faces challenges such as disaster management regulations, data collection, analysis, capacity building, and coordination among stakeholders. "To achieve this, cooperation is needed in the development of strategic planning focused on enhancing the awareness of integrated water resource management in small and outer islands when facing climate change and sea-level rise," said Basuki at the 23rd High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel (HELP) on Water and Disasters in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre on Sunday, 19 May. The Indonesian government also initiated the establishment of the Centre of Excellence for Water and Climate Resilience, which aims to integrate environmental and socio-economic aspects in addressing climate change. "Thus, networking and collaboration between stakeholders consisting of the government, private sector, and academia are needed to become a centre for technology development, capacity building, implementation of effective solutions for climate change, and sustainable and inclusive natural resources challenges," Basuki added. Professor Kenzo Hiroki from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and HELP Coordinator mentioned that the high-level panel has a special meaning as it elevates and promotes water issues to a platform of political solidarity and shared prosperity. The Bandung Spirit Water Summit will serve as a new political corridor to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through water. "In this forum, world leaders, international organizations, experts, and stakeholders will engage in dialogue and produce The Spirit of Bandung: a call to action," said Kenzo. By gathering heads of state, stakeholders, and experts, The Bandung Spirit Water Summit will formulate proposals and real actions. The summit has five main focuses: water and peace, climate change and disaster risk reduction, sanitation and water for all, finance and governance, and youth. The term "Bandung Spirit" refers to the collaborating and mutually beneficial efforts of participating countries in the 1955 Asia-Africa Conference. Minister Basuki had previously echoed the Bandung Spirit on various occasions, including the 21st HELP on Water and Disasters in Madrid in 2023. "The spirit of the Asia-Africa Conference in Bandung will serve as the foundation for the organization of the 10th World Water Forum in Bali in 2024, not only as a philosophical basis but also as a fundamental concept for the forum," Basuki said. Basuki believes that the spirit of the Asia-Africa Conference remains relevant in addressing shared problems that require global consensus as solutions, including through the World Water Forum. This meeting transforms all policies, spirit, and passion to collectively embrace the future, making water a source of life and peace.(Yandi/Elvira Inda Sari/TR/SW/MB) **** For further information, please contact: Director General of Public Information and Communications of the Ministry of Communications and Informatics – Usman Kansong  (0816785320). PCO of the 10th World Water Forum - Dede Ariwibowo (08111830020) Source Link:

  • BCA Prize Festival is Back, Customers Can Win Vespa to Mercedes-Benz!

    May 14, 2024. JAKARTA, Indonesia PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) presents the BCA 2024 Prize Festival program as an appreciation for the customers. Through this program, customers who own Stages BCA, Stages Gold BCA, and Stages Xpresi BCA accounts automatically have the opportunity to win various attractive prizes from motorcycles to luxury cars. BCA President Director Jahja Setiaatmadja stated, "BCA has been able to expand and improve to this day thanks to the trust and support of all our customers. As a form of appreciation and gratitude to our loyal customers, BCA launched the BCA Prize Festival. We want to give all customers the chance to win various attractive prizes. We also present this program as a form of our efforts to maintain the enormous trust of BCA customers." From 1 May-31 August 2024, BCA customers who save or perform transactions earn points that can be converted into lucky draw coupons in September 2024. The prize coupon will be drawn to determine the winner of the program. Various prizes are provided for this program, namely Vespa LX125 for 70 lucky customers, 12 Mercedes-Benz A-Class A 200 Sedans, and 5 units of Mercedes-Benz CLA 200. The number of points customers earn is calculated based on the average balance and number of monthly transactions. Customers are entitled to 10 points for a minimum average balance of IDR 1 million, multiples apply. For each additional average balance of at least IDR 500 thousand, customers will get 5 points. Customers will also get 1 (one) point for every QRIS payment transaction, BCA Debit, bill, and top-up voucher purchase, and transfer to BCA Virtual Account made. Customers are entitled to 2 (two) times the points if they make transactions using myBCA. “We hope that customers can take advantage of this Gebyar Prize BCA momentum by transacting and increasing their balance as much as possible. This event is a form of our gratitude to our beloved customers. "We hope this program can help customers achieve their dreams, and increase public interest in saving and transacting using various BCA products and services," said Jahja Setiaatmadja. BCA continuously urges customers to be aware of fraudulent schemes on behalf of the BCA Gift Gebyar Program. For more detailed information about the Gebyar Prize BCA Program, please visit Prize-bca. Additionally, if customers find suspicious individuals on behalf of BCA or the Gebyar Prize BCA Program, they can contact the Halo BCA contact center via 1500888 and haloBCA application, WA Halo BCA 0811 1500 998, X (Twitter) account @HaloBCA, webchat www., or e-mail via About PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (As of 31 March 2024) BCA is one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia with the core business of transaction banking. BCA also offers a full range of financial services in consumer, SME, commercial and corporate segments. By the end of March 2024, BCA has the privilege of serving more than 38 million customer accounts, processing around 90 million of daily transactions through a network of 1,258 branches, 19,055 ATMs as well as internet & mobile banking services and Halo BCA contact center that can be accessible 24 hours. BCA's presence is complemented by a number of subsidiaries focusing on vehicle financing, sharia banking, securities, general and life insurance, digital bank, remittance as well as venture capital business. BCA is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, putting people first, and making a positive impact on society at large. With around 27,000 employees, BCA's vision is to be the bank of choice and a major pillar of the Indonesian economy PT BANK CENTRAL ASIA TBK Group Corporate Communication and Social Responsibility - CSR Corporate Communication Alamat : Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1 Menara BCA Lt. 22 Jakarta Pusat 10310 Telepon : (021) 2358-8000Fax : (021) 2358-8339E-mail : Source Link:

  • Strengthening our ability to finance supply chains for hydrogen and related technologies1

    May 16, 2024. TOKYO, Japan Aim to provide JPY 2 trillion in funding for production Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (President & Group CEO: Masahiro Kihara) aims to provide JPY 2 trillion in financing for the production and supply of hydrogen and related technologies by 2030. This goal reflects our understanding of the growth in these funding needs. Hydrogen and related technologies have been identified as a key component for decarbonization across various sectors, including power generation, transportation, and industry, as countries around the world move toward achieving carbon neutrality. Despite ongoing R&D and feasibility studies in Japan and other countries, hydrogen's widespread adoption is currently hindered by issues that include, aside from the need to generate demand and reduce costs through innovation, companies' ability to secure necessary funding. As outlined in the Mizuho Sustainability Focus 2023 report, entitled "Sustainability: Path to industrial competitiveness", Mizuho identifies hydrogen as a key component for achieving widespread decarbonization across various sectors. Based on this perspective, we have pursued the following initiatives to promote its extensive use in society. Mizuho's recent initiatives in hydrogen and related technologies Given the growing urgency to set up supply chains for hydrogen and related technologies, which require substantial investment for production facilities, financial institutions have an essential role to play in providing funding. At Mizuho, we aim to offer JPY 2 trillion in financing for the production and supply of hydrogen and related technologies by 2030. By adopting this proactive approach, we will contribute to the development of the supply chains and accelerate hydrogen adoption in society. To achieve this ambitious aim, we are focusing on three key areas: (1) Developing business strategies focused on hydrogen and related technologies, (2) Establishing a group-wide framework dedicated to supporting hydrogen and related technologies, and (3) Expanding our pool of personnel specialized in related areas. Going forward, we will further expand our initiatives to promote the construction of supply chains for hydrogen and related technologies. 1: "Hydrogen and related technologies" refers to areas including hydrogen, ammonia, and e-methane. Source Link:

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