Riau

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Riau

 

a group of islands belonging to Indonesia and located in the South China Sea, south of the Malay Peninsula. Area, approximately 3,400 sq km, excluding the Lingga Archipelago. The main islands are Bintan (1,075 sq km) and Batam. The islands are composed primarily of granites. The terrain is hilly, with elevations reaching 360 m. There are coral reefs along the shores. Pepper, rubber, and copra are harvested. There is a large bauxite deposit on Bintan. The inhabitants also engage in fishing. The chief port is Tandjungpinang.

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LHK Minister Siti Nurbaya departs for Riau along with Army Chief of Staff Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, Chief of Police General Tito Carnival and BNPB Chief Lieutenant Doni Munardo to review the process of handling carrots in Riau Province, (12/7/2019).
Its operational areas are in Bangka Belitung Province, Riau Province, South Kalimantan, Southwest Sulawesi, and Cilegon, Banten.
One person was killed and nine others wounded as a ship caught fire in Karimun district of Indonesia's Kepulauan Riau province on Wednesday, a senior disaster official quoted as saying.
The agency said satellites have detected 94 hotspots, with the biggest numbers in Riau province. The efforts involve 17 helicopters dropping 61 million liters (16 million gallons) of water.
PLMP Fintech, a Singapore-based blockchain company, has announced it has signed an MOU with the Agency for Free Trade Zone and Free Port of Batam and Indonesian firm Central Distribusi Batam for the development of a multi-million project in partnership with the Ministry of Trade that aims at reshaping the whole country's logistics sector starting from the biggest island of the Riau Province, the company said.
While Galuang was hesitant to taste the flesh of the snake, an entire village in the Indragiri Hulu Regency of Riau Province in Indonesia had no issues (http://www.ibtimes.com/indonesian-villagers-feast-23-foot-long-python-after-local-man-kills-it-2597686) devouring a 23-foot-long python after a local man, Robert Nababan, wrestled and killed the beast in October last year.
(8) Companies lobby elected leaders in places such as Riau province to issue plantation permits and licenses because local leaders see this as an opportunity to generate income and employment in their constituencies.
JAKARTA: A camera trap footage that captured sightings of a female Sumatran tiger mating and roaming with her four cubs in a remote forest in Riau province highlighted the need to conserve forests so that rare and endangered species can live and breed naturally.
Hundreds of hectares of forests are reported to be still on fire in Riau province in Sumatra, believed to be due to the hot weather and open burning for agricultural purposes.
The senators include Rosti Uli Purba (Riau Province), GKR Ayu Koes Indriyah (Jawa Tengah Province), Habib Hamid Abdullah (South Kalimantan), KH Muslihuddin Abdurrasyid, (East Kalimantan Province) Ir.
Summary: Jakarta [Indonesia], May 16 (ANI): The Indonesian police on Wednesday shot dead three men after one launched an attack on the police headquarters in Riau province of Indonesia.
The mill is located in Sumatra's Riau Province. As low-pressure steam will be supplied for the mill's production processes, a back pressure turbine will be adopted; this type of turbine is simultaneously capable of supplying low-pressure steam as well as generating the power.