19 Oct
2020

Government to complete hospital holding company establishment by December

first_imgUpon the completion, Erick said the ministry would be open to taking Pertamedika public so that the company could find strategic partners to help expand the holding company’s business.“The partnership must also create an added value for state-owned companies,” he said, expressing hope that the holding company could provide adequate health security for all Indonesians in the future.“Right now, about 58 percent of our population is at their productive age but 20 to 30 years from now they will grow old, so we need to prepare to provide appropriate health security from now,” he said. “After the establishment, total revenue could increase to Rp 8 trillion,” Erick told the press in Jakarta, adding that the holding company would control 25 percent of the hospital market share in the country.Other than creating growth in the hospital business, the hospital holding company will allow state-owned firms to focus on their core business, he said.Currently, several state-run firms such as energy holding firm Pertamina, ship operator PT Pelayaran Nasional Indonesia (Pelni) and steelmaker PT Krakatau Steel have their own hospital subsidiaries.The first phase of the holding company’s establishment, which will merge Pertamedika with Pelni’s hospital subsidiaries, is expected to be completed in June. The action will continue with other state-owned firms’ hospitals afterward. Topics :center_img The State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry is set to complete the establishment of a hospital holding company by December.Minister Erick Thohir said on Monday that the holding company would be led by Pertamina’s subsidiary, PT Pertamina Bina Medika (Pertamedika IHC), and would gather 63 state-owned hospital companies.He said the holding company would eventually have 6,500 beds with an estimated revenue of Rp 5.6 trillion (US$407.6 million) and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of Rp 510 billion.last_img read more

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27 Sep
2020

Heck – we even made the BBC News!

first_imgbbc.co.uk 17 April 2013New Zealand’s parliament has legalised same-sex marriage, the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. Lawmakers approved the bill, amending the 1955 marriage act, despite opposition from Christian lobby groups. The bill was passed with a wide majority, with 77 votes in favour and 44 against. Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated outside parliament after the bill was passed, calling it a milestone for equality. People watching from the public gallery and some lawmakers immediately broke into song, singing the New Zealand love song “Pokarekare Ana”, AP news agency reported. Some opinion polls have suggested that about two-thirds of New Zealanders support the reform, although others polls suggest the public are more divided. Parliamentarians were allowed a conscience vote, and, crucially, the reform had the backing of both the Prime Minister John Key and leader of the opposition David Shearer, the BBC’s Phil Mercer in Sydney reports. Celebrations have been held in pubs and clubs in the capital Wellington, our correspondent adds. Same-sex civil unions have been legal in New Zealand since 2005. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/worldlast_img read more

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12 Jan
2020

May Sale of Natural Gas & Petroleum Rights

first_imgThe May sale of natural gas and petroleum rights in Northeast BC resulted in over $76 million in bonus bids, more than seven times the May sale of last year, and slightly more than the total for the first five months, of 2009. The sale also pushes this year’s five month calendar year total to nearly $205 million, which Energy Minister Blair Lekstrom says shows, that BC is leading the Canadian economic recovery.92 of the 96 parcels offered were sold yesterday, covering more than 45 thousand hectares.- Advertisement -That put the average price per hectare for this sale at more than $16 hundred, although there were per hectare bids of more than $8 thousand for five leases, about 100 kilometers north of Hudson’s Hope.They were in the Blair Creek Field, and the total purchase price was more than $12 million. The next sale, on June 23rd, has the potential of being a big one, with 117 parcels offered, covering more than 140 thousand hectares.Advertisementlast_img read more

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