Jakarta is the world’s tenth most congested city. It’s so congested you might not even notice when half the cars are missing. Today it’s the odds; car license plates – all ending in ones, threes, sixes and nines – are shuttered inside garages or parked on streets. Tomorrow, the same will be true of the even-numbered plates.
Analysts expect the downward trend in the occupancy rates of commercial real estate in Jakarta and Surabaya will continue this year as supply overtakes reduced demand.
Our children, born into this age of seemingly endless crises, also know that the future will need their labor and wherewithal if solutions are to be found. Yet, we seem to be stuck doing education to our students rather than with them.
A successful COVID-19 vaccination drive could help the government reach its target of reducing the budget deficit to under 3 percent in three years, a state official has said. “The government target could be reached by controlling and reducing coronavirus cases,” Regional Representatives Council (DPD) speaker La Nyalla Mattalitti said in a written statement on Wednesday.
Indonesia may see more partnerships and mergers between start-ups operating in the country following merger talks between ride hailing firm Gojek and e-commerce platform Tokopedia as they seek efficiencies of scale.
Tesla, the U.S. automaker, will send delegations to Indonesia next month to discuss potential investment in a supply chain for its electric vehicles, the government said in a statement.
Indonesia is pushing ahead with a sovereign wealth fund that it hopes will pull in international capital to fund big-ticket projects including the planned new capital on the island of Borneo.
The need for better digital infrastructure has become even more obvious during covid-19 and schooling at home. This is in a nation where EdTech is also blooming.
Young people account for 25% of South Sulawesi’s population, including in rural areas that are experiencing major agrarian change. As the landscape around them changes, so do their opportunities – rural youth unemployment is as high as 10% in the province.
I met some close friends for dinner last night. Maybe they were also feeling the year-end travel itch, because it wasn’t long before we found ourselves reminiscing about our holiday trip to Bali last year.
Podcast: Ben Bland, the Director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, sits down with Chatib Basri to discuss Indonesia’s struggle with COVID-19 and the way forward after Southeast Asia’s biggest economy slid into its first recession since the Asian Financial Crisis.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo expressed appreciation to the innovators and founders of the country’s financial technology industry as they have made a positive contribution to the national economy and increase the people’s access to financial services.
An Indonesian journalist started a campaign to provide mobile phones for underprivileged students, many of whom were still not allowed to do face-to-face learning because of covid, when the new school year started in July.
According to McKinsey, Indonesia has the potential to increase its economic productivity through digitization by US$121 billion by 2025.
The UGM Chancellor revealed that this assistance of PCR reagents is extremely needed to examine the data collection and mapping of patients infected with Covid.