If geography wasn’t challenging enough, Indonesia now has to contend with the vexing financial and economic costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The government should be able to provide cash transfers for affected citizens… and ensure the availability of food supplies to prevent massive demonstrations such as those during the 1998 Asian financial crisis.”
East Java Deputy Governor said that infrastructure projects, such as construction or the river revitalisation in Jember, were carried out to protect citizens, so they could not be delayed.
The JTA plans to temporarily suspend the operation of Greater Jakarta-based intercity and interprovincial (AKAP) buses starting Monday.
The leader of one of Indonesia’s biggest provinces has set up dedicated services to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, drawing in one of The Australia-Indonesia Centre’s partner Universities.
The West Java Health Agency started distributing a million masks for the province’s residents and more than 1,000 units of personal protective equipment for medical personnel on Monday.
The startup connects farmers, suppliers, and consumers through its network of agents to bring fresh products to households. Its agents, or mitras, are mostly housewives who earn extra income through the service.
A restriction on the operational hours of public transportation in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 appears to have massively backfired, with large crowds and long lines building up at Transjakarta and MRT Jakarta stations.
Mr Joko said that he had spoken to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong about the assistance, but did not elaborate on what kind of help and the amount that would be given.
The Home Ministry & National Disaster Mitigation Agency have urged the administrations of Indonesia’s 34 provinces to coordinate closely with the central government.
A landmark study analysing truck driver performance behind the wheel has provided a world-first window into fatigue and distraction among truck drivers.
As disclosed by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi last November, Jakarta will be hosting the first Indo-Pacific Infrastructure and Connectivity Forum this year.
The existence of public transportation in big cities is essential to fulfilling the needs of transportation mode services for the mobility of city residents every day.