The infrastructure push to jump-start the economy is coming at the expense of the country’s biodiversity, its climate commitments, and its most vulnerable communities.
It is necessary to use the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the baseline for the country’s outbreak recovery efforts.
To ensure it is economically viable, President Joko Widodo has ordered the track be extended to Surabaya, a city about 760 km (472 miles) east of Jakarta, and for Japanese investors to be brought in.
Hospitals in Surabaya have been overwhelmed by a surge of new coronavirus cases, forcing them to turn patients away, the Indonesian Medical Association said on Thursday.
Common leadership approaches, the human stories of this crisis, and the value of international dialogue were centre stage when Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp joined West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil at our fourth In Conversation Webinar on 14 May.
“MRT Jakarta believes [that] through collaboration with startups, MRT Jakarta can solve mobility-related problems faster and more efficiently.”
Since graduating from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Pak Bernardus has a long history in infrastructure planning that spans all sectors and levels of government, and stretches around the world.
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.