Indonesia morning news for December 27

Indonesia morning news for December 27

Indonesia morning news

Jakarta Police propose Rp 33 billion grant to procure cameras for ETLE system
The Jakarta Police have submitted to the city administration a proposal for a Rp 33 billion (US$2.2 million) grant to procure more CCTV cameras for the Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) electronic-based ticketing system.
— The Jakarta Post

Bank Indonesia projects surplus in balance of payments in Q4
The trade deficit reached US$7.5 billion in the first 11 months of the year, but Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor Perry Warjiyo has projected a balance of payment surplus in the fourth quarter of 2018.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesian rescuers struggle against heavy rain to reach tsunami-hit villages
Heavy rain lashed fishing villages along the coast, muddying roads and holding up convoys delivering heavy machinery and aid to isolated areas while authorities urged residents to stay away from the shore in case of further waves.
— Reuters

Mt Anak Krakatau likely to trigger more landslides
Mount Anak Krakatau is most likely to trigger more landslides or avalanches, according to an official of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).
— Antara News

Medicine makers continue to consider healthcare market lucrative
The pharmaceutical industry continues to consider the healthcare market lucrative despite late reimbursements by the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan), caused by the agency receiving insufficient revenue to cover public healthcare costs.
— The Jakarta Post

Program to develop santripreneurs and young farmers launched
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution on Wednesday launched a program to develop “Santripreneurs” and Young Farmers at the Islamic Boarding School of Pemberdayaan Umat, of the Foundation of .
— Antara News

Indonesia unblocks Tumblr now that the blogging platform has blocked porn
Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications and Information (Kominfo) has announced today that popular microblogging site Tumblr is once again accessible in Indonesia now that it’s SFW.
— Coconuts Jakarta (paywall)

Indonesian delegation receives agricultural training in Taiwan
To implement the Taiwan-Indonesia collaborative project of Modern Agriculture Demo Farm in Karawang (MADFK), the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture has sent a team comprising 30 key farmers and officials to Taiwan for a 15-day .
— Antara News

Legislator urges government to set Dec 26 as national holiday
Muhammad Nasir Djamil, a member of the House of Representatives (DPR) from Aceh Province, has urged the government to set Dec 26 as a national holiday and a day for disaster preparedness.
— Antara News

Mount Anak Krakatau Increases 4-6 Meters per Year
The Head of the Data Center, Information and Public Relations of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the Mount Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau) emerged to the sea in 1927.
— Netral News

BMKG: Eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau Disrupts Flights
The head of the Meteorology, Geophysics and Climatology Agency (BMKG) Dwikorita Karnawati had stated that the eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau is dangerous for plane flights.

Post Tsunami; Anyer-Tanjung Lesung Tourism Route Back to Normal
Tourism routes along Anyer Beach until Tanjung Lesung gradually return to normal after the Sunda Strait tsunami struck the coastal areas of Banten and Lampung, Saturday, December 22. The roads either from Cilegon or Pandeglang direction that previously closed post the quake was now opened.

Mt Anak Krakatau eruption endangers aircraft
The eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau could endanger aircraft, according to Dwikorita Karnawati, head of the National Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).
— Antara News

Looking Back at 2018: A Year of Devastating & Fatal Disasters for Indonesia
The list of major natural and man-made disasters is big in 2018. Several terrorist attacks in East Java in May 2018 (which gave rise to a new phenomenon called “the family suicide attack”), a series of earthquakes and tsunamis affecting Lombok, Central Sulawesi, Banten and South Lampung, the sinking of a ferry in Lake Toba, and the crash of a Lion Air plane.
— Indonesia Investments

Railway and new airport to come on line the same day
A new railway serving transport from the Yogyakarta city to the new Yogyakarta International Airport will begin operation on the same day the airport is commissioned.
— Antara News

President oversees Sukamahi dam development in Bogor
When completed, the dam is expected to play a role in reducing frequent flooding that hit the capital city of Jakarta.
— Antara News

Geophysics agency installs tsunami warning system on Sunda Strait with 6 quake sensors placed around Anak Krakatoa
Amid experts’ warning that there could be more tsunamis on the Sunda Strait following the tragic disaster on Dec 22, Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) says it has installed a tsunami warning system for the surrounding coastal areas.
— Coconuts (paywall)

MRT Jakarta to Open for Public Test on First January 2019
PT Mass Rapid Transit or MRT Jakarta continuously conducts series of trial runs as preparation of its commercial operations which is expected to start in March 2019.

Bali ombudsman recommends standardization to cope with cheap tourism
Bali`s Chief Ombudsman Umar Ibnu Alkhatab said it does not necessarily reject tourists from any countries including China only because of issue of cheap tourism.
— Antara News

NTB residents can now pay vehicle tax via smartphone
The West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) provincial administration has launched its digital payment service called SAMSAT Delivery to allow people to pay annual tax for their vehicles through their smartphones.
— The Jakarta Post


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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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