Govt extends micro-scale social restrictions till March 8

Jakarta – The government has extended the implementation of micro-scale public activity restriction (PPKM) in Java and Bali to the period of Feb 23-Mar 8, COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery Committee (KPC-PEN) Chief Airlangga Hartarto stated.   “We announce the extension of PPKM, as it could address various criteria in curbing COVID-19 cases,” Hartarto noted during a virtual press conference here on Saturday.   Within a week of having imposed micro-scale PPKM, the number of active COVID-19 cases significantly reduced by 17.27 percent nationwide.   A declining trend was…

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4-star Sutasoma Hotel launched in Jakarta’s prestigious area of Darmawangsa

Jakarta – Sutasoma Hotel is officially opened in one of the most prestigious area in Jakarta, Darmawangsa. The hotel is a luxurious heaven that captures the essence of Indonesian traditional culture identity at The Tribrata Darmawangsa – Jakarta hospitality complex Inspired by Kakawin old Javanese poem.   Each and every details in Sutasoma Hotel is crafted to evoke the feeling of time-honored Indonesian tradition, diversity and virtues in contemporary way. Embrace your meaningful stay with us and embark to the journey to discover your true harmony and Soulful stay in…

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Air Force plans to buy used F-15s, Dassault Rafale

Jakarta – The Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) is planning to buy sophisticated 4.5 generation fighter jets, including France-made Dassault Rafale and used US-made F-15s, by 2024, a senior official said on Friday.   The purchase is part of a strategic plan to boost Indonesia’s air defense capability.   TNI AU is also considering buying multi-role tanker transport and Hercules C-130 J transport planes, Air Force Chief of Staff, Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo, said in a press statement released on Friday.   It is also planning to buy GC13 radars, planes…

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Satpol evacuates three trapped in flooded home in West Jakarta

Jakarta – The Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) evacuated three people trapped in their flooded home in Joglo, West Jakarta, on Saturday. “The three evacuated residents comprised parents and their two-year-old child,” Commander of Satpol PP in Kembangan Sub-district Sumardi Siringoringo revealed. The family members was evacuated to their parental house in neighborhood unit (RT 01/06) in Joglo, he remarked. Satpol PP also evacuated two people from their flooded home in the Joglo Baru housing complex at 11 a.m. local time on Saturday. They later took refuge in their relatives’…

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Jakarta’s several areas flooded following extreme rainfall: Governor

Jakarta – Extreme rainfall on early Saturday caused flooding in several parts of the capital, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan stated.   “The drainage system in Jakarta has a capacity of 50-100 millimeters. If the rainfall crosses 100 millimeters per day, inundation will undoubtedly occur,” the governor noted at the Manggarai sluice gate in South Jakarta on Saturday.   According to data of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), rains, with an intensity of above 150 millimeters, lashed the capital on early Saturday.   “Based on the BMKG data, rainfall…

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Business sector should create more sustainable jobs: Jokowi

Jakarta – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged business operators to expand job opportunities to expedite recovery of the national economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The government has striven to create more jobs for the public through the labor-intensive program, Jokowi stated in Jakarta during the virtual celebrations of Chinese Lunar Year 2021 on Saturday. However, the head of state believes the business sector would need to contribute to the creation of sustainable jobs. “Sustainable job creation can be promoted by the business sector. That is the key and…

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