Day: January 4, 2023

President reviews trade at Pekanbaru market after PPKM lifted

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) visited Bawah Market, Pekanbaru City, South Sulawesi, to review trade activities and the local economy after the government officially lifted public activity restrictions (PPKM). “I visited Bawah Market to see the economic movement there, which is about the earnings. traders say (profit in) 2022 is better

Hope new Riau toll road will bolster local economy: President

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has expressed the hope that the new 30.9-kilometer Pekanbaru-Bangkinang toll road in Kampar district, Riau, will bolster the provincial economy and boost the competitiveness of local products. “I hope with the new toll road, the speed of mobility of people, logistics, and services will be enhanced

Mount Anak Krakatau erupts, spews 3,000m column of ash

Mount Anak Krakatau in Lampung Province erupted at 3:09 p.m. local time on Wednesday, shooting a column of ash 3 thousand meters above its peak. “Currently, Mt. Anak Krakatau is at Level III (alert) status,” Head of the Mt. Anak Krakatau Observation Post in Hargo Pancuran Village, Rajabasa, South Lampung, Andi Suwardi,

Vice president inspects earthquake-resistant houses in Cianjur

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin conducted an inspection of earthquake-resistant houses being constructed in Sirnagalih Village, Cilaku Sub-District, Cianjur District, West Java. “In the fault area, the epicenter of the earthquake, relocation was conducted. One of the relocation places is here. There are 200 units here and a total of around

Jakarta prepares pumps against coastal flooding in early Jan 2023

The Jakarta provincial government has prepared water pumps to anticipate coastal flooding in the capital’s northern area that is estimated to occur on January 3-10, 2023. “Several pumps that we have prepared are on standby,” Acting Governor of Jakarta Heru Budi Hartono said here on Wednesday. He called on the

President, Riau governor discuss setting up specialized hospitals

Riau Governor Syamsuar has apprised President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) about the need for establishing specialized hospitals, for instance, cardiac and cancer hospitals, in the province. “The demand for hospitals in Pekanbaru (the capital of Riau province) is for specialized hospitals, for example, special (hospitals for) heart and cancer — it