Death toll from Indonesia flood continues to rise World

Death toll from Indonesia flood continues to rise

Indonesia’s weather bureau on January 6 warned that more heavy downpours are expected after rains triggered flooding and landslides last December, killing at least 66 people in Jakarta and surrounding areas.
Indonesia speeds up capital city move World

Indonesia speeds up capital city move

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on December 18 that he had ordered his Cabinet to speed up a 32.79 billion USD project to move the capital city from Jakarta to Borneo island so that the new "Silicon Valley"-like city could be ready by 2023, a year earlier than the government's original estimate.
Forest fire haze causes breathing problems to over 900,000 Indonesians World

Forest fire haze causes breathing problems to over 900,000 Indonesians

The number of Indonesians suffering respiratory problems or ISPA caused by smoke from forest and peatland fires blanketing parts of Borneo and Sumatra in the past few months has reached over 919,000, according to Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Agus Wibowo.
Palm oil blamed for 39 percent of forest loss in Borneo island World

Palm oil blamed for 39 percent of forest loss in Borneo island

The palm oil industry was responsible for at least 39 percent of forest loss on the biodiversity-rich island of Borneo between 2000 and 2018, according to data from the Centre for International Forest Research (CIFOR), a research firm based in Indonesia.
Indonesian minister confirms location of new capital World

Indonesian minister confirms location of new capital

Indonesian Minister of Agriculture and Land Planning Sofyan Djalil was cited by local media as saying on August 22 that the country’s new capital would be built in East Kalimantan province on Borneo island.