Indonesia: Mount Merapi spews into life World

Indonesia: Mount Merapi spews into life

Mount Merapi in Indonesia’s Central Java province spewed hot ash on January 4, causing mild ash rain over the Boyolali regency, according to the Boyolali Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD).
Highways hasten urbanisation speed on Indonesia’s Java island World

Highways hasten urbanisation speed on Indonesia’s Java island

The urbanisation progress on Java, which is home to 60 percent of the Indonesian population, will be accelerated as highways will mushroom on the world’s most populous island in the couple of years, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.
Indonesia bans activities around Volcano Merapi World

Indonesia bans activities around Volcano Merapi

Indonesian authorities have banned residents and trekkers from doing activities within 3km from the summit of Mount Merapi, as the volcano located between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces spewed hot lava on August 14.
Several Indonesian regions brace for drought World

Several Indonesian regions brace for drought

Authorities of several regions in Indonesia have been reminded to intensify the monitoring for possible forest fires and droughts, as this year's dry season is forecast to be drier compared to the previous year.
Indonesia promotes tourism on buses in Russia World

Indonesia promotes tourism on buses in Russia

In an effort to attract more foreign tourists, the Tourism Ministry of Indonesia is carrying out a tourism promotion campaign on buses in Russia’s two large cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
Indonesia: torrential rains force hundreds to evacuate World

Indonesia: torrential rains force hundreds to evacuate

The Indonesia disaster mitigation agency said on April 26 that heavy rain has pounded the capital city of Jakarta, causing the Ciliwung river to burst its banks, prompting flash flooding in at least 17 areas, and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate.