UNDP, KOICA launch solar power plant project in Indonesia World

UNDP, KOICA launch solar power plant project in Indonesia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched on September 10 an 18 million USD project to provide solar power systems to rural communities in four provinces across Indonesia.
Indonesia cuts airfares to boost tourism World

Indonesia cuts airfares to boost tourism

Indonesia will cut prices of airline tickets by 40 to 50 percent in a move to encourage tourism development amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
Strong earthquake hits Indonesia World

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northwestern Indonesia's Aceh on January 7, according to the US Geological Survey.
Indonesia cancels plan to close Kodomo Island World

Indonesia cancels plan to close Kodomo Island

The Indonesian Government decided to cancel the planned shutdown of Komodo Island, a popular destination in the eastern region as populations of the rare lizard Komodo remain stable despite influx of visitors.
Indonesia: Over 39,000 people affected by haze smoke World

Indonesia: Over 39,000 people affected by haze smoke

As many as 39,277 residents in Riau province in Sumatra Island, Indonesia, have suffered from respiratory problems due to the escalating smoke haze caused by forest fires, according to head of the provincial Health Office Mimi Nazir.
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 strives to stabilise domestic rice prices World

Indonesia strives to stabilise domestic rice prices

Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution has called on the State Logistics Agency (Bulog) to distribute imported rice that is currently stored at its warehouses to push rice prices down.