COVID-19 - A test of ASEAN’s calibre ASEAN

COVID-19 - A test of ASEAN’s calibre

Southeast Asia was the first region in the world to be affected by COVID-19 due to its geographic proximity and close trade relations with China, where the outbreak began.
Japanese firms maintain investment plans in Indonesia World

Japanese firms maintain investment plans in Indonesia

Japanese companies operating in Indonesia will stick to their future investment plans, despite declines in sales and production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey conducted by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) has shown.
Indonesia’s capital city bans single-use plastic bags World

Indonesia’s capital city bans single-use plastic bags

Jakarta began a new chapter in reducing plastic waste on July 1, when a gubernatorial regulation banning single-use plastic bags in traditional markets, modern supermarkets and minimarkets across the capital city of Indonesia took effect.
ADB helps Indonesia develop geothermal power World

ADB helps Indonesia develop geothermal power

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan worth 300 million USD to help PT Geo Dipa Energi (GDE), an Indonesian state-owned company, expand its geothermal power generation.
Indonesia to resume tourism, trade activities World

Indonesia to resume tourism, trade activities

The Indonesian government is preparing for the “new normal” scenario for some sectors such as tourism, trade and transportation in the context of the ongoing COVID-19, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said on May 27.
Indonesia to invest 5.3 billion USD in toll road projects World

Indonesia to invest 5.3 billion USD in toll road projects

The Indonesian government will offer six toll road projects with a combined value of 80.5 trillion Rp (5.3 billion USD) to investors this year, with an aim to recover the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Jakarta Post.