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  • Workers building the new MRT line in Jakarta this month. An airport railway line in the capital is facing a delay amid bureaucratic infighting. Photo: Reuters
    Indonesia building projects hit by delays

    Jakarta — Investors hoping for Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to speed up work on Indonesia’s infrastructure projects have been disappointed, with a plan for a US$2 billion airport railway line in the capital spotlighting the delays and bureaucratic infighting involved. Nearly half of the 10 projects to which Mr Widodo gave priority when he

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  • In this late Saturday, July 11, 2015 photo taken using long exposure, volcanic material spewed by Mount Raung glows from the hot molten lava in its crater as seen from Songgon, East Java, Indonesia. Photo: AP
    Surabaya Airport, 2 other Indonesian airports close amid volcano eruptions

    SINGAPORE — Eruptions at two volcanoes have caused closures at three Indonesian airports, including one serving the country’s second-largest city, Surabaya. Mount Raung on the main island of Java blasted ash and debris up to 2,000m into the air after rumbling for several weeks. Gamalama mountain in eastern Indonesia erupted today (July 16) after months

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  • Widodo puts Indonesian rail project on the fast track

    JAKARTA — Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo wants the construction of a high-speed rail system connecting Jakarta and the West Java provincial capital of Bandung to start next month, while the government engages a consultant to evaluate whether it should adopt Chinese or Japanese bullet-train technology for the project. “The President wants the groundbreaking to

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  • Indonesia: Philip Morris Seeks $1 Billion From Stake Sale

    Philip Morris Said to Tap Banks for $1.5 Billion Indonesia Offer Philip Morris International Inc. is working with banks including Credit Suisse Group AG and JPMorgan Chase & Co. on the sale of about $1.5 billion of stock in an Indonesian cigarette maker, people with knowledge of the matter said. Philip Morris plans to offer

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  • A Garuda Indonesia airplane takes off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. Bloomberg file photo
    Human error to blame for fire at Jakarta airport, says official

    JAKARTA — A preliminary investigation showed that “human error” was likely the cause of a raging fire at Soekarno-Hatta airport’s international terminal outside Jakarta yesterday (July 5) morning, according to an official from state-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura (AP) II. “Reports have indicated that negligence or human error was the cause of the fire,” AP

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    Smart City For Jakarta People

    Smart Apps Businesses & Services Demand Growing In Jakarta Smart apps presence in Jakarta may pose a threat to conventional businesses, but their popularity is growing by the day as they ease the burden of life in a hectic city. Despite their young age — most of them barely six months olds — companies operating a

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  • Indonesian military personnel search for victims at the site where an air force cargo plane crashed in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Photo: AP
    Indonesia to review air force fleet after deadly plane crash

    MEDAN — Indonesia’s president has called for an evaluation of the country’s ageing air force fleet following yesterday’s (June 30) military plane crash. A military transport plane carrying 122 people ploughed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia, in what may be the deadliest accident yet for an air force with a

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