Asia Pacific Aug 4, 2019

Major blackout darkens Jakarta, neighboring provinces on Java

Indonesia's state power company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) estimates it will take a further three hours to restore electricity to Jakarta following a major power blackout in the capital and surrounding provinces, the company's acting chief executive said Sunday. "Hopefully for the Jakarta system, ...

In first for Indonesia, Japan-funded subway opens in gridlocked Jakarta

Business Mar 25, 2019

In first for Indonesia, Japan-funded subway opens in gridlocked Jakarta

Indonesia's long-awaited first subway opened Sunday in the country's capital with the aim of relieving crippling traffic gridlock in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. Minutes after inaugurating the 16-km transit line running south from Jakarta's downtown, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo presided over a groundbreaking ceremony to ...