President Joko Widodo adjusts his face mask while visiting COVID-19 patients (Photo: AFP)

Indonesian President cancels holiday public gathering

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will not host an open house public gathering at the State Palace on the first day of the Idul Fitri holidays on May 25 to comply with physical distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A man has his blood sample taken for rapid COVID-19 testing in South Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province, on April 21 (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

Indonesia specifies focuses in coping with COVID-19 pandemic

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on May 11 stressed three focuses to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, namely scaling up tests, boosting surveillance on migrant workers who will come back home, and accelerating the production of medical equipment and COVID-19 medicine.

Illustrative image (Photo: Internet)

Indonesia issues decree on special economic zones

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has recently issued a government’s decree on special economic zones (SEZs) in order to draw over US$50 billion into them in the next decade.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Photo: Reuters)

Indonesian President sworn in for second term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo was officially sworn in on October 20 for his second and final five-year term with a pledge to take bolder actions in infrastructure development.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Source: AP)

Indonesia promotes development of blue economy

The Indonesian Government is focusing efforts on developing its blue economy in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), supported by technology, tourism and energy innovations.

Forest fire in Riau province of Indonesia (Photo: AFP)

Indonesia sends more soldiers, helicopters to fight forest fire

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on September 17 that about 5,600 additional military personnel have been deployed to help 9,000 people currently fighting bush fires which have razed more than 328,700 hectares of land nationwide.

A giant sea wall in Jakarta to prevent sea water from flowing into land and causing floods (Photo: AP)

Indonesia considers building giant sea wall

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said that there is an urgent need to build a giant sea wall around Jakarta to prevent the coastal capital from sinking.