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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.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (L) is welcomed by Vietnamese children at the official welcome ceremony for him and his spouse in Hanoi on September 11 (Photo: VNA)

Vietnamese, Indonesian leaders meet the press

President Tran Dai Quang and his guest, visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo, had a meeting with representatives of Vietnamese and foreign media in Hanoi on September 11 to inform them of the outcomes of the talks between the two leaders held earlier the same day.