A devastated area in Teluk village of Pandeglang, Banten province of Indonesia, on December 25 after the tsunami disaster (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

Indonesia earmarks over US$1 billion for disaster fund

The Indonesian Government will double its disaster response budget to 15 trillion rupiah (US$1.06 billion) in 2019 after a series of major natural disasters devastated three regions of the vast archipelago last year.