Daily Archives: November 4, 2018

House calls for evaluation of flight regulations

Cianjur, W Java (ANTARA News) – Commission V of the Indonesian House of Representatives urged the government to thoroughly evaluate flight safety regulations following the crash of Lion Air JT 610.

Member of the House of Representatives Commission V Neng Eem Marhamah Zulfa Hizke told reporters on Saturday that the aviation industry in Indonesia is predicted to be increasingly crowded with the high interest of citizens using airplanes.

“So it needs to be thoroughly evaluated so that there will be no more plane accidents like the one that happened to Lion Air,” he said after attending the Santri Camp Service for Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) Cianjur in Singangong Field, Cibodas.

He considered, the aviation industry in Indonesia became a promising business, so that the evaluation was not only limited to the condition of the aircraft owned by each airline but regulations that anticipated the potential for air accidents.

Solid flight schedules make the capacity of all airports in Indonesia exceed the limit, so Commission V has asked the Ministry of Transportation to immediately make strict regulations.

At present the government is like a dilemma to make flight rules because they feel they are benefited by the presence of airlines offering affordable prices, but not with maximum service.

“Dont just dare to offer cheap tickets but the service is not optimal, the ministry must impose strict rules or sanctions regarding bad servants,” he said.

He added, he had previously held a meeting with the National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) regarding the performance of the agency because increasingly air transportation at each airport was tight.

“We will immediately summon the ministries and Lion Air, in order to find out the exact cause of the accident that killed hundreds of passengers,” he said.

In fact, his party will question the route that feels awkward, even though the pilot had requested to return to the airport because the plane had a problem.

“We will complete in the near future the exact cause, so that there will be no more mistakes and the plane crashes due to various reasons,” he said.

Source: ANTARA News

House calls for evaluation of flight regulations

Cianjur, W Java (ANTARA News) – Commission V of the Indonesian House of Representatives urged the government to thoroughly evaluate flight safety regulations following the crash of Lion Air JT 610.

Member of the House of Representatives Commission V Neng Eem Marhamah Zulfa Hizke told reporters on Saturday that the aviation industry in Indonesia is predicted to be increasingly crowded with the high interest of citizens using airplanes.

“So it needs to be thoroughly evaluated so that there will be no more plane accidents like the one that happened to Lion Air,” he said after attending the Santri Camp Service for Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) Cianjur in Singangong Field, Cibodas.

He considered, the aviation industry in Indonesia became a promising business, so that the evaluation was not only limited to the condition of the aircraft owned by each airline but regulations that anticipated the potential for air accidents.

Solid flight schedules make the capacity of all airports in Indonesia exceed the limit, so Commission V has asked the Ministry of Transportation to immediately make strict regulations.

At present the government is like a dilemma to make flight rules because they feel they are benefited by the presence of airlines offering affordable prices, but not with maximum service.

“Dont just dare to offer cheap tickets but the service is not optimal, the ministry must impose strict rules or sanctions regarding bad servants,” he said.

He added, he had previously held a meeting with the National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) regarding the performance of the agency because increasingly air transportation at each airport was tight.

“We will immediately summon the ministries and Lion Air, in order to find out the exact cause of the accident that killed hundreds of passengers,” he said.

In fact, his party will question the route that feels awkward, even though the pilot had requested to return to the airport because the plane had a problem.

“We will complete in the near future the exact cause, so that there will be no more mistakes and the plane crashes due to various reasons,” he said.

Source: ANTARA News

Tour de Singkarak 2018 starts

Bukittinggi, W Sumatra (ANTARA News) – The West Sumatra Deputy Governor Nasrul Abit declared the 10th Tour de Singkarak bike race open in the city of Bukittinggi on Saturday evening and hoped the next years event can be done not later than August.

Abit at the grand opening function of the 2018 Tour de Singkarak (TdS) asked the organizing committee to make better preparation for the 2019 sport tourism event.

“If possible the next TDS is no longer held in the end of the year but earlier,” he said, adding that this years event will take place from November 4 to 11, 2018.

If possible, he said, the annual international bicycle race in West Sumatra province can be held in June, July or at the latest in August.

Thus, all districts and cities in West Sumatra are required to prepare budget.

Meanwhile, Secretary General of the Executive Board of the Indonesian Bike Sport Association (PB ISSI) Rajagukguk said this sport association will carry out many agendas in 2019, so that TdS is expected to be registered earlier.

According to him, TdS is one of nine bicycle racing events in Indonesia and is the second best after Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen.

“We hope that the 10th TdS will be the best that the previous years,” he said.

A total of 21 teams from 26 countries will compete at the event with a total of eight stages.

In the meantime, head of the West Sumatra Tourism Office Oni Yulfian said that all cyclists and officials were ready to compete in stage I to be held on November 4.

The total length of the TdS this year increased to 1,267 kilometers from the previous 1,250 kilometers (in 2017).

Stage I will pass Bukittinggi-Sijunjung route along 140,5 kilometers, starting from 10 Western Indonesia Standard Time (WIB) on Sunday, November 4, 2018.

Stage II will be held on Monday (November 5) starting from 09.00 WIB with the starting point at Sawahlunto and finish in Dharmasraya along 204,1 kilometers.

Stage III is from the Singkarak lake to Tanah Datar for 150,4 kilometers, was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 10 WIB.

Stage IV is from Padang city to Agam District for 144 kilometers starting at 10 WIB.

Stage V is from Limapuluh Kota to Pasaman for 170.5 kilometers starting at 10:00 WIB.

Stage VI is from Solok to Payakumbuh along 105 kilometers which will be held on Friday on November 9, starting from 02:00 WIB.

Stage VII is from Padangpanjang to Solok Selatan along 194,4 kilometers, starting from 09.00 WIB on Saturday (Nov. 10).

Stage VIII or the last will be from the District of Pesisir Selatan to Pariaman along 158 kilometers. This stage will take place on November 11 at 12:00 WIB.

Source: ANTARA News

5.4-magnitude earthquake hits Bengkulu

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian city of Bengkulu in Sumatra Island was rocked by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake on Saturday evening, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

According to the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency, the epicenter of the earthquake that hit Bengkulu at 10.58 pm local time was located around 55 kilometers away from southwest of the city at a depth of 59 km.

The agency did not issue a tsunami warning.

Due to the fact that Indonesia lies on the Circum-Pacific Belt, which is also known as the Ring of Fire, it has become this nations destiny if many tectonic plates meet and cause frequent volcanic and seismic activities.

Over the past four months, a string of earthquakes has continuously been shaking different parts of Indonesia, and no one in the country exactly knows when these natural disasters stop threatening the archipelago.

In August and September, a series of deadly earthquakes hit the Indonesian island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara Province as well as the city of Palu and districts of Donggala and Sigi in Central Sulawesi Province, living several thousands of people dead.

According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), the disaster is expected to have made the Central Sulawesi Province suffer material losses of at least Rp10 trillion.

The central government, as revealed by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, has set a targeted time of finishing the rehabilitation and recovery endeavors within two years.

On October 11, 2018, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake also rocked the East Java and Bali regions.

It did not merely cause three people to get killed and several houses in East Java to get damaged, but its tremors could also be felt by many of those staying in the resort island of Bali for attending the IMF-World Bank meetings.

Source: ANTARA News