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Minister urges KCIC to apply recommendation on project suspension

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi called on PT Indonesia-China High-Speed Train (KCIC), as Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Train Project’s executor, to immediately implement the Construction Safety Committee of the Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Ministry’s recommendation.

“I have called on PT KCIC to immediately implement the recommendation of the Construction Safety Committee of the Ministry of PUPR, so that this project can be resumed immediately and can be completed in accordance with the time target,” the minister noted in a statement here on Wednesday.

The Construction Safety Committee in its letter, had earlier sought a temporary suspension of the Jakarta-Bandung Expressway Project since the project was viewed as having an impact on the Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road service.

At least six notes from the Committee are that the Construction of the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway Project pays little attention to the smooth access in and out of toll roads; disrupts drainage, road cleanliness, and safety of toll road users; causes puddles and traffic jams and disrupts logistical smoothness; LRT pillars being constructed without permits; and the occupational safety and health (K3) regulations not been applied properly.

However, KCIC President Director Chandra Dwiputra admitted to having taken steps to follow up on the records of the Construction Safety Committee.

The steps taken encompass disciplining contractors in the use of openings and access to work on the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road on KM 7, KM 9, KM 10, KM 14, KM 15, KM 16, KM 30, KM 31, KM 33, KM 34, KM 129, and KM 141; ensuring that every toll road opening is equipped with signs, such as hose lamp, rotary lamp, safety fence, flagman, tire wash area, and traffic control zone; pumping water in drainage channels, cleaning drainage channels, and accumulation of material, especially in locations that had been flooded, and making temporary drainage to prevent waterlogging on the toll roads.

The Transportation Ministry and PUPR Ministry, along with relevant stakeholders, have agreed to jointly monitor the improvements made by KCIC in order to follow up on the Construction Safety Committee’s recommendation.

Source: ANTARA News

Minister urges KCIC to apply recommendation on project suspension

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi called on PT Indonesia-China High-Speed Train (KCIC), as Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Train Project’s executor, to immediately implement the Construction Safety Committee of the Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Ministry’s recommendation.

“I have called on PT KCIC to immediately implement the recommendation of the Construction Safety Committee of the Ministry of PUPR, so that this project can be resumed immediately and can be completed in accordance with the time target,” the minister noted in a statement here on Wednesday.

The Construction Safety Committee in its letter, had earlier sought a temporary suspension of the Jakarta-Bandung Expressway Project since the project was viewed as having an impact on the Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road service.

At least six notes from the Committee are that the Construction of the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway Project pays little attention to the smooth access in and out of toll roads; disrupts drainage, road cleanliness, and safety of toll road users; causes puddles and traffic jams and disrupts logistical smoothness; LRT pillars being constructed without permits; and the occupational safety and health (K3) regulations not been applied properly.

However, KCIC President Director Chandra Dwiputra admitted to having taken steps to follow up on the records of the Construction Safety Committee.

The steps taken encompass disciplining contractors in the use of openings and access to work on the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road on KM 7, KM 9, KM 10, KM 14, KM 15, KM 16, KM 30, KM 31, KM 33, KM 34, KM 129, and KM 141; ensuring that every toll road opening is equipped with signs, such as hose lamp, rotary lamp, safety fence, flagman, tire wash area, and traffic control zone; pumping water in drainage channels, cleaning drainage channels, and accumulation of material, especially in locations that had been flooded, and making temporary drainage to prevent waterlogging on the toll roads.

The Transportation Ministry and PUPR Ministry, along with relevant stakeholders, have agreed to jointly monitor the improvements made by KCIC in order to follow up on the Construction Safety Committee’s recommendation.

Source: ANTARA News

VP urges developers to be heedful of social, environmental aspects

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has appealed to property developers to be heedful of social aspects in building new housing complexes by prioritizing the culture of togetherness to thwart radicalism.

“The concept of developing millennial housing complexes and prioritizing the culture of togetherness, mutual surveillance, and religion should be maintained to thwart deviant sects and radicalism,” he stated while opening the Indonesia Property Expo (IPEX) 2020 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) on Saturday.

Amin also appealed to developers to not only prioritize the concept of modernity in building new housing complexes for millennials but also pay attention to the environment in their development process.

In addition to focusing on the environmental impact analysis, developers should create housing complexes replete with good sanitation and clean water facilities, especially housing for people from the low-income group, he stated.

“I appeal to developers in charge of building housing complexes, both for people from the low-income and otherwise, to pay attention to offering clean water supplies and a good sanitation system in building housing complexes,” he remarked.

Clean water and good sanitation also facilitates the growth of children aged below five years and children living in housing complexes as part of the efforts to curb the stunting rate.

Since the government has outlined the target to lower the stunting rate to 14 percent in 2024, from 27.67 percent in 2019, the vice president expressed optimism that the developers would partake in achieving the target.

Source: Antara News

VP urges developers to be heedful of social, environmental aspects

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has appealed to property developers to be heedful of social aspects in building new housing complexes by prioritizing the culture of togetherness to thwart radicalism.

“The concept of developing millennial housing complexes and prioritizing the culture of togetherness, mutual surveillance, and religion should be maintained to thwart deviant sects and radicalism,” he stated while opening the Indonesia Property Expo (IPEX) 2020 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) on Saturday.

Amin also appealed to developers to not only prioritize the concept of modernity in building new housing complexes for millennials but also pay attention to the environment in their development process.

In addition to focusing on the environmental impact analysis, developers should create housing complexes replete with good sanitation and clean water facilities, especially housing for people from the low-income group, he stated.

“I appeal to developers in charge of building housing complexes, both for people from the low-income and otherwise, to pay attention to offering clean water supplies and a good sanitation system in building housing complexes,” he remarked.

Clean water and good sanitation also facilitates the growth of children aged below five years and children living in housing complexes as part of the efforts to curb the stunting rate.

Since the government has outlined the target to lower the stunting rate to 14 percent in 2024, from 27.67 percent in 2019, the vice president expressed optimism that the developers would partake in achieving the target.

Source: Antara News

Manufacturing exports unhindered by coronavirus outbreak: Minister

Washington D.C. (ANTARA) – Manufacturing export performance remains unaffected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Indonesian Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto stated during an “Investment Roundtable on Infrastructure, Energy and Digital Connectivity” discussion at the Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C., Friday.

Suparmanto made the statement while responding to questions from participants during the discussion session.

“Imports and exports to and from China are slightly down owing to the movement of people. However, we can see a huge opportunity in this situation, as we can escalate substitute products from China,” he stated.

Suparmanto remarked that the government had temporarily suspended the imports of live animals from or transiting from China.

“However, this is a temporary act until we evaluate that the coronavirus has petered out,” he revealed.

During the same forum, Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan affirmed that the coronavirus outbreak had yet to impact the manufacturing sector.

However, Pandjaitan stated that the tourism sector could be the one affected by the coronavirus outbreak, especially in Bintan and Manado.

“The first sector affected by the outbreak was tourism. As for the industry sector, some are affected, but the impact has not been that much. However, we strive as much as possible to minimize the impact that will occur,” he stated.

Currently, Pandjaitan noted that the government is preparing to re-boost exports to China since the country is likely to face a shortage after the coronavirus outbreak.

“The peak may be around March. After the peak, the (outbreak) will probably decline, and we must prepare for exports to China, as I think that is what China needs,” Pandjaitan stated at the event also attended by Minister of Communication and Information Johnny G. Plate and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahendra Siregar in addition to several US organizations and businessmen, including the US Development Finance Corporation, the US Chamber of Commerce, and the US-ASEAN Business Council.

Source: Antara News