Jakarta Floods Not Caused By Heavy Rain

Rainfall that fell over the past two days turned out to be smaller when compared with the daily rainfall data at the time of the great flood in 2007. But its impact is almost equal. Overflowing Ciliwung river to soak in the area of Jatinegara and other areas. It’s exactly the same as when the flood hit Jakarta five years ago. Overall, the floods soak up to 50 villages in the Capital on Tuesday. As of Wednesday, January 16, 2013, flooding still in some places and cut off roads, as…

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Jakarta Paralyzed, A Number Of Bank Branch Offices Closed

Floods in Jakarta resulted in a number of bank branch offices closed. Corporate Secretary PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Holdings, Muhamad Ali reveals, about 50 Services Office of BRI in Jabodetabek encountered an error. “But the customer of BRI can access banking services easily via e-banking BRI. For example, SMS banking, phone banking and internet banking, BRI e-channel, such as ATM, Kiosk, EDC and CDM BRI, said Ali in Jakarta on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Floods have halted their operations work unit at the Naval Hospital Mintoharjo, Bendungan Hilir, Jakarta. There…

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If Only Public Transport, It Will Not Reduce Traffic Jam

The Jakarta Urban Transport Policy and Implementation Study in 2011 showed in 2002, 14 percent of total trips made by private car. In 2010, this figure reduce to 9 percent. This means that Jakarta residents who travel by private car is getting reduced – when compared to other modes of transportation. But that does not mean a smaller number. Because as an increasing number of trip, 9 percent of cars in 2010 increased of 14 percent in 2002. What about a public bus? Same time, decreased as well. Than 40…

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Jakarta To Host Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation

Indonesian Parliamentary Caucus for Palestine asked the Palestinian factions to reconcile. A container of cooperation of Parliament, members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Indonesia said, would make Jakarta as host reconciliation. “Both the leadership of the factions to get together to Indonesia, January or March 2013,” Coordinator of the Caucus, Joseph Almuzzamil says in Jakarta on Wednesday (16/12). He said the OIC’s parliamentary agreement determination to unify the two of unrecognized factions. Hamas and Fattah fought since 2007. Hamas is a faction that controls the Gaza Strip,…

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