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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta to be protected from flooding by 8km, US$263 million sea wall

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:13am by Reuters

    ... to protect businesses and homes from flooding. Last year's rainy season brought Jakarta to a standstill, causing a river in the city to breach its banks and swamp the central business district, leaving thousands stranded. The flooding in January last year caused US$580 million in damage and the repair work is still taking place. Almost 50 people lost their lives and about 20,000 people ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    11 dead, seven missing in Indonesia flash flood

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 10:45am by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta At least 11 people were killed and seven missing after a flash flood triggered by heavy rains hit a village on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, an official said ... coordinating the search. Eleven adults in the village were killed in Thursday’s flood and seven people were missing – including four children and a six-month-old baby, he said. Indonesia has been ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Is Jakarta's great sea wall doomed to fail before it even starts?

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:18am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Some fear that multibillion-dollar plan to combat flooding will never be realised in a nation with a history of corruption and failed megaprojects Is sinking Jakarta's sea wall doomed to fail? A multibillion-dollar scheme to build a huge sea wall to combat flooding in Jakarta has some wondering whether such an ambitious plan will ever ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta floods claim 11 lives as waters recede

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 02:28pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Floods in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on Friday as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city’s business district, causing chaos for a second day. The capital’s worst floods in five years have also forced 18,000 people from their homes, the nation’s disaster agency said, with many ferried ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Four dead as floods paralyse Jakarta

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 01:02pm

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Heavy monsoon rain triggered severe flooding in large swathes of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on Thursday, bringing the city to a halt with many government offices ... days. “Rain will continue to fall in the greater Jakarta area... the potential for flooding remains,” a spokesman for the Meteorology Climatology Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said. He said ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    More than 10,000 Indonesians displaced by deadly floods in capital Jakarta

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 07:07pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta More than 10,000 Indonesians have fled their homes in the capital due to flooding that has left five dead, an official said on Sunday, with people using ... toll from flash floods and landslides rose to 19. Buildings in some parts of sprawling capital, which has a population of 10 million and is regularly afflicted by floods during the six-month ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Eight killed in Indonesian floods, landslides

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 03:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta At least eight people are dead and five are missing after flooding and landslides hit eastern Indonesia, an official said on Tuesday. A search and rescue ... Nugroho stated. The floods submerged some houses on the river’s banks and triggered landslides in several areas among Ambon’s hills. Nine houses were swept away or buried and another 30 damaged. ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta's first ethnic Chinese governor, Ahok, a break with the past

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by Amy Chew

    ... said. Ahok faces far greater challenges in tackling the city's traffic congestion and massive flooding during the rainy season, as well as managing disputes over the allocation of land. His ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Nine killed in Indonesian landslide

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 05:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Nine people were killed after flooding and a landslide hit Indonesia’s Sumatra island, an official said on Sunday. “Heavy rains from Saturday evening till ... by deadly floods and landslides during its wet season, which lasts for around six months. Environmentalists blame logging and a failure to reforest denuded land for exacerbating flooding. ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta's ethnic Chinese acting Governor Ahok a national first

    Posted May 19th 2014, 01:23am by Reuters

    ... including chronic traffic and flooding. "I personally don't agree" with Ahok becoming governor "because he's too temperamental," city councillor Boy Bernardi Sadikin ...




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