Project: Developing the Ciliwung Watershed Management

August 02, 2015
The Ciliwung watershed is an important watershed in Java in term of the size, position, and governments involved in its management. According to the Center for Watershed Management of Ciliwung-Cisadane, the issues and problems in Ciliwung watershed is complex. Specific issues and problems are being faced i.e. water supply, flood, water quality, energy, transport and institutional arrangements. Ciliwung watershed becomes a major problem of annual flood in Jakarta province.

Water sources dry up as drought takes hold, threatens food crops

July 31, 2015
A prolonged drought has left thousands of hectares of rice fields dried out and tens of thousands of residents with a clean-water crisis in a number of regions in Central Java.

Residents told to save water

July 31, 2015
Residents of Greater Jakarta have been warned to save water during this year’s extended dry season, which may turn into a drought. Evi Lutfiati (BMKG) said that the dry season, which normally ended in early October, might instead end in November.

Drought disrupts movement of staple foods

July 31, 2015
The prolonged drought has disrupted the transportation of staple foods in a number of regions in Mahakam Ulu regency, East Kalimantan, as the long absence of rain has led to a sharp decrease in the level of the Mahakam River between East Kutai and Mahakam Ulu.

City to Accelerate River Dredgings

July 30, 2015
Although it is still dry season, the city administration keeps vigorously accelerating the dredging of rivers, reservoirs and water channels that spread in Jakarta. Additionally, all malfunctioned pump machines also being repaired.

Environmental NGO Wins Transparency Lawsuit

July 29, 2015
The Bengkulu National Land Agency (BPN) must give all plantation permit (HGU) maps demanded by the Bengkulu Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi), a local court decided on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

Drought Disrupts Movement of Staple Foods

July 29, 2015
The prolonged drought has disrupted the transportation of staple foods in a number of regions in Mahakam Ulu regency, East Kalimantan, as the long absence of rain has led to a sharp decrease in the level of the Mahakam River between East Kutai and Mahakam Ulu.

Timor-Leste, ADB Launch Next Stage of Key Water Supply Project

July 27, 2015
The Government of Timor-Leste and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) held a groundbreaking ceremony here today to mark the start of the next stage of a project that aims to scale up access to safe, reliable drinking water across the country.

Improve Environmental Sanitation in Coastal Cities in Vietnam

July 26, 2015
The Project provided drainage, wastewater collections and treatment plants as well solid waste management facilities and conducted a comprehensive capacity building program. More than 800,000 citizens benefited from the project with about 250,000 benefiting from reduced flooding. More than 800,000 citizens now enjoy improved solid waste management service, 66,500 students have better schools sanitation facilities; and 8,452 poor families have benefited from the received revolving fund for upgrading their toilets.

Indonesia floats port expansion to boost faltering economy

July 26, 2015

Container ships dot the horizon off the coast of Jakarta, as cranes and laborers work on an ambitious, economy-boosting project to expand the port network in the world's largest archipelago nation. New Priok will be Indonesia's biggest port once completed, and is one of 24 ports planned to overhaul maritime connections in Southeast Asia's top economy, which comprises more than 17,000 islands.

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