Construction starts on $200 million VinFast EV assembly plant in Indonesia

Construction starts on $200 million VinFast EV assembly plant in Indonesia

VinFast has started work on a new vehicle assembly plant in Indonesia.
Indonesia landslide kills at least 23, leaves 35 missing

Indonesia landslide kills at least 23, leaves 35 missing

A landslide at an illegal gold mine in Gorontalo province on central Indonesia’s Sulawesi island killed at least 23 people as of July 9 while 35 others are still missing.
Indonesia optimistic of cutting ocean plastic waste by 70 per cent

Indonesia optimistic of cutting ocean plastic waste by 70 per cent

Indonesia is optimistic about reducing plastic waste in the ocean by 70 per cent by 2025.
Indonesia to allocate 4 billion USD for free school meals

Indonesia to allocate 4 billion USD for free school meals

The Indonesian government and President-Elect Prabowo Subianto have agreed to allocate 71 trillion IDR (approximately 4 billion USD) for a free school lunch programme in the 2025 state budget, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati told a press conference in Jakarta on June 24.
One dead, two missing in Indonesia's flood

One dead, two missing in Indonesia's flood

One person was killed and two others went missing following a flood in Parigi Moutong regency, Central Sulawesi province in Indonesia, the country's national disaster management agency reported on June 23.
Indonesia: Over 4,000 people isolated due to floods, landslides

Indonesia: Over 4,000 people isolated due to floods, landslides

Floods and landslides following prolonged high-intensity rains on June 19 have been isolating over 4,000 residents in West Nias, North Sumatra, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) of Indonesia.
VinFast targets 2025 start in India and Indonesia

VinFast targets 2025 start in India and Indonesia

VinFast is stepping up its expansion as it hopes to begin manufacturing in India and Indonesia in 2025.
Indonesia needs 25 billion USD to build renewable energy grid

Indonesia needs 25 billion USD to build renewable energy grid

Indonesia's state-owned electricity company (PLN) said that it needs 25 billion USD to build a transmission grid connecting renewable energy sources across the country, also known as a green super grid. The project will create a 50,000 km transmission network connecting many areas across the country.
Indonesia starts using Wi-Fi 7

Indonesia starts using Wi-Fi 7

Indonesian operator Telkomsel and the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo) have completed the first validation of Wi-Fi 7 in Indonesia.
Indonesia: 5.11 billion USD expected to spend on electricity subsidy in 2025

Indonesia: 5.11 billion USD expected to spend on electricity subsidy in 2025

Indonesia’s state-owned electricity company (PLN) expects the government will spend 83 trillion IDR (5.11 billion USD) in 2025, an increase of nearly 10 per cent compared to this year, to keep electricity prices stable for consumers.
25 million MSMEs join Indonesian digital ecosystem

25 million MSMEs join Indonesian digital ecosystem

About 25.2 million micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) had entered the digital ecosystem in Indonesia as of 2023, according to Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.
Indonesia probes Shopee, Lazada units for alleged competition rule breaches

Indonesia probes Shopee, Lazada units for alleged competition rule breaches

Indonesia's anti-trust agency said on May 27 that it is investigating the local units of e-commerce platforms Shopee and Lazada for suspected violations of anti-competition rules.
Indonesia calls for multilateral cooperation to fight terrorism

Indonesia calls for multilateral cooperation to fight terrorism

An official of Indonesia's National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) has stated that international cooperation in fighting terrorism is a prerequisite for realising global peace, security, stability, and prosperity.
10 million Indonesian Gen Zs unemployed

10 million Indonesian Gen Zs unemployed

The increasing unemployment rate of Generation Z (people born between 1997 and 2012) in Indonesia is causing economic pressure and wasting human resources.
Garuda Indonesia flight makes emergency landing after engine fire

Garuda Indonesia flight makes emergency landing after engine fire

A jetliner taking 468 people from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia made an emergency landing on May 15 due to an engine fire, the Garuda Indonesia airline said, in the latest incident in the archipelago's airlines safety record.
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