Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – A member of the Jakarta Legislative Council, Bestari Barus, has expressed hope that Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan’s, visit to Colombia for one week till July 16 would be beneficial to the capital city.
“Colombia? Maybe the government there (Columbia) works better than (the one) here, so he (Anies) needs to conduct a comparative study on how to manage a good government, so as to ensure the rest of the budget is not high,” Bestari said at the Jakarta Legislative Council on Tuesday (9/7/2019).
Bestari was initially quite surprised to find out that Anies had left for Colombia for a week.
“Maybe the governor is tired of the conditions in Jakarta. Maybe he should find a comparison on how to be able to provide inputs or orders to the work unit of the regional office,” he said.
The chairman of the Faction of the National Democratic Party at the legislative council stated that the performance of the Jakarta Provincial Government still needs to be improved, especially with regard to the construction of 225 thousand flats, 700 of which have been completed and the number has yet to increase.
“If 25 thousand flat units are completed by the region-owned enterprises and the Housing Office, there will be five thousand units in one year. There are only 700 units (now),” he said.
It was reported that Governor Anies flew to Colombia to speak at the World Cities Summit, which is a meeting for hundreds of regional heads from a number of countries in the world to discuss innovation, governance, and cultures. (arn)
JAKARTA TO HAVE 81 HI-DEFINITION CAMERA OF ETLE E-TICKETING SYSTEM
Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – The Jakarta provincial government has planned to help the Jakarta Metropolitan Police in the installation of 45 of the 81 cameras of the Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) e-ticketing system across the capital city’s strategic areas.
The Jakarta provincial government had given its approval to the budget worth Rp38 billion to procure these 45 cameras of the ETLE e-ticketing system this year, Director of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police’s Traffic Division Commissioner Yusuf stated here on Thursday (10/10/2019).
“The bidding process will have been started this month,” he stated, adding that funds estimated to reach some Rp61 billion will be required to procure 81 cameras to be installed and operated from the end of 2019 or early 2020.
These new cameras will be installed in strategic sites and intersections as those of Kota Tua-Gajah Mada-MH Thamrin-Sudirman-Blok M-Senayan; Grogol–Pancoran; Halim-Cempaka Putih; as well as Rasuna Raid – Gunung Sahari and Prof Dr. Satrio, he revealed.
Jakarta Metropolitan Police Chief Inspector General Gatot Eddy Pramono expounded that this ETLE e-ticketing system, implemented since early July, is expected to bring about a 40 percent drop in traffic accidents owing to which 500 people die on a yearly basis.
“We are upbeat about this ETLE e-ticketing system being able to reduce the number of traffic accidents in Jakarta recorded at around five thousand annually,” Jakarta Metropolitan Police Chief Inspector General Pramono stated in August.
The capital city has continued to bear witness to a steady increase in the number of traffic accidents, and this ETLE e-ticketing system is expected to help reduce them, he remarked.
The Jakarta Metropolitan Police’s Traffic Directorate has, until now, installed 12 cameras of the ETLE e-ticketing system.
The police’s Traffic Management Center stated that the cameras were able to capture at least 1,134 traffic violators within nine days of implementing this system.
The cameras of this ELTE e-ticketing technology are able to capture vehicular users not adhering to the law, such as by violating the odd-even and speeding policies, not wearing a seat belt, and using mobile phones while driving. (trn)
BASWEDAN CALLS OFF TRIP TO ATTEND C40 SUMMIT IN COPENHAGEN
Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan has abandoned his planned trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, to attend the C40 Summit, based on the current inconducive situation in the capital city following students’ protests against several controversial bills.
“No. It was canceled taking into account the current situation in Jakarta,” Baswedan remarked at the provincial parliament complex here on Thursday (3/10/2019).
Baswedan was scheduled to attend the world’s cities summit to convey environmental programs.
“In fact, Jakarta needs to attend the summit to convey its programs as part of the global society. The world is looking at us. They saw problems on the environment, air quality, and other issues,” he added.
However, Baswedan has decided to cancel the trip and remain in Jakarta based on the unstable situation in the capital city.
C40 World Mayors Summit is due to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 10-11.
During the forum, Jakarta is expected to respond to questions on environmental issues in the city and reiterated its commitment to mitigating the impacts of climate change to create a developed city that is comfortable for its citizens.
Baswedan is scheduled to serve as a keynote speaker during a discussion session and sign the Clean Air Cities Declaration along with the mayors of Paris, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Delhi, and Portland.
The Jakarta governor and 19 other leaders of world cities will organize a discussion with former US vice president Al Gore and hold several bilateral meetings to establish sister cities.
Thousands of students staged protests in several cities as a mark of rejection against some controversial bills, including the draft bill on criminal code and the KPK law.
In Jakarta, the demonstrations, which often turned violent, have damaged public facilities and caused heavy traffic jams on several main streets. (rpg)
DEMOSTRATORS TORCH POLICE POST NEAR ATMAJAYA CAMPUS IN JAKARTA
Greatindonesia.co.id, Jakarta – Demonstrators set fire to a police post near the Atmajaya University campus in Jakarta on Monday (30/9/2019) night.
Ferdian, an eyewitness, said he saw a number of demonstrators vandalizing and setting the police post ablaze.
“I saw the police post being torched. But suddenly, a student tried to put out the blaze,” he said.
The student shouted out to the other demonstrators not to set fire to the police post because it is state property, he said
Until this story was filed, tear gas was still being fired near the Semanggi interchange in South Jakarta. (trd)
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