Latest West Java Stories

2009-07-06 15:40:06

Officials in Indonesia's West Java province have declared a state of emergency in the fight against AIDS. West Java Gov. Ahmad Heryawan said Tuesday at a coordination meeting of the provincial AIDS commission that the infection rates for AIDS and the virus that causes it, human immunodeficiency virus, are higher among homemakers than for sex workers in the province, The Jakarta Post reported Monday. This is very concerning, particularly because most of the people living with HIV/AIDS here are...

2009-03-13 21:00:42

Conservationists say protecting the world's watersheds means billions in savings to places such as Jakarta in Indonesia. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources said a compilation of case studies, published ahead of next week's World Water Forum in Istanbul, Turkey, shows protected watersheds can save communities billions in costly infrastructure to store water, clean it or bring it from elsewhere. Many of the world's big cities have understood that...

2008-11-29 08:41:02

An animistic tribe dwelling high in the abundant hills of western Java lives oblivious to the world economic crisis. Estimated to include somewhere between 5,000-8,000 people, the Baduy are an anomaly. While their tribal lands are located only 75 miles from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, the Baduy live in almost total seclusion from the modern world, observing customs that forbid soap, wearing shoes and driving vehicles. Villagers stare blankly when asked about world events.  "I...

2008-09-03 09:00:39

Raser Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Arca:RZ) announced today that it was chosen to develop, in conjunction with Indonesia Power, over 100,000 acres of geothermal resources to build an estimated 110 megawatts (MW) of geothermal power in West Java, Indonesia's most populated island. The 412 square kilometers concession surrounds the Tangkuban Perahu volcano, approximately 15 miles north of Bandung, the capitol of the West Java Province. Bandung has over 2 million people and is the largest city in...

2008-07-17 09:01:11

Text of report in English by website of independent Indonesian news magazine Tempo on 17 July [by Ahmad Fikri] Bandung: West Java Mining and Energy Office has proposed five new geothermal sites to be considered as power plants. They are located at Mount Papandayan, Ciremai, Cikuray, Guntur Masigit and Malabar. "Mount Papandayan and Ciremai are still under [state oil concern] Pertamina's management," West Java Mining and Energy Office chief Tb. Hisni [said] in Bandung yesterday. For these...

2008-07-04 21:00:16

Geological experts in Indonesia Friday issued an alert, advising tourists not to climb Mount Anak Krakatau because it's spewing red-hot rocks and toxic fumes. The warning issued by the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Bandung was the highest level alert possible, ANTARA reported. We are still strongly advising tourists not to climb Mount Anak Krakatau, the official Indonesian news agency quoted the head of the center...

2006-07-17 05:53:35

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A tsunami hit the southern coast of Indonesia's Java island after a powerful offshore earthquake, Transport Minister Hatta Rajasa said on Monday. "There has been a tsunami hitting Pangandaran Beach but I don't how big," he told Jakarta-based Radio Elshinta. Pangandaran Beach is in West Java province. One caller told Elshinta she had seen three bodies after a wave struck. It could not immediately be confirmed.

2006-03-07 23:04:45

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A landslide in an unauthorized sand-digging location killed 12 workers and injured two others in Indonesia's West Java province, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. The workers were collecting sand in a digging area in Cipatat district that had been shut down by local authorities when an avalanche of gravel came down on them on Tuesday. "Twelve dead victims have been identified from the incident. Officers are still finding out whether it was an accident or a...

2005-04-15 12:58:16

MOUNT TALANG, Indonesia (AP) -- Scientists on Thursday were closely monitoring three volcanoes that have rumbled into life - activity they link to December's massive earthquake off the coast of Sumatra Island and the powerful temblors that followed. Thousands of people have been evacuated from the slopes of Mount Talang in west Sumatra, which erupted Tuesday, showering dust over nearby villages and spreading panic among villagers. On Thursday, many of the villagers returned home to tend...

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