COVID-19: TNI ready for worst-case scenario, prepares security contingency plan

first_imgHe further said that the outbreak was not only a health issue as it was also related to other aspects, such as social, political and economic, of peoples’ lives.Read also: Uneasy calm descends on empty Jakarta as capital makes it through first day of social restrictionsThe TNI has also proposed a budget to support its contingency plans through the Defense Ministry that was presented during a meeting with House of Representatives Commission I, which oversees defense affairs, Sisriadi told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.He did not elaborate further on the budget, but said the TNI would have enough funding to face the potential security turmoil for five months if the budget proposal was approved, including collaborating with the National Police in security, public order and law enforcement operations. “The TNI is organized as a ‘war organization that can function well [during] peacetime and emergencies’ […], so it is understandable that the military leaders on all levels will always respond to the latest situations and prepare to face the worst situation,” he said.Sisriadi explained that the force would also prepare medical assistance to mitigate the outbreak, including preparing 109 of its health facilities to be used as referral hospitals in the regions and dispatching its medical and paramedical units in the field.“New cases are still emerging in some areas and there are still no signs that we are reaching the peak of the outbreak,” he said.The Executive Office of the President has also braced itself for potential social and security conflicts caused by the increase in unemployment, with the National Police’s Security Intelligence Agency (Baintelkam) confirming the risk of riots and crimes in a time of crisis.The government has estimated that up to 3.78 million Indonesians will fall into poverty and 5.2 million will lose their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.Topics : The Indonesian Military (TNI) is prepared for any potential social unrest stemming from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced businesses to shut their operations and put millions out of work.TNI spokesman Maj. Gen. Sisriadi said the military was preparing a security contingency plan to face the worst-case scenario.“We’ve prepared troops to face the impact of social unrest that could lead to violence. So that we can minimize any security problems,” he said in an online discussion held by Jakarta Defense Studies on Tuesday as reported by kompas.com.last_img read more

INDOT announces Jennings/Decatur County drainage work for 2018

first_imgSardinia, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced plans to build two small structures on State Roads 3 & 7 in Decatur and Jennings Counties. North Vernon-based Dave O’Mara Contracting is scheduled to begin the $2,634,279 project in April of 2018. Some incidental work could begin in January.State Road 3 in Decatur County will be closed for 60-days at Turnover Creek while crews remove the existing drainage structure and replace it with a 76-foot-long bridge. The worksite is located about 11 miles north of State Road 7.  A nearby culvert on State Road 3 will also be replaced.Five other small structures will be replaced under this contract.  Each will require a closure of up to 20 days.  Those culvert locations are:S.R. 3 at Wyaloosing Creek in Decatur County, 16.1 miles north of S.R. 7, north of WestportS.R. 3 at Poplar Root Creek in Decatur County, 8.6 miles north of S.R. 7, between CR 1300S and CR 1400SS.R. 3 over an unnamed creek tributary in Jennings County, 1.9 miles north of S.R. 7, just north of North VernonS.R. 7 over a tributary to Six Mile Creek in Jennings County, 0.3 miles north of the S.R. 3 junction at North VernonS.R. 3 over an unnamed tributary in Jennings County , 2.6 miles south of the S.R. 7 junction at Vernonlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Australian travel indu

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAustralian travel industry pioneer and owner of the APT Group family of brands Geoff McGeary OAM has been honoured for his contribution to the country’s tourism industry, receiving the coveted Australian Tourism Legend award at the 2015 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.The Australian Tourism Legend award recognises the extraordinary personal and professional achievement and contribution by an individual over many years to the Australian tourism industry. It was the final of 27 awards to be announced at the event, held at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre on Friday 5 February 2016.Geoff McGeary was moved to receive the accolade: “The Australian tourism industry is the best in the world – we get to work with outstanding people and product in the most stunning destinations. So to be recognised as having made a leading contribution, when the standard of what we collectively deliver is so high, is an absolute honour. I’m incredibly thankful.”APT was originally founded as De Luxe Motors in 1927 by Geoff’s father Bill McGeary almost 90 years ago, Geoff joined the company more than 50 years ago when it was still a school bus company based in Bayside, Victoria.In 1964 he took a group of Melbourne students on a camping trip to Central Australia. In those days, the roads were dirt, they travelled in the 2WD school bus and accommodation options barely existed. On that trip Geoff found his calling, seeing an opportunity to evolve the bus company, and the spirit of a new travel company APT was born.Through the APT Group, Geoff has also built successful brands in Travelmarvel and Botanica World Discoveries, both of which offer significant touring portfolios in Australia.Congratulating Geoff on his award, APT Group Managing Director Chris Hall said, “Geoff McGeary is an inspiration, not only to the people within our business, but also to his industry colleagues here in Australia and across the globe.“He is always looking for the next travel innovation, always wanting to find the next exciting destination or format. At the same time, for more than 50 years Geoff has been a passionate advocate for Australian tourism. He is proud of the portfolio we operate here at home, as we all are, and rightly so. On behalf of everyone at the APT Group I would like to say huge congratulations. This is an honour that is much deserved,” he said.This is the second award Geoff McGeary has received from the Australian travel industry in the past six months. In November 2015, he was awarded the Tourism Ministers Perpetual Trophy for his outstanding commitment and dedication to the Northern Territory tourism industry at the Brolga Awards.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more