Students, civil servants to study and work from home as Jakarta hosts Asean Summit

Students existing in some areas of the Indonesian capital will be studying from home, and more civil servants will also be doing their work in faraway places for a few days as the city hosts the 43rd Asean Summit and other related summits from Sept 2 to 7. From Sept 4 to 7, exceeding than 700 schools in South and Central Jakarta will have to execute distance learning, said Jakarta’s acting governor Heru Budi Hartono previous Wednesday.

Mr Heru Budi conveyed to reporters at Jakarta’s City Hall that the step has the goal to cut down traffic crowd whilst the summit. General traffic on many roads in the locality of the Jakarta Convention Centre, where the summit is to be held, will be diverted or hindered to permit for the healthy floa of Asean rulers and delegates.

The acting governor on Saturday also declared that for the time span of the summit, 75 per cent of the city’s civil servants will be forced to deliver their services from home. Since the last several weeks, members of Indonesia’s Presidential Secretariat have encountered many business associations to converse this. The city has been hustling and doing their best possible preparation for the summit, with banners erected on billboards, also the edge of roads and public transport nodes.

At the scene of the iconic Selamat Datang (Welcome) monument in the city centre, a huge structure holding the words “Asean Indonesia 2023” has been designed. These letters are lit up during night and can be spotted from far away malls, hotels and office buildings in the area. Asean rulers will also be encountering their counterparts from partner nations involving the United States, China, Japan, India and South Korea.