August 31, 2023
JAKARTA – Intensified measures to tackle Jakarta’s choking pollution, especially remote working and weather modification, have so far had little success in clearing the capital’s foul atmosphere.
Last week, the Jakarta city administration ordered half of its public employees to work from home until Oct. 21. The policy was expanded to 75 percent of city officials whose workplaces are close to next week’s ASEAN Summit venue.
The administration employs 200,000 staff, 60,000 of whom are civil servants.