President Jokowi Orders Thorough Preparation for Christmas, New Year’s Eve Homecoming

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 19 Desember 2022
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Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy in his press statement after attending the limited cabinet meeting on the readiness of Christmas 2022 and New Year’s Eve 2023 at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Monday (12/19). (Photo by: PR/Rahmat)

In a bid to anticipate the surge in people’s mobility during this year’s Christmas and New Year holidays, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Monday (12/19) ordered related ministries to ensure traffic management and the availability of fuel and staple foods.

“There will be a potential movement of 44 million people during this year’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve,” President Jokowi said in his opening remarks during the limited cabinet meeting on the readiness of Christmas 2022 and New Year’s Eve 2023 at the Presidential Office, Jakarta.

Meanwhile, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy stated that the peak of homecoming traffic for Christmas is predicted to be December 23-24 and December 30-31 for the New Year’s Eve.

“As for return traffic of Christmas holidays, it is on December 25-26 and it’s January 1-2, 2023 for the new year’s holiday,” Muhadjir added.

Citing the President’s directive, Muhadjir stated that related stakeholders must ensure that Christmas and New Year celebrations can run in an orderly and safe manner.

“In general, ministries/institutions are ready to carry out the President’s orders, be it Ministry of Transportation, the National Police, Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Trade, state-owned oil and gas company PT. Pertamina. Also, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) will monitor weather affairs and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) will anticipate the possibility of a disaster,” he remarked. (MAY/UN) (GWH/EP)

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