Indonesia: Jakarta prepares 38,000 personnel ahead of floods

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Entering the rainy season, the Jakarta administration has prepared 38,000 personnel from various agencies to be deployed in anticipation of the annual flooding of the city, Antara news agency has reported.

Jakarta Public Order Agency head Harianto Badjoeri said Wednesday personnel include members of the local disaster management board, social affairs agency, and the military and police.

The administration will also hold a weeklong disaster awareness campaign next week.

The administration has also ramped up the city's river dredging project in preparation for the peak of the rainy season, expected to hit the city within several weeks.