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Dial 112 for all emergency services, soon

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Jakarta   /   Wed, April 27, 2016   /  07:46 am
Dial 112 for all emergency services, soon Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara (center) during a working meeting with the House of Representatives Commission I that oversees intelligence, security and foreign affairs at the House complex on April 13. He has announced that later this year the government will launch a trial of an integrated emergency services number: 112. (Antara/M. Agung Rajasa)

The government will launch a trial of an integrated emergency services number, 112, which will connect to hospitals, fire stations and police stations in 100 cities across the country, in the fourth quarter of this year.

“The number 112 will be able to be dialed free of charge from a mobile phone. As long as you have a signal, you can dial the number and the operator will direct you [from there],” Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara said during a ceremony at the Regional Autonomy Institute in Jakarta on Tuesday.

“It is going to be the same as the 911 service in the US. We chose 112 because it is an international emergency number that has long been the standard for the mobile technology industry.”

Currently, Indonesia has different emergency numbers, including 110 for police, 113 for fire and 118 for ambulance services.

Meanwhile, Rudiantara said that on Thursday he would meet with 100 mayors and Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo to talk about the project. (vps/bbn)

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