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Despite Mount Agung Eruption, Plans Moving Ahead for IMF-World Bank Meeting October 12-14, 2018
The Jakarta Globe reports that the planned international conference of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank set for October 2018 remains on schedule for Bali despite the continuing eruption of the Mount Agung volcano and the temporary closure of Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport.

The head of the IMF-World Bank 2018 Task Force, Peter Jacobs, said on Monday, August 27, 2017, “"The preparation runs as usual while we monitor the development of Mount Agung"

Jacobs said that the national committee for the Indonesian conference have a contingency plan in place should Bali not be available. Adding; "We all are still hoping everything will run well until October 2018. There's, of course, a 'Plan B' . . . but it will depend on the developments."

The IMF-World Bank 2018 Annual Meeting is scheduled for October 12-14, 2018. More than 15,000 delegates are expected to attend from 189 countries.