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City needs half of its budget to build proper sewage

  • Andra Wisnu

    The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA | Fri, September 11 2009 | 02:15 pm

PREMIUM The city administration needs Rp 11 trillion (US$1.11 billion), or roughly half of its 2009 budget, to build a proper sanitation system for its residents, an official says.But the expense is justified as less than 1 percent, or about 560 hectares or of the total area of Jakarta, is equipped with an efficient sewage system, said Firdaus Ali, a member of the city’s water regulatory board.“The re...