Jakarta not ready for floods:

Jakarta governor Fauzi Bowo said that Jakarta did not have a long-term strategy to prepare for floods.

“What we are going to do is an ad hoc strategy,” Fauzi said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.

Fauzi said that the existing embankments were not strong enough to cope with the expected floods.

He pledged to build high embankments to prevent floods, adding that the embankments would last for decades.

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