Sea wall project to help
provide raw water

Jakarta's future giant sea wall project would not only prevent flooding but, with a reservoir built between two giant walls, also supply raw water to the capital, says an official.

Deputy to the coordinating economic minister for infrastructure and regional development Luky Eko Wuryanto said on Saturday during a seminar on climate change, land conversion and the threat of flood and tidal floods in Jakarta, at Bandung Institute of Technology in Bandung, West Java, that the reservoir, which the central government would construct after the giant sea walls were built, was estimated to hold up to 1 billion cubic meters of water.

He said the giant sea wall project would be included in the government's Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia's Economic Development. He also said that the government would also work on fortifying not only embankments facing the sea, but also those in riverbanks.

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