Ahok to continue river restoration measures
Ivany Atina Arbi
The Jakarta Post
Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has explained that he will continue with the river restoration project until the end of his leadership in October, though he has yet to name the targeted areas.
Earlier river restoration measures, which are aimed at reducing frequent flooding in the capital, have led to the eviction of residents settling near rivers.
"I don't want the restoration project to be halted, as it is 50 percent completed," Ahok said at City Hall on Friday.
"We will continue with the evictions [to make way for the river restoration] when low-cost apartments are ready for the evictees to move into," he added.
The Jakarta Public Housing and Settlement Area Agency has announced that five new low-cost apartment complexes were ready to be occupied, namely those in Semper in North Jakarta, KS. Tubun in West Jakarta, Marunda in North Jakarta and on Jl. Raya Bekasi and Cakung Barat in East Jakarta.
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