Giant sea wall, Jakarta reclamation completely different projects: Minister
The Jakarta Post
The National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) has reiterated the need to differentiate between the Jakarta Bay reclamation project and the central government's NCICD project, better known as the giant sea wall, emphasizing that there was a public misconception that the two were related.
Bappenas head Bambang Brodjonegoro said Friday that the giant sea wall and 17 man-made islet project had two different objectives.
"The NCICD aims to reduce the impact of flooding in Jakarta, while Jakarta's reclamation project aims to increase space in the city" he told a press conference.
He said the NCICD had three phases and that the first phase, which would see the construction of a 20-kilometer beach wall, was scheduled to be completed next year and expected to prevent land from sinking for the next few years.
Bambang added that the NCICD was a fundamental project to prevent worsening floods in Jakarta, underlining that a study on the project had been submitted to the President.
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