Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 30°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
weather-icon
30°C Partly Cloudy

Dry and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • weather-icon

    Wed

    26℃ - 32℃

  • weather-icon

    Thu

    25℃ - 32℃

  • weather-icon

    Fri

    25℃ - 31℃

  • weather-icon

    Sat

    26℃ - 30℃

Jakarta scraps shelter, 'kampung susun' for evicted Bukit Duri residents

  • News Desk
    News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, September 7, 2018 | 07:08 am
Jakarta scraps shelter, 'kampung susun' for evicted Bukit Duri residents An aerial photograph of the Ciliwung Rver in Bukit Duri, South Jakarta, on Oct. 19. (Kompas/Hendra A Setyawan )

The Jakarta administration has yet to begin the development of a kampung susun (elevated village) and temporary shelters for evicted Bukit Duri residents in South Jakarta, saying it faces difficulties in finding vacant land for the projects.

The Jakarta Housing and Settlement Agency scrapped the budget of Rp 5.98 billion (US$400,084) for the construction of the shelter from the 2018 city’s budget because it had failed to find vacant land.

“Because [the development] couldn’t be realized and [the budget] became unused funds, it was better for us to scrap it from the city budget,” said acting agency head Meli Budiastuti.

Currently, the Jakarta administration is checking the availability of two plots of land for the projects. The first one is the 1.6-hectare Wisma Ciliwung site and the second is on land owned by the Finance Ministry, both located near the cleared Bukit Duri village.

“If the status of the land [of the Finance Ministry] is clear, we will allocate the budget [to procure the land],” city secretary Saefullah said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.

Further, the administration is set to deliver a letter to the ministry to ask it to grant the land for the construction of the kampung susun. Saefullah said the land had been vacant and unused for years.

Meanwhile, a representative of Bukit Duri residents, Sandyawan Sumardi, suggested the Jakarta administration procure the Wisma Ciliwung land.

“We have suggested that. However, I don’t know, the procedure is always complicated,” Sandyawan said as quoted by tempo.co.

For the temporary shelter, the residents had recommended the city administration procure the land owned by the Finance Ministry. (cal)

Join the discussions