Jakarta to give Bekasi Rp 602 billion in compensation, development grant
The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta administration has agreed to give Rp 602 billion (US$40 million) to Bekasi to fulfill its obligation for dumping the capital's garbage at the West Java city's Bantar Gebang dump.
Of this amount, Rp 199 billion is to be given to residents living near the dump as compensation for odor pollution, while the remaining Rp 403 billion is to be distributed as a development grant for the planned Cipendawa and Rawapanjang overpasses.
The two overpasses are intended to ease travel for the garbage trucks transporting Jakarta's waste to Bantar Gebang.
Jakarta Governance Bureau head Premi Lasari said earlier that Bekasi had proposed Rp 1 trillion for the compensation and development grant, but that Jakarta had decided to give Rp 602 billion instead.
“Bekasi has submitted the development plan [for the overpasses]. Jakarta Bina Marga [road agency] reviewed the document and we have agreed to provide Rp 403 billion,” Premi said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.
“We have allocated Rp 117 billion for the Rawapanjang overpass, and Rp 286 billion for Cipendawa,” she said.
Premi also said that the overpasses' development would help shorten the journey for Jakarta's 1,300 garbage trucks that traveled to the dump every day. She added that currently, the trucks were frequently stuck in traffic jams along the route.
The Bekasi overpasses are expected to be completed in 2020. The Rawapanjang overpass is to connect Jl. Ahmad Yani and Jl. Raya Narogong, while the Cipendawa overpass is to connect Jl. Raya Cipendawa and Jl. Raya Narogong.(cal/ris)
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