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Jakarta Post

Kalla scolds officials over housing projects

  • Abdul Khalik

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 16 2008   /  12:02 pm

Vice President Jusuf Kalla on Saturday called for the expedited completion of several affordable housing complexes under construction in the city. During a tour of a low-cost apartment complex in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, Kalla expressed surprise at the lack of progress. “Where is the official from Kemayoran authority? Why haven’t you signed the MOU for the land transfer?” Kalla asked an official in front of a crowd of journalists, officials and businesspeople. The official said the document was still in the signing stage. “You have been talking about (this) for three months,” Kalla said, adding he expected the signing to be complete by Monday. The vice president then asked Himawan Arief, president director of the state-owned Perumnas responsible for the construction, when the buildings would be completed. “I thought I would see a half-...