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Jakarta Post

Jakarta to revamp Manggarai sluice gates

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 27 2009   /  01:27 pm

The city administration plans to build one more gate at South Jakarta's Manggarai sluice gates to regulate the water flow better. "The new gate would be installed next to the existing ones, requiring the government to acquire some land plots," Pitoyo Subandrio, head of the Ciliwung-Cisadane Flood Bureau at the Public Works Ministry, said on Saturday. "The new gate will reduce flooding because the water will run more smoothly than before." Pitoyo said the space for the gates, which were built in the 1920s by the Dutch government, would be widened by a dozen meters. The width of a gate is about six meters, excluding the pillars. Included in the Manggarai revamp is the clearing of the areas along the Ciliwung River, from the Casablanca bridge to the Manggarai sluice gate. Flood management expert JanJaap Brinkman from the Netherlands Water Research Institute (D...