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Bogor to remove violating villas, schedule concealed

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, February 20 2009   /  02:54 pm

BOGOR: The Bogor regency administration plans to remove over a thousand illegal villas and buildings in water catchment areas in Puncak, an official says. On Thursday, Bogor administration spokesperson Very Adnan said the administration was determined to clear the villas. "We cannot tell you when because we don't want thugs there to react and hamper our measures," he told Antara news agency. He said past experience had taught the administration that when thugs got hold of information, they guarded the villas. "I will tell you when the bulldozers are already in front of the villas." Head of the Bogor Buildings and Housing Monitoring Agency, Mas'an Djajuli, said the measure was being taken due to the alarming rate of the development on supposedly protected land. In January, State Minister for the Environment Rachmat Witoelar v...