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Jakarta Post

After census city plans for 9.5 million

  • Indah Setiawati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 28 2010   /  11:49 am

Officials will adjust city transportation, housing and demographic policies after the latest census said that Jakarta’s population was 9.58 million — surpassing the 15-year forecast.

“All officials must comply with the census results. It’s clear that the result will demand greater attention to family planning,” Governor Fauzi Bowo said, adding that the city would improve rail transportation, housing and family planning programs.

The census figure exceeded a prediction of 8.9 million people for 2010, and even surpassed a predicted population of 9.2 million in 2025.

The administration would review the population forecast under the draft 2030 spatial planning bylaw, Jakarta Development Planning Agency chief Sarwo Handayani said.

Jakarta’s population is projected to reach 10 million by 2030, but could reach 12.5 million if the North Jakarta reclamatio...