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Jakarta Post

Govt to help with city traffic

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 24 2011   /  08:00 am

In an attempt to alleviate the city’s severe and extensive traffic problem, the central government is planning to set up a special body dubbed the Greater Jakarta Transportation Authority (OTJ).

The Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister’s Jakarta urban transportation policy integration project head Amalia Aldian said Wednesday that the central government was currently designing a transportation master plan for Jakarta and its satellite areas.

“We expect to complete the design by the end of the year and later set up the OTJ through a presidential decree,” Aldian said during a discussion hosted by the Indonesian Transportation Community (MTI) in Central Jakarta.

He said the OTJ would be headed by a chief who would directly report to the President. “The central government will delegate authority from ministries, government bodies and regional administra...