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Jakarta Post

Dutch to study new dike for Jakarta Bay

  • Esmeralda Hendrix

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 27 2011   /  10:11 am

The Netherlands says it will give US$4 million for a feasibility study to build a dike on Jakarta Bay to solve the city’s water and flooding problems.

During a recent visit, Ben Knapen, the Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, said that experts from the Netherlands would develop a project master plan after the feasibility study was finished.

Initial plans for the project call for a ring dike, a pumping system and retention areas to be built by 2025.

The project was expected to involve the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), the central government, the local administration and the Public Works Ministry.

Previously, the Jakarta Coastal Defense Strategy (JCDS) consortium arranged a cooperative agreement between the Dutch and Indonesian governments that included many departments, companies and institutions and commissio...