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Tangerang districts want to split from regency

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 4 2011   /  05:00 am

TANGERANG: Thirteen districts in the northern part of Tangerang have expressed their interest in splitting from the regency.

“We have strong reasons to split from Tangerang regency and form a new North Tangerang regency,” Mawawi Almauqi, a member of the Committee for the Establishement of North Tangerang Regency, said on Monday.

Almauqi said the 13 districts have been left behind in development programs compared to other regions in the regency.

He attributed the inequality to policies designed by Tangerang regency. “Tangerang regency has not allocated enough budget for us. Development programs do not reach this area, stretching along the Tangerang coastline,” he said.

He added that one million residents in the area have also faced problems when dealing with administrative matters.

Separately, speaker of the local council Amran Arifin said the co...