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Jakarta Post

Agencies to focus on land acquisition for MRT

  • Indra Budiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 10 2016   /  08:05 am

The clock is ticking on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project in Jakarta. However, a challenging land acquisition process could potentially delay the city’s first rail-based project in recent years.

In a bid to speed up land acquisition, two agencies at the city administration will concentrate on acquiring 132 plots of land affected by the project.

Bina Marga Agency head Yusmada Faisal said that Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama had ordered his agency and the Transportation Agency to settle the issue by the end of the year as the city administration will have to pay fines and interest payments if the project is delayed.

Bina Marga Agency is in charge of acquiring 102 plots of land that are going to be affected by stations and elevated MRT routes. Most of the land plots are located in South Jakarta including Kebayoran Baru, Cipete, Cilandak and Fat...