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Reclamation of islet G cannot resume yet: Minister

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 24, 2016   /  11:51 am
Reclamation of islet G cannot resume yet: Minister An aerial view of the reclamation project. (Antara Foto/Aditya Pradana Putra)

Environment and Forestry Ministry Minister Siti Nurbaya has said although the Jakarta State Administrative High Court’s (PTUN) decision on the reclamation of islet G in Jakarta Bay is in favor of the Jakarta administration, the reclamation process can resume with a revised environmental report.

“Reclamation cannot continue if the environmental document has not been revised,” Siti said as reported by tempo.co on Monday.

The document, including the Environmental Impact Analysis (Amdal), is obligatory for any development project as stipulated in Law No. 32/2009 on environmental protection and management, Siti added.

The PTTUN approved on Oct. 17 an appeal filed by the Jakarta administration on the continuity of the reclamation of 161 hectares in the Jakarta Bay by PT Muara Wisesa Samudra, a subsidiary of PT Agung Podomoro Land.

The appeal approval annulled a decision made by Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN) on May 31, which halted the reclamation project as demanded by Jakarta Bay fisherman, the Indonesian Environment Forum (Walhi) and petitioners grouped the People’s Coalition for Fishery Justice.

The ministry’s Director General for Law Enforcement Rasio Ridho added that the ministry had not permitted reclamation activities to continue. “The punishment is still effective until the company meets all requirements set by the environment and forestry minister,” Rasio added.

Rido said the company had to revise the Amdal to accommodate social interests and pay attention to “vital objects” such as gas pipe lines and the Muara Karang power plant. (bbn)  

 

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