The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta administration is planning to rejuvenate Muara Angke fishing village in North Jakarta by building a new port, fish-processing center and floating restaurant complex, as well as low-cost apartments soon after the port management is taken over from the Transportation Ministry.
“We will build new industries,” said Food Security, Maritime and Agriculture Agency head Darjamuni said on Tuesday, explaining that the first phase of the development would focus on a fish-processing center that aimed to modernize present traditional-processing methods.
According to him, the new fishing port would not be used for transportation. At present, fishing and transportation activities are operating at the current port. While the planned floating restaurant, a new culinary center built on the coast, will also have a space allocated for seafood stalls that are currently sprawled along the area.
One seafood stall owner Mastur said the government had informed him about the relocation plan. “It won’t be a problem as long as [the floating complex] is more comfortable,” he said as quoted by tempo.co.
To make way for the new industries, a slum area is to be demolished and its residents will be relocated to low-cost apartments built nearby.
The administration will build 35 blocks of apartments in three phases. Some 660 units will be constructed during the first phase, 1,158 units in the second phase and another 448 units in the final phase.
The 2017 city budget allocated Rp 4.7 billion (US$351,743) for the construction of fish-processing center’s supporting infrastructure and another Rp 2.7 billion for the processing center itself.
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