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Jakarta Post

Ciliwung restoration reaches 34 percent completion

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 7, 2017   /   10:50 am
Ciliwung restoration reaches 34 percent completion A backhoe removes sediment from the Ciliwung River between Bukit Duri in South Jakarta and Kampung Pulo in East Jakarta. (JP/Dana Wardhana)

The first section of restoration work on the Ciliwung River in Bukit Duri, South Jakarta has reached 34 percent completion, an official has said.

Ciliwung-Cisadane Flood Control Office (BBWSCC) head Teuku Iskandar said the restoration along RW 01 and RW 12 community units was set to be completed by the end of October. 

The project stretches 4.4 kilometers from the Manggarai sluice gate in South Jakarta to the Kampung Melayu Bridge on Jl. KH Abdullah Syafi'i in East Jakarta.

"The Ciliwung restoration project is divided into four sections with a total length of about 19-km, extending from Manggarai to the Jl. TB Simatupang area in South Jakarta, with a budget amounting to Rp 1.18 trillion [US$88.5 million]," Teuku said as quoted by on Tuesday.  

Ciliwung will also be widened from about 25 meters to 40 to 50 m. It is expected that the water debit will increase from only about 200 cubic meters per second to 570 cubic meters per second. (dis)