The Jakarta Post
The development of the Jakarta sewerage system, which is part of the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) project, has been postponed to 2019, a top official has said.
Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said Friday that the development of the Jakarta sewerage system, which was initially planned to be conducted in 2018, had to be postponed until early 2019.
“We wanted to accelerate the development in Zone 6 in 2018, but we have postponed it at the request of the National Development Agency,” he said, as quoted by kompas.com, adding that the project would likely kick off in February 2019.
The minister announced the postponement after a meeting with representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which will cooperate with the ministry to develop the infrastructure project. The sewerage system will process household waste in waste water treatment plants (IPAL) before it is pumped into rivers.Read also: City to begin work on sewerage system in 2014
Cipta Karya Public office director general Sri Hartoyo said the Jakarta sewerage project would be divided into 15 service zones. The government will accelerate the development in zone 6, which will cost Rp 7.2 trillion (US$528 million)
At present, smaller scale sewerage systems have been built in several cities, including Cirebon and Bandung in West Java, Surakarta in Central Java and Medan in North Sumatra. (rdi/dmr)