The Jakarta Post
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan plans to set up a shelter for residents of Kampung Akurarium in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, who insist on living on the land after being evicted in April last year.
Hundreds of evictees refused to be relocated to low-cost apartments provided by the administration of the former Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and preferred to build semi-permanent dwellings there.
The number of the permanent buildings has increased since Anies won the gubernatorial election last April.
Anies, who visited the village with Gerindra Party patron Prabowo Subianto on the campaign trail, said he would make a shelter on the land while developing the village.
However, he did not provide a clear answer about the status of the land.
“We will develop the area by teaming up with relevant agencies to deal with the legal aspect of the land and plan of the area,” Anies said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.
Anies refused to provide further details about the plan or explain whether he would rebuild the residential or continue the previous administration’s plan to turn the land into a marine tourism center.
“We will talk about the plan in the next two weeks. I don’t want to talk about the plan now,” he said. (cal)