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Jakarta Post

Jakarta to raid high-rise buildings over groundwater violations

  • Ivany Atina Arbi
    Ivany Atina Arbi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 12, 2018   /   02:30 pm
Jakarta to raid high-rise buildings over groundwater violations Concrete jungle: a night view of skyscrapers in Jakarta. (Shutterstock/File)

The city administration is set to raid dozens of high-rise buildings in the capital suspected of violating rules on groundwater utilization, waste water management and the provision of infiltration wells.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said on Monday that 80 buildings would be examined from March 12 to 21. The examination would be carried out by a special team formed by the governor last month, which is regulated in Governor Decision No. 279/2018.

“The team’s duty is to supervise buildings [across the city]. The team comprises, among other things, the Spacial Land Agency, the Environment Agency and the Industry and Energy Agency as well as an external party from the groundwater conservation agency,” Anies told reporters at City Hall.

The governor added that the team, which consisted of 10 officials, would visit five buildings each day “to make sure that the buildings comply with all prevailing regulations”.

Anies went on to say law enforcement must also apply to large businesses. (vny/wit)