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Five buildings on Jl.Sudirman-Jl. MH Thamrin still violating groundwater use

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 13, 2018   /   11:17 am
Five buildings on Jl.Sudirman-Jl. MH Thamrin still violating groundwater use A night view of skyscrapers along Jl. Sudirman-Jl.MH Thamrin in Jakarta. (Shutterstock/File)

The city administration is set to issue the second warning letters to the managements of at least five high-rise buildings along Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta that have not followed up on the city administration's recommendations for use and management of groundwater.

The administration earlier suggested that the management complete their buildings with infiltration wells as well as preserve groundwater and treat waste.

The recommendations were given not long after Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan instructed several agencies to conduct inspections of groundwater use in all buildings in the area in March.

The city administration revealed recently that at least five buildings in the area, such as Sinar Mas, Sampoerna, Plaza Sentral, Davinci and Wisma Kosgoro, had not followed up on the recommendations.

Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno said on Thursday that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) had suggested he issue the second warning letters to those buildings.

Sandiaga added that the city administration might punish those companies if they failed to follow the recommendations.

"We may refuse to renew their licenses. However, we will consult the KPK first about this matter," Sandiaga said on Thursday as quoted by tempo.co.

The Jakarta Spatial Planning Agency earlier said 69 building managements had consulted with city officials regarding the recommendations.

Four companies have succeeded in fulfilling the recommendations, while the others are still working on it.

Besides Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin, the city administration has also inspected buildings in industrial areas in East and West Jakarta. (cal/wit)