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Jakarta Post

Overlapping interests block TOD projects despite high demand

  • Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 12 2018   /  01:24 am

The Jakarta administration’s intention to build 13 transit oriented development (TOD) projects has attracted attention from the public as well as developers.

However, the lack of coordination from related parties has stalled the construction project.

The TOD projects are expected to integrate residential, business and leisure space within walking distance of public transportation.

It is aimed at solving two of Jakarta’s main urban problems — the housing shortage and traffic congestion.

Several institutions have issued regulations to ensure that the projects go ahead.

The Agrarian and Spatial Planning Ministry issued Ministerial Decree No. 16/2017 on TOD, while the Greater Jakarta Transportation Body (BPTJ) conducted several studies and published a TOD master plan. The Jakarta administration also issued Gubernatorial Decree No. 48/2017 on TOD. <...