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Jakarta Post

Budget revision delays housing for thousands

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 11 2018   /  12:49 am

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan’s housing program is in limbo with the administration having scrapped a budget for the development of three apartments in the city recently, potentially leaving thousands of poor residents without proper housing.

The agency has discarded a budget of Rp 712 billion (US$4.9 million) for the development of low-cost apartments (Rusunawa) on Jl. Inspeksi BKT in Ujung Menteng and PIK Pulogadung in Penggilingan, Cakung East Jakarta, and renovation of apartments in Karang Anyar, Sawah Besar, Central Jakarta.

The three apartment complexes are set to have eight towers and a total of 1,951 apartments.

With the budget removal, the city administration would not build new low-cost apartments this year, thus it would only finish construction projects that had begun in the previous year.

Acting Jakarta Public Housing and Settlement Agency he...