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Greater Jakarta: 129 subdistricts prone to floods

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 14 2018   /  01:37 am

The Public Works and Housing Ministry’s flood control office has warned Jakarta to brace itself for floods during the upcoming rainy season, especially given that 129 subdistricts in the capital are considered to be flood-prone areas.

The rainy season is expected to reach its peak in February 2019.

The head of the ministry’s Ciliwung-Cisadane Flood Control Office (BBWSCC), Bambang Hidayah, said floods would likely occur in areas where rivers had yet to be restored, such as the Ciliwung River.

“The restoration of the Ciliwung River is in limbo because of land disputes,” Bambang said on Thursday as quoted by tempo.co.

Of the 33 kilometers of Ciliwung River the BBWSCC plans to restore, it has been able to complete 16 km so far because the Jakarta administration has not finished the land acquisition process.

Besides Ciliwung, other rivers in the cit...