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Jakarta Post

50 percent of areas on existing islets to be reserved for public: Anies

  • Andi Muhammad Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 28, 2018   /   05:37 pm
50 percent of areas on existing islets to be reserved for public: Anies Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan visits islet D on June 7 following the sealing of 900 buildings on the reclaimed islet. The city administration recently revoked the permits of 13 islets in the controversial reclamation project in Jakarta Bay. (Antara/Dhemas Reviyanto)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan says the city administration will designate more than 50 percent of the areas on completed man-made islets in Jakarta Bay for public use after he halted the reclamation of unfinished ones.

“I can assure you that social and public facilities will be above 50 percent. So vast areas will be dedicated for public activities,” he told journalists at City Hall on Friday.

The facilities will be included in the draft of the spatial planning bylaw, he said. The draft, scheduled to be completed next year, will also include regulations and detailed planning for construction on the completed islets, such as residential areas, roads, commercial space, green space and public facilities.

“We want to make use of the areas for the public. But we will first complete the planning."

Of the planned 17 reclaimed islets off the coast of Jakarta, only four have been completed, namely islets C and D developed by PT Kapuk Naga Indah, islet G by PT Muara Wisesa Samudra and islet N by state-owned port operator PT Pelindo II. Anies has promised not to demolish or revoke the permits of the four islets, but said they would be included in the city’s spatial plan.

The city administration sealed 900 buildings on islets C and D in June as they lacked construction licenses.