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Jakarta Post

South Jakarta eyes two land plots for affordable housing program

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, November 4, 2018   /   10:31 am
South Jakarta eyes two land plots for affordable housing program Visitors pass a miniature model of the Klapa Village apartments in Pondok Kelapa, East Jakarta, on Jan. 18. (JP/Rifky Dewandaru)

The South Jakarta Public Housing and Residential Areas Office is in the process of purchasing two plots of land to be used for the zero-rupiah down payment housing program, an official has said.

The head of the office, Yaya Mulyarso, said 4 hectares of land in Pesanggarahan and 1 ha in Margasatwa would be used for the Jakarta administration’s flagship resident housing solution (Samawa) program.

“If we can purchase the plots we will make them the locations for Samawa or low-cost rental apartments,” Yaya said as reported by on Friday.

The office was currently putting together an offer for the land with funding to be provided by the city administration, Yaya said without going into detail on the budget.

He said the construction of a one-tower apartment needed at least 7,000 square meters and that his office was currently looking for available land for affordable housing projects for low-income residents.

Residents have lined up to register for apartments in Pondok Kelapa, East Jakarta, since the city officially opened its first Samawa project this month. (ami)