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Jakarta Post

8,000 sandbags prepared for flood mitigation in North Jakarta

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 7, 2018   /   05:59 pm
8,000 sandbags prepared for flood mitigation in North Jakarta Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PPSU) workers set up sandbags to prevent seawater from flooding residential areas in Penjaringan, North Jakarta. ( Adi)

The North Jakarta Water Resource Agency (SDA) has prepared 8,000 sandbags for flood mitigation during the rainy season.

The head of the agency, Santo, said on Wednesday that the sandbags would be distributed to six districts in the municipality.

“Each district will get 1,000 sandbags. There are six districts in North Jakarta,” Santo said as quoted by

The remaining 2,000 sandbags would be stored at the water management agency's office as a backup supply.

“If the districts need more, they can get the supply here,” he said.

Santo said the sandbags could be an emergency solution for broken dams or waterways.

“This is a temporary solution, only for the short term, so if there is any leakage, the water would not reach the people’s housing areas,” he said. (gis)